Hello (band)

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Hello
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]

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).[2] For about a year, they backed singer Caroline Hall, before renaming themselves as Hello in 1971.[3] The group recorded "You Move Me" and "C'mon" in 1972 as well as "Another School Day" in 1973, all on the BELL record label, although these were not hits.

The band's biggest success came in the UK and Germany in 1974. 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.[4] "New York Groove" was later covered to provide a solo Billboard Hot 100 chart hit in the U.S., for the rock guitarist Ace Frehley of the band Kiss. In Germany, their subsequent singles "Star Studded Sham" and "Love Stealer" reached the Top 20, but failed to chart in the UK where glam had 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. Ballard's composition "Star Studded Sham" reached the Top 20 in Germany.[1]

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]

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)
  • Hello Again - (1978)
  • Glam Rockers - (1996)
  • New York Groove - (1999)
  • The Glam Singles Collection - (2001)
  • Live - (2013)

Singles[edit]

Year Title B-side UK Singles Chart[4] German Singles Chart Other
1972 "You Move Me"[5] "Ask Your Mama"
1972 "C'mon"[6] "The Wench"
1973 "Another School Day"[7] "C'mon Get Together"
1974 "Tell Him"[8] "Lightning" 6 32
1975 "Game's Up"[9] "Do It All Night" 28
1975 "Bend Me, Shape Me"[10] "We Gotta Go" 49
1975 "New York Groove"[11] "Little Miss Mystery" 9 7 Austria # 10
1976 "Star Studded Sham"[12] "Jenny Dream" 16
1976 "Teenage Revolution"[13] "Keeps Us Off The Street" Demo only 1976 UK
1976 "Love Stealer"[14] "Out Of Our Heads" 17
1976 "Seven Rainy Days"[15] "Rebel" 44
1977 "Let It Rock"[16] "Another School Day" 24
1977 "Shine On Silver Light"[17] "Gotta Lotta Soul"
1977 "Good Old USA"[18] "Midnight Strangers" 37
1977 "Heart Get Ready for Love"[19] "Voodoo Eyes"
1977 "Slow Motion"[20] "The In Place"
1978 "Hi Ho Silver Lining"[21] "Too Much Hesitating"
1979 "Feel This Thing"[22] "Back Seat Talking"
2016 "Way Beyond" (CD)[23] 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 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 Album Producer Year Other
99 Ways Keith Marshall 2:28 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
Another School Day Jeff Allen, Bob Bradbury, Keith Marshall 2:54 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1973 A-side of C'mon Get Together
Another School Day Jeff Allen, Bob Bradbury, Keith Marshall 2:50 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1977 B-side of Let It Rock
Ask Your Mama Russ Ballard 2:40 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 Russ Ballard 1972 B-side of You Move Me
Back Seat Talking Jeff Allen 3:08 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 1979 B-side of Feel This Thing
Bend Me, Shape Me Scott English, Larry Weiss 2:36 Their Greatest Hits Mike Leander 1975 A-side of We Gotta Go
C'mon Russ Ballard 2:36 The Glam Years 1971-1979 Ritchie Gold, Nick Kinsey 1972 A-side of The Wench
C'mon Get Together Jeff Allen, Bob Bradbury, Keith Marshall 2:53 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 Mike Leander 1973 B-side of Another School Day (1973)
Can't Let You Go 2:23 The Albums 2016
Carol Chuck Berry 3:49 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1976
Dean 3:16 The Glam Years 1971-1979 1988
Do It All Night Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 2:57 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 Mike Leander 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 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
Feel This Thing
(Radio Version)
Jeff Allen, Chris Allen 3:15 Hello Again (CD) John Hudson 1979 A-side of Back Seat Talking
Feel This Thing
(12" Version)
Jeff Allen, Chris Allen 4:45 Hello Again (CD) John Hudson 1979 A-side of Back Seat Talking
Games Up Shephard, Springate, Sego 2:52 Their Greatest Hits Mike Leander 1975 A-side of Do It All Night
Good Old USA Chris Allen, Jeff Allen 3:00 Their Greatest Hits Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 1977 A-side of Midnight Strangers
Gotta Lotta Soul Jeff Allen 2:45 Shine On Silver Light Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 1977 B-side of Shine On Silver Light
Heart Get Ready For Love Bugatti, Musker 3:09 Shine On Silver Light Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 1977 A-side of Voodoo Eyes
Hi Ho Silver Lining Scott English, Larry Weiss 3:18 Hello Again John Hudson 1978 A-side of Too Much Hesitating
Hold Me Little Jack Little, David Oppenheim, Ira Schuster 2:48 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1976
Hooray, Hooray Bradbury, Allen, Marshall 4:06 Keeps Us Off The Streets (CD) 2007
How To Survive The Night Bob Bradbury 2:36 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
Jenny Dream Allen, Allen, Marshall 2:47 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 John Hudson, Eddie Seago 1976 B-side of Star Studded Sham
Keep Us Off The Streets Jeff Allen 2:59 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1976 B-side of Teenage Revolution
Keep Us Off The Streets (demo) Jeff Allen 2:48 Hello – The Albums Mike Leander 1976
Let It Rock Russ Ballard 3:31 Keeps Us Off The Streets (CD) Russ Ballard 1977 A-side of Another School Day (1977)
Let's Spend the Night Together Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 3:46 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1976
Let's Twist Again Kal Mann, Dave Appell 3:08 Keeps Us Off The Streets (CD) 2007
Lightning Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 2:55 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 Mike Leander 1974 B-side of Tell Him
Little Miss Mystery Allen, Allen, Marshall 3:38 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 Mike Leander 1975 B-side of New York Groove
Little Miss Mystery (demo) Allen, Allen, Marshall 3:23 Hello – The Albums Mike Leander 1975
Love Stealer Phil Wainman, Richard Myhill 3:33 Their Greatest Hits Phil Wainman 1976 A-side of Out Of Our Heads
Machine-Gun Hustle Keith Marshall 3:11 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
Megamix 3:25 New York Groove 1998
Midnight Strangers Bob Bradbury 3:00 Shine On Silver Light Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 1977 B-side of Good Old USA
New York Groove Russ Ballard 2:45 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1975 A-side of Little Miss Mystery
New York Groove (demo) Russ Ballard 2:54 Hello – The Albums Mike Leander 1975
Night Watcher 3:18 Hello Again (CD) 2007
Oh Caroline Jeff Allen 3:27 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
One by One 2:56 Hello Again (CD) 2007
One More Stop To Heaven Jeff Allen 2:58 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
Out Of Our Heads Chris Allen, Jeff Allen 3:05 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 2 Phil Wainman 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 Keeps Us Off The Streets (CD) Richard Myhill 1976 B-side of Seven Rainy Days
Santa Rock 2016
Seven Rainy Days Chris Allen, Jeff Allen, Keith Marshall 3:03 Their Greatest Hits Richard Myhill 1976 A-side of Rebel
Shakin' All Over Frederick Heath 4:14 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1976
She Knows Darryl Cotton, Steve Kipner, Michael Lloyd 2:45 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 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 Hello Again (CD) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 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 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1976 A-side of Jenny Dream
Starlight Shine On Silver Light 1977
Teenage Revolution Jeff Allen 2:39 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1976 A-side of Keep Us Off The Streets
Tell Him Bert Berns 3:07 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1974 A-side of Lightning
That's The Time Bob Bradbury 3:20 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
The Cat is wild Jeff Allen 2:32 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
The In Place Jeff Allen 3:29 Shine On Silver Light Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 1977 B-side of Slow Motion
The Wench Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 2:52 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 Ritchie Gold, Nick Kinsey 1972 B-side of C'mon
Then She Kissed Me Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector 3:41 Keeps Us Off the Streets (LP) Mike Leander 1976
Till You've Been Kissed 3:18 Shine On Silver Light 1977
Too Much Hesitating Bob Bradbury 3:25 Hello Again (CD) John Hudson 1978 B-side of Hi Ho Silver Lining
Voodoo Eyes Keith Marshall 3:26 Their Greatest Hits Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber 1977 B-side of Heart Get Ready for Love
Walking Midnight Bob Bradbury 3:10 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978
Wanna See 2016
Way Beyond 2016
We Gotta Go Allen, Bradbury, Marshall 2:55 The Singles A's & B's Vol. 1 Mike Leander 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 The Glam Years 1971-1979 Russ Ballard 1972 A-side of Ask Your Mama
You Shot Me Down Keith Marshall 3:26 Hello Again (LP) Colin Frechter, Bill Kimber, John Hudson, Mike Hurst 1978

Cover versions[edit]

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

Song Writer(s) Original artist Album Year Other
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
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
Round and round Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Is on Top 1958
Shakin' All Over Frederick Heath Johnny Kidd & the Pirates The Johnny Kidd Memorial Album 1960
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
Then She Kissed Me Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector The Crystals The Crystals Sing Their Greatest Hits 1963
Whole Lotta Woman Marvin Rainwater Marvin Rainwater Sings With A Heart, With A Beat 1958

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Dave Thompson. "Hello | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. ^ "RetroUniverse: Don't Fret, Keith Marshall's Only Crying". Google.com. 11 April 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Hello". Helloband.co.uk. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 249. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ "Hello - You Move Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Hello - C'mon (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 27 October 1972. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Hello - Another School Day (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Hello - Tell Him (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Hello - Games Up (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Hello - Bend Me Shape Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Hello - New York Groove (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Hello - Star Studded Sham (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Hello - Teenage Revolution / Keeps Us Off The Street (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Hello - Love Stealer (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Hello - Seven Rainy Days (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Hello - Let It Rock (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Hello - Shine On Silver Light (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Hello - Good Old USA (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Hello - Heart Get Ready For Love (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  20. ^ "Hello - Slow Motion (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  21. ^ "Hello - Hi Ho Silver Lining (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  22. ^ "Hello - Feel This Thing (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  23. ^ "Hello - Way Beyond at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

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