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The Pasadenas were a British R&B/pop group. They had two UK top 10 albums and eight UK top 40 hit singles, including "Tribute (Right On)" (1988), "Riding on a Train" (1988) and "I'm Doing Fine Now" (1991).[1]

The Pasadenas
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Clockwise from bottom left: David Milliner, Aaron Brown, Andrew Banfield, Hamish Seelochan and Michael Milliner.
Background information
OriginUnited Kingdom
GenresR&B, pop
Years active1988–2005
LabelsColumbia Records
Past membersAndrew Banfield
Aaron Brown
David Milliner
Michael Milliner
Hamish Seelochan

CareerEdit

The group scored a UK number five hit, and topped the charts in the Netherlands in 1988 with their initial release, "Tribute (Right On)", which paid homage to soul luminaries such as Diana Ross & the Supremes and Aretha Franklin.[1] In October 1988, they released a companion album, To Whom It May Concern, which sold more than one million copies.[1] In addition to "Tribute (Right On)", the album included "Riding on a Train" (a number four hit in the Netherlands), and a version of The Chi-Lites' "Living in the Footsteps of Another Man". They had several follow-up hits, including "Love Thing" (UK No. 22, Netherlands No. 13) in 1990.

In 1989, the Pasadenas were part of Band Aid II.

The group followed with the album Elevate in 1991 and Yours Sincerely in 1992, but never again charted in the US, although they achieved another UK hit with a Billy Griffin production of their remake of New York City's "I'm Doin' Fine Now", which sold over 200,000 copies.[1] It was slightly re-titled ("I'm Doing Fine Now"), and became their biggest hit, reaching No. 4 in the UK. The Pasadenas continued to perform around the UK into the 21st century.[citation needed]

In 2002, Cherry Red Records reissued the album To Whom It May Concern on CD.[1] In April 2005, the Pasadenas took part in week three of the TV reality show, Hit Me, Baby, One More Time.

Band member Andrew Banfield's sister, Susan, was one half of the Cookie Crew.

Member detailsEdit

  • Andrew Banfield (born John Andrew Banfield, 1964)
  • Michael "Mike" Milliner (born 1962)
  • David Milliner (born 1962)
  • Aaron Brown (born Jeff Aaron Brown, 1964)
  • Hamish Seelochan (born 1964)[2]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album UK[3] US[4] US R&B[4]
1988 To Whom It May Concern
3
89
49
1990 Elevate
-
-
-
1992 Yours Sincerely
6
-
-
1995 Phoenix
-
-
-

† – Japan release only

SinglesEdit

Year Title
Songwriter(s)
UK[3] US US R&B
1988 "Tribute (Right On)"
The Pasadenas/Pete Wingfield
5
52
8
1988 "Riding on a Train"
The Pasadenas
13
-
73
1988 "Enchanted Lady"
The Pasadenas/Pete Wingfield
31
-
-
1990 "Love Thing"
D. Milliner/M. Milliner/The Pasadenas
22
-
-
1990 "Reeling"
D. Milliner/The Pasadenas/P. Sampson
75
-
-
1991 "Another Lover"
M. Milliner/The Pasadenas
-
-
-
1991 "I'm Doing Fine Now"
Thom Bell/Sherman Marshall
4
-
-
1992 "Make It with You"
David Gates
20
-
-
1992 "I Believe in Miracles"
Michael Milliner/The Pasadenas
34
-
-
1992 "Moving in the Right Direction"
Milliner/The Pasadenas
49
-
-
1992 "Let's Stay Together"
Al Green/Willie Mitchell/Al Jackson, Jr.
22
-
-
1995 "Round & Round"
D. Milliner/The Pasadenas
96[5]
-
-

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Pasadenas | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 419. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ a b "The Pasadenas | Album Discography". AllMusic.
  5. ^ "The Pasadenas". Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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