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The Olympic Runners
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Funk, disco
Years active 1974–1979
Labels London, Polydor, RCA
Former members
Mike Vernon
Pete Wingfield
George Chandler
Glen LeFleur
Joe Jammer
DeLisle Harper

The Olympic Runners were a 1970s British funk band, fronted by the singer George Chandler, and record producer Mike Vernon. Vernon also played percussion for the group.[1] They are best remembered for their four UK hit singles, including the Top 40 successes, "Get It While You Can" (1978) and "Sir Dancealot" (1979).[2 ][3] [4 ][5][1]

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Discography

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Singles

  • "Do It Over" / "Put The Music Where Your Mouth Is" (1974) - US R&B #72
  • "Grab It" (1975) - US R&B #73
  • "Drag It Over Here" (1975) - US R&B #92
  • "Sproutin' Out" (1975)
  • "Party Time Is Here To Stay" (1976) - US R&B #97
  • "Keep It Up (1977)
  • "Whatever It Takes" (1978) - UK #61
  • "Get It While You Can" (1978) - UK #35
  • "Sir Dancealot" (1979) - UK #35
  • "Whatever It Takes" (1979)
  • "The Bitch" (1979) - UK #37[2 ][6]

Albums

  • Put The Music Where Your Mouth Is (1974)
  • Out in Front (1975) - US R&B #49
  • Don't Let Up (1975)
  • Hot to Trot (1977)
  • Keeping It Up (1978)
  • Puttin' It on Ya (1978)
  • Out of the Ground (1979)
  • It's a Bitch (1979)[7][8]

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