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City Boy

Also known as Citi Boy
Members of City Boy: Chris Dunn, Lol Mason, Max Thomas, Mike Slamer, Roy Ward (2), Steve Broughton (3), Tony Braunagel
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Boy_%28band%29, http://cityboy.org/

Discography of City Boy:

# Dwnld Release title Total tracks Type Imprint date Label
1 Young Men Gone West 11 Track list 1977 Mercury
2 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Mercury
3 Anthology 1976 - 80 18 Track list 2004
4 City Boy / Dinner At The Ritz 18 Track list 1998-04-07 Renaissance Records (3)
5 Young Men Gone West 11 Track list 1977 Vertigo
6 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
7 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
8 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Vertigo
9 Heads Are Rolling 2 Track list 1980 Vertigo
10 Heads Are Rolling 11 Track list 1980 Vertigo
11 5705 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
12 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979-07-00 Vertigo
13 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Mercury
14 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Vertigo
15 Surgery Hours (Doctor, Doctor) 2 Track list 1976 Vertigo
16 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 2 Track list 1979 Vertigo
17 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Vertigo
18 Summer In The Schoolyard / The World Loves A Dancer 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
19 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Mercury
20 I've Been Spun / Goodbye Blue Monday 2 Track list 1977-10-00 Vertigo
21 "5.7.0.5." 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
22 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 2008-12-09 Renaissance Records (3)
23 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
24 What A Night 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
25 Young Men Gone West 11 Track list 1977 Vertigo
26 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
27 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Vertigo
28 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Mercury
29 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
30 Dinner At The Ritz 10 Track list 1977 Mercury
31 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Vertigo
32 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Atlantic
33 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
34 It's Personal 9 Track list 1981 Vertigo
35 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 8 Track list 1993
36 Heads Are Rolling 11 Track list 1980 Atlantic
37 Dinner At The Ritz 10 Track list 1977 Mercury
38 Heads Are Rolling 11 Track list 1980 Atlantic
39 City Boy 9 Track list 1975 Vertigo
40 City Boy 9 Track list 1975 Mercury
41 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
42 Turn On To Jesus 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
43 She's Got Style 2 Track list 1977 Vertigo
44 Dinner At The Ritz 10 Track list 2011
45 What A Night 2 Track list 1978 Mercury
46 City Boy 9 Track list 2008-08-05 Renaissance Records (3)
47 Dinner At The Ritz 10 Track list 2008-08-05 Renaissance Records (3)
48 Dinner At The Ritz 10 Track list 1976 Vertigo
49 Young Men Gone West 11 Track list 2008-08-05 Renaissance Records (3)
50 Book Early 11 Track list 2008-08-05 Renaissance Records (3)
51 Heads Are Rolling 11 Track list 1980 Vertigo
52 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979
53 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
54 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Vertigo
55 You're Leaving Me 2 Track list 1981 Atlantic
56 Dinner At The Ritz 10 Track list 1977 Vertigo
57 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
58 Young Men Gone West 11 Track list 1977 Vertigo
59 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
60 City Boy 9 Track list 1991 Bear Tracks
61 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
62 Young Men Gone West 11 Track list 1977 Mercury
63 City Boy 9 Track list 1998 Agat Company Ltd.
64 Heads Are Rolling 11 Track list 1980 Vertigo
65 Dinner At The Ritz 10 Track list 1977-06-00 Vertigo
66 Shake My Head And Leave / Teleulah 2 Track list 1976 Vertigo
67 What A Night / Medicine 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
68 Heads Are Rolling 11 Track list 2008 Renaissance Records (3)
69 Surgery Hours (Doctor Doctor) 2 Track list 1975 Mercury
70 Young Men Gone West 11 Track list 1977 Vertigo
71 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Mushroom International
72 The Day Earth Caught Fire 11 Track list 2008 Dogtoire
73 Young Men Gone West 11 Track list 1977 Vertigo
74 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Atlantic
75 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979-07-00 Vertigo
76 City Boy 9 Track list 1975 Vertigo
77 Book Early 10 Track list 1978 Vertigo
78 Book Early 11 Track list 1978 Vertigo
79 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Vertigo
80 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
81 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 12 Track list 1979 Atlantic
82 Dinner At The Ritz 10 Track list 1977 Vertigo
83 The Day The Earth Caught Fire 2 Track list 1979 Vertigo
84 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Mercury
85 It's Personal 9 Track list 2009 Renaissance Records (3)
86 What A Night / Medicine 2 Track list 1978 Vertigo
87 5.7.0.5. 2 Track list 1978 Mercury
88 Shake My Head And Leave / Teleulah 2 Track list 1975 Vertigo

City Boy were a moderately successful English rock band in the late 1970s, characterised by complex vocal arrangements and heavy guitars. Their most popular songs were "5.7.0.5." and "The Day The Earth Caught Fire". In the early 1970s Lol Mason, Steve Broughton, Max Thomas and Chris Dunn were playing folk music in the Birmingham area. They toured the clubs of the Midlands until, towards the end of 1975, they decided to turn professional. Meanwhile Broughton had begun to write quite impressive songs. They were offered a recording contract by Phonogram Records on condition that they change their name (they were called "Back In the Band") and add drums and electric guitar. This prompted them to recruit Roger Kent and Mike Slamer. Their first albums failed to impress the audience, although some critics gave quite favourable reviews to City Boy (1975) and Dinner At The Ritz (1976). It was not until 1978, and their hit song "5.7.0.5.", and the subsequent album Book Early, that the public realised their potential. The single reached the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, achieving also a silver award for 200,000 copies sold, although the album failed to scratch the UK Albums Chart. They were able to repeat their success with their 1979 album, The Day The Earth Caught Fire, and its title song as a single release. After that, Broughton left the band, but they had one more successful album with Heads Are Rolling in 1980. Many critics believe this one to be their best, but then their recording contract expired. In 1981 one last record, It's Personal, failed to attract any attention. Most of City Boy's albums were labelled and distributed by Vertigo Records, also known as PolyGram and Polydor. Unable to secure a contract with any of the major companies, the band split up in 1982. Lol Mason formed The Maisonettes in 1982. In the Philippines, the group was briefly popular for another song, "Speechless", the track from the band that played there. In 2000, Jorn Lande covered "The Day The Earth Caught Fire" with Ronni Le Tekro on guitar and Sid Ringsby on bass. In August 2008, several City Boy albums, Book Early, Young Men Gone West, Dinner at the Ritz and the band's self-titled debut, were reissued. It is unclear if the rest of the band's catalogue will be reissued.

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