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The Swinging Blue Jeans

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The Swinging Blue Jeans are a five-piece British band, best known for their proto-rave-up hit single “Hippy Hippy Shake” (also known as “The Hippy Hippy Shake”). Intriguingly, while the song sounds rather Beatles-clone like, the Beatles did in fact do a cover version of this song for the BBC. The Swinging Blue Jeans had a spell of moderate success, breaking into the U.S. with the aforementioned hit but also charting again and again in the U.K. such as with the top 5 cover track “You’re No Good”. Sadly, they seemed to fly along with the all-pervading merseybeat success story. Once the novelty started to pale, the hits dried up, and the band eventually retired to the circuit.

Guitarist Terry Sylvester left the group in the late 60s, and he joined another seminal Britsh rock act, The Hollies, as a replacement for the departing Graham Nash. The Swinging Blue Jeans, with some original members, soldiered on through the decades. A version of the group, with and guitarist Ray Ennis remaining, continues to tour to this day.

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  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    две песни, но какие, черт возьми!

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • luckystoned

    oldie but goodie ;-)

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mmmmlowell

    killer harmonies.

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • optimisticky

    harmless and with a million hooks everywhere but i am convinced their name (while tragically hip now) was secretly really square back then.

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ilyAK84

    Hippy Hippy Shake hahahauhaua epic

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • In0j

    epic!

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jory93

    fabulous

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Eibel

    great!!!

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Twiggs_72

    Good solid 60's rock... I do like

    19 Apr 2010 Reply
  • melloroberto

    Alguém tem a letra da música nº 12 "Do you know" ?

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • trixie50

    УУУУУУуууууууууууууу.Слушала в начале 70-х:):):)

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • FabricioFFC

    Muito bom ouvir o verdadeiro rock 'n' roll!

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • rogervaz

    nessa época as musicas eram boas mas os musicos eram toscos demais... mas The Swinging Blue Jeans é uma das raras que se salvam

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Haladran

    Daft but reat gun. 12 bar blues just gets me every time!

    22 Jan 2009 Reply
  • DakoSuede

    ¿como han escrito esa biografía aquí??? Los Swinging Blue Jeans son una banda inglesa de comienzos de los años 60's, de Liverpool... y siguen en activo en nuestros días.

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • the_flava

    the swingin BJ's! swing dat blow job

    13 Sep 2008 Reply
  • X__Truthiness

    I love "Hippy Hippy Shake" & "Get Rid of Her" <3

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • unrockafeller

    everytime rock in roll, everyday swinging blue jeans....

    11 Sep 2008 Reply
  • bobbiflekman

    Tsk, the formula for an acceptable band name, as any fule no, is "The + adjective + noun (preferably plural)". Therefore, The Swinging Blue Jeans is a GREAT band name (and The Flying Burrito Brothers also get a pass).

    2 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Amethystum

    Its Great

    2 May 2008 Reply
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