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Manfred Mann was an English rock band, formed in London in The group was named after their keyboardist Manfred Mannwho later led the successful s group Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Manfred Mann was regularly in the UK charts in the s. Gigging throughout late and earlythey soon attracted attention for their distinctive sound. After changing their name to Manfred Mann at the behest of their label's producer John Burgessthe group signed with His Master's Voice in March and began their recorded output that July with the slow, blues instrumental single "Why Should We Not?
He was replaced by Jones' friend Tom McGuinness —the first of many changes. With the success of "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" the sound of the group's singles moved away from the jazzy, blues-based music of their early years to a pop hybrid that continued to make hit singles from cover material. They hit No. Meanwhile, "B" sides and four-song EPs showcased original material and instrumental solos.
With a cover of Maxine Brown 's " Oh No Not My Baby " began a phase of new depth and sophistication in the arrangements of their singles. The run climaxed with a second UK No. Jones intended to go solo once a replacement could be found, but stayed with the band Prisoner Of Your Eyes - Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance another year, during which Vickers left.
In his brief tenure before leaving to form Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann - The Singles Album Bruce played on "Pretty Flamingo" and on the EP Instrumental Asylum for which both he, and wind instrumentalists Henry Lowther and Lyn Dobsonwere included in the sleeve photo of the groupwhich began the group's experiments with instrumental versions of chart songs.
He was Daylight - Ramp - Come Into Knowledge by Klaus Voormann. Jones was replaced by Mike d'Abo in July and the group switched labels to Fontana Records where they were produced by Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann - The Singles Album Talmy. Their new long-player, As Isfollowed in October; the group's increased studio technique sidelined their jazz, soul and blues roots.
Thus, was for the group largely an unsuccessful year in the charts, besides "Ha Ha Said The Clown" which reached the UK singles chart early in There was no album, as Mann and Hugg explored other avenues of their career, although their record company did compile the UK budget-priced album What A Mann Fontana SFLa predominantly instrumental set gathering together a few recent singles' A-sides, B-sides, and instrumental EP tracks.
The following year brought two albums, the Mann—Hugg soundtrack to the film Up the Junction in February, from which an edited title track coupled with the rare B-side "Sleepy Hollow" was Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann - The Singles Album as an unsuccessful UK single; and Mighty Garvey! The release was delayed by a week until the offending name was re-recorded as "Superman";  however, the UK hit single version retained the original lyric.
Their December release, " Fox on the Run ", reached No. Frustrated with the limitations and image of being seen purely as a hit singles band their last two albums failed to chartthe group split in Mann and Hugg were already writing advertising jingles at the time of the group's demise, but continued to work together in a group format  with Manfred Mann Chapter Threean experimental jazz rock band described by Mann as an over-reaction to the hit factory of the Manfred Mann group.
However, the new group was short-lived and by after a second album and an unreleased possibly incomplete third they had disbanded and Mann had formed a new group. The original line-up of this new group consisted of Mick Rogers guitar and vocalsManfred Mann organ, synthesizer and vocalsColin Pattenden bass guitar and Chris Slade drums and vocals. In its very earliest stages, the band was simply billed as 'Manfred Mann' and thus a continuation of the s group.
The quartet as 'Manfred Mann' released their first single, "Please Mrs. Henry", in From onward 'Manfred Mann's Earth Band' was LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver band name used on all releases by this group, and they are considered a separate band from Manfred Mann.
Manfred Mann briefly reformed in Junefor an appearance at the Marquee Club in London to help celebrate the club's 25th anniversary. In the s, most of the original s line-up reformed as the Manfredsminus Manfred Mann himself hence the nameplaying most of the old s hits and a few jazz instrumentals, sometimes with both Paul Jones and Mike d'Abo fronting the line-up.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the s band. For the person, see Manfred Mann musician. For his follow-up s band, see Manfred Mann Chapter Three.
For his later band, see Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Manfred Mann together with Dave Berry Rock rhythm and blues psychedelic pop beat. Main article: Manfred Mann discography. The Great Rock Discography 5th ed.
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