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Brotherhood Of Man

The Brotherhood of Man were, more or less a take off of Abba and used the same winning formula of two women and two men, and an annoyingly catchy tune (that although you couldn't stand, you would whistle it for no reason), and a weird dance (which looked like a slow version of Jack Douglas' style yelp and giration).

This was all the rave in 1976, and Eurovision victory was theirs. Although some of their records like Figaro, and especially Angelo were literally Abba take offs, causing much anger to Abba.

Although, not as world famous as Abba, they are still about frequenting holiday camps and festivals today - so they must have been doing something right then!


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25 June 2013
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Do You Remember Brotherhood Of Man?

Do You Remember Brotherhood Of Man?

  • Anonymous user
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    'The Goodies' did a wickedly funny send-up in which the entire group is hanged in mid-song!
  • Anonymous user
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    ABBA played to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans worldwide, and still their music is played everywhere today. Brotherhood Of Man played to captive audiences in the UK, and their music isn't played anywhere today.
  • Anonymous user
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    wow takes me back my nans favourite pop group,..how cheesy,..funny now but every december you will find me at the 70`s weekend at butlins bognor at the front of the stage singing all their songs with them,.. and they are really great,the crowd just adores them,..and as long as they keep going every yr ill be there...dont care what people say i love em...
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    my dad tells me , and to be fair he is probably right , that i used to burst into tears every time i used to hear this song , when he was going to work , although this is no where as bad as i used to be when black beauty music came on , as i used to think that no one loved the horse and that he was running away , although i was always told he was running home .
  • Anonymous user
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    They predated Abba - "United we Stand" was out c.1970. I won a bottle of champagne singing "Save your Kisses" in my time - don't ask me for an encore..
  • Anonymous user
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    What a classic band with original songs -- NOT!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Definitely the "poor man's Abba"!
  • Anonymous user
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    Saw these guys in Scarborough in 1978. Sequin-dressed Abba wanabees singing the excellent Eurovision Song Contest winner "Save your kisses for me", and the timeless classic "Figaro". Only seven at the time but marked for life... :)
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    Brotherhood Of Man came out at the same time as Abba, as we know Abba stole the glory, One hit I do remember from them is "save all your kisses for me"! and Im sure that they had a hit with "Angillo" too!