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Swingin Blue Jeans

The Swinging Blue Jeans were a four-piece 1960s British Merseybeat band, best known for their hit singles with the HMV label; "Hippy Hippy Shake", "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "You're No Good", issued in 1964. Subsequent singles released that year and the next made no impression. In 1966, their version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Don't Make Me Over" peaked at no. 31 in the UK Singles Chart, but the group never charted again.

Founded by Ray Ennis and Les Braid in 1958 as a six-man skiffle group called the Blue Genes, The Swinging Blue Jeans performed on many popular TV shows in the United Kingdom and Europe, appearing with The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, and The Merseybeats. The Swinging Blue Jeans had the standard "Shadows" line-up of two guitars, a bass guitar and drums and achieved local fame with their appearances at the Cavern Club. They had a three year spell of success, rising and falling with Merseybeat itself. The group eventually retired to the cabaret circuit.

An album to the single Hippy Hippy Shake was released in 1964 by EMI on the HMV label. In Canada it was issued by Capitol Records (T6069) and in the U.S. on Imperial Records (LP-9261). A second album "Blue Jeans Swinging" was also released.

The Swinging Blue Jeans, with some original members, continue to tour to this day.






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