Fancy (3)

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After Ray Fenwick had sessioned with producer Mike Hurst, and bassist Mo Foster (on different sessions), Hurst invited Fenwick to produce a new version of the Troggs number, 'Wild Thing'. The three of them got together, and after recruiting drummer Henry Spinetti, and singer Helen Caunt, they recorded their version. To the surprise of all concerned, the track was a hit in the U.S. charts and they quickly came under pressure to produce a follow-up, then an album. However, Caunt was deemed increasingly unsuitable and was replaced by Annie Kavanagh, who'd been lead in the London performance of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. In early 1974, they hit the U.S. charts for a second time with 'Touch Me', but it was clear to Hurst that Atlantic weren't going to support the band, so he "pulled out of the deal".

in the summer of 1974, newly signed to Arista, and now with Les Binks on drums, they embarked on their U.S. tour. During this tour they supported several acts, including: Kiss, Wishbone Ash, and Steppenwolf. They continued touring, and in early 1975 they also supported 10cc at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London. There were to be several more releases, but their former success in the States eluded them. The band fizzled-out in 1976. Ray Fenwick went on to record with, and then join the Ian Gillan Band.

Helen Caunt (vocals)
Annie Kavanagh (vocals)
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Albums

SD 89502 Fancy (3) - Wild Thing album art Fancy (3) Wild Thing (Album) Big Tree Records SD 89502 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 062-96 853 Fancy (3) - Something To Remember album art Fancy (3) Something To Remember (Album) Arista 1 C 062-96 853 Germany 1975 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-10031 Fancy (3) - Wild Thing album art Fancy (3) Wild Thing (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 45-10031 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
ATL 11514 Fancy (3) - Touch Me album art Fancy (3) Touch Me (Single) Atlantic ATL 11514 Sweden 1974 Sell This Version
ARISTA 15 Fancy (3) - I Was Made To Love Him (Long Version) album art Fancy (3) I Was Made To Love Him (Long Version) (Single) Arista ARISTA 15 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2J 006 97448 Fancy (3) - Music Maker album art Fancy (3) Music Maker (Single) Arista 2J 006 97448 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
01.22.607 Fancy (3) - She's Ridin' The Rock Machine album art Fancy (3) She's Ridin' The Rock Machine (Single) Arista 01.22.607 Peru 1975 Sell This Version
45-1133 America (2), Fancy (3) America (2), Fancy (3) - Tin Man / Touch Me(7", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 45-1133 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
BT-15032 Fancy (3) - Wild Thing / Touch Me album art Fancy (3) Wild Thing / Touch Me (Single) Big Tree Records BT-15032 US 1998 Sell This Version

Compilations

SRH 802 Fancy (3) - Something To Remember & Wild Thing  album art Fancy (3) Something To Remember & Wild Thing (CD, Album, Comp) Start Rock Heritage SRH 802 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SJPCD094 Fancy (3) - Wild Thing / Turns You On album art Fancy (3) Wild Thing / Turns You On(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Angel Air SJPCD094 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDLEMBOX241 Fancy (3) - The Complete Recordings  album art Fancy (3) The Complete Recordings (Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD) Lemon Recordings CDLEMBOX241 UK 2021 Sell This Version