In the deepest recesses of my memory I remembered a Melody Maker article back in 1976 about a band who had done a storming version of “Love potion no. 9” with a remarkable lead singer, but I could recall nothing else. A bit of Googling and YouTubing revealed what I think is probably the record (which I didn’t actually hear at the time) and it is indeed a stormer. Apparently the band is The Mad Hatters, possibly with a Chris Gent as lead singer. Mike Batt produced it. I can find nothing else out about them though though there is another single on YouTube.
Anyone out there know anything? Surely with our collective knowledge we can answer the question, who were The Mad Hatters and where are they now?