Happy birthday to Glyn Geoffrey Ellis, born on this date, 28 October 1945, in Manchester, Lancashire. You know him as Wayne Fontana, a name that was inspired by Elvis’ drummer, D.J. Fontana. It was a coincidence that he was signed to Fontana Records.
His biggest hit with his band The Mindbenders was “The Game Of Love” which peaked at number 4 on the WKNR Music Guide in March of 1965. The Mindbenders charted again on Keener in The Spring of 1966 with “Groovy Kind of Love“. By then, Wayne Fontana had left the band in pursuit of a solo career.
After his share of ups and downs, Wayne Fontana continues to tour in both the UK and the US.