The Real Thing

The Real Thing
Release date
01 January 1970
The Real Thing
01 January 1970 |

The Real Thing are Eddy and Chris and Dave Smith. The group began in the Liverpool inner city area of L8 Toxteth back in 1972.

In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song “You to Me Are Everything”, which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 28 on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart and No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100. By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock/soul act in England during the 1970s.

The journalist, author and founder of Mojo, Paul Du Noyer, credits them alongside Deaf School with restoring “Liverpool’s musical reputation in the 1970s” with their success.