Rubettes, The

Rubettes, The

Also known as Les Rubettes, Rubbets, The, Rubbettes, The, Rubettes
Members of Rubettes, The: Alan Williams, Alex Bines, Bill Hurd, John Richardson, Mick Clarke, Peter Arnesen, Steve Kinch, Tony Thorpe (2)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.rubettes.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubettes, http://www.rubettesfeaturingalanwilliams.com, http://www.rubettesfeaturingbillhurd.com/, Facebook/rubettes

Discography of Rubettes, The:

Click to release title to look at track list of the album
Pages of releases table:
# Cover Release title Total tracks Download full release in mp3 Release Date Label
1

I Can Do It

2 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
2

Baby I Know

2 mp3 1977-01-00
3

Sugar Baby Love

2 mp3 1974 Polydor
4

Juke Box Jive

2 mp3 1974 Polydor
5

Juke Box Jive

2 mp3 1974 Polydor
6

We Can Do It

12 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
7

Julia / Dancing In The Rain

2 mp3 1976 Polydor
8

Chérie Amour

2 mp3 1977 Polydor
9

Sugar Baby Love

2 mp3 1974 Polydor
10

Tonight / Silent Movie Queen

2 mp3 1974 Polydor
11

Sugar Baby Love

12 mp3 1976 AMIGA
12

In Gold

12 mp3 Polydor
13

Sugar Baby Love

2 mp3 1987 Polydor
14

Sugar Baby Love

12 mp3 1974 Polydor
15

I Can Do It / If You've Got The Time

2 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
16

We Can Do It

12 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
17

You're The Reason Why

2 mp3 1976 State Records (3)
18

Wear It's 'At

12 mp3 1974 Polydor
19

Baby I Know

2 mp3 1977 State Records (3)
20

Sugar Baby Love

2 mp3 1974 Polydor
21

Tonight

2 mp3 1974
22

Rubettes

12 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
23

Wear It's 'At

12 mp3 1974 Polydor
24

Foe-Dee-O-Dee

2 mp3 1975-06-00 State Records (3)
25

Megamix

9 mp3 1989 Atoll Music
26

Still Unwinding

10 mp3 1978 Polydor
27

Wear It's 'At

12 mp3 1974 Polydor
28

We Can Do It

12 mp3 1975
29

Under One Roof / Sign Of The Times

2 mp3 1976 State Records (3)
30

Foe Dee Oh Dee

2 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
31

Foe-Dee-O-Dee

2 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
32

Sign Of The Times

10 mp3 1976 State Records (3)
33

Still Unwinding

10 mp3 1978 Polydor
34

Rubettes

12 mp3 1975
35

Sometime In Oldchurch

9 mp3 1977 Polydor
36

I Can Do It

2 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
37

You're The Reason Why

2 mp3 1976 State Records (3)
38

Rubettes

12 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
39

Little Darling

2 mp3 1975
40

Sometime In Oldchurch

9 mp3 Polydor
41

Megamix

9 mp3 1989 Atoll Music
42

Sugar Baby Love / You Could Have Told Me

2 mp3 1974 Polydor
43

Sugar Baby Love / Juke Box Jive

2 mp3 Polydor
44

Come On Over

2 mp3 1977 Polydor
45

Wear It's 'At

12 mp3 1974 Polydor
46

Ooh La La / I Really Got To Know

2 mp3 1977 State Records (3)
47

The Rubettes

10 mp3 Балкантон
48

Sugar Baby Love

2 mp3 1974 Polydor
49

I Can Do It

2 mp3 1975 State Records (3)
50

The Rubettes

9 mp3 1978 Балкантон
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In 1973, Wayne Bickerton, then head of A&R at Polydor Records, wrote four songs in an "American 50's type" sound with co-writer Tony Waddington. A group of session musicians and singers were gathered in a London studio and recorded a demo of these tracks. Three of the session musicians were then asked to form the beginnings of a band, and with that John Richardson, Alan Williams and Pete Arnesen were the start of The Rubettes. John got some musician friends to round out the group, with Mick Clarke, Bill Hurd and Tony Thorpe making the original group of six.
Pete Arnesen, the only American of the group, was the first to part ways. Later, Bill Hurd chose to pursue a solo career, cutting the band to four. Tony Thorp left the band in 1979, and the final three continued to make music together.
In 1982, the band re-formed to tour on the wave of nostalgia. This time, Alan Williams and Mick Clarke were joined by Bill Hurd and Alex Bines, once Hurd's Milkman, completed the revised line up on drums. Mick Clarke was replaced by Steve Kinch 1987-1991 and Trevor Holliday 1991-1993. c.1992: the line up was Alex Bines, Alan Williams, Trevor Holliday and Bill Hurd.
In 1999, the re-formed line up split again, forming two "competing" Rubettes groups, one lead by Bill Hurd and the other by Alan Williams. This resulted in two separate entities, who took distinct names following a court order, making The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd and The Rubettes feat. Alan Williams. William's group consists of Alan Williams, John Richardson, Mick Clarke, and Mark Haley.
Sidenotes:
Of the Original Rubettes line-up only John Richardson, Alan Williams and Pete Arnesen participated in the recording of "Sugar Baby Love" with the falsetto lead vocal performed by Paul Da Vinci (legal name: Paul Prewer). With contractual obligations preventing Prewer from joining the band when it was formed, he never toured with the original band. He later featured with Hurd, Bines and the rest in this Rubettes formation from 2000 until 2006, when he left for personal reasons and is replaced by George Bird.
The band name was born from the interest in jewel-based names like "Diamonds," and one of Thorpe's girlfriends owned a purplish-red colored Mini which she affectionately called "Ruby."

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