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The Chimes


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Three artists share this name: a Scottish group, an American rock band, and an American Doo Wop group.

1) The Chimes were a successful dance music trio from Scotland, featuring vocalist Pauline Henry (born 29 January 1961) with Mike Peden and James Locke. They are best known for their hits “Heaven” and a remake of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” which became a UK Top Ten hit. In the U.S. they reached the Billboard Hot 100 with the song “1-2-3,” at #86 in 1990. It spent two weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and its follow-up, “Heaven,” was a #1 dance chart hit.

Bono from U2 famously commented that the Chimes’ cover of their hit “I Still Haven’t Found What Im Looking For” was the “only cover version he had heard that he enjoyed and did the original justice”, adding “at last someone’s come along to sing it properly”.

2) The Chimes were an 80s American rock band formed in Cleveland featured on the post-punk compilation ‘From The Eerie Shore’.

3) An American Doo Wop group that recorded in the 1950’s. They are best known for their song “Once In A While”.


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  • jdotperiod

    What ever happened to Pauline Henry?

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • satan_88_level


    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    i'm here for the doo dop group

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • rockdendeich

    The Chimes spielen beim Umsonst und Draußen Festival Rock den Deich

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
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    16 Jul 2010 Reply
  • PFE2008

    without a doubt one of the best uk albums from the 90's

    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Quasiadequacy

    how many years i've been trying to find any info about them! they are fantastic!

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • AxelKasten

    This album ist unbeatable !!!

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
  • leroijonesjr

    great album. one of my favorites

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • lovelybrown

    big ups!

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
  • cantbesure_

    God I loved the Chimes, time to track down the Innocence album too!

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
  • crawftunes

    An album not recognised enough for the brilliance that it is. Bono apparently said that the version of 'I still haven't found what I'm looking for' was one of the best he's heard. Praise indeed.

    4 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Kym-B

    Heaven still sounds as fantastic as it did back in the day - Pauline Henry should've had wayyy more success than she did - a true soul diva voice, and a really nice person, too. *LOVE*

    18 May 2008 Reply

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