THE FOUNDATIONS perform their soul hits at King's Hall in Ilkley on Friday February 28.

The Foundations emerged in the mid-1960s from a ska/reggae group known as The Ramongs, who met up in the back room of a pub in Edmonton.

In 1960 The Foundations scored a worldwide number one with Baby Now That I've Found You, after signing for the Pye label and coming under the wing of producer/songwriter Tony Macaulay, who had penned the Song with John MacLeod.

The band members were Alan Warner (guitarist, backing vocals), Clem Curtis (lead vocals), Pat Burke (flute, tenor saxophone), Mike Elliott (tenor saxophone), Eric Allendale (trombone), Tony Gomesz, (Keyboards), Peter Macbeth (bass) and Tim Harris (drums).

The follow-up Back On My Feet Again reached number 18 in Britain and then Any Old Time (You're Lonely And Sad) got to number 48.

Clem Curtis left The Foundations and was replaced by Colin Young, who was the lead vocalist for the group's next international chart-topper Build Me Up Buttercup.

This was written by Macaulay and Manfred Mann's lead singer, Mike D'Abo.

The Colin Young era also produced the hits In The Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me) and Born To Live, Born To Die.

The band split up in the early 1970s, but after the huge success of the movie There's Something About Mary, which featured Build Me Up Buttercup, Alan Warner put the band together again.

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