original furry eco-warriors from Wimbledon Common
are back with an abundance of album releases and their
debut appearance at Glastonbury. All four of their
gold-achieving albums plus the soundtrack to the 1977
film ‘Wombling Free’ will be released
by Dramatico Records on June 20th on CD for the first
time prior to their peformance on the Avalon Stage
at Glastonbury on June 26th.
Be prepared to (re)capture the innocence of youth
with this unparalleled collection of immaculate pop
on which The Wombles’ perform an eclectic range
of music including blues, country, folk, barbershop
harmonies, glam rock, military brass and classical.
Starting from a single song, ‘The Wombling Song’
written by Mike Batt for the TV series, The Wombles
pop group became a phenomenon in pop history. In 1975
The Wombles received the Music Week magazine award
for the “best selling singles group” beating
Slade, The Bay City Rollers and many other chart favourites
of the time. In total, The Wombles have had 8 Top
30 hits in the UK and 1 top 50 hit in the USA.
The band, who regularly appeared on Top of the Pops
wearing costumes made by Batt’s mother Elaine,
now reunite for what promises to be a highlight of
this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Orinoco – lead vocals and sax
Wellington – lead guitar
Madame Cholet – bass guitar
Bungo – drums
Great Uncle Bulgaria – violin & percussion