Their first hit, You’ve Got Your Troubles, was their biggest; all the way to #2 in the UK and #7 in the US. That was in 1965. By the 70s, despite releasing nine singles and five albums. The Fortunes were on their way back down the charts – although most 70s fans will remember Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again.
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- The Fortunes formed in Birmingham, England in 1963.
- Originally a vocal trio (Rod Allen, Glen Dale and Barry Pritchard), the Fortunes were backed by an instrumental group known as the Cliftones.
- The band achieved international acclaim in 1965, when You’ve Got Your Troubles broke into the US and UK Top 10s. While that was their biggest hit, other hit singles followed including, Here It Comes Again, Storm in a Teacup, Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again, and Freedom Come, Freedom Go.
- The Fortunes recorded a couple of US advertisements for Coca-Cola. First, in 1967, was a version of the theme tune, Things Go Better with Coke, then in 1969 the new slogan recording, It’s the Real Thing.
- The Fortunes continue to tour today but with none of its original line-up.
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- Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again was composed by song writing mastersm Tony Macaulay, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway.
- It was released by The Fortunes in May 1971, and peaked at #51 in the UK and #15 in the US.
- Sonny & Cher covered Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again on their album All I Ever Need is You. A cover was also included as part of the extended LP version of Stars on 45, a number one medley hit from 1981.
- Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again lyrics.
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