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Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann was a British R&B band of the 1960s, named after the keyboard player.

Manfred Mann himself (real name Manfred Lubowitz, born October 21, 1940 in South Africa), went on to write advertising jingles after the group's demise, and later formed other bands such as Manfred Mann's Earth Band[?] (who had a number 1 hit with Bruce Springsteen's Blinded By The Light).

Mann originally formed Manfred Mann (the band) in 1962, with his friend Mike Hugg[?], but both took a background role in live performances. The lead vocalist and undoubted star of the band in the early years was Paul Jones[?] (later a successful actor). With Jones fronting, they had number one hits in the UK with Do Wah Diddy Diddy[?] and Pretty Flamingo[?]. When Jones left in 1966 at the height of their fame, he was replaced by Mike D'Abo[?], and this was one of the few occasions when a band has successfully swapped lead singers and remained at the top. With D'Abo as vocalist, they enjoyed several more hits, including a number one with Dylan's Mighty Quinn[?] in 1968. They split up in the following year.

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