Monday, 5 March 2012

1971, Music: Middle Of The Road

In 1971 the Scottish pop group Middle Of The Road scored with three hit-singles in the charts: "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" (which went on to sell over 10 million), "Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum" and "Soley Soley". By early 1972 the group had sold over five million records.

Lead singer Sally Carr, drummer Ken Andrew, guitarist Ian McCredie and his bassist brother Eric McCredie, founded the band on 1 April 1970. They already played together under the name Part Four since 1967 and later in Latin American style under the name Los Caracas.

left to right: Ian McCredie, Sally Carr, Eric McCredie and Ken Andrew


Band members
  • Sally Carr (born 28 March 1945, Muirhead, Lanarkshire)
  • Ken Andrew (born 28 August 1942, Bearsden, Glasgow)
  • Ian McCredie (born 15 July 1947, Partick, Glasgow)
  • Eric McCredie (born 17 July 1945, Partick, Glasgow; died 6 October 2007, Glasgow)
  • Neil Henderson (born 11 February 1953, Glasgow)
Title Chart positions
US UK DE AT CH NO NL BE
"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" - 1 2 2 1 1 2 1
"Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum" - 2 15 - - 6 7 5
"Soley Soley" - 5 2 - 1 1 1 1


"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep"


"Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum"


"Soley Soley"

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