Showing posts with label Buoys (the). Show all posts
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Sunday, 20 September 2009

Give up your guns - The Buoys

Bill Kelly, Fran Brozena, Jerry Hludzik, Carl Siracuse, Chris Hanlon and Sally Rosoff formed the Buoys in the early Seventies. The band was based in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Songwriter Rupert Holmes wrote their first hit 'Timothy' in 1971 and selected the Buoys to record this song himself.

The follow-up single 'Give up your guns', a narrative featuring an escaped bank robber. The single has the distinction of becoming a top 10 hit twice: it reached number 5 in the Dutch Top 40 in the summer of 1972, then reached number 8 in the summer of 1979.

My collection: 7" single no. 376
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1985
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Give up your guns' / 'The prince of thieves'

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