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Liquid Gold were an English disco group conisting of Ellie Hope (vocals), Syd Twynham (guitar), Ray Knott (bass) and Wally Rothe (drums).

Ray Knott and Ellie Hope had met auditioning to play in Babe Ruth, a group that released four albums between 1972 and 1975. After the final album, Kid Stuff, they recruited Wally Rothe and Syd Twynham to form Dream Coupe; after a few shows they signed to Creole Records, a Polo Records subsidiary, and changed their name to Liquid Gold.

Their first single, Anyway You Do It, was released in October 1978. It just missed the UK Top 40 (reaching #41) but resulted in their being transferred to Polo for their next release, My Baby’s Baby (1979). Although it failed to chart in the UK, a remixed version of the song was concurrently released by Parachute Records in the US and became a hit, reaching #5 on the US Club Play charts and #45 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The next single was Mr Groovy (1980), which also failed to chart; but it was quickly followed by Dance Yourself Dizzy (1980), which became their biggest UK hit, peaking at #2 in the UK and #26 in the US Club Play charts.

Substitute (1980) followed, reaching #8. Their final UK Top 40 entry was The Night, The Wine and The Roses (1980).

In March 1981, the single Don’t Panic was released, becoming the only track being submitted for “Song For Europe” (the UK’s contest to decide the entry into the Eurovision Song Contest) and hitting the UK charts (#42), despite failing to win.


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  • RussellChap

    some of the worse disco ever recorded, liquid gold...piss

    19 Mar 7:41pm Reply

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