THE CASUALS JESAMINE
One of the most talented groups to emerge from Opportunity Knocks.
We mean that most sincerely, folks.
The 1965 winners – two of whom came from Lincolnshire – had to wait three years for this beauty, written by Marty Wilde, and first recorded by Welsh band, The Bystanders.
Despite follow-up singles penned by Chris Andrews and Roy Wood, they never came close to this level of success again.
SPACE MAGIC FLY
A sound that might bring to mind Jean Michel Jarre, and surely he drew some inspiration from his compatriots.
Somewhere inside one of those suits is Marseille-born keyboard player, Didier Marouani, the band’s driving force, who later did his bit for East/West relations, when he brought together The Red Army and Harvard University Choirs for a “space opera”, in 1987.