Build Me Up Buttercup: THE NEW FOUNDATIONS

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Australian singles chart:
Build Me Up Buttercup entered the Kent charts on 4 January 1969 and peaked at #2. It was #22 on the Top 100 of 1969.

Mike d’Abo, Tony Macaulay

Tony Macaulay

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BONUS CLIP BELOW: The Valentines performing Build Me Up Buttercup on Australian TV’s Turning On with Baby John.

The Foundations were a British soul band, their background being: West Indian, White British and Sri Lankan. They were the first multi-racial group to have a number one hit in the UK in the 1960s. The Foundations were one of the few British acts to successfully imitate what became known as the Motown Sound.
After a split involving members of the original group, two bands emerged: The Foundations and The New Foundations.
Build Me Up Buttercup was written by Mike d’Abo and Tony Macaulay, and released by the Foundations in 1968 with Colin Young singing lead vocals. Young had replaced Clem Curtis during 1968, and this was the first Foundations hit on which he sang.
The song was released in Australia with ‘New Foundations’ as the group name on the record label.
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Australia’s Valentines performing Build Me Up Buttercup on the HSV7 program Turning On hosted by ‘Baby’ John Burgess.

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