1970 saw the emergence of a variety of outrageous fashions. It has been dubbed the decade which taste forgot. One hangover from the sixties was "hotpants" and Sally Carr must certainly be remembered as the "first lady of "hotpants" in the 70s. But it was Sally's unique voice and the boys' complementary harmonies, which caught the imagination of an Italian A & R man from RCA in Rome and won them an exciting recording contract with one of the world's most prestigious record companies.
In 1971 With huge international hits like "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep", Soley Soley, Tweedle dee Tweedle dum, Sacramento, Samson and Delilah and many more, Middle of the Road was thrust on to the unsuspecting music scene to become the third most popular recording group in the world, according to the Billboard Charts.
The band had hits in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, South America, Central America, Canada, Europe (both East and West), Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and many smaller countries in both hemispheres. Their success in the USA was limited to charting in one or two states but this did not seem to lessen their world impact.
In 1977, after 7 years touring the world, they finally split up and the original band was consigned to special TV appearances during the 80s.
In 1981 they got together in Holland to record a medley of their hits for CNR Records who released it as part of their series, "Stars on 45".
But ten years later, in 1991, the band re-formed to tour in Europe and revive interest in live appearances.
In 1994, the McCredie brothers, Ian and Eric, fell out with each other. As a result, Ian left the band leaving Ken, Sally and Eric to carry on together. Sadly, Eric died in 2007, after suffering ill health for many years but Sally and Ken have kept alive the legacy left by the original band.
Today they continue to thrill audiences with their infectious and authentic renditions of all the old hits, turning a performance into a party.