Stars in their native UK and Germany; the collective that toiled under the moniker of “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich” were founded by bassist Trevor Ward-Davies – aka Dozy.
Recording and performing songs mostly penned by the celebrated theatrical writing team of Alan Blaikley and Ken Howard – who also composed various West End musicals and television themes – DDDBMT scored several hits spanning ’66 to ’69.
Noted for their fashion savvy (or lack thereof) and exuberant performances (and early music videos), Dozy was soulful pocket player who occasionally rendered lead vocals including a Shakespearean monologue on the group’s final chart hit “The Wreck of the Antoinette.”
When singer Dave Dee departed, the band faded into obscurity (from which KYBP now rescues them…) and eventually re-emerged as a popular presence on the nostalgia circuit in recent years. Dozy dosed off for good in 2015, yet his legend prevails…
Trevor Ward-Davies Sound & Vision…
“Hold Tight” https://youtu.be/J5RiPbBgO6g
“Wreck of the Antionette” https://youtu.be/yCgqIYbGfcY
“Legend of Xanadu” https://youtu.be/rsExj_0IHEs
“Bend It” https://youtu.be/MSlpK0U9dhE