The Marmalade

  • Real Name: Dean Ford
  • Birth Date: 5th September 1946
  • Birth Place: Glasgow
  • Graham Knight
  • 8th December 1946
  • Glasgow
  • Alan Whitehead
  • 24th July 1945
  • Oswestry
  • Real Name: Pat Fairley
  • Birth Date: 1st April 1946
  • Birth Place: Glasgow
  • Willie Campbell
  • 31st May 1947
  • Glasgow
  • This Scottish group were a popular act in the Glasgow beat clubs of the mid-1960s. They were known there as the Gaylords or Dean Ford And The Gaylords (see Obscure Artists-D). However, despite their local popularity and the chance to record their own singles, chart success didn't come until they changed their name to the Marmalade and gained a new recording contract with CBS.

    The Marmalade had a more 'pop' oriented sound than the R&B of the Gaylords. However, greater commerciality eventually paid off with their first chart entry in 1968. Acquisition of the Beatles' 'Ob-la-di Ob-la-da' proved to be their ideal material and their cover version single took them all the way to the top.

    The group continued to be successful into the 1970s with numbers penned by their keyboard player Willie 'Junior' Campbell. However, erratic personnel and bad press stories eventually halted their chart presence.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Listings include UK 45 singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red

    CBS 202340 1966 It's All Leading Up To Saturday Night/ Wait A Minute Baby  
    CBS 202643 1967 Can't Stop Now/ There Ain't No Use In Hangin' On  
    CBS 2948 1967 I See The Rain/ Laughing Man  
    CBS 3088 1967 Man In A Shop/ Cry  
    CBS 3412 1968 Lovin' Things/ Hey Joe #6
    CBS 3708 1968 Wait For Me Marianne/ Mess Around #30
    CBS 3892 1968 Ob-la-di Ob-la-da/ Chains #1
    CBS 4287 1969 Baby Make It Soon/ Time Is On My Side #9
    CBS 4615 1969 Butterfly/ I Shall Be Released  
    Decca F12982 1969 Reflections Of My Life/ Rollin' My Thing #3

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