The Tremeloes

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The Tremeloes (formerly Brian Poole and The Tremeloes) are an English beat group founded in 1958 in Dagenham, England.[2] They initially found success in the British Invasion era with lead singer Brian Poole, scoring a UK chart-topper in 1963 with "Do You Love Me".

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The Tremeloes
The Tremeloes in 1968. From left: Dave Munden, Rick Westwood, Chip Hawkes, Alan Blakley
The Tremeloes in 1968. From left: Dave Munden, Rick Westwood, Chip Hawkes, Alan Blakley
Background information
Also known asBrian Poole and the Tremeloes
OriginDagenham, England
Years active1958–present
LabelsDecca, CBS (UK), Epic (US)
MembersLen "Chip" Hawkes
Eddie Wheeler
Mick Clarke
Richard Marsh
Jodie Hawkes
Past membersBrian Poole
Rick Westwood
Alan Blakley
Alan Howard
Dave Munden
Bob Benham
Paul Carman
Dave Fryer
Eddie Jones

The band achieved their greatest success after Poole's departure in 1966. The band reformed as a four-piece that year with Chip Hawkes on bass, Rick Westwood on lead guitar, Alan Blakely on rhythm guitar, and Dave Munden on drums. All four members sang, with most of the leads being sung by Hawkes and Munden. The quartet had 13 top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart between 1967 and 1971 including "Here Comes My Baby", "Even the Bad Times Are Good", "(Call Me) Number One", "Me and My Life" and their most successful single, "Silence Is Golden" (1967).[3]. Various other musicians came and went after 1974, but all members of the 1966-1973 quartet, along with Poole, have at some point performed with later versions of the band, which is still together as of 2023.

Two band members had children who become pop stars in their own right. Poole's daughters Karen and Shelly Poole made several hit records as "Alisha's Attic" between 1996 and 2001. Hawkes's son Chesney Hawkes is a successful singer-songwriter who has also toured for a number of years as a member of the Tremeloes.

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