Well Russell, we come to NOT one of my favourite groups, BUT a song I just love, “Gloria ” (originally done by Van Morrison when he fronted the group “Them”).
This is a band that sounded British, looked British, but hailed from the Chicago Area. They where very big around the North Chicago Area in 64/65 and where the house band at a place called the Cellar in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The line ups where huge so one night in 1965 it attracted the attention of Dunwich Record Producers Bill Traut and George Badonski and during that gig they did “Gloria“.
Shadows Of Knight – Gloria
Well even though it was there first effort, “Gloria”, was huge and was actually # 1 in Canada, but not in the US. There is a lot of confusion as to just how popular the song was because Dunwich was not a National label and it was released on a staggered basis.
They released a few follow up songs but could never achieve the popularity of Gloria.
Shadows Of Knight – Oh Yeah
Their last entrance on to the charts was with “Shake” and a new label.
Shadows Of Knight – The Shake