The Congregation (70s pop rock band)
The Congregation were a British pop ensemble. They were formed by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway in England. In the USA their recordings were sold as The English Congregation.
Their biggest hit was a cover of David and Jonathan's "Softly Whispering I Love You", which peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. It also reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, No. 1 in South Africa and New Zealand and No. 10 in Germany. The group's lead singer was the former Plastic Penny vocalist, Brian Keith, who later became a session musician. The lack of further top 40 hits left them as transatlantic one-hit wonders.
The band changed their name on releases in the USA to avoid confusion with the The Mike Curb Congregation, who also recorded "Softly Whispering I Love You".
"Softly Whispering I Love You" was also recorded by Johnny Farnham with Allison Durbin (1972 single) and Paul Young (1990 single), both with chart success.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license