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Mud (band)

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Mud in the year 1974. From the left to the right, Dave Mount, Ray Stiles, Les Gray, Rob Davis.

Mud were a British glam rock band. They formed in February 1966. Their early success came in a pop and then glam rock style. Later hits were influenced by 1950s rock and roll. They are best remembered for their hit singles "Dyna-mite" , "Tiger Feet", which was the United Kingdom's best-selling single of 1974, and "Lonely This Christmas," which reached Christmas number 1 in December 1974. After signing to Rak Records and teaming up with songwriters/producers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the band had fourteen UK Top 20 hits between 1973 and 1976, including three number ones. Their members were; Les Gray (vocals), Rob Davis (guitar), Ray Stiles (bass), and Dave Mount (drums).

Mud officially ended in 2004 when their lead singer, Les Gray, died.