SLADE Autographs Noddy Holder
SLADE Autographs Noddy Holder obtained by a Top Of The Pops photographer. White page signed by Dave Hill and Don Powell. The rear signed by Jim Lea. Book page (pink) signed by Noddy Holder and Dave Hill. Rear page has been autographed by Belinda Green “Miss World 1972-3”
An English glam rock band from Wolverhampton/Walsall. Rose to prominence during the early 1970s with 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones. The British Hit Singles & Albums names them as the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles. First act to have three singles enter the charts at number one. Six of the band’s chart-toppers were written 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.
Following an unsuccessful move to the United States in 1975. Slade’s popularity 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 the band reformed later in the year as Slade II. The band has continued, with a number of line-up changes, to the present day. They have now shortened the group name back to Slade.
A number of diverse artists have cited Slade as an influence, including alternative rock icons Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins, punk pioneers the Ramones, Sex Pistols, the Undertones, the Runaways and the Clash, glam metal bands Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Def Leppard, heavy metal bands Twisted Sister & Quiet Riot and pop-rock stalwarts the Replacements, Cheap Trick and Oasis.