Friday 7th November 7.30pm
19th April 2014 marks 40 years since the release of Showaddywaddy’s debut single “Hey Rock And Roll” , released on Bell Records this day in 1974. Both the A and B side (“You Will Lose Your Love Tomorrow”) were recorded on the same day at The Music Centre, Wembley.
The single went on to sell 420,000 copies, reaching number 2 in the charts, and only being kept off number 1 by Ray Stevens’ ‘The Streak’.
The band promoted the single for the very first time on TV a month later, 16th May 1974 on Kid Jensen’s 45, a week later on 23rd May, Showaddywaddy made their Top Of The Pops debut. The band played “Hey Rock And Roll” on TV a number of times over the years, and the song remains in the live set to this day.