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Boy oh Boy, Racey Hit Tilligerry RSL

Boy oh Boy, Racey Hit Tilligerry RSL

Who: Racey
Where: Tilligerry RSL Club
When: Sunday December 16, 2001

OLDIES certainly are goldies and that remains the case for British pop band Racey. Racey conquered the charts back in 1978 when they released the catchy pop track Baby It's You. And it was in 1978 that the band made their mark.

Lay Your Love On Me became the first of many tracks that would make it into the Top 40 charts all around the world.

The single was a huge Christmas hit and sold more than 950,000 copies in the UK alone.

Racey hit the big time in 1979 with the classic hit Some Girls. The track was originally written for Deborah Harry, but after the success of their previous hit, the four piece decided to stick with it.

Some Girls reached No.1 in countries and eventually sold five million copies worldwide and saw the band release its debut album Smash and Grab in 1980. Smash and Grab sold over one million copies and made it to No.1 in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and other European countries.

It's triple-platinum status in Australia has seen it remain one of the best-selling albums in the country.

Further hits achieved by the lads include Boy Oh Boy, Runaround Sue and Such A Night. In the late 1980s, Racey took a break and each member went on to achieve further success in their own right.

Richard Gower went on to write music for artists such as Smokey, Hot Chocolate and Suzi Quatro Racey performs new tracks and popular favourites at Tilligerry RSL Club on Sunday.

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