The Fortunes


06-68 Loving Cup/An Hour At The Movies United Artists UP 2218 (UK)
    United Artists UA 25.814 (Holland)

The track "Loving Cup" was written and produced by Michael d'Abo.

12-68 Seasons In The Sun (Le Moribond)/Louise United Artists UP 2239 (UK)
    United Artists UA 25.885 (Holland)
00-74 Seasons In The Sun/Save A Little Dream United Artists 35663A (UK
00-74 Seasons In The Sun (Le Moribond)/Save A Little Dream United Artists UA 35 663 (Germany)

"Seasons In The Sun" was arranged and produced by Mike d'Abo. This is a very popular song in Holland,
which is proved by the 4th place the Fortunes reached with this song in the Dutch Top 40 in May 1969.
In May 1974 Terry Jacks even reached the 6th place with the same song.

Both three singles were not released in the U.S.A.

00-69 LP Seasons In The Sun United Artists XUAS-5021 (Holland)


side one:  side two:
The Alamo Loving Cup
The Idol Finders Keepers
Celebration Of The Year Never My Love
An Hour At The Movies Never My Love
Seasons In The Sun  Cool It
One Summer Night  


00-82 LP Here It Comes Again Polydor 6878 137 (Holland)


side one:  side two:
Caroline Here It Comes Again
This Golden Ring     You've Got Your Troubles
Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again Freedom Come, Freedom Go
Seasons In The Sun Someone To Care
Maria Come On Girl
I’ve Got To Go Am I Losing My Laugh
Silent Street   Things I Should Have Known
Is It Really Worth Your While  You Gave Me Somebody To Love


00-83 LP The Best Of The Fortunes Music For Pleasure 1A022-58227 (Germany/Holland)


side one:  side two:
Here Comes That Rainy Feeling Again  Freedom Come, Freedom Go
People I’ve Gotta Dream Hear The Band
Seasons In The Sun Storm In A Teacup
That Same Old Feeling Books And Films
Just A Line To Let You Know Whenever It's A Sunday
Whether You Like It Or Not Thoughts
A Man Is A Man Someone Is Standing Outside


00-0      CD The Fortunes “Live At The BBC”  
1. Intro theme BBC Top Of The Pops 15. Give Me Something To Remind Me
2. Yesterday      16. I Know Just How You Feel
3. Interview: Brian Matthews & Glen Dale 3. Interview: Brian Matthews & Glen Dale
4. I’m Still Alone   18. To Love Somebody
5. This Empty Place 19. Interview: David Symonds & Rod Allen
6. You Gave Me Somebody To Love  20. The Idol
7. Interview: Brian Matthews & Rod Allen 21. I Was Made To Love Her
8. Silent Street  22. Loving Cup
9. Opus 17 23. Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
10. If I Were A Carpenter 24. Time For Living
11. Interview: Brian Matthews & Rod Allen 25. Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
12. Sleeping Partner 26. Interview: Brian Matthews & Rod Allen
13. Time Of The Year 27. Freedom Come Freedom Go
14. Interview: Brian Matthews & Rod Allen 28. People Gotta Dream

This CD was sent to me by the big Fortunes fan John Holman. For Mike d’Abo fans this CD is interesting
because the song “Loving Cup” is included and above you could read, that Mike wrote this song, which is
also available as a single in England and Holland (see the picture sleeve at the top of this Fortunes page).

If you want to read more about The Fortunes, go to the official fan base web site for The Fortunes and
Roger Cook & Roger Greenway at: there you can also order the above CD
“The Fortunes Live At The BBC”.

3 LP Five Years Ago - Various Artists Sunset SLS 50.230 Z (UK)

I don't have complete details of this album, but The Easybeats, The Searchers, The Spencer Davis are
among the artists who have tracks on this album. Also The Fortunes are included with the following three
songs: "That Same Old Feeling", "Seasons In The Sun" and "Louise"

00-91 4 CD Box 100 Hits of the 70's K-Box 033 (Holland)

This 4 CD Box has the Fortunes song "Seasons In The Sun" on CD one.

00-91 2 CD 28 Pop Ballads BXCL 244N (Holland)

This 2 CD set has the Fortunes song "Seasons In The Sun" on CD one.

Mike d'Abo wrote and produced the album track "Loving Cup", while he also produced the track
"Seasons In The Sun".

The Dutch Top 40 from May 10, 1969.

1 = this week; 2 = last week; 3 = amount of weeks in the Top 40.

1 2 song      artist(s)  3
1 2 Get Back The Beatles 3
2 1 Goodbye Mary Hopkin 5
3 3 The 5th Ekseption 6
4 5 Seasons In The Sun The Fortunes 4
5 8 Mendocino Sir Douglas Quintet 5
6 4 Why The Cats 9
7 7 The Last Seven Days Gloria 7
8 15 Dizzy Tommy Roe 3
9 6 The Walls Fell Down The Marbles 7
10 9 Ensemble Mireille Matthieu 7
11 39 The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel 2
12 18 Have My Love Pepper 'n' Soul 3
13 16 Man Of The World Fleetwood Mac 3
14 10 Don Juan Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 9
15 -- Israelites Desmond Dekker & The Aces 1
16 12 Pinball Wizard The Who 6
17 17 Plastic Man The Kinks 4
18 20 Revolution Nina Simone 4
19 32 Twenty-five Miles Edwin Starr 2
20 35 Harlem Shuffle Bob & Earl 2
21 11 River Deep Mountain High Ike & Tine Turner 7
22 19 Afterglow Of Your Love The Small Faces 4
23 29 Suzanne Herman van Veen 3
24 14 Daydream The Wallace Collection 7
25 13 Where Do You Go To My Lovely Peter Sarstedt 8
26 37 De Toeteraar Conny Vink 2
27 25 De Laatste Dans Anja 6
28 -- Hinter Den Kulissen Von Paris Mireille Mattieu 1
29 21 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival 8
30 38 I Don't Know Why Stevie Wonder 2
31 -- Let The Sun Shine In Marva Hodge & The Moody Sect 1
32 30 Sweet Cherry Wine Tommy James & The Shondells 3
33 -- That Tender Looking Angel The Shoes 1
34 -- Big Bamboo The Merrymen 1
35 28 Welcome To My House The Left Side 5
36 26 Boom-bang-a-bang Lulu 5
37 -- Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' Whichwhat 1
38 34 Ich Sing Ein Lied Für Dich Heintje 6
39 22 De Troubadour Lenny Kuhr 5
40 -- Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In The Fifth Dimension 1

The Dutch Top 40 with The Fortunes with the by Mike d'Abo produced "Seasons In The Sun" going up from
number 5 to number 4.

The following positions are Dutch artists: 3, 6, 7, 12, 23, 26, 27, 31, 33, 35, 38 and 39.