Friday, October 9, 2009

ø PAPER LACE, Billy Don't Be A Hero|The Night Chicago Died|The Black-Eyed Boys|

Paper Lace was a Nottingham based pop group, formed in 1969. Americans called them 'a one-hit wonder' ; in the UK they were a "classic two and a half hit wonder". Used to be called Music Box, but changed their name to Paper Lace in association to the high quality lace product manufactured in their hometown, Nottingham.


The smash hit "Billy Don't Be a Hero" spent three weeks at Number one on the UK Singles Chart in March 1974. It was followed by an equally catchy story song, which reached the Number 3 called "The Night Chicago Died". Another release, "The Black-Eyed Boys", took Paper Lace to Number 11 in late 1974.



8 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Cheah, u memang ngam ngar with me la.. these songs were in the 1970s.. i was a...er.. in my teens.. hehehe.. Billy dont be a hero.. dont be fool with your life.. billy, dont be hero, come back and make me your wife.....
something like that..huh...

CheaHS@n said...

Claire - You..terror can still remember the lyrics..Been singing the two songs quite often those days but did not realise the band name is Paper Lace until now..

wenn said...

i love this song..sounds like my name and my friends used to tease me..

foongpc said...

The Black Eyed Boys? Black Eyed Peas, I know lah : )

CheaHS@n said...

wenn ~ guess your name would have something like a "ly"?

foongpc - haha..Black Eyes Peas are cool..

Pete said...

Hah, The night Chicago Died....good song to shout like crazy next round Karaoke! he he

Pete said...

Claire....70s teenager...wah same age as Bro Cheah...?

CheaHS@n said...

Pete ~ Really thot I was born in 1970 hehe few more 2o years ago ah..haha