Their link with the Beatles was not so surprising however given that they were picked up as artists by producer George Martin, who produced the majority of their recordings for his Air Studios set up, during a peak period between 1965 and 1968. It yielded two more international hits in their own songs Lovers Of The World Unite , and How Bitter The Taste Of Love .
Musically Cook and Greenaway recorded in a similar vein to the Ivy
League with close harmonies over beat backings. Their vocal skills were further in demand as session singers, such as backing the first Paul and Barry Ryan hits, Peter Sellers on his memorable take on the Beatles A Hard Days Night , and the lead on the title song to the cult movie Modesty Blaise . During their period as David and Jonathan, Cook and Greenaway recorded early versions of many of their songs that became hits for others, such as You’ve Got Your Troubles , This Golden Ring , Softly Whispering I Love You , Somethings Gotten Hold of My Heart , Green Grass . All the hits and versions of hit songs for others, mentioned above, are present on this new compilation of the best of David And Jonathan, compiled with the assistance of messers Cook and Greenaway.
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