The Fortunes were from Birmingham, England. Originally a vocal trio backed by a band called The Cliftones, the group originally consisted of Rod Allen (lead vocals and bass), Barry Pritchard (lead guitar and vocals), Andy Brown (drums), Glen Dale (rhythm guitar) and David Carr (keyboards). Allen kept the ever-changing lineup together until his death in 2008, after which the four remaining members (Bob Jackson, formerly of Badfinger, keyboards and vocals; Eddie Mooney, formerly with Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, lead vocals and bass; Michael Smitham, session player with Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, and Percy Sledge, guitars and vocals; and Glenn Taylor, formerly with Marmalade, drums) continued with Allen’s blessing. They recorded an album, Play On, and continue to tour in urope and the UK, currently on the “Past and Present” tour, according to their website. Naturally, they’re also active on Twitter and Facebook.
Today’s first song is “You’ve Got Your Troubles,” released in 1965. It reached #2 in the UK and #7 in the US.
Our second song is “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling again.” From 1971, it reached #15 on the US charts.
The Fortunes, your Two for Tuesday, June 16, 2015.