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Kenny
United Kingdom

Years: 1974 - 1977
Styles: Bubblegum Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock

Founder

Rick Driscoll - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1974 - 1977)
Yan Style - Guitar (in band: 1974 - 1977)
Chris Redburn - Bass Guitar (in band: 1974 - 1977)
Chris Lacklison - Keyboards (in band: 1974 - 1977)
Andy Walton - Drums (in band: 1974 - 1977)

Biography

    Old Music Encyclopedia PictureKenny were a mid-1970s English pop and glam rock band.

    In 1974 a five piece rock band from North London called Chuff were supporting The Troggs at Middlesex polytechnic. Their agent at the time was discussing them with songwriters Martin and Coulter who he knew was looking for a group to promote some new songs.

    One which was called "The Bump" had recently entered the charts under the name of Kenny, which was really Phil Coultier on vocals and a remixed backing track from the Bay City Rollers. Problem was they desperately needed a group to be Kenny!

    It was put to Chuff that if they became Kenny they would have instant stardom and would appear on the number one music show "Top of The Pops". They agreed and felt that they needed a better lead singer to go with a new image. Therefore Rick Driscoll arrived on the scene.

    The Bump reached number 3 in the UK in 1974 released on the RAK label. Their follow up in 1975 was the song "Fancy Pants" and this reached number 4.

    The band then had their own 'K' logo which was very similar to that of kellogs!  Two more hits followed with "Baby I Love You Ok" and their last UK hit "Julie Anne" which reached number 10 in that year.

    Neither drew any attention whatsoever and when a serious road accident put Stile out of action, Kenny folded. They have never reformed.


Albums

The Sound Of Super K. (1975)
Ricochet (1976)

Singles & EPs

The Bump (Oct 25, 1974)
Fancy Pants / I'm a Winner (Feb 28, 1975)
Baby I Love You, OK! (May 30, 1975)
Julie Anne (Aug 1, 1975)
Nice To Have You Home (Nov 21, 1975)
Hot Lips (Mar 19, 1976)
Red Headed Lady / Alone Together (Aug 20, 1976)

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