b. 2 July 1945, Stratford, London, England. Vocalist Bonney, a former member of the Expresso Five, was one of six young musicians invited to found the Riot Squad by producer Larry Page. He left the group in the wake of three unsuccessful singles and embarked on a solo career in November 1965 with the release of ‘My Little World Is All Blue’. However, it was Bonney’s second single, ‘Supergirl’, that established the artist’s brand of superior pop and although this vibrant song barely scraped the UK Top 20, it proved highly popular in Europe, topping the German charts for six weeks and selling in excess of one million copies. An attendant album confirmed the artist’s promise, but despite several equally excellent singles, the singer was unable to repeat this early success. In Germany he continued as a star with 14 singles making the German Top 50 between 1966 and 1973. He relocated to Cologne.
- Stratford, London, England
- 2 Jul 1945