During this period, The Fortunes were also one-time the voices for the US Coca Cola adverts ("It's The Real Thing"). Founding member, and lead vocalist, Rod Allen has continued fronting an ever changing version of The Fortunes since 1963. The Fortunes were awarded a gold disc in 1987, for over 100,000 sales of their All The Hits and More album. In March 1995 vocalist/keyboard/guitar player Bob Jackson was added to The Fortunes' ranks. Jackson, who was a former member of the group Badfinger, now leads the band through a tribute to his former group, including a version of the Badfinger-penned classic "Without You", made famous by Harry Nilsson, and more recently Mariah Carey. A more recent addition to The Fortunes present day personnel is Geoff Turton. He was originally a member of the Birmingham based band, The Rockin' Berries who had hits with "He's In Town" and "Poor Man's Son".
He also had a certain amount of success under the 'nom de plume' Jefferson both at home and in the U.S.. The Fortunes continue to tour to this day, appearing on the nostalgia circuit. The U.K. line-up features those who appeared on their popular 1960s recordings; but there is also a touring US group that features none of the original hit-makers. 2. FORTUNES consists of Collin DuPree and his wife, Karsyn DuPree.
They reside in the quaint yet somewhat happenin' Tyler, TX. Collin has been making music and touring the majority of his life with his family in a band called Merriment and Karsyn has performed with the band on one tour in 2014. Aside from the one Merriment tour, Karsyn has played several solo numbers in Tyler. By day, they run BLISSBRANCH, a lifestyle blog and online shop.
The duo is in the process of releasing their first EP, with a record to follow later in the year. 3. Melbourne-based, New Zealand-born R&B / Electronic duo, FORTUNES; consisting of Conor McCabe on vocals and Barnaby Matthews on Production. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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