Blinded by the Light
Manfred Mann were an English rock band, formed in London and active between 1962 and 1969. The group were named after their keyboardist Manfred Mann, who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. The band had two different lead vocalists, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966 and Mike d’Abo from 1966 to 1969.
Prominent in the Swinging London scene of the 1960s, the group regularly appeared in the UK Singles Chart. Three of their most successful singles, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy“, “Pretty Flamingo“, and “Mighty Quinn“, topped the UK charts. The band’s 1964 hit “5-4-3-2-1” was the theme tune for the ITV pop music show Ready Steady Go!. They were also the first southern-England-based group to top the US Billboard Hot 100 during the British Invasion.
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