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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Rebel Yell

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel are best known for the 1975 number 1 single Make Me Smile (Come up and See Me) as opposed to Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile) as most people think it was called.
Anyway I'm not going to post that as everyone knows it but will go for two of their lesser but still very good hits.
Steve Harley went on to have a fairly unspectacular solo career and presented the Sounds of the 70's on Radio 2
He was also supposed to play the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera but was pipped at the post by Michael Crawford - oh the ignominy of it!
I've  got the double live LP Face to Face from 1977 which I got in a record library sale for 50p
It is perhaps no coincidence that 1977 was the start of  the punk era.

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Judy Teen

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft


  1. were these made before the band split and then he made Make Smile? Isn't that what his most famous song is all about?

  2. Yup they are older posts Youth.
    Wasn't aware of this piece of trivia
    Every day is a school day unless you are a teacher when it is about a third of the year