The Flames

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For the R&B singing group led by James Brown and Bobby Byrd, see The Famous Flames.
The Flames
Origin Durban
Genres Baroque pop
Pop rock
Psychedelic pop
Psychedelic rock
Years active 1963–1970
Associated acts The Beach Boys
Past members Steve Fataar (19631970)
Brother Fataar (19631970)
Ricky Fataar (19641970)
Baby Duval (1967)
Blondie Chaplin (19671970)

The Flames was a musical group from Durban in South Africa.[1] The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967, although it is unclear whether he was involved in any of the recordings that were released. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970.

Steve Fataar has confirmed that Baby Duval is featured as a performer on the Flames second album That's Enough, which was released in early 1967.

In 1970, they recorded the only non-Beach Boys album on the Brother records label, produced by Carl Wilson under the name "The Flame" (to avoid confusion with James Brown's The Famous Flames) [2]

In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Ummm! Ummm! Oh Yeah!!! (1965)
  • That's Enough (1967)
  • Burning Soul! (1967)
  • Soul Meeting!! (1968)
  • Soulfire!! (1968)
  • Ball of Flames (1970)
  • The Flame (1970)
  • Burning Soul!/Soulfire (CD 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson, Leon. "The Flames". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ The Flames – Soulfire!! South Africa’s soul super group | Soul Safari
  3. ^ Bush, John. "The Beach Boys". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-06-19.