Hello (band)

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Hello
Background information
OriginEngland
GenresGlam rock[1]
Years active1971–1979
2002–present
LabelsBell Records, Arista Records, Polydor
Websitehelloband.co.uk
MembersBob Bradbury
Simon Ellis
Corrie Shiells
Jake Bradbury
Past membersKeith Marshall
Vic Faulkner
Jeff Allen

Hello is an English glam rock band. They originally recorded for the Bell Records label.[1]

The band's biggest success came in the UK and Germany in the mid-1970s, when their top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart were "Tell Him" and "New York Groove".[2]

Career[edit]

The core of Hello was founded around 1969, originally being called The Age.[1] The band was started by Bob Bradbury, previously of The Flashback Berries, with Keith Marshall, Vic Faulkner, and Jeff Allen (brother of Chris Allen, alias Chris Cross of Ultravox).[3] For about a year, they backed singer Caroline Hall, before renaming themselves as Hello in 1971.[4] The group recorded "You Move Me" and "C'mon" in 1972 as well as "Another School Day" in 1973, all on Bell Records, although these were not hits.

Their biggest success arose in the UK and Germany in 1974 and 1975. Their top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart were "Tell Him" (a cover of The Exciters 1963 hit) and "New York Groove", the latter of which was written by Argent band member Russ Ballard.[2] "New York Groove" was later covered to provide a solo Billboard Hot 100 chart hit in the United States, for the rock guitarist Ace Frehley of the band Kiss. In Germany, Hello's subsequent singles "Star Studded Sham" (another Ballard composition) and "Love Stealer" both reached the top 20,[1] but failed to chart in the UK where glam rock had largely fallen out of favour.

Hello appeared in the 1975 film Side by Side.[1] Their first album, titled Keeps Us Off the Streets, was soon released.

However, by 1979, with no recording contract, the band split up. Former guitarist Keith Marshall subsequently released a solo effort two years later, titled "Only Crying". It found a place in record charts worldwide.[1] Bassist Vic Faulkner reappeared in the 2000s and releasing albums. He currently lives in Spain.

On 22 October 1999, Bob Bradbury appeared on the Identity Parade on the BBC Television programme, Never Mind the Buzzcocks. According to the band's official website, in 2002, their original lead singer and rhythm guitarist Bradbury reformed the band with him as the sole remaining founding member.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Keeps Us Off the Streets - (1976)
  • Shine On Silver Light - (1977)
  • Hello Again - (1978)
  • Glam Rockers - (1996)
  • New York Groove - (1999)
  • The Glam Singles Collection - (2001)
  • Live - (2013)

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with Australian chart positions
Year Title B-side Peak chart
positions
UK[2] AUS[5] GER
1972 "You Move Me" "Ask Your Mama"
1972 "C'mon" "The Wench"
1973 "Another School Day" "C'mon Get Together"
1974 "Tell Him" "Lightning" 6 36 32
1975 "Game's Up"[6] "Do It All Night" 28
1975 "Bend Me, Shape Me"[7] "We Gotta Go" 49
1975 "New York Groove"[8] "Little Miss Mystery" 9 7
1976 "Star Studded Sham"[9] "Jenny Dream" 16
1976 "Teenage Revolution"[10] "Keeps Us Off the Street"
1976 "Love Stealer"[11] "Out Of Our Heads" 17
1976 "Seven Rainy Days"[12] "Rebel" 44
1977 "Let It Rock"[13] "Another School Day" 24
1977 "Shine On Silver Light"[14] "Gotta Lotta Soul"
1977 "Good Old USA"[15] "Midnight Strangers" 37
1977 "Heart Get Ready for Love"[16] "Voodoo Eyes"
1977 "Slow Motion"[17] "The In Place"
1978 "Hi Ho Silver Lining"[18] "Too Much Hesitating"
1979 "Feel This Thing"[19] "Back Seat Talking"
2016 "Way Beyond" (CD)[20] a) "Santa Rock"
b) "Wanna See"

List of songs[edit]

The following is a sortable table of all songs by Hello:

  • The column Song list the song title; bold means released as a single.
  • The column Writer(s) lists who wrote the song.
  • The column Time shows its length.
  • The column Album lists the album the song is featured on.
  • The column Producer lists the producer of the song.
  • The column Year lists the year in which the song was released.
Song Writer(s) Time Producer Album Year Other
"20th Century Boy" Marc Bolan 3:37 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"99 Ways" Keith Marshall 2:28 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"All the Young Dudes" David Bowie 4:52 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Another School Day" Jeff Allen, Bob Bradbury, Keith Marshall 2:54 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1973 A-side of "C'mon Get Together"
"Another School Day" Jeff Allen, Bob Bradbury, Keith Marshall 2:50 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1977 B-side of "Let It Rock"
"Ask Your Mama" Russ Ballard 2:40 Russ Ballard The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 1972 B-side of "You Move Me"
"Back Seat Talking" Jeff Allen 3:08 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber Hello Again (LP) 1979 B-side of "Feel This Thing"
"Bad Bad Boy" McCafferty, Sweet, Agnew, Charlton 2:45 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Bend Me, Shape Me" Scott English, Larry Weiss 2:36 Mike Leander Their Greatest Hits 1975 A-side of "We Gotta Go"
"C'mon" Russ Ballard 2:36 Ritchie Gold, Nick Kinsey The Glam Years 1971-1979 1972 A-side of "The Wench"
"C'mon Get Together" Jeff Allen, Bob Bradbury, Keith Marshall 2:53 Mike Leander The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 1973 B-side of "Another School Day"
"Can't Let You Go" 2:23 The Albums 2016
"Carol" Chuck Berry 3:49 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976
"Dean" 3:16 The Glam Years 1971-1979 1988
"Do It All Night" Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 2:57 Mike Leander The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 1975 B-side of "Games Up"
"Dyna-mite" Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn 2:56 Keeps Us Off the Streets (CD) 2007
"Elenore" Howard Kaylan/Mark Volman/Jim Pons/Al Nichol/John Barbata 2:55 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"Feel This Thing"
(Radio Version)
Jeff Allen, Chris Allen 3:15 John Hudson Hello Again (CD) 1979 A-side of "Back Seat Talking"
"Feel This Thing"
(12" Version)
Jeff Allen, Chris Allen 4:45 John Hudson Hello Again (CD) 1979 A-side of "Back Seat Talking"
"Games Up" Shephard, Springate, Sego 2:52 Mike Leander Their Greatest Hits 1975 A-side of "Do It All Night"
"Game's Up (live)" Shephard, Springate, Sego 3:35 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Good Old USA" Chris Allen, Jeff Allen 3:00 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber Their Greatest Hits 1977 A-side of "Midnight Strangers"
"Gotta Lotta Soul" Jeff Allen 2:45 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber Shine On Silver Light 1977 B-side of "Shine On Silver Light"
"Heart Get Ready For Love" Bugatti, Musker 3:09 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber Shine On Silver Light 1977 A-side of "Voodoo Eyes"
"Hi Ho Silver Lining" Scott English, Larry Weiss 3:18 John Hudson Hello Again 1978 A-side of "Too Much Hesitating"
"Hold Me" Little Jack Little, David Oppenheim, Ira Schuster 2:48 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976
"Hooray, Hooray" Bradbury, Allen, Marshall 4:06 Keeps Us Off the Streets (CD) 2007
"How To Survive The Night" Bob Bradbury 2:36 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll)" Gary Glitter, Mike Leander 4:26 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker 3:20 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Jenny Dream" Allen, Allen, Marshall 2:47 John Hudson, Eddie Seago The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 1976 B-side of "Star Studded Sham"
"Keep Us Off the Streets" Jeff Allen 2:59 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976 B-side of "Teenage Revolution"
"Keep Us Off the Streets" (demo) Jeff Allen 2:48 Mike Leander Hello – The Albums 1976
"Let It Rock" Russ Ballard 3:31 Russ Ballard Keeps Us Off the Streets (CD) 1977 A-side of "Another School Day"
"Let's Spend the Night Together" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 3:46 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976
"Let's Twist Again" Kal Mann, Dave Appell 3:08 Keeps Us Off the Streets (CD) 2007
"Lightning" Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 2:55 Mike Leander The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 1974 B-side of "Tell Him"
"Little Miss Mystery" Allen, Allen, Marshall 3:38 Mike Leander The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 1975 B-side of "New York Groove"
"Little Miss Mystery" (demo) Allen, Allen, Marshall 3:23 Mike Leander Hello – The Albums 1975
"Love Stealer" Phil Wainman, Richard Myhill 3:33 Phil Wainman Their Greatest Hits 1976 A-side of "Out Of Our Heads"
"Machine-Gun Hustle" Keith Marshall 3:11 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"Megamix" 3:25 New York Groove 1998
"Midnight Strangers" Bob Bradbury 3:00 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber Shine On Silver Light 1977 B-side of "Good Old USA"
"New York Groove" Russ Ballard 2:45 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1975 A-side of "Little Miss Mystery"
"New York Groove" (demo) Russ Ballard 2:54 Mike Leander Hello – The Albums 1975
"Groove 2 - New York Groove" Russ Ballard 4:19 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Night Watcher" 3:18 Hello Again (CD) 2007
"Oh Caroline" Jeff Allen 3:27 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"One by One" 2:56 Hello Again (CD) 2007
"One More Stop To Heaven" Jeff Allen 2:58 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"Out Of Our Heads" Chris Allen, Jeff Allen 3:05 Phil Wainman The Singles A's & B's Vol. 2 1976 B-side of "Love Stealer"
"Round And Round" Chuck Berry 4:47 Keeps Us Off the Streets (CD) 2007
"Rebel" Bob Bradbury 3:03 Richard Myhill Keeps Us Off the Streets (CD) 1976 B-side of "Seven Rainy Days"
"Rebel Rebel" David Bowie 4:04 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Rock On" David Essex 3:42 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Santa Rock" 2016
"School's Out" Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith 3:50 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Seven Rainy Days" Chris Allen, Jeff Allen, Keith Marshall 3:03 Richard Myhill Their Greatest Hits 1976 A-side of "Rebel"
"Shakin' All Over" Frederick Heath 4:14 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976
"She Knows" Darryl Cotton, Steve Kipner, Michael Lloyd 2:45 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976
"Shine On Silver Light" Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 3:07 Shine On Silver Light Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 1977 A-side of "Gotta Lotta Soul"
"Shout It Out" John Springate 2:54 Keeps Us Off the Streets (CD) 2007
"Slow Motion" Keith Marshall 3:06 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber Hello Again (CD) 1977 A-side of "The In Place"
"Some Kind of Magic" 3:33 Shine On Silver Light 1977
"Star Studded Sham" Russ Ballard 2:57 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976 A-side of "Jenny Dream"
"Starlight" Shine On Silver Light 1977
"Teenage Revolution" Jeff Allen 2:39 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976 A-side of "Keep Us Off the Streets"
"Tell Him" Bert Berns 3:07 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1974 A-side of "Lightning"
"Tell Him (live)" Bert Berns 4:04 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"That's The Time" Bob Bradbury 3:20 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"The Cat is Wild" Jeff Allen 2:32 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll" Ian Hunter 4:58 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"The In Place" Jeff Allen 3:29 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber Shine On Silver Light 1977 B-side of "Slow Motion"
"The Wench" Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 2:52 Ritchie Gold, Nick Kinsey The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 1972 B-side of "C'mon"
"Then She Kissed Me" Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector 3:41 Mike Leander Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) 1976
"Till You've Been Kissed" 3:18 Shine On Silver Light 1977
"Too Much Hesitating" Bob Bradbury 3:25 John Hudson Hello Again (CD) 1978 B-side of "Hi Ho Silver Lining"
"Touch Too Much" Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn 3:04 unknown Glam Rockers 1996
"Voodoo Eyes" Keith Marshall 3:26 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber Their Greatest Hits 1977 B-side of "Heart Get Ready for Love"
"Walking Midnight" Bob Bradbury 3:10 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978
"Wanna See" 2016
"Way Beyond" 2016
"We Gotta Go" Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 2:55 Mike Leander The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 1975 B-side of "Bend Me, Shape Me"
"Week-End Rendezvous" 3:06 Shine On Silver Light 1977
"Where's The Party" Bradbury, Allen, Marshall 2:44 Keeps Us Off the Streets (CD) 2007
"Whole Lotta Woman" Marvin Rainwater 3:17 The Glam Years 1971-1979 1988
"You Got Class Babe" 2:08 Hello Again (CD) 2007
"You Move Me" Russ Ballard 2:52 Russ Ballard The Glam Years 1971-1979 1972 A-side of "Ask Your Mama"
"You Shot Me Down" Keith Marshall 3:26 Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst Hello Again (LP) 1978

Cover versions[edit]

Hello produced also a lot of cover version. Their originals are:

Song Writer(s) Original artist Album Year Other
"20th Century Boy" Marc Bolan T. Rex 1973
"All the Young Dudes" David Bowie Mott the Hoople All the Young Dudes 1972
"Bad Bad Boy" McCafferty, Sweet, Agnew, Charlton Nazareth Razamanaz 1973
"Bend Me, Shape Me" Scott English, Larry Weiss The Outsiders In 1967
"Carol" Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Is on Top 1958
"Elenore" Howard Kaylan/Mark Volman/Jim Pons/Al Nichol/John Barbata The Turtles The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands 1968
"Hi Ho Silver Lining" Scott English, Larry Weiss The Attack Magic In The Air 1967
"Hold Me" Little Jack Little, David Oppenheim, Ira Schuster Little Jack Little 1933
"I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll)" Gary Glitter, Mike Leander Gary Glitter Glitter 1972
"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker Arrows 1975
"Let's Spend the Night Together" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones Between the Buttons (US) 1967
"Let's Twist Again" Kal Mann, Dave Appell Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again 1961
"Rebel Rebel" David Bowie David Bowie Diamond Dogs 1974
"Rock On" David Essex David Essex Rock On 1973
"Round and Round" Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Is on Top 1958
"School's Out" Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith Alice Cooper School's Out 1972
"Shakin' All Over" Frederick Heath Johnny Kidd & the Pirates The Johnny Kidd Memorial Album 1960
"She Knows" Darryl Cotton, Steve Kipner, Michael Lloyd Friends Friends 1973
"Shout It Out" John Springate The Glitter Band Hey 1974
"Tell Him" Bert Berns Gil Hamilton aka Johnny Thunder The Fabulous Johnny Thunder 1962 popularized by the Exciters
"The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll" Ian Hunter Mott the Hoople The Hoople 1974
"Then She Kissed Me" Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector The Crystals The Crystals Sing Their Greatest Hits 1963
"Touch Too Much" Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn Arrows 1974
"Whole Lotta Woman" Marvin Rainwater Marvin Rainwater Sings With A Heart, With A Beat 1958

Hello songs covered by others[edit]

Song Writer(s) First artist Name Album Year Other
"Games Up" Shephard, Springate, Sego The Glitter Band "Games Up" Rock 'n' Roll Dudes 1975
"Heart Get Ready For Love" Bugatti, Musker Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus "Heart Get Ready For Love" 1977
"Love Stealer" Phil Wainman, Richard Myhill Ian Lloyd "Love Stealer" Love Stealer 1979
"New York Groove" Russ Ballard Buck & Sylvie "Komm mit auf den Hinterhof" (German) 1975 also covered by Ace Frehley (1978)
"Star Studded Sham" Russ Ballard The Stiffs Star Studded Sham The Punk Collection 1999

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Dave Thompson. "Hello | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 249. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "RetroUniverse: Don't Fret, Keith Marshall's Only Crying". Google.com. 11 April 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Hello". Helloband.co.uk. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 137. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ "Hello - Games Up (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Hello - Bend Me Shape Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Hello - New York Groove (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Hello - Star Studded Sham (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Hello - Teenage Revolution / Keeps Us Off The Street (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Hello - Love Stealer (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Hello - Seven Rainy Days (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Hello - Let It Rock (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Hello - Shine On Silver Light (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Hello - Good Old USA (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Hello - Heart Get Ready For Love (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Hello - Slow Motion (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Hello - Hi Ho Silver Lining (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Hello - Feel This Thing (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  20. ^ "Hello - Way Beyond at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

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