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Right Said Fred
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Right Said Fred are an English pop band, formed in 1989 by brothers Richard Fairbrass and Fred Fairbrass, later joined by their friend Rob Manzoli, all from East Grinstead. The group is named after a song of the same name which was a hit for Bernard Cribbins in 1962.

In 1991, they released their single, "I'm Too Sexy", which was released by the Gut Reaction firm on an especially-created record label called Tug. The song, a tongue-in-cheek dance song which takes a gentle swipe at the fashion industry, became a huge hit in the United Kingdom, spending six weeks at number two behind Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You". The song also went to number one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[1] and in 30 other countries around the world. Right Said Fred are the first UK artist since The Beatles to reach the #1 slot in the U.S. with a debut single. It also made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at #4. The song's instrumental break is based on the chorus of the 1974 instrumental hit "Dance with the Devil" by Cozy Powell which itself is based on "Third Stone from the Sun" by Jimi Hendrix.

Their second single, "Don't Talk Just Kiss", which featured background vocals by soul singer Jocelyn Brown, was released in October 1991 and made #3 at Christmas in the UK charts, in addition to #8 on the US dance chart. In February 1992, they released their third single, "Deeply ...
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