The Fortunes are an archetypal English beat group. Formed in Birmingham, The Fortunes first came to prominence and international acclaim in 1965, when "You've Got Your Troubles" broke into the American and British Top Ten.
==Classic band line-up=
- Rod Allen - born Rodney Bainbridge on 31 March, 1944 in Leicester - lead vocalist and bassist
- Glen Dale - born Richard Garforth on 24 April, 1943, in Deal, Kent - guitarist
- Shel Macrae - born Andrew Raeburn Semple on 8 March, 1945, in Burnbank, Scotland - co-lead vocalist, guitarist
- Barry Pritchard - 3 April, 1944, Birmingham – 11 January, 1999 - guitarist
- Andy Brown - born Andrew Brown on 7 January, 1946 in Birmingham - drummer
- David Carr - born on 4 August, 1943 in Leyton, Essex - keyboards
Following in the wake of Merseybeat, and the R&B of the Rolling Stones, The Fortunes added another dimension to the sound of pop, with their sophisticated orchestration, dual lead vocals and well worked counter-melodies.
The result was a succession of distinctive hits...