The Young & Moody Band

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The Young & Moody Band was a UK blues rock band from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, headed by Status Quo co-writer Bob Young and Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody.

The band started under the name "Young & Moody", releasing a self-titled album on Magnet Records in 1977. Later they changed their name to "The Young & Moody Band". Their 1981 single "Don't Do That" also featured Lemmy from Motörhead, Cozy Powell and The Nolans and charted at #63 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Their follow-up single, 'These Eyes', was used in a U.K. jeans commercial (circa 1981). Graham Bonnet (ex Rainbow) did the vocals (but not on the single) and the lyrics 'these eyes' were replaced with the word 'Levis'.[2] Written by Young and Moody, it was sung by Ed Hamilton, who wrote "Night Games" from Bonnet's third album Line-Up. Both tracks were available as singles on Bronze Records and featured on the compilation album A Quiet Night In.[3] When released on that compilation album, it earned gold discs abroad.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guinness World Records British Hit Singles 14th Edition. London: Guinness World Records. 2001. p. 482. ISBN 0-85156-156-X. 
  2. ^ "K.K. DOWNING STEEL MILL :: Keep Feeding the Flames!". Kkdowning.net. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ A Quiet Night In (booklet). Various Artists. Bronze Records. 1981. 
  4. ^ http://www.fastbuck.clara.co.uk/ed_hamilton.htm