08 January 2013

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich:
All I Want - 1965


The five Wiltshire lads who made up the individually-eponymous British group 'Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, & Titch' -also know by the acronymic moniker 'DDDBMT' formed a talented pop group who from 1965-1969 spent more time on the UK singles chart than even the Beatles. 

The band had first come together in 1961, and after being paired with a pair of talented songwriters by their record label, success in the UK, Australia, NZ, and Germany was considerable -inc. two #1, million-selling singles- though they never really did fully catch-on in the States, where their best effort was #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Zabadak'.

In an extremely odd twist of history, lead singer Dave Dee was still an aspiring musician and employed as a policeman in the UK in 1960 when he was first responder to the auto accident scene that killed famed rock pioneers Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent in the midst of a UK tour, and it was Dee who secured Cochran's car from the wreckage in order to ensure it's safe return to the relatives...

DDDBMT also know as Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, Titch sang All I Want

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