The Viscounts - Who Put The Bomp

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  The Viscounts were a British pop group from London consisting of three members, Don Paul, Ronnie Wells and songwriter Gordon Mills. They had formerly been part of a TV ensemble called Morton Frazer's Harmonica Gang. They quit the group and formed The Viscounts in 1958, playing local shows and eventually attracting the attention of manager Larry Parnes who signed them to Pye records in 1960.

Their cover version of Ray Smith's hit single "Rockin' Little Angel" became a hit in Australia, and their cover of "Shortnin' Bread" hit #16 in November that year in the UK singles chart. In addition to recording rock/pop numbers, they also did some trad jazz, covering Paul Whiteman for a compilation album. In 1961 their single cover version of "Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp Bomp)" reached #21 in the UK chart, spending ten weeks in the listings.

The group toured with Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, as well as sharing a stage with The Beatles in 1963 opening for Chris Montez. After the group split in 1964, bandmember Gordon Mills wrote "It's Not Unusual" for Tom Jones.



The Viscounts - Who Put The Bomp / What Am I Saying

U.K. Pye 7N.15379 (1961)

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is clear and strong throughout.

The record shows no signs of spindle wear.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.

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