Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Motors at the BBC

The Motors : Dancing the Night Away

On March 22, 1977, days after debuting at the Marquee Club, The Motors recorded three songs for John Peel's weekly BBC 1 radio show, "Bringing In the Morning Light", the classic "Dancing the Night Away" and "Emergency". Peel was a big fan and suggested The Motors might be one of those bands fans follow from gig to gig.

Formed by two Ducks Deluxe bandmates, Nick Garvey and Andy McMaster, along with short-lived guitarist Rob Hendry and drummer Ricky Slaughter, The Motors would release a three minute version of "Dancing the Night Away" in September, a UK#42 hit. By then Bram Tchaikovsky had replaced Hendry. A full six minute version of the song leads off the pub rockers debut album 1. A year later they would score a UK#4 hit with "Airport".

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