Sunday, 31 January 2016

C@st Member$ - 1971 - Je$u$ Chri$t Super$tar (UK cast)

Murray Head - Superstar/Mike d'Abo - Herod's Song/Murray Head - Too Much Heaven On Their Minds - I Don't Know How To Love HIm

This EP I believe was only released here in Australia and contains 4 excerpts from the parent album 2 tracks fom Murray head "Superstar" and "Too Much Heaven On Their Minds" 1 from Mike d'Abo "Herod's Song" and 1 from Yvonne Elliman "I Don't Know How To Love Him"

Murray Seafield Saint-George Head (born 5 March 1946) is an English actor and singer, most recognised for his international hit songs "Superstar" (from the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar) and "One Night in Bangkok" (the 1985 single from the musical Chess, which topped the charts in various countries), and for his 1975 album Say It Ain't So. He has been involved in several projects since the 1960s and continues to record music, perform concerts and make appearances on television either as himself or as a character actor.

Michael David "Mike" d'Abo (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann and as the composer of the popular song "Handbags and Gladrags". 

Mike d'Abo's musical career began while he was still at Harrow School. He had minor success with a group of Old Harrovians, A Band of Angels, After leaving A Band of Angels he joined in August 1966 Manfred Mann, as replacement for Paul Jones.

D'Abo's first big hit with Manfred Mann was "Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James". It was nearly recorded with "Mr Jones" in the title before it occurred to the group that it might be interpreted as being an implied reference to Paul Jones. D'Abo first recorded the As Is album (with the attaching single "Just Like a Woman"). All of the UK Fontana and US Mercury releases featured d'Abo.

He composed and produced Chris Farlowe's "Handbags and Gladrags", a hit single (which was also notably recorded by Rod Stewart and Stereophonics and subsequently became the theme music to the BBC television show The Office) and "The Last Goodbye". He also wrote two songs recorded by Rod Stewart on Immediate Records: "Little Miss Understood" and "So Much to Say (So Little Time)." With d'Abo fronting, Manfred Mann enjoyed numerous hits, including "Ragamuffin Man", "Ha Ha Said the Clown," "My Name is Jack" and the Dylan-penned number one hit, "Mighty Quinn." Manfred Mann subsequently disbanded in 1969.

Yvonne Marianne Elliman (born December 29, 1951) is an American singer who performed for four years in the first cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. She scored a number of hits in the 1970s and achieved a US #1 hit with "If I Can't Have You". After a long hiatus in the 1980s and 1990s, during which time she dedicated herself to her family, she made a comeback album as a singer-songwriter in 2004.

She had her first hit single in 1971 with the ballad "I Don't Know How to Love Him", from Jesus Christ Superstar. The song was her first entry on the U.S. charts, peaking at #28 pop in 1971, although a cover version by Helen Reddy was a bigger hit. In the end, Elliman sang Jesus Christ Superstar on the 1970 concept album, in the original Broadway cast (1971), and starred and sang it in the 1973 film. She and Barry Dennen were alone among the cast to have lasted from the original record through the two stage productions to the film, for which her screen performance as Mary Magdalene led to a 1974 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

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