Über The Foundations
The Foundations formed in the late '60s, bringing a soulful, commercial, successful blend of pop and R&B to an England that seemed to lack its own vision. Made up of a group of Englishmen and players from the West Indies, the Foundations were a unique sight in the racially conscious United Kingdom. Imagine Motown without the charm school aspect, and you've got the Foundations. They hit number one in the U.K. in '67 with, "Baby, Now That I've Found You" as well as number one in the U.S with "Build Me Up, Buttercup" in '69. The Foundations found a much deserved resurgence of interest when the former track was included in the film soundtrack for guffaw-fest There's Something About Mary in '98.