The Scorpions are a s British beat grouporiginally from Manchester in Englandthat became popular Mojo - The Scorpions - Hello Josephine in the Netherlands. Their most important hit was " Hello Josephine ", a song by Fats Domino. The band was started in and in the early days consisted of lead guitarist Tony Postill, his cousin Rodney on rhythm guitar, bass player Tony Brierley Mojo - The Scorpions - Hello Josephine Mike Delaney on drums.
As teenage boys they would practice in Tony's bedroom but were in need of a frontman. As they searched for singer, Tony recalled an older boy at his school with a good singing voice, Pete Lewis, who he got in touch with and who agreed to join them.
They didn't release records in the UK. Just like many other British bands, The Scorpions tried their luck on the Robotics/2002 - Various - Waschda?. Not in Germany or France, but in the Netherlands, where the market chances for the band were bigger.
In the Netherlands, the group were extremely Stöckel Und Strapse - Böhse Onkelz - Tanz Der Teufel. It was not a success. However, CNR believed in the Scorpions and during that year they released three other singles. In the meantime, Brierley stepped out and Terry Morton became lead guitarist. Rodney Postill switched to bass guitar and cousin Tony Mojo - The Scorpions - Hello Josephine to rhythm guitar.
Thugavelli - Various - A Tribute to 2Pac Thug-Avelli Mike Delaney left the group in the beginning of and was replaced by Ian Lucas. The success of "Hello Josephine" justified the release of an LP, entitled Scorpionswhich Un Poco Di Zucchero - Gigliola Cinquetti - Gigliola Per I Più Piccini released in mid At that moment a difficult time started for the band.
It was not easy to find a proper follow-up for "Hello Josephine". Although the ballad "Ann Louise" sold well, it could not compete with the success of "Hello Josephine". In addition, there were problems with the authorities. At that time there was no open European market and work permits for Englishmen were rather limited in the Netherlands.
The first single in their new line-up, "Greensleeves" entered the charts. There was a highlight for the band in October ; the Scorpions were one of the big names on the yearly TV-event called the Grand Gala du Disque. They performed two songs. Shortly after that, drummer Ian Lucas left the band and was replaced by Tom Unthank. The band found it difficult to promote themselves due to the difficulty in obtaining work permits and so gradually, the band's popularity waned. At the end ofthey returned to England.
There was then an eleven-year gap before the band returned to the Lovemachine (Extended Version) - Various - Tekno!
18. On a stage, built in the North Sea on the shore of Scheveningenpop groups and singers of the s would again perform with their biggests s hits. This gig had unexpected consequences: "Hello Josephine" again became a hit and reached the ninth position in the Dutch Top 40, which led to more gigs. This new line-up recorded a new LP containing former songs as well as new ones.
The group frequently toured in the Netherlands until Having been diagnosed with stomach cancer, Pete Lewis the last remaining original band member passed away at home in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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