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The members were the siblings Leslie Maria Knauer (born August 20, 1957, Vancouver, vocals), Jed Knauer (born July 17, 1955, Toronto, guitar, piano) and Benny Knauer (born October 21, 1958, Vancouver, keyboards and vocals).
Their father Peter Knauer was a German from Hamburgwho moved with his children from Canada to California in the late 1960s.
The group “Promises” was formed, recorded and produced by Steve Verroca who leased it to EMI EAR Holland.
The single “Baby It’s You” became a smash hit in Europe and around the world (especially in Germany where it reached number 4 in the charts) in February 1979 and Promises received a Gold album for more than 260,000 selling units.
The song was also hugely popular in Australia, largely due to weekly programming of the original film clip on Sunday evening television music show Countdown.
The song was subsequently released on a highly popular compilation album in that market. It also reached number one on the New Zealand Singles Chart for five weeks.
“Baby It’s You” was also a success in South Africa, also appearing on Volume 7 of that country’s long running compilation album series Pop Shop.
The video received a lot of airplay on South African television too. After the second single “Lets get back together” became much less successful (only number 18 in Germany and Leslie wanting to change the group image to a punk band the group broke up. In many Published article it says; “Promises was a flop in the States”, but due to some squabbling between EMI-EAR and Capitol Records in Los Angeles, even though the band was a huge hit around the world Capitol records refused to sign the group and Promises was never released in the U.S.
We stock a very rare Promises Band Concert Posters.
Available in different sizes and printed on high quality 210gsm paper, you’ll find no unsightly pin holes, stains or creases.
In fact, they look like they could have come straight off the press from the original print run.
Will look fantastic framed on your man cave, office, bar or living room wall.