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Petticoat And Vine was a folk-rock quartet that was active during the Late 60s and 70s. It was founded by singer Norman Smeddles and Valerie Coughlan and shared a turn-over like most Seventies bands. The original line up included Pat Davies and Les Hampton, later replaced by Joan O’Neil (nee Tuffley) and Colin Maddocks. By time it appeared on the January 27, 1971 episode of "The Benny Hill Show," the group included Norman Smeddles, Lesley Eccles (who had replaces Joan), lead vocalist Valerie Coughlin and Colin "Sid" Maddocks performing "Welcome To The World Of Love And Laughter." They also accompanied Benny Hill on his opening "Flying South" number as well as on "In The Papers" in the "Top of the Tops" sketch. They also appeared on shows hosted by Harry Secombe and Jimmy Tarbuck.
O'Neill still performs today with her own group. Her daughter is Melanie Chisholm of The Spice Girls. Maddocks and his wife, Barbara, are now travel agents.

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