Hailing from Birmingham, England THE FORTUNES first came to prominence and international acclaim during that Golden Era of Popular Music – the ‘swinging’ mid-sixties.
Following in the wake of Merseybeat and R&B of The Stones, etc, The Fortunes added another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song with their special ingredients of sophisticated orchestration, dual lead vocals and stylish counter-melodies.
The result was a succession of distinctive and distinguished hit records including ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’, ‘Here It Comes Again’ and continuing into the seventies with more successful releases such as ‘That Same Old Feeling’ and ‘Freedom Come, Freedom Go’. These songs have stood the test of time becoming household favourites permanently on play lists worldwide. The Fortunes remain as one of the UK’s premier harmony groups and are constantly in demand worldwide.
From the initial success in 1964 of ‘Caroline’, which was used as the signature tune for the influential Pirate Radio station of the same name, The Fortunes had a steady succession of worldwide hits. The Fortunes charted in America in 1970 with ‘Rainy Day Feeling Again’ and in 1972 with the release of ‘Storm In A Teacup’. The Fortunes were also the voices for the US Coca Cola adverts (It’s The Real Thing) still to be seen and heard in the US today. Hits in mainland Europe followed.
‘Seasons In The Sun’ and ‘This Golden Ring’ were huge hits. As a testament to The Fortunes’ continued popularity you need look no further than the Gold Disc they were awarded for over 100,000 sales of the ‘All The Hits And More’ album. The group remains as popular as ever and are constantly in demand to do TV and radio shows along with their live shows. Their Touring Schedule takes them to the USA, Canada, Sweden, Holland, Belgium and Germany on a yearly basis and they still find time to tour 80-90 dates in the UK!!