• Real Name: Clem Curtis
  • Birth Date: 28th November 1940
  • Birth Place: Trindad
  • Alan Warner
  • April 21st 1947
  • London
  • Mike Elliot
  • August 6th 1929
  • Jamaica
  • Tony Gomez
  • 13th December 1948
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pat Burke
  • 9th October 1937
  • Jamaica
  • Eric Allan Dale
  • March 4th 1936
  • Dominica
  • Peter Macbeth
  • February 2nd 1943
  • London
  • Tim Harris
  • January 14th 1948
  • London
  • This unusually diverse London group rose to fame rapidly after securing a recording deal with Pye. Besides being a highly competent band they were fortunate to be intercepted by the songwriters Macaulay and McLeod at the height of their skills. This pair cowrote 'Baby Now That I've Found You' which became a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching the UK #1 spot in October 1967. It would remain in this spot until being displaced by yet another Macaulay/ McLeod number; 'Let The Heartaches Begin' sung by Long John Baldry. The songwriters never managed to repeat this feat but did keep up a supply of good material. In fact the Foundation's next biggest hit was to be 'Build Me Up Buttercup', which was cowritten again, but this time by Macaulay in the company of new Manfred Mann singing recruit, Mike D'Abo.

    The band managed several more chart appearances until the appropriately named 'Born To Live, Born To Die' in 1969, after which they went into rapid decline and split up during 1970. The members all went their separate ways although several attempts to revive the group have been tried, the best known being 'The New Foundations' led by Clem Curtis.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Upper list includes UK 45 singles releases only
    • See lower list for EP releases
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red

    Pye 7N17366 1967 Baby, Now That I've Found You/ Come On Back To Me #1
    Pye 7N17417 1968 Back On My Feet Again/ I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving #18
    Pye 7N17503 1968 Any Old Time/ We Are Happy People #48
    Pye 7N17636 1968 Build Me Up Buttercup/ New Direction #2
    Pye 7N17702 1969 In The Bad Bad Old Days/ Give Me Love #8
    Pye 7N17809 1969 Born To Live, Born To Die/ Why Did You Cry #46
    Pye 7N17849 1969 Baby I Couldn't See/ Penny Sir  

    EP Discography

    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • See Upper list for Singles releases

    Pye NEP24297 1968 "It's All Right"  
    Back On My Feet Again/I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving/It's All Right/Baby, Now That I've Found You

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