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OriginLuton, Bedfordshire, England
GenresPop music
LabelsEMI
Past membersJeff Mudd
Fred Mudd
Mary Mudd
David Lane
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The Mudlarks were an English pop vocal group of the late 1950s and early 1960s.[1] They had two Top 10 UK hit singles in 1958.[2]

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  • Dec 27, 2016 For mudlarks of all ages and experience, there are some good practices to follow since the Thames is a tidal river. Lara suggested these tips for anyone up for the adventure: “The one rule everyone should follow is safety. The Thames is a powerful benefactor: twice a day it reveals its foreshore then the waters rise to claim it back again.
  • Sep 29, 2010 The mudlarks generally consist of boys and girls, varying in age from eight to fourteen or fifteen. For the most part they are ragged, and in a very filthy state, and are a peculiar class, confined to the river. As soon as the tide is out they make their appearance, and remain till it comes in.

Career[edit]

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The Mudlarks were a family group from Luton, Bedfordshire, England,[1] originally comprising Jeff Mudd (born 1935), Fred Mudd (1937 – 2007),[3] and Mary Mudd (born 1939).[4] According to press releases at the time, they all had jobs at the Vauxhall motor plant in Luton, and spent their spare time singing together.[4] In 1958, they attracted the attention of BBC Radio music presenter David Jacobs,[1] who won them an appearance on the Six-Five SpecialTV show, and a recording contract with EMI's Columbia label.[4]

The Mudlarks' first release, 'Mutual Admiration Society', was unsuccessful but their second, a cover of the Americannoveltysong 'Lollipop', originally recorded by the duoRonald and Ruby, and more successfully by The Chordettes, rose to No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart.[2][4] They followed this with another UKTop 10hit, a cover of The Monotones' 'Book of Love'.[2][4] At the end of 1958, The Mudlarks were voted top British vocal group by readers of the New Musical Express.[4] Jeff Mudd then left the group as he was called to do National Service.[1] He was replaced by David Lane (born David Burgess, 1938 – 2010), a compere and entertainer on the Manchester club circuit. The Mudlarks continued to release records until 1964, but had only one more hit – 'The Love Game', a No. 30 hit in 1959.[2]

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Fred Mudd married Leila Williams,[3] who was Miss Great Britain in 1957 and from 1958 until 1962 co-hosted the BBC children's programme Blue Peter. He died in Marbella, Spain in 2007,[3] leaving a widow, daughter and three grandsons.

In 1962, Mary Mudd and David Lane married in Newton Abbot. Lane died at his home in Hattersley in 2010; he had cancer for eight years previously.[5]

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References[edit]

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  1. ^ abcdColin Larkin, ed. (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music (Third ed.). Virgin Books. p. 301. ISBN1-85227-937-0.
  2. ^ abcdRoberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 382. ISBN1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ abc'The Dead Rock Stars Club 2007 January to June'. Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. ^ abcdef'The Mudlarks'. 45-rpm.org.uk. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  5. ^Malyon, Mike (July 25, 2016). Seems Like a Nice Boy: The Story of Larry Grayson's Rise to Stardom. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN9781911476016 – via Google Books.

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