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Whatcha Say, Whatcha Do
by The Real Thing


Stayin' in the disco, for two in a row.....

From the Daily Mail, February 23rd 2018:

'The Real Thing' singer Eddy Amoo has died suddenly at the age of 74. The Liverpool-born musician passed away earlier today, friends said.

In a statement, his fellow bandmates wrote: "It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our brother and inspiration, Eddy Amoo, who passed away on 23rd February, age 74. Eddy was a showman, a songwriter, and a legend in British music with Liverpudlian band The Real Thing."

Amoo died in Australia. The cause of death has not been made public.

He shot to fame in his band 'The Real Thing', where he performed alongside his brother Chris Amoo and friend Dave Smith. The group formed in the 1970s and have been performing since.

This year the group had planned to perform in Bournemouth in April and Manchester later this year.

Eddy will be remembered for 'The Real Thing' hit singles "You To Me Are Everything", "Can You Feel the Force?", and "Can't Get By Without You".

His friends said he leaves behind a large and loving family, a community he adored in Toxteth, Liverpool, and his beloved music and band, 'The Real Thing'.

"Eddy will long be remembered as a tour de force in British music and he will be sorely missed."

The band recently captured their 'live' show on CD and DVD with "Live at the Liverpool Philharmonic", which has been hugely acclaimed. They have been wowing theatres with their legendary energetic shows. Their legacy as Britain's premier black group endures, as does their reputation for hits, musicality and showmanship.

Eddy, Chris and Dave had been working on a feature-length documentary about the career of 'The Real Thing' during the last 12 months of Eddy's life. The documentary will highlight the band's place in black British popular culture and will be released later this year.

[More at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5428631/The-Real-Thing-singer-Eddy-Amoo-dies-aged-74.html ]


Rest in peace, Eddy Amoo. A formal tribute will follow later on @Rest_In_Peace ...
1978 - Pye Records - United Kingdom - From the album "Step into Our World" (1978), renamed "Can You Feel the Force" the following year.
Posted: 26th February 2018
Born in 1954, leaving education by 1972, 'glam' was my thing, "Ziggy" Bowie my hero. I was even the only guy in my town with the haircut (though not the carrot red colouring!). Therefore every seventh selection is a Bowie track.
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