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A Scottish Performer Who Once Toured With Elton

Written by Chief Editor.

Iain Sutherland, one half of the successful group, the Sutherland Brothers, has died.
 
The Brothers were a Scottish folk and soft rock duo. From 1973 to 1978, they performed with rock band Quiver, and recorded and toured as Sutherland Brothers & Quiver. Under this combined moniker, the group recorded several albums and had a hit single, Arms of Mary, in 1976. In North America, they are primarily known for their 1973 single (I Don't Want to Love You But) You Got Me Anyway.
 
The 71-year-old lost his battle with cancer on the 25th of November. 
 
In the 1970s the band toured extensively in Europe and the USA, notably with Elton, the Kinks, Traffic and Free.

Iain later released a brace of solo albums and had a successful writing career with his songs covered by the likes of Paul Young, Merle Haggard, John Travolta, Joan Baez, Keith Urban, and Boyzone.

Four years ago, this Web site's Cheryl's Specials ran an interview with his brother, Gavin.

It was published on December 9, 2015.

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