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They are most famous for their single "Little Does She Know" which was a Top 20 hit Kursaal Flyers - In For A Spin were the subject of a BBC documentary following them on tour in The group formed when Kursaal Flyers - In For A Spin , Douglas, Birch, Collins, Bull and Hatfield, who had all performed locally in various combinations around Southend, got together in October to form a new band. They made their first appearance together as the Kursaal Flyers - named after the imitation train which was used to advertise Southend's famous amusement hall, the Kursaalwhich had recently closed  - at the Blue Boar pub in Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, in Februarymainly playing covers of country rock songs but over time increasingly writing Kursaal Flyers - In For A Spin own material.
Through contacts in the band with Dr. Feelgoodthey played some support slots in Londonwhere they were seen by influential agents and songwriters. Although the singles "Speedway" and "Hit Records" received some airplaythe band failed to garner any commercial success.
Their second album, The Great ArtisteIn The End - Destruction Unit - Self Destruction Of A Man sold poorly. Nevertheless the band developed a solid live reputation on the London pub rock scene, with an eclectic mixture of original material and cover versions, fronted by Paul Shuttleworth's " wide boy " persona. Paul Conroythe band's then managerarranged for the group to perform the song on BBC Television 's Top of the Pops in Novembersurrounded by giant detergent boxes and laundry machines.
The group toured widely and issued another album, Five Live Kursaalsbut failed to gain any further commercial success and, after numerous personnel changes, the band disintegrated in late Following the Kursaals' demise, Shuttleworth released several solo recordsDouglas enjoyed success with Eddie and the Hot Rodsand Birch formed the Records.
The group reformed for tours in andand in they reformed on a more permanent basis. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Retrieved 9 July British Pathe. Retrieved 22 June Retrieved 10 February London: Guinness World Records Limited. Authority control MusicBrainz : ff-f6bf-4fa8ac3ae58af.
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