1977 David Dundas – Jeans On
Lord David Dundas had the good fortune to be the younger son of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland, which gives David the ability to use the title of Lord. He attended the Harrow school for boys and later studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
He actively made a career out of acting, appearing in an endless series of television shows and films beginning in 1968. Beginning in 1971, he extended his career to include working as a musician as well.
David wrote and recorded a jingle for Brutus Jeans that became very popular thanks to a video used in their advertising campaign.
The ad was so popular that David recorded a full song based on the jingle. The most important change came when he replaced the line, “I pull my Brutus jeans on,” with, “I pull my old blue jeans on.”
The single ran up the UK chart, peaking at #3. The single also topped the German chart and even reached #17 on the Hot 100 in the US in 1977.
David released a handful of other singles and two albums, but could not recapture his initial level of success.
David’s third album was produced when he and Rick Wentworth wrote and recorded the new music for the soundtrack of the 1987 film Withnail and I.
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