Allisons

Allisons

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Allisons


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Background = group_or_band
Origin = United Kingdom
Genre = Pop
Years_active = 1961 - 1963
Label = Fontana Records
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Past_members = Bob Day
John Alford
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The Allisons were an English pop duo consisting of:
*Bob Day (born Bernard Colin Day, 2 February 1941, Trowbridge, Wiltshire)
*John Alford (born Brian Henry John Alford, 31 December 1939, London).

They were marketed as being brothers, using the same surname of Allison.

The Allisons represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 with the song "Are You Sure". They came in second place with 24 points. The song was released as a single on the Fontana Records label, and climbed to number 1 on the UK New Musical Express pop chart. However, the official UK Singles Chart shows the song reached number 2. Despite a couple of minor follow-up hits, the duo disbanded in 1963.

Alford initially tried songwriting, but he and Day teamed up for short tours to keep 'The Allisons' name alive. Additionally, in the 1970s and 1980s Alford was joined by other "brothers" - Mike "Allison" and Tony "Allison". By the 1990s Day and Alford regularly reunited to perform in the oldies circuit.

Discography

*"Are You Sure" - (1961) - UK - #2
*"Words" - (1961) - #34
*"Lessons In Love" - (1962) - #30

External links

* [http://www.45-rpm.org.uk/dira/allisons.htm 45-RPM Website]


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