Friday, 10 January 2014

"Bend It" by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

It was five years ago today, on 10 January 2009, that Dave Dee of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich died after a long battle with prostate cancer. In memory of Dave Dee, then, I am posting one of my favourite songs by  Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.

"Bend It" went to #2 on the British singles charts. It also did well in Europe, going to #1 in Germany and Denmark. In Australia it reached #2 on the singles chart.  Unfortunately,  many radio stations in the United States banned the record because of its suggestive lyrics. As a result  Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich recorded a second, less suggestive version and the original version was pulled from record stores. Sadly, this didn't help a whole lot. It only reached #110 on the Billboard singles chart. Regardless, it remains one of  Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich's more popular songs among their American fans.

Here is the original promotional film for "Bend It", filmed at the London Playboy Club. 


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