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The Brook Brothers were an English pop duo composed of Geoff Brook (born Geoffrey Owen Brooks, 12 April 1943, Winchester, Hampshire) and Ricky Brook (born Richard Alan Brooks, 24 October 1940, Winchester, Hampshire).

The Brook Brothers started out as a skiffle group in 1956 but, after winning a television talent show, changed their look and sound to approximate the style of The Everly Brothers. They signed to Top Rank Records in 1960 and released a cover of the song "Greenfields" by The Brothers Four the same year. The tune was a hit in Italy but attracted little notice in their home country. After a few more singles were released, they switched to Pye Records, and their second release for them, "Warpaint" (written by Howard Greenfield and Barry Mann), became a UK Top 5 hit. This song was also recorded by Bill Haley, among others.

Following the single's success they released a full-length album and toured with Cliff Richard and Bobby Rydell. They took part in the annual NME Readers' Poll-Winners Concert at London's Wembley Pool on 15 April 1962. They were produced by a young Tony Hatch, and made an appearance in the film, It's Trad, Dad!. They also entered A Song For Europe for the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, but did not advance in the contest.

After their last chart hit, "Trouble Is My Middle Name", in 1963, the group's popularity faded, and they left public view by 1965. Their entire Pye recordings were reissued on CD by Castle Music in the 1990s.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Legendary British Hits Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock 'n' Roll Era: 1961 Still Rockin' Various Artists 2
1993 Songs That Shaped a Decade: The Sixties Various Artists 1
1995 The Golden Age of Rock ’n’ Roll: 1961 Various Artists 1
1998 Hits of the 60's Various Artists 4
1998 The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll: Rock Britannia Various Artists 1
1999 100 Shagadelic Sixties Classics Various Artists 1
2001 200 Fab Sixties Favourites Various Artists 1
2003 The Essential Tony Hatch, Grooves Hits and Themes Tony Hatch 1
2003 Drivin' Sixties Various Artists 1
2003 Mastermix Classic Cuts 95: Rock 'n' Roll Jukebox Various Artists 1
2004 The Sixties Album Various Artists 1
2005 Memories ...Are Made of This, Part Two Various Artists 1
2009 British Rock'n Roll Anthology 1956-64 Various Artists 1
2010 Dreamboats and Petticoats Four Various Artists 1
2011 Dreamboats and Petticoats Five: Coffee Bars and Candy Various Artists 1
2014 100 Hits: Legends of Rock ’n’ Roll Various Artists 1
2016 Dreamboats & Petticoats: The Best Of The Love Songs Various Artists 1
Sixties Classics Various Artists 1
Teen - Music Treasures, Volume 5: 28 Great 'Star' Songs Various Artists 1
Top Ten Hits of the 50s, 60s & 70s Various Artists 1

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