British pop group best known for its parodies of popular songs. Founded in 1959 by guitarist Peter Langford and bass player Barron Anthony in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England and was later joined by lead vocalist Duke D'Mond in 1961. Original Line-up: Duke D'Mond (Richard Edward Palmer) - Vocalist Barron Anthony (Anthony John Osmond) - Guitarist, Vocalist Butch Baker (Leslie John Baker) - Guitarist, Vocalist Pete Langford - Bassist, Vocalist Dave Ballinger (David Alan Ballinger) - Drummer. As of 2007, only Peter Langford remains from the original line-up.
The Barron Knights are a five-piece musical comedy group formed in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, in 1960. Members are Duke D'Mond (born Richard Palmer, February 25, 1945, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. ead Full Biography.
Duke D’Mond was the lead singer with the Barron Knights, whose humorous parodies of British pop groups from the Beatles to the Bachelors brought a broad smile to the charts during the 1960s. D’Mond sang with the group from their formation until 2005, when he was forced to retire for health reasons. D’Mond was born Richard Edward Palmer in 1943 in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
The Barron Knights were at the bottom of the bill on The Beatles Christmas Show in 1963, but within a few months they were a chart attraction. They advocated the return of conscription in Call up the Groups so that their chart rivals would be out of the way. They experienced what was to be a recurring problem as the music publisher Dick James would not allow a rewrite of a Lennon and McCartney song and so they reworked Twist and Shout instead. Richard Eddie Palmer (Duke D’Mond), singer: born Dunstable, Bedfordshire 25 February 1943; married 1964 Pauline (one daughter); died Oxford 9 April 2009. Cat (felis) Musicals Singers Spandau Ballet.
The Barron Knights are a British humorous pop rock group, originally formed in 1959 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, as the Knights of the Round Table. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. Barron Antony Don Ringsell John Judge Hopkins Dave Morrow Duke D’Mond Butch Baker Howie Conder Bill Sharky Dave Ballinger. They started out as a straight pop group, and spent a couple of years touring and playing in English dance halls before making their way to Hamburg, Germany. Bill Wyman, later of the Rolling Stones, has written that the Barron Knights were the first group he saw with an electric bass, at a performance in Aylesbury in July 1961, inspiring him to take up the instrument.
The Barron Knights were the only mid-1960s British pop group to score in the top 20 with comedy, in four medleys that parodied chart favourites
The Barron Knights are a British humorous pop group, originally formed in 1959 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, as the Knights of the Round Table. Fellow founding member Butch Baker retired in January 2007, and was replaced by Len Crawley. The Barron Knights' original lead singer, Duke D'Mond, died on 9 April 2009. Original band member details. Duke D'Mond (born Richard Edward Palmer, 25 February 1943, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, died 9 April 2009, Oxford) – vocalist. Barron Anthony (born Anthony John Osmond, 15 June 1934, RAF Abingdon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England) – bassist, vocalist. Butch Baker (born Leslie John Baker, 16 July 1941, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England) – lead guitarist, vocalist
The Barron Knights are a British humorous pop rock group, originally formed in 1959 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, as the Knights of the Round Table.
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|A1||Big Girls Don't Cry
Written-By – Crewe-Gaudio*
|A2||The Sphinx Won't Tell
Written-By – Strouse*, Adams*
|A3||The Merry Minuet
Vocals – Butch*Written-By – Harnick*
|A4||She's A Woman
Vocals – Duke*Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
|A5||One Last Kiss (From 'Bye Bye Birdie')
Vocals – Duke*Written-By – Strouse*, Adams*
|A6||Round The World Rhythm And Blues|
|B1||The Mountain's High
Written-By – Dick St. John
|B2||With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
Written-By – Lee*, E. H. Weston*, R.P. Weston*, Holloway*
|B3||Knock Knock (Who's There?)
Written-By – Crewe*, Santos*
|B4||In The Shelter Of Your Arms
Vocals – Duke*Written-By – Samuels*
|B5||Let Her Go
Vocals – P'Nut*Written-By – Brooks*
|B6||She's The One
Written-By – Dubas*
- Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
- Made By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
- Photography By – Patrick Gwynn-Jones
- Sleeve Notes – Peter Leslie
- Sleeve, Design – Denis Preston
- Supervised By – Monty Babson
|MSX 60007||The Barron Knights With Duke D'Mond||The Barron Knights With Duke D'Mond - The Barron=Knights (LP, Mono)||Columbia||MSX 60007||New Zealand||1966|
|JSX 6007||The Barron Knights With Duke D'Mond||The Barron Knights With Duke D'Mond - The Barron=Knights (LP, Mono)||Columbia||JSX 6007||South Africa||1966|