RR 105. Clem Curtis & The Foundations. Sweet Happiness, Lady Luck (7", Single, Promo). NG 816. Sweet Happiness (7", Single).
Clem Curtis (born Curtis Clements; 28 November 1940 – 27 March 2017) was a Trinidadian British singer, who was the original lead vocalist of sixties soul group The Foundations. He was the father of seven children, six sons and a daughter from previous relationships. Born in Trinidad as Curtis Clements, he arrived in England at the age of fifteen and later found employment as an interior decorator. He entered boxing and won most of his fights as a professional boxer
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From the Foundations An album, From the Foundations, was duly recorded and featured some superb material, embracing both current soul and the then-popular discotheque sounds. The covers included everything from Joe Tex ("Show Me") to Tony Hatch ("Call Me," in a version worthy of Motown), as well as some new Macaulay/Macleod numbers. The debut album never made the British charts, but it remained in print for years, a perennial seller that held up well over time. Various versions of the Foundations continued to tour into the first decade of the 21st century, including Curtis as Clem Curtis & the Foundations and Warner as Alan Warner's Foundations. The proof of a reputation is in the listening, and this double CD just oozes proof in its 41 songs, 23 of them off of From the Foundations and Digging the Foundations.
Singer Clem Curtis has died at the age of 76 following a battle with cancer. The former Foundations frontman, known for hits Back on my Feet Again and Baby Now That I’ve Found You, had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer earlier this year. The Trinidad-born singer was the band’s original lead singer, before leaving in 1968 after a series of creative differences. Curtis pursued a career as a solo singer in the US but later returned to front various line-ups of The Foundations over the years. He also launched an acting career, starring in The Wiz at the Lyric Hammersmith and appearing in The Bill and Airport. Speaking to the BBC earlier this year, Curtis’ wife said: Well unfortunately, he has been diagnosed with two cancers.
Clem Curtis, original lead singer of The Foundations, has died aged 76. Curtis’s family confirmed he passed away on Monday morning. Born in 1940, his band The Foundations were best known for their 1967 track Baby, Now That I’ve Found You, which is still believed to be the first chart-topper by a British multi-racial band. Curtis, who lived in Buckinghamshire left The Foundations in 1968 shortly before they had a hit with Build Me Up Buttercup, but returned to sing in various line-ups. He went on to launch a solo career in the 1970s.
Clem Curtis, the original lead singer of The Foundations, has died at the age of 76. The family of the musician, who made his fame with hits such as Baby I've Got You, confirmed he had passed away on Monday following a battle with cancer. Clem, who was born in Trinidad but moved to England at the age of 15, was the lead singer of the British soul group which formed in 1967 - before he left in 1968. The Foundations was comprised of West Indian, White British and Sri Lankan men, making them the first multi-racial group to have a number one hit in the UK in the 1960s. Happy days: Clem, who was born in Trinidad (third from right), was the original lead singer of British soul group The Foundations which formed in 1967 - before he left in 1968. Madonna, 60, steps out in conservative trench coat a day after dropping shocking new topless album art for Madame X. The knight who says Ni!
Whoever thought the day would come when the Foundations would be honored with a three-CD set? Now that it's found us, though, the job's certainly been done with admirable completeness, the 60 songs including everything they did for Pye - a period that covers virtually everything of interest the band recorded, mostly dating from 1967-1970. Most admirers of the group will be content with a single-disc greatest-hits collection, but for more serious fans this roundup is a valuable service, and the live album - promised for reissue on CD in the late '90s - comes off better here and more credible than most of us remember it. The absence of original release date information (except for the year of issue) for each track is unfortunate, however, and the annotation is a bit disappointing - on most of these Castle/Sanctuary vault raids of the Pye vaults, there's almost too much information, but here there's too little.
The lead singer of the Foundations had hits with classics Build Me Up Buttercup and Baby, Now That I Found You. He died from cancer. Photo via dannimorgan. We've just received news that our friend Clem Curtis has died.
|RR 105||Clem Curtis & The Foundations||Sweet Happiness (7")||Riverdale Records||RR 105||UK||1976|
|RR 105||Clem Curtis & The Foundations||Sweet Happiness / Lady Luck (7", Single, Promo)||Riverdale Records||RR 105||UK||1976|
|NG 816||Clem Curtis & The Foundations||Sweet Happiness (7", Single)||Riverdale Records||NG 816||Netherlands||1976|