Groove Baby, Groove
This record, the Groove Baby Groove EP, is now a rare collectors' item, though it is how many people first came to notice the Stargazers. They were already "big" on the Rock 'n' Roll circuit, prime exponents of "big beat" Rock 'n' Roll, with an unrivalled reputation for authentic appearance, sound and equipment, when Muff Winwood took the bold step of signing them to Epic records for a one LP, four singles deal. In January 1982, Groove crept into the British charts at no. 85. Next week it had climbed to 56, but the week after, slipped down again. This was sadly the best the band would achieve in chart terms in the UK.
The Stargazers worked hard and played hard. Their 18 months with Epic were packed with recordings, tours and gigs. The biggest public exposure came on two nationwide tours, one with Elton John and one with Shakin' Stevens. No-one admits to having nailed Shaky's Green Door shut on the last night of that tour, but we have our suspicions....
The illustration of the record sleeve shows the original Stargazers line up (left to right) John Wallace, Anders Janes, Ricky Lee Brawn, Danny Brittain, Pete Davenport.
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