Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich

Posted on: 03 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Win The Very Best of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich on CD.

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich are back with the release of their greatest hits, including The Legend of Xanadu, Hold Tight which was recently featured by Quentin Tarantino in the film Deathproof, Bend It, Last Night in Soho and plenty more.

Formed in 1964, the group caught the eyes and ears of many songwriters and producers who liked their unique and infectious sound. The distinctive name, coupled with well produced and catchy songs by Howard and Blaikley, quickly caught the UK's public's imagination, and their records started to sell in abundance. Indeed, between 1965 and 1969, the group spent more weeks in the UK Singles Chart than The Beatles.

They also scored a Number One hit in the UK chart in 1968 with The Legend of Xanadu. This particular track made it 'big' world-wide, even in the USA where they had not seen much success. Their other Top Ten UK hits included Hideaway, Hold Tight, Bend It, Save Me, Touch Me, Touch Me!, Okay and Zabadak.

This autumn sees the return of a band rooted in musical history. Dave Dee, a policeman before forming the band, was actually one of the officers on duty who discovered the body of Eddie Cochran and injured Gene Vincent in April 1960. Dave took Cochran's guitar from the accident and held it until it could be returned to his family.

The band have been back performing across Europe for most of 2008 and look forward to continuing throughout the autumn to coincide with the release of The Very Best of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich on 8th September.

The Very Best Of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & TitchYou can purchase The Very Best of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich from all good record stores or online at Amazon for £9.99.

You can read 50connect's interview with Dave Dee here.

What's your favourite Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich song? Have you ever seen the group live? You can leave a comment below or visit the 50connect forum.

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