Right Said Fred
Right Said Fred
The British dance-pop trio Right Said Fred scored a U.S. number one single in early 1992 with "I'm Too Sexy," perhaps the most ubiquitous novelty song of the '90s. The group was formed by brothers and Sussex natives Richard and Fred Fairbrass (the latter of whom handled lead vocals); guitarist Rob Manzoli was later added to flesh out the sound, and the trio's name was actually the title of a 1962 U.K. Top Ten single by Bernard Cribbins. Inspired by the male models who frequented the gym where the Fairbrass brothers worked, the group cut a rough demo of "I'm Too Sexy" and, convinced that they were on to something, borrowed £1,500 to produce a finished master with a proper mix. Dismayed by the lack of record company interest, promoter Guy Holmes released the single on his own Tug label, and there was no stopping it once it hit the BBC airwaves.
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