Melanie Makes Me Smile: THE STRANGERS

Australian singles chart:
Melanie Makes Me Smile entered the Kent charts on 22 June 1970 and peaked at #10. It was #66 on the Top 100 of 1970.

Tony Macaulay, Barry Mason

June Productions

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The Strangers, based in Melbourne, existed with different line-ups from 1961 to 1975.
At first they worked as a studio band for artists including The Seekers, Frankie Davidson, Johnny Chester, Merv Benton, Little Gulliver and the Children, Pat Farrar and Joy Lemmon.
They signed as a band in their own right with W&G Records in late 1962 and released a string of singles, initially instrumental songs in a style similar to The Shadows. Their biggest hits on the Australian charts included If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody (1964), Put Yourself in My Place (1965), Lady Scorpio (1969) and Melanie Makes Me Smile (1970).
The Strangers were also the resident backing band on the Melbourne-based television pop program The Go!! Show, appearing each week from 1964 to 1967.
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