The Three Bells

Formed in Liverpool England, in 1960, the Three Bells consisted of twins Carol and Sue Bell and their sister Jean. "Steady Date" and "Melody Of Love" were issued on Pye Records in 1960 and 1961 respectively, but their lightweight vocal style was markedly different from the direction the group pursued upon relaunching their career in 1964. Their version of "Softly In The Night", a Carole King/Gerry Goffin song first recorded by the Cookies, showed the influence of British Beat, with a harmonica solo and tough vocal sound to match. Unusually for "girl groups", the Three Bells wrote their next single, "Someone To Love" (1965), an upbeat, soul-influenced number. In keeping with contemporaries the Breakaways, the group was also renowned for session work, backing Manfred Mann on their There's No Living Without Your Loving EP and enjoying a residency on ITV television's Gadzooks! It's All Happening. In 1966 they recorded "Cry No More", popularised by Ben E. King, but in 1967 the singers opted to change their name to the Satin Bells. Still pursuing a soul/pop direction, they completed a series of excellent singles, including "Baby You're So Right For Me" (1968), "I Stand Accused" (1969) and "The Power Of Love' (1970). These releases were not a success and the Satin Bells" recording career ended in 1971 with the camp/vaudeville "The Belle Telephone Song".

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This song is from the movie 'The Ghost Goes Gear' which features the Spencer Davis Group in a tale about the group's manager and his parents and their attempts, with the help of the group, to save their ancestral home...