SladeBritish rock band. Formed 1966. Disbanded 1992
Slade Biography (Wikipedia)
Slade are an English rock band formed in Wolverhampton in 1966. They rose to prominence during the glam rock era in the early 1970s, achieving 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones on the UK Singles Chart. The British Hit Singles & Albums names them the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles. They were the first act to have three singles enter the charts at number one; all six of the band's chart-toppers were penned by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. As of 2006, total UK sales stand at 6,520,171, and their best-selling single, "Merry Xmas Everybody", has sold in excess of one million copies. According to the 1999 BBC documentary It's Slade, the band have sold over 50 million records worldwide.
Following an unsuccessful move to the U.S. in 1975, Slade's popularity in the UK waned, but was unexpectedly revived in 1980 when they were last-minute replacements for Ozzy Osbourne at the Reading Rock Festival. The band later acknowledged this to have been one of the highlights of their career. The original line-up split in 1992, but reformed later in the year as Slade II. The band have continued, with a number of line-up changes, to the present day. They have also shortened the group name back to Slade.
- Noddy Holder: "My mirror hat now lives in a bank vault..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02nm7cx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02nm7cx.jpg2017-12-24T16:01:00.000ZNoddy Holder tells Johnnie Walker about his iconic mirror hathttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05rjh62
Noddy Holder: "My mirror hat now lives in a bank vault..."
- Noddy Holder in conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rfy47.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rfy47.jpg2017-12-24T15:58:00.000ZSlade's Noddy Holder chats to Johnnie Walker about his time in the band during the decadehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05rjgkf
Noddy Holder in conversation
- The World Cup of Christmas Songs with Richard Osmanhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rr73c.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rr73c.jpg2017-12-23T09:00:00.000ZRichard Osman of Pointless discusses the merits of Christmas songs with Mary Anne Hobbs.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05rr0r7
The World Cup of Christmas Songs with Richard Osman
- Why were the best Christmas songs written decades ago?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rt2zp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05rt2zp.jpg2017-12-23T09:00:00.000ZRichard Osman on how Slade and Wizzard made writing Christmas songs fashionable again.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05rt1g7
Why were the best Christmas songs written decades ago?
- Jim Lea Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04p7fdk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04p7fdk.jpg2017-01-15T17:02:00.000ZSlade bassist and songwriter Jim Lea shares his memories of the decade.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04p7fkd
Jim Lea Interview
- Dave Hill interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yj03y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yj03y.jpg2016-06-19T16:03:00.000ZDave Hill popped by to chat about all things Slade!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03yj06f
Dave Hill interview
- Noddy Holder in conversation with Mark Radcliffehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02p6h2z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02p6h2z.jpg2015-04-15T10:20:00.000ZNoddy Holder joins Mark to speak about his new book, The World According to Noddy.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02p6h7b
Noddy Holder in conversation with Mark Radcliffe