The Bandwagon was a soul vocal group that started in 1967. Stateside success eluded them, but their single “Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache” reached #4 on the UK’s Top 40 chart in October, 1968. The song was considered to be a key example of the Northern Soul sound, and would be covered by Dexy’s Midnight Runners in 1980.
The group disbanded in 1969, only to be reformed in London by its lead singer as Johnny Johnson and His Bandwagon. They continued to find success, though by the time of this single’s release, they were starting to lose favor with their original fans for becoming a bit more commercial. Continue reading