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The Foundations
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Musicians
    (1967-1970)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Members:
    Clem Curtis, lead vocals (1967-68)
    Colin Young, lead vocals (1968-70)
    Alan Warner, guitar
    Peter Macbeth, bass guitar (1967-69)
    Steve Bingham, bass guitar (1969-70)
    Paul Lockey, bass guitar (1970)
    Tim Harris, drums
    Tony Gomez, keyboards
    Mike Elliot, sax (1967-68)
    Pat Burke, sax and flute
    Eric Allandale, trombone
    Recorded the singles ‘Baby, Now That I’ve Found You’ (1967) and ‘Build Me Up, Buttercup’ (1969)
    They tried unsuccessfully to get Rod Stewart to join as a co-lead singer.
    They frequently clashed with songwriter and producer Tony Macauley, who said, ‘I couldn’t stand them and they hated me.’
    Their two lead singers ended up hitting the oldies circuit with different versions of the Foundations.
    A legal battle between the two ended with a ruling that Curtis could call his group ‘the Foundations’ while Young had to call his band ‘the New Foundations.’
    Band members came from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Dominica and Sri Lanka as well as England.
    They were the first multi-racial band to top the British singles chart.
    ’Build Me Up, Buttercup’ became a popular seventh inning stretch song for the Los Angeles Angels.

Credit: C. Fishel


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