Love Affair was a London-based pop, soul, R&B group best known for number one hit “Everlasting love”, originally recorded by Robert Knight. The band was active from 1966 to 1971.
Love Affair’s first single “She smiled sweetly”, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, flopped but the band reached the top of the UK Singles Chart in January 1968 with “Everlasting love” making them istant pop stars.
Four more Top 20 hits followed “Rainbow valley”, “A day without love”, “One road” and “Bringing on back the good times” but by 1969 frontman Steve Ellis had left to start a solo career.
The rest of the band soldiered on without any further success, continuing briefly as L.A. with new vocalist Gus Yeadon. Further releases likewise never charted.
The group has since been revived, though sometimes without any original members, for cabaret dates.
Love Affair’s first hit song “Everlasting love” was remade several times most successfully by Carl Carlton (1974), Sandra (1987) and more recently by Jamie Cullum for “Bridget Jones: The edge of reason” soundtrack album.