Last updated: 07 July 2009

Hailing from Swansea, Man evolved from a Merthyr Tydfil-based harmony-vocal pop group called The Bystanders, of which Micky Jones and Clive John were members. Deke Leonard defected to them from fellow Welsh group The Dream, and in 1968 Man was born.

At the time, Swansea was enjoying a healthy music scene. Man signed to Pye, and in 1969 released their debut album Revelation. It was perhaps most notable for the song Erotica, which received a UK ban due to its simulated orgasm sounds.

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