The Foundations – “Baby, Now That I’ve Found You”, “Build Me Up Buttercup”

1960s: Days of Rage


The Foundations were a British soul band (m. 1967–1970). The group’s background was: West Indian, White British, and Sri Lankan. Their 1967 debut single ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You‘ reached number one in the UK and Canada, and number eleven in the US, while their 1968 single ‘Build Me Up Buttercup‘ reached number two in the UK and number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. The group was the first multi-racial group to have a number one hit in the UK in the 1960s. … The Foundations attracted much interest and intrigue due to the size and structure of the group. Not only was there a diverse ethnic mix in the group, but there was also diversity in ages and musical backgrounds. The oldest member of the group, Mike Elliott, was 38 years old. The youngest was Tim Harris

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