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The Allisons

The Allisons are one of the best-loved of all Britain's Eurovision Song Contest entries despite never having won the event; they finished second in the 1961 competition. Originally a duo of Brian Alford and John White, the roots of the Allisons sprang from the remains of a southwest London youth club band called the Shadows (again, no relation to the better-known instrumental combo). Originally performing as the Shadows Brothers, the pair were popular enough to appear on the television talent show Television Discoveries in 1958, but White quit in early 1959, and Alford attempted a solo career. By late summer 1959, however, he had teamed up with Colin Day and they took the new name -- changing their own surnames accordingly.

By 1960, the Allisons were performing at the legendary Bread Basket coffee bar, and later that year a demo tape of Alford's own compositions reached the ears of Fontana Records, which promptly entered one of the songs, "Are You Sure," for the U.K.'s Eurovision heats. Held just a month after the Allisons turned professional, the song was a runaway triumph at the regional contest, and remains one of the most deserving also-rans in the entire history of Eurovision. The single of "Are You Sure" reached number two on the U.K. chart in spring 1961, but follow-ups "Words" and "Lessons in Love" barely scratched the Top 40 and, by the mid-'60s, the duo had split. Alford continued as a songwriter, however, and occasionally convened new Allisons lineups, not only alongside Day, but also with other singers -- Mike Allison and Tony Allison both appeared alongside Alford over the years. ~ Dave Thompson
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Track List: Fontana Records, Vol. 1

1. Bless You

2. This Old Heart

3. Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody

4. Misty

5. The White Rose Of Athens

6. El Paso

7. Are You Sure?

8. Jamie

9. Halfway To Paradise

11. Baby Sittin' Boogie

12. Never On Sunday

13. Take Five

14. I Put A Spell On You

15. You Threw A Dart

16. (Seven Little Girls) Sitting In The Back Seat

17. The Woman Who Loved A Swine

18. You Can Have Her

19. Cantina

20. The Story Of My Life

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Track List: For Lovers Only

1. Little Things

2. Roses Are Red

3. Jesamine

4. Lavender Blue

6. Game Of Love

7. I Understand (Just How You Feel)

8. Funny How Love Can Be

9. I'll Keep You Satisfied

10. Sorrow

11. My True Confession

12. Lessons In Love

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Track List: Hits Of The 60s

Disc 1

1. Poetry In Motion

2. Tell Laura I Love Her

3. Cathy's Clown

4. How Do You Do It

6. Bad To Me

7. Do You Love Me

8. Diane

9. Ferry Cross The Mersey

10. I'm Into Something Good

11. Go Now

12. Leader Of The Pack

13. With A Girl Like You

14. Baby Now That I've Found You

16. Lightnin' Strikes

17. Sugar Sugar

18. Sunshine Superman

20. Game Of Love

Disc 2

1. Groovy Kind Of Love

2. Wild Thing

3. Silhouettes

4. Just Like Eddie

5. I Heard It Through The Grapevine

6. Are You Sure

7. Marie

8. March Of The Siamese Children

9. The Crying Game

10. Save The Last Dance For Me

11. Da Doo Ron Ron

12. Peppermint Twist

13. I'm Telling You Now

14. You'll Never Walk Alone

15. Sea Cruise

16. Stand By Me

17. Do You Want To Know A Secret

18. Wishin' And Hopin'

19. Tobacco Road

20. Soul Man

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