Dave Berry
A unique, and charismatic performer, Berry performed a
mixture of hard R&B and pop ballads. He was extremely
popular in Britain, and on Continental Europe.

His early hits name checked his backing band, The
Cruisers who at that time were made up of John Fleet
(bass & piano), Roy Barber (rhythm guitar), Frank Miles
(lead guitar) and Kenny Slade (drums). Berry parted
company with this line-up around the time of "The Crying
He recruited four more local musicians - Frank White,
Johnny Riley, Pete Cliff and old friend Alan Taylor to be
the second generation of Cruisers,with lead guitarist
White eventually replaced by Roy Ledger until around
1965, when personnel changes began to be more

"The Crying Game" (1964), B. J. Thomas' sentimental
"Mama" (1966)[2] and "This Strange Effect" (1965) - the
latter written by Ray Davies, are among his best
remembered hits. Indeed, "This Strange Effect" became a
Number One hit for him in Holland and Belgium, countries
where he still enjoys superstar status, resulting in a
Special Award from Radio Veronica, Holland, for their
best selling pop single of all time.

His 1965 hit "Little Things" was a cover version of Bobby
Goldsboro's Stateside Top 40 success.

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Dave Berry joined Vince on the
show on Monday 5th May 2008