Danny Wilson were a Scottish pop group formed in Dundee, Scotland. The band are best known for their 1988 UK number 3 hit single Mary’s Prayer.
The band served as a launchpad for the career of Gary Clark, who also played in the 1990s bands King L and Transister before becoming a successful songwriter for other artists including Natalie Imbruglia, Liz Phair, Nick Carter, k.d. lang and former Spice Girls Melanie C and Emma Bunton. Other former members of the band have played in Simple Minds, Deacon Blue and Swiss Family Orbison.
The band released three albums between 1987 and 1991 but only enjoyed limited chart success with The Second Summer of Love being their only other hit single in 1989. I was tempted to throw up one or other of the two chart singles but was inspired instead, from comments left behind a few weeks ago (see I do read them!!), to seek out what I was informed (correctly) was a very fine cover:-
mp3 : Danny Wilson – Kooks
It was on the b-side of the 12″ remix version of the re-released Mary’s Prayer in 1988 – the one that went all the way to the Top 5.