Dave Berry (musician)

Dave Berry (Musician)

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Not to be confused with English 1960s singer Mike Berry.
Dave Berry (born David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941, Woodhouse, Sheffield) is a British pop singer and former teen idol of the 1960s. He performed a mixture of hard R&B and pop ballads and was popular in Britain, and on Continental Europe but had no commercial success in the US, where he is best known for the original versions of Ray Davies' "This Strange Effect" and Graham Gouldman's "I'm Going To Take You There". He had an unusual ambition for a pop performer trying to make a name for himself - to appear on TV completely hidden by a prop. In his own words, to "not appear, to stay behind something and not come out". He often hid behind the upturned collar of his leather jacket, or wrapped himself around, and effectively behind, the microphone lead.

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His best remembered hits are Memphis, Tennessee, "The Crying Game" (1964) and his 1965 hit "Little Things", a cover version of Bobby Goldsboro's Stateside Top 40 success. "This Strange Effect" (1965), written by Ray Davies, became a Number One hit for him in the Netherlands and Belgium, countries where he still enjoys celebrity status, having received an award from Radio Veronica, Netherlands, for their best selling pop single of...
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