Before ABBA conquered the world in the mid 70s, Scottish pop group Middle of the Road was quite successful across Europe and Latin America with catchy europop songs.
Formed in 1967 by Sally Carr, drummer Ken Andrew, guitarist Ian McCredie and his brother Eric, the band moved to Italy looking for success.
In Italy, Sally and co. managed to take part at Sanremo Song Festival with little-known singer Jordan but the song didn’t made it to finals.
Middle of the Road’s first single “Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep” was an instant success reaching number one in the UK singles chart.
In few months they had other four UK top thirty hits but they achieved popularity in Germany where all their singles entered the charts.
In 1978, after several line up changes, the group split up and reformed for TV shows and a few recordings in the 80s.
Only ten years later, in the 90s, Middle of the Road re-formed for live work in Europe, mainly in Germany.
Since then, singer Sally Carr was involved in personal problems including a brain haemorrhage and the death of her only son Keith in a motorbike accident.
Original guitarist Ian McCredie continued performing with his son Stuart and daughter-in-law while Eric McCredie passed away in 2007.
Middle of the Road is currently formed by Lorna Osborne, Ian McCredie, Stuart McCredie and Stephan Ebn.