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The band Danny Wilson formed in 1986 in Dundee, Scotland by brothers Gary Clark (guitar/vocals), Kit Clark (guitar/vocals) and Ged Grimes (keyboards/vocals), the trio named themselves Spencer Tracy before settling on Danny Wilson - after Frank Sinatra’s character in the movie Meet Danny Wilson…

Their debut single on Virgin Records in Feb’ 1987, “Mary’s Prayer”, failed to make an impression, although it did chart in the US before hitting the UK Top 50 in August and then No. 3 the following March. The song was later featured in the movie “Something About Mary”

The debut album “Meet Danny Wilson” was full of promise with the band’s clean-cut image fitting perfectly in the late-80’s trend for slick.

Their follow-up album, “Bebop Moptop”, however, failed to make much impression, though the fine single “The Second Summer Of Love” did go Top 30.

There was also a subsequent “Greatest Hits” album released after the band split in 1990.


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  • darknsticky

    Wonderful music! I wish they had released more

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ropies

    It's a mystery "Meet Danny Wilson" isn't a bigger classic than it is. Simply an superb album in so many ways.

    8 Mar 2010 Reply
  • alxn

    I was expecting that top song is Mary's Prayer

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
  • dmen01

    Anyone else think "You remain an angel" was their best track?

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • dmen01

    Any other fans out there who want to chat about the band. I was a big fan in the early days, and loved Gary's solo work and work with King L.

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Rixxxrose

    I loved mary's prayer back in the day - wow I was so young and fresh...

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • KeksundTee

    Gute-Laune-Song :-))

    30 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Trotters

    hiab4: the singer/guitarist Gary Clarke was later a member of Transister.

    27 Dec 2008 Reply
  • hiab4

    Who Knows ? What 's goin on with this band now?.

    17 Nov 2008 Reply
  • von_meyer

    This is sooooo good!

    16 Oct 2008 Reply
  • mariefromoz

    Mary's Prayer is my all-time favorite song. Forever.

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
  • finkers

    Meet is still one of my very favourite albums - well worth a listen.

    20 Jul 2008 Reply
  • bAzTNM

    No posts?!?! Mary's Prayer is awesome.

    19 May 2008 Reply

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