Peak UK Chart Position: #4 in February 1992.

The Pasadenas were an R&B/pop group from the United Kingdom, best known for their hit songs “Tribute (Right On)”, “I’m Doing Fine Now” and “Riding On A Train”. Its members were Andrew Banfield, Mike Milliner, David Milliner, Aaron Brown, and Hamish Seelochan. They firmly focused on the music and artists from earlier decades, their music was heavily influenced by 1950s doo-wop, 1960s Motown and early 1970s funk and R&B. The band was mainly known in the United Kingdom, although they topped the charts in the Netherlands in 1988 with the debut release, “Tribute (Right On)”.

Quick facts:

  • “I’m Doing Fine Now” was originally a UK number 20 hit in 1973 for American R&B vocal group New York City.
  • The track was their biggest hit in the UK, surpassing the number five peak of debut “Tribute (Right On)” – although they did feature on the chart-topping 1989 Band Aid II version of “Do They Know Its Christmas?”
  • In April 2005 the Pasadenas took part in week three of the TV reality show, ‘Hit Me, Baby, One More Time’, a heat which was won by T’pau’s Carol Decker.
  • “I’m Doing Fine Now” was at number four on this day in 1992, spending its second of four weeks there. It ended up as the 28th best-seller of the year.

Here’s their live Top of the Pops show-opener from January 30th 1992, as repeated on TOTP2.

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