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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:

# Dwnld Release title Total tracks Type Imprint date Label
1 I Can Do It 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
2 Baby I Know 2 Track list 1977-01-00
3 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
4 Juke Box Jive 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
5 Juke Box Jive 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
6 We Can Do It 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
7 Julia / Dancing In The Rain 2 Track list 1976 Polydor
8 Chérie Amour 2 Track list 1977 Polydor
9 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
10 Tonight / Silent Movie Queen 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
11 Sugar Baby Love 12 Track list 1976 AMIGA
12 In Gold 12 Track list Polydor
13 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1987 Polydor
14 Sugar Baby Love 12 Track list 1974 Polydor
15 I Can Do It / If You've Got The Time 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
16 We Can Do It 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
17 You're The Reason Why 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
18 Wear It's 'At 12 Track list 1974 Polydor
19 Baby I Know 2 Track list 1977 State Records (3)
20 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
21 Tonight 2 Track list 1974
22 Rubettes 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
23 Wear It's 'At 12 Track list 1974 Polydor
24 Foe-Dee-O-Dee 2 Track list 1975-06-00 State Records (3)
25 Megamix 9 Track list 1989 Atoll Music
26 Still Unwinding 10 Track list 1978 Polydor
27 Wear It's 'At 12 Track list 1974 Polydor
28 We Can Do It 12 Track list 1975
29 Under One Roof / Sign Of The Times 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
30 Foe Dee Oh Dee 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
31 Foe-Dee-O-Dee 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
32 Sign Of The Times 10 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
33 Still Unwinding 10 Track list 1978 Polydor
34 Rubettes 12 Track list 1975
35 Sometime In Oldchurch 9 Track list 1977 Polydor
36 I Can Do It 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
37 You're The Reason Why 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
38 Rubettes 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
39 Little Darling 2 Track list 1975
40 Sometime In Oldchurch 9 Track list Polydor
41 Megamix 9 Track list 1989 Atoll Music
42 Sugar Baby Love / You Could Have Told Me 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
43 Sugar Baby Love / Juke Box Jive 2 Track list Polydor
44 Come On Over 2 Track list 1977 Polydor
45 Wear It's 'At 12 Track list 1974 Polydor
46 Ooh La La / I Really Got To Know 2 Track list 1977 State Records (3)
47 The Rubettes 10 Track list Балкантон
48 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
49 I Can Do It 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
50 The Rubettes 9 Track list 1978 Балкантон
51 Mega Mix 13 Track list 1993 Dice Records (3)
52 Jukebox Jive 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
53 You're The Reason Why 2 Track list 1976-04-00 State Records (3)
54 Wear It's 'At 15 Track list 2010 7T's Records
55 Under One Roof 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
56 Greatest Hits 10 Track list Lechner Euromusic
57 Rubettes 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
58 I Can Do It 2 Track list 1975
59 Sugar Baby Love 6 Track list 1998 Polydor
60 Foe Dee Oh Dee 2 Track list 1975-07-00 State Records (3)
61 Sometime In Oldchurch 2 Track list 1978-01-00 Polydor
62 Juke Box Jive 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
63 Sugar Baby Love / Tonight 2 Track list 1975 AMIGA
64 Tonight 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
65 Juke Box Jive 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
66 Chérie Amour 2 Track list 1977 Polydor
67 Sugar Baby Love 12 Track list 1974 Polydor Special
68 Baby I Know 2 Track list 1977-01-00
69 Ooh-La-La 2 Track list 1977-03-00
70 Allez Oop 2 Track list 1976-09-00 State Records (3)
71 Sugar Baby Love / Juke Box Jive 2 Track list 1985 Bellaphon
72 Mr Cool / At The High School Hop Tonight 2 Track list
73 You're The Reason Why 2 Track list 1976-00-00 State Records (3)
74 Sugar Baby Love / Ob La Di - Ob La Da / Billy, Don't Be A Hero / Yellow River 4 Track list 1988 Imtrat
75 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1987 Polydor
76 I Can Do It 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
77 Baby I Know 10 Track list 1977 State Records (3)
78 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1974
79 Tonight / Silent Movie Queen 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
80 Juke Box Jive 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
81 The Best Of The Rubettes 12 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
82 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1981 Old Gold (2)
83 Megamix 9 Track list 1989 Ascot
84 The Very Best Of The Rubettes 21 Track list 1998 Spectrum Music (2)
85 We Can Do It 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
86 21st Century Rock'n'Roll 13 Track list 2010 Angel Air Records
87 MTV History 2000: The Rubettes 24 Track list 2000 Invisible Halahup
88 Juke Box Jive 14 Track list 1994 WZ Tonträger Vertriebs GmbH
89 I Can Do It 2 Track list 1975-05-00
90 I Can Do It 4 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
91 Lola 2 Track list 1979 Polydor
92 Juke Box Jive 2 Track list 1975-02-00
93 Little 69 4 Track list 1978 Polydor
94 Don't Come Crying 4 Track list 1982 Carrere
95 Wear It's 'At 12 Track list 1974 Polydor
96 We Can Do It 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
97 Baby I Know 2 Track list 1977 State Records (3)
98 Sign Of The Times 10 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
99 Under One Roof ( Revisited ) 3 Track list 1994 Dice Records (3)
100 Rubettes 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
101 Sometime In Oldchurch 9 Track list 1978 Polydor
102 Rubettes 12 Track list 1976
103 The Best Of 12 Track list Polydor
104 Making Love In The Rain 13 Track list 1995 Dice Records (3)
105 Juke Box Jive 14 Track list Double Play
106 Little Darling 2 Track list 1976-01-00
107 Original Albums 1 & 2 26 Track list 1992 Dice Records (3)
108 Original Albums 3 & 4 24 Track list 1992 Dice Records (3)
109 Riding On A Rainbow 9 Track list 1992 Dice Records (3)
110 Allez Oop 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
111 Stay With Me 2 Track list 1979 Polydor
112 Foe-Dee-O-Dee 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
113 Rubettes 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
114 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
115 Stuck On You 2 Track list 1981 CBS
116 Little Darling 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
117 Foe-Dee-O-Dee 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
118 Jukebox Jive 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
119 I Can Do It / If You've Got The Time 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
120 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
121 Baby I Know 10 Track list 1977 State Records (3)
122 Wear It's 'At 12 Track list 1974 Polydor
123 Pop Power - The Fantastic Rubettes 12 Track list Polydor
124 Baby I Know 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
125 Wear It's 'At 12 Track list 1975
126 Original Albums 5 & 6 21 Track list 1992 Dice Records (3)
127 Original Albums 7 & 8 22 Track list 1992 Dice Records (3)
128 The Best Of 47 Track list 2011 Polydor (2)
129 The Singles Collection 22 Track list 1992 Dice Records (3)
130 Sign Of The Times 10 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
131 Sugar Baby Love 2 Track list 1974-07-00 Polydor
132 Julia / Dancing In The Rain 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
133 Sugar Baby Love / Juke Box Jive 2 Track list 1985-09-00 Bellaphon
134 Saturday Night 4 Track list 1974
135 Baby I Know 10 Track list 1977 State Records (3)
136 Rubettes 12 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
137 The Rubettes (Enregistrements Originaux) 12 Track list Impact (2)
138 Tonight 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
139 Baby I Know 10 Track list 1977
140 Ladies Of Laredo 2 Track list 1977 State Records (3)
141 Baby I Know 2 Track list 1977-01-00
142 You're The Reason Why 2 Track list 1976-04-00 State Records (3)
143 New Way Of Loving You 3 Track list 1991 Clash
144 Sugar Baby Love / Son Of My Father 2 Track list 1988 ZYX Records
145 Movin' 2 Track list 1978 Polydor
146 The Best Of 13 Track list Basston
147 Dark Side Of The World / Rock Is Dead 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
148 The Rubettes 16 Track list 1997 Polydor
149 The Best Of The Rubettes 12 Track list 1976 Polydor Edition
150 Sugar Baby Love / I Can Do It 2 Track list 1982 Old Gold (2)
151 I Can Do It / If You've Got The Time 2 Track list 1975 State Records (3)
152 Wear It's 'At 12 Track list 1974 Polydor
153 Top Four 16 Track list Polydor
154 Baby I Know 2 Track list 1977 State Records (3)
155 Rockin' Rubettes Party 45 2 Track list
156 Tonight 2 Track list 1974 Polydor
157 I Can Do It 2 Track list 1975
158 The Best Of 12 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
159 Julia 4 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
160 Baby I Know 2 Track list 1976 State Records (3)
161 Under The Roof 4 Track list 1978 State Records (3)
162 The Best Of 12 Track list 1976 Polydor
163 Megamix 14 Track list 1990 Clash Producciones Discograficas, S.A.
164 Sugar Baby Love 4 Track list 1975 Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza
165 The Rubettes 10 Track list Балкантон
166 The Rubettes 9 Track list 1978 Балкантон
167 Sugar Baby Love 4 Track list 1974 Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza
168 Sugar Baby Love 12 Track list 1974 Polydor

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 [a=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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