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Shane

Ex-pat Englishman Shane Hales first found fame as front man for The Pleazers before embarking on a successful television and solo career. In 1968 he became a presenter on the "C'mon" show. His single "Saint Paul" released on HMV was a #1 hit in 1969 and a top ten hit in Germany. It also won the Loxene Golden Disc Award that year for the best local record.

In 1970 Shane recorded "Heya" with Zonk, a band that included Bruno Lawrence on drums. The track gained favourable air play on U.S. radio.

Discography

Singles:

1968 Town of Tuxley Toymaker/Breakin' My Back - Zodiac Z45/1332
1968 I'll Take You With Me/Mountain of Love
1968 Leaving on a Jet Plane/Something to Shout - Festival Records FNZK 19
1968 Cuddley Toy/Go Ask Your Man - HMV HR 256
1969 Saint Paul/Too Late For Tears - HMV HR 364 #1
1969 Lady Samantha/The Drifter - HMV HR 379 #3
1969 Natural Man/Meet Me On The Ledge - HMV HR 392
1970 Heya/Long Life's Road - HMV - HR 403
1970 Get it Together/Tired of Running - HMV HR 417
1970 No Regrets/That's The Way - HMV HR 430
1971 John Hope/Burn Burn Burn - HMV HR 456
1974 Bad Weather/Leavin' - Family FAY 1078
1982 Starting Out All Over Again/You Can't Change Me - WEA 259985 7 #38
1982 Don't Play That Song Again/Too Good To Stop Now - WEA
1984 (12") Total Man/Another Night With The Boys/You Can't Change Me - WEA SHANE 3
1986 Tear It Up/We've Got All Night

Albums:

1969 Rainy Day Man - HMV CDSM 6305
1970 Natural Man - HMV CDSM 6321
1971 Straight Straight Straight - HMV
1973 Fire Exit - Family FLY 214
9/2/2011 Full Circle - Zodiac
Anthem

With The Pleazers:

1965 Last Night/Poor Girl - Zodiac Records Z45 1212
1965 Gloria/That Lonely Feeling - Zodiac Records Z45 1224
1965 Like Columbus Did/Sometimes - Zodiac Records Z45 1236
1965 Guilty/Can't Pretend - Zodiac Records Z45 1263
1965 Is It Over Baby?/Hurtin' All Over - Zodiac Records Z45 1258
1965 (7" EP) A Midnight Rave With The Pleazers - Zodiac EPZ 133
Baby Jane/Thou Shall Not Steal/I'm Moving On/Bald Headed Woman/Don't Give Me No Lip Child
1967 Here Today/La La Lies - Zodiac Records Z45 1305
1967 Three Cool Cats/Security - Zodiac Records Z45 1309

(LP) Definitely Pleazers - Zodiac ZLP 1026
(CD) Pleazers - EMI

More Video Links

The Beat Goes On - Song of the Week:
Episode 152 - The Honeycombs
Episode 155 - Levon Helm
Episode 169 - Lee Hazlewood/Nancy Sinatra - Jackson
Episode 197 - Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Episode 243 - Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise
Episode 245 - Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
Episode ??? - Peter Posa - The White Rabbit
Saint Paul - Live 2009

Audio Links

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