The Brotherhood Of Man is a highly acclaimed and veteran English male-female pop group with a sound often compared to that of ABBA that became famous during the 1970s. Best known by oldies music lovers for the anthemic and soulful "United We Stand" (1970), they later achieved lasting international fame with the chipper "Save Your Kisses For Me" (1976), which won the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest.
Formed in 1969 by producer/composer Tony Hiller (July 30, 1927 - August 26, 2018), who also served as the group's main songwriter, the original lineup consisted of Tony Burrows, Sue Glover, Roger Greenaway, Sunny Leslie, and John Goodison (1943-1995). A prolific session singer, Burrows also performed with such then-popular acts as Edison Lighthouse, First Class, The Pipkins, and White Plains. In 1970, The Brotherhood Of Man signed with Deram Records and released their debut album, "United We Stand." By 1973, after a number of personnel changes, the group had become a quartet made up of all-new members Martin Lee, Lee Sheriden, Nicky Stevens, and Sandra Stevens (no relation to Nicky Stevens), which has continued to the present day.
The Brotherhood Of Man debuted in 1970 with "United We Stand," which became a Top 20 hit in the U.S. and made the Top 10 in the U.K., Canada, and Australia. This smash, which has since then been covered by numerous artists over the years, was followed by "Where Are You Going To My Love" (1970), "Reach Out Your Hand" (1971), and "Save Your Kisses For Me" (1976), the latter of which topped the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and also reached #1 in the U.K. and many other European countries. The Brotherhood Of Man's final charting song in the U.S. came in late 1976 with "Sweet Lady From Georgia," and their hits continued in the U.K. and several other countries worldwide through the late 1970s. Hits from that period include such smashes as "Angello" and "Figaro," which both topped the U.K. charts in 1977, and the group's final charting song in the U.K. came in 1982 with "Lightning Flash."
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- Save Your Kisses For Me 1976
(This song also became a hit for Bobby Vinton (1976).)
- United We Stand 1970
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