Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich – Hold Tight

David John Harman (Dave Dee), Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies (Dozy), John Dymond (Beaky), Michael Wilson (Mick) and Ian Frederick Stephen Amey (Tich), who were childhood friends from Wiltshire formed a group in 1961. They were originally called Dave Dee and the Bostons. A few years later they changed their names to Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.

They never made it big in America but they were huge in the UK. They had 13 UK Top forty hits, 8 UK Top 10’s, and 13 UK top 75, and 1 Number 1…the number 1 was LEGEND OF XANADU.

Hold Tight peaked at #4 in the UK Charts, #27 in the Australian Charts, and #8 in the New Zealand Charts in 1966.

I heard them a bit through the 80s and 90s but not much. Quentin Tarantino must have liked them because he featured this song in his movie Death Proof during the infamous crash scene.

Hold Tight

Hold tight, count to three
Gotta stay close by me
And hold tight, sing and shout
Just ride my round-about
And hold tight, shut your eyes, girl
You suit me for size
Forget the other guys
You’ll never fall, each time you call
Hold tight, hold tight, hold tight

Hold tight, make me feel
What you say is for real
And hold tight, Carousel
Girl you’ll soon ring my bell
And hold tight, we will fly
swinging low, swinging high
We’re gonna make the sky
You’ll never fall, each time you call
Hold tight, hold tight, hold tight

Hold tight, count to three
Gotta stay close by me
And hold tight, sing and shout
Just ride my round-about
And hold tight, shut your eyes, girl
You suit me for size
Forget the other guys
You’ll never fall, each time you call
Hold tight, hold tight, hold tight