100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: GROOVY KIND OF LOVE- THE MINDBENDERS

The Mindbenders – A Groovy Kind Of Love / Love Is Good (1966, Vinyl) -  Discogs

100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: Groovy Kind Of Love- The Mindbenders. As Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders- in 1965 they had a #1 hit with ‘Game Of Love’- after Fontana left later in 1965- the group continued as The Mindbenders- and they would have one more big hit in them- in 1966-with ‘A Groovy Kind of Love’ which peaked at #2 in both the US and UK. The group had a new lead vocalist in Eric Stewart- and the head of the Screen Gems office in London- Jack McGraw thought that the song was a perfect match for Stewart’s voice. The song was written by two songwriters- who were still students at New York’s High School Of Music and Art- Carole Bayer Segar and Toni Wine. The first recording of the song was in 1965 by the American duo of Diane and Annita. In 1988 Phil Collins would top The Mindbenders- at least on the charts- by taking it one higher- to #1 in both the US and UK.

  • Single: ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’- The Mindbenders
  • Record Company- Fontana
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Carole Bayer Seger and Toni Wine
  • Time: 1:59
  • B-side: ‘Love Is Good’
  • Album-The Mindbenders
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #2 in US Billboard Hot 100 #2 in UK Singles Chart.

6 responses to “100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: GROOVY KIND OF LOVE- THE MINDBENDERS

  1. Fontana should have stayed with the band. I don’t think he had much of a career after leaving. The Mindbenders were the band that played behind Lulu in the movie To Sir with Love. Typical for the movies, no amps, no cords, and the music had a string section. Still a good flick. A lot of good bands came out of the UK back in the mid 60s.

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