CHRIS CURTIS - 'Aggravation'/'Have I Done Something Wrong' (Pye 7N 17132) June 1966

Here's an obscure 45 by ex Searchers drummer Chris Curtis, released on Pye a few months after he quit the hit making beat group. It's uptempo mid '66 mod beat with background female vocals, plenty of tambourine, brass and strong vocals.

Too bad 'Aggravation' wasn't a hit in England, the record seems to have stalled in no-wheresville just like so many other 60s records. I'm sure Chris Curtis had the songs and the tough vocals to succeed as a solo star after The Searchers but with this flop his recording career was over and he moved into production work until 1969, then quit the music industry for good.

The 45 is sought after especially the Dutch picture sleeve release.


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  2. Cheers for the plug and thanks for sharing that cool piccy sleeve which I never knew existed. This record gets me every time!

  3. What a wicked record! True chart topper that never was. Love this. Thanks for sharing!

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    - Daniel


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