Clover (3)

Clover (3)

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Clover had a two part career, the first in the late 1960's and early 1970's in the US and the second in the later 1970's in the UK.
The group was formed in San Francisco in 1967 when Johnny Ciambotti joined up with John McFee, Alex Call and Mitch Howie who were members of a group called the Tiny Hearing Aid Company. Clover's first gig was July 4 1967.
They performed around the Bay Area over the next two years eventually signing with Fantasy in 1969. They recorded two albums and one single for Fantasy in the early 1970's. Eventually an expanded line-up of the group moved to the UK in 1975 or early 1976. There they released two further albums, and (uncredited) backed Elvis Costello on his debut album My Aim Is True (1977). The group broke up in 1978 after returning to the US.
The group is most well known outside the US for their version of Route '66 in the Levis Jeans commercial.
Around 1976, Huey Lewis joined this band (credited as Huey Louis) and appeared on the two final Clover albums released 1977.

Clover (3) Discography Tracks


Clover (3) Clover (Album) Fantasy France 1970 Sell This Version
Clover (3) Fourty Niner (Album) Fantasy US 1971 Sell This Version
Clover (3) Love On The Wire (Album) Vertigo US 1977 Sell This Version
Clover (3) Unavailable (Album) Vertigo Canada 1977 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Clover (3) Shotgun / Wade In The Water (Single) Fantasy Italy 1970 Sell This Version
FANT-639 DJ Clover (3) Wade In The Water / Stealin'(7", Promo) Fantasy FANT-639 DJ US 1970 Sell This Version
M-20.174 Clover (3) Come / Monopoly(7", Single) America Records M-20.174 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
Clover (3) Chicken Funk Vertigo Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Clover (3) Chain Gang (Single) Vertigo UK 1977 Sell This Version
6059 164 Clover (3) I Lie Awake (And Dream Of You)(7", Single) Vertigo 6059 164 UK 1977 Sell This Version
DJ-538 Clover (3) Hearts Under Fire(7", Promo) Mercury DJ-538 US 1977 Sell This Version
6059 188 Clover (3) Oh Senorita(7", Single) Vertigo 6059 188 UK 1977 Sell This Version
DJ-504 Clover (3) Take Another Look(7", Promo) Mercury DJ-504 US 1977 Sell This Version
CLOVER 1 Clover (3) Child Of The Streets(7") Philips CLOVER 1 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
LYN 4277 Clover (3) There Is No Substitute For Real Magic(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo, Smplr) Vertigo LYN 4277 UK 1977 Sell This Version
6059 171 Clover (3) Love Love(7", Single) Vertigo 6059 171 UK 1977 Sell This Version
4C 006 91690 M Clover (3) Shotgun / Stealin'(7", Single) Liberty 4C 006 91690 M Belgium Unknown Sell This Version


FT550, 0C 062·61 248 Clover (3) The Clover Chronicle - The Best Of The Fantasy Years(LP, Comp) Fantasy, Fantasy FT550, 0C 062·61 248 UK 1978 Sell This Version
MERB 98 Clover (3) The Best Of Clover (An American Band In London)(LP, Comp, Alb) Mercury MERB 98 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Clover (3) The Sound City Sessions (Comp) Sonic Past Music US 2006 Sell This Version
RGM-0074 Clover (3) Clover / Fourty Niner(CD, Comp, RM) Real Gone Music RGM-0074 US 2012 Sell This Version
BGOCD1096 Clover (3) Unavailable / Love On The Wire(2xCD, Album, Comp, RM) BGO Records BGOCD1096 UK 2013 Sell This Version

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