The Pasadenas

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The Pasadenas
Pasadenas tribute.jpg
Clockwise from bottom left: David Milliner, Aaron Brown ,Andrew Banfield,Hamish Seelochan and Michael Milliner,
Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genres R&B, pop
Years active 1988–2005
Labels Columbia Records
Past members David Milliner
Michael Milliner
Andrew Banfield
Aaron Brown
Hamish Seelochan

The Pasadenas were an R&B/pop group from the United Kingdom, best known for their hit songs, "Tribute (Right On)", "I'm Doing Fine Now" and "Riding on a Train".

Career[edit]

A vocal group firmly focused on the music and artists from earlier decades, their music was heavily influenced by 1950s doo-wop, 1960s Motown and early 1970s funk and R&B.[1] The band was mainly known in the United Kingdom.[1]

The group scored a UK number five hit, and topped the charts in the Netherlands in 1988 with its initial release, "Tribute (Right On)", which paid homage to soul luminaries such as Diana Ross & the Supremes and Aretha Franklin.[1] In October 1988, they released a companion album, To Whom It May Concern which sold more than one million copies.[1] In addition to "Tribute (Right On)", the disc included the minor hit "Riding on a Train" (a number four hit in the Netherlands), and a version of The Chi-Lites' "Living In the Footsteps of Another Man". They had several follow-up hits as well, including "Love Thing" (UK #22, Netherlands #13) in 1990.

The previous year the Pasadenas were part of Band Aid II.

The group followed with Elevate in 1991 and Yours Sincerely in 1992, but never again charted in the U.S., although they achieved another UK hit with a Billy Griffin production of remake of New York City’s "I'm Doin' Fine Now", which sold over 200,000 copies.[1] It was slightly re-titled ("I'm Doing Fine Now"), and became their biggest hit, reaching #4 in the UK. The Pasadenas continued to perform around the UK into the 21st century.

In 2002 Cherry Red Records the album To Whom It May Concern was reissued on CD.[1] In April 2005 the Pasadenas took part in week three of the TV reality show, Hit Me, Baby, One More Time.

Band member Andrew Banfield's sister, Susan, was one half of the Cookie Crew.

Member details[edit]

  • Andrew Banfield (born John Andrew Banfield, 1964)
  • Mike Milliner (born Michael Milliner, 1962, Pasadena, California)
  • David Milliner (born 1962, Pasadena)
  • Aaron Brown (born Jeff Aaron Brown, 1964)
  • Hamish Seelochan (born 1964)

[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album UK Albums Chart[3] U.S.[4] U.S. R&B[4]
1988 To Whom It May Concern
#3
#89
#49
1990 Elevate
-
-
-
1992 Yours Sincerely
#6
-
-
1995 Phoenix
-
-
-

† - Japan release only

Singles[edit]

Year Title
Songwriter(s)
UK Singles Chart[3] U.S.[5] U.S. R&B[5]
1988 "Tribute (Right On)"
The Pasadenas/Pete Wingfield
#5
#52
#8
1988 "Riding on a Train"
The Pasadenas
#13
-
#73
1988 "Enchanted Lady"
The Pasadenas/Pete Wingfield
#31
-
-
1990 "Love Thing"
Milliner/The Pasadenas
#22
-
-
1990 "Reeling"
Milliner/The Pasadenas/Sampson
#75
-
-
1991 "I'm Doing Fine Now"
Thom Bell/Sherman Marshall
#4
-
-
1992 "Make It with You"
David Gates
#20
-
-
1992 "I Believe in Miracles"
Michael Milliner/The Pasadenas
#34
-
-
1992 "Moving in the Right Direction"
Milliner/The Pasadenas
#49
-
-
1992 "Let's Stay Together"
Al Green/Willie Mitchell/Al Jackson, Jr.
#22
-
-

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Biography by Michael Sutton". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 March 2009. 
  2. ^ nfo.net/calendar
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 419. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ a b "Allmusic ((( The Pasadenas > Discography > Albums )))". 
  5. ^ a b "Allmusic ((( The Pasadenas > Discography > Singles )))". 

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