100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: Game Of Love- Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders. Born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis in Manchester, England in 1945- he changed his name to Wayne Fontana- the last name coming from Elvis Presley’s drummer D.J. Fontana. Fontana and his back up band The Mindbenders formed in 1963 and were signed by- Fontana Records. While they had 5 Top 40 hits in the UK- ‘The Game Of Love” was the only Top 40 hit they would have in the US- but it was a big one- going all the way to #1 in 1965. After several less successful singles- Fontana left the group and went solo- he had 3 solo Top 40 hits in the UK. Wayne Fontana died last year of cancer at the age of 74.
- Single: ‘The Game Of Love’- Wayne Fontana
- Record Company- Fontana
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Clint Ballard Jr
- Time: 2:4
- B-side:’ Since You’ve Been Gone’
- Album- The Game Of Love
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 in US Billboard Hot 100 and #2 in UK Singles Chart.