Here Comes My Baby – The Tremeloes

THIS DAY IN MUSIC………………………………………..on January 28th of 1966 Brian Poole quit The Tremeloes for a solo career. The move didn’t work out for him as he would only achieve moderate success, but the rest of the band would score two big hits with this song “Here Comes My Baby” and “Silence is Golden”. “Here Comes My Baby” was written in swinging London in 1966 by Cat Stevens. It was almost released as Cat’s first single, but “I Love My Dog” was thought to be stronger. After “I Love My Dog’s” success, “Here Comes My Baby” was shelved for several months. The Tremeloes picked it up and it became their breakthrough hit in America and their first hit in the UK since their lead singer Brian Poole left them. The Tremeloes’ version leaves out the final verse from Cat Stevens’ original. The Tremeloes had been a back up band for Brian Poole and when they split in 1966 after 8 UK hits, they looked to be another backing band set for oblivion. They bought in the good-looking Len “Chip” Hawkes as their bassist and lead singer and their career took off. They added a further 13 UK hits, of which this was the first and also one of several in America. Brian Poole however had little solo success and he eventually went to work in his family’s butcher shop. The song peaked at #4 in the UK and #13 in the US.