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Smokie is an English pop rock band from Bradford who found success in Europe and the U.S. in the 70s. They formed in 1966 in Yorkshire, England and did some early records under the name "Smokey". The band broke into the mainstream after teaming up with songwriters Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, artists known for also working with Pat Benatar and Sweet among others. Smokie is perhaps best known for "Living Next Door to Alice", one of their top hits that was a U.K. top 5 single.

While touring in Ireland, the discovered the audience would cheer back "Who the Fuck is Alice?". As it turns out , this was a ritual at a Café in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) called "Gompie". The group decided to "cover" this version with comedian Roy Chubby Brown having the honor of yelling "Alice, Who the Fuck is Alice?" during the chorus. Thus, Smokie holds the record as the first group to have a top ten song with the word "fuck" in it.

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Terry Uttley
since 1964 till 1966 Unknown
since 1968 till 2021 Unknown
Steve Pinnell
since 1986 Unknown
Martin Bullard
since 1986 Unknown
Alan Silson
since 1964 till 1996 Unknown
Mike Craft
since 1995 Unknown
Mick McConnell
since 1996 Unknown
Chris Norman
since 1964 till 1986 Unknown
Pete Spencer
since 1973 till 1987 Unknown
Ron Kelly
since 1964 till 1973 Unknown
Alan Barton
since 1987 till 1995 Unknown
Arthur Higgins
since 1966 till 1968 Unknown

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