"Mud" were a British glam rock band formed in 1968, best remembered for their single "Tiger Feet" which was the UK's best-selling single in 1974.
Throughout their almost 10 years of existence, Mud consisted of :-
* Lead vocalist Les Gray, born Thomas Leslie Gray in Carshalton, Surrey, on 9 April, 1946. He died of throat cancer on 21 February, 2004.
* Drummer Dave Mount, born David George Mount in Carshalton, Surrey, on 3 March, 1947.
* Bass guitarist Ray Stiles, born Raymond John Stiles in Guildford, Surrey on 20 November, 1946.
* Lead guitarist Rob Davis, who was also born in Carshalton, Surrey on 1 October, 1947.
They first appeared on the Basil Brush show on BBC TV, and toured as support for Jack Jones. At the peak of their career they also enjoyed British Number One singles with "Tiger Feet"; and "Lonely This Christmas" (1974), an affectionate Elvis Presley spoof; plus "Oh Boy" (1975), a virtual acapella cover of the old Buddy Holly hit.
"Lonely This Christmas", has become something of an annual fixture on British radio and television, (along with Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody"; John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"; plus Wizzard's ...