Heatwave (from left to right): Peter Allatt ~ lead vocals / percussion, Terry Shea ~ rhythm guitar / vocals, John Fellows ~ bass / vocals, Martin H. Samuel ~ drums / pyrotechnics, Richard Steen ~ lead guitar / vocals.
Recorded in Pye Studios, London, Heatwave released 'Sister Simon (Funny Man)' b/w 'Rastus Ravel (Is A Mean Old Man)' (PEN 738) on the Larry Page Penny Farthing Records label.
Both songs were written and produced by John Edward for Instant Sound Production.
The single featured back-up singers, Doris Troy with Maggie Stredder, Gloria George and Marian Davis, known as The Ladybirds, with Rick Wakeman playing keyboards on the B-side.
This is the original group known as Heatwave and one of the most oft heard 'live' bands on BBC Radio ('69-'70).
'Eleanor Rigby' (Lennon/McCartney) was recorded at the BBC in 1970 and aired several times on The Terry Wogan Show.
2014, Martin and Terry co-wrote their first song ... 'Sailin' Away'.
★ 2nd November 2015, 45 years to the day after the record's release, Heatwave is No. 4 in the London pop chart on NumberOneMusic.
★ 5th December 2015, Heatwave is No. 1 in the London pop chart on NumberOneMusic.
★ 25th June 2016, Heatwave reunion gig ~ venue to be announced (England).
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