Foundations – The Foundations were a British soul band formed in 1967.
The group’s background was: West Indian, White British, and Sri Lankan. Their 1967 debut single “Baby Now That I’ve Found You” reached number one in the UK and Canada, and number eleven in the US, while their 1968 single “Build Me Up Buttercup” reached number two in the UK and number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. The group was the first multi-racial group to have a number one hit in the UK in the 1960s.
The Foundations were one of the few British acts to successfully imitate what became known as the Motown Sound. The Foundations signed to Pye, at the time one of only four big UK record companies (the others being EMI, which included the HMV, Columbia and Parlophone labels, Decca, and Philips, which also owned Fontana).
The group split in 1970.
Backing Tracks – Baby Now That I’ve Found You – Build Me Up Buttercup