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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: RIP Robert Knight Reply with quote

Passed away aged 72.

Probably most well-known for his 5-years-after-release-UK-pop-hit LOVE ON A MOUNTAIN TOP, let's remember that his EVERLASTING LOVE and (MY) RAINBOW VALLEY were big UK hits for pop band Love Affair.

Did a nice version of the oft-covered Association song NEVER MY LOVE.

The success of LOAMT revived his career the first single was THE OUTSIDER.

RIP.

LOVE ON A MOUNTAIN TOP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov1Vob0_TW8

EVERLASTING LOVE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u35WV8F8uqY

RAINBOW VALLEY:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WuPu0LUyp8

NEVER MY LOVE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwLinv4NzGQ

THE OUTSIDER:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4PDcyBMkEI
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and here's BETTER GET READY FOR LOVE...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klpbzeb-EmY
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad. He cut some classic tracks.

It's a shame that some of his recordings were overshadowed by cover versions.

RIP RK.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP Mr Knight. There's a recent-ish clip of him on YT performing 'Everlasting Love' and he looked terribly frail and the voice had completely gone, so I can't say I'm hugely surprised at his passing.

'Somebody's Baby' should be added to the list - covered by Pat Kelly and Desmond Riley. Have to say though that I always preferred the Love Affair versions of his songs - maybe because they were the first I heard.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody's Baby:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZh_CB9idQU
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news. He was a talented, fellow.

RIP.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlie Chalk wrote:
Somebody's Baby:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZh_CB9idQU
Embarrassed

Forgot about that - I have it on the B side of BETTER GET READY FOR LOVE.

Thanks, Andy Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zapatoo_the_Tiger wrote:
Charlie Chalk wrote:
Somebody's Baby:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZh_CB9idQU
Embarrassed

Forgot about that - I have it on the B side of BETTER GET READY FOR LOVE.

Thanks, Andy Cool


I only know the Reggae version....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PNGQxg1tiY
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New one to my ears...prefer Pat Kelly's.

WRT Robert Knight - I managed to nab a copy of his MY RAINBOW VALLEY c/w BRANDED on UK Monument from Rouncey's Soul sale this evening Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlie Chalk wrote:
Very sad. He cut some classic tracks.

It's a shame that some of his recordings were overshadowed by cover versions.

RIP RK.

I totally agree, Andy.

R.I.P. Robert Knight
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While trawling through old Blues & Soul magazines a little earlier today, I came across this interview from late 1973...sorry about its width...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Lesser talented British Pop groups of the `60's"? Hmmm. Love Affair may not have played every instrument on their records but they were all heavily orchestrated anyway (like so many pop tunes of the era) and for me really hit the spot. Plus Steve Ellis was a great vocalist.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading some of the editorials of the Blues & Soul magazines around that time, it was very biased against Pop cover versions and sometimes against anything non-Soul.
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