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The Love Affair and Steve Ellis picture gallery

STEVE ELLIS is currently putting the finishing touches to his next album that features Paul Weller and a host of mod pals. Shindig! have heard a track of two, and it’s great. More on that soon. In the meantime here’s a pic gallery of cuttings from Steve’s collection with the singing cad’s own captions

“Elcot Park Hotel. Break from rehearsal.”

“I was right.”

“No your not.”

“If I did that now I would end up in traction.”

“Spot the sixth member. He was shy when he joined but we brought him out of his shell.”

“Very naughty boys indeed.”

“When you go down to the woods today.”

“Injured teen dream team prepare to thrash Bayern Munich.”

“Anybody seen my band?”

“We were never off.”

“Great band .”

“Its all lies I tell you.”

“s he growing whiskers?”

“Bless mum and Dad how did they put up with me…”

“Great gig Paisley in Scotland with Original AMEN CORNER and GENO WASHINGTON.”

“Da Boys. How do we all fit in that ?”

“Great Tour R.I.P. Ronnie Scott and Tony Crombie great guys they encouraged us all the time on tour.”


48 thoughts on “The Love Affair and Steve Ellis picture gallery

  1. hello steve
    if only I were having this conversation with you, I joined your fan club back in 1967, saw you play at the lyceum
    in London, and have never forgotten you, everlasting love is my signature tune, my fav song of all time.
    would love to meet you, (high hopes) so glad your still making music.
    take care
    love Barbara Thomas xxx

  2. I was totally in love with the LOVE AFFAIR way back and still just as much in love with them today. I loved every song and still play them today. They have stood the test of time. If only I did not live on the other side of the world – maybe I may have had a chance to see and hear them play at a concert. LOVE AFFAIR and of course STEVE – your music will always play on for me

  3. Have never forgotten love affair,rainbow valley my favourite song of all time.loved them then love them now

  4. Was at a 1960s Gold concert in Belfast last night. Steve Ellis was performing. He was brilliant, first-class, so entertaining, what a voice! A truly wonderful evening.

  5. i was 7 when love affair sang everlasting love on totp..i fell in love with the blond haired boy…and still love him today. iwent to see steve in dartford in september this year,,still as lovely as ever…bought steves album and he signed it….keep going strong

  6. Every now and again a song comes along that you didn’t appreciate first time around. For 2019 it’s Bringing On Back the Good Times. I was always a Rainbow Valley or Everlasting Love man but today BOBTGT is even more relevant, perhaps as a result of Brexit. Look forward to seeing Steve Ellis for the first time later in the year.

  7. Dream to come true, my sister & I will be at Eastbourne in November for the 55th anniversary of 60’s music, My main man Steve Ellis will be there, so excited.

  8. Looking forward to seeing Steve in Llandudno,(front row seat) I first introduced The Love Affair on stage in 71/72 I was a budding DJ, a great voice and performer, it was rumored he was to take over from Steve Marriot as the frontman for the Small Faces, top man

  9. Steve Ellis the first boy I fell in love with, saw you at Chesterfield on Thursday night, brought back so many memories, thanks for bringing on back the good times, love you x Angie

  10. just got back from seeing Steve Ellis in Eastbourne , although he was tired ,( he said) he
    was still brilliant, all the act’s were, thank you for making our night.xx
    Barbara Thomas xx

  11. I remember going to Steve Ellis’s house around 1968. I was at school in Friern Barnet and me and a school friend knocked on his front door in Finchley. Steve opened the door and invited us in for a cup of tea, we had a chat and then went back to school. It was the best thing to ever happen to me. The Love Affair were just the best band ever.

  12. Hi can you please tell me who the chubby male is on the picture gallery when they sing everlasting love. Thank you.

  13. Can anybody tell me the name of the long haired woman in the video of everlasting love please

  14. I am intrigued by the girl dressed as Charlie Chaplain, I think this video is way ahead of its time, her dancing is brilliant and eye catching , she makes it fun, simply brilliant.

  15. Steve just emailed me: “That dancer they all keep lusting after was the dancer on the show together with the nut in the hat who apparently is quite famous in Holland or wherever it was.”

  16. Steve Youre a Major stud in the everlasting love video Woof! With that being said youre an Awesome singer. I just found out about you and your band yesterday!! lol Im 57 where was I?? In my defense I was 5 when you had your everlasting love hit! I watched all your videos on youtube! Great Stuff. Your everlasting love song touched my heart not many artists do that. I actually had a tear in my eye and Im not sure why!! Add me to the list of your many fans!!

  17. What show was the official everlasting live video taken from with the two lady dancers ? Thnx

  18. I was 20 when Steve was 18, I’ve always loved his performance doing that song. It is only now that my attention was drawn to that girl in the background of the video, how sad that she’s now an old lady, that’s if she’s still alive. I’m at an age now that I hate seeing people in pictures and videos showing images of them young when I was young. We are all old now and our time is almost up, for many it is and has been. Our era was so good compared to today. I feel sorry for our kids and their kids, there is so much more shit going on in the world today. I miss our time in the 70s and wish I could live it again, knowing what I know now. There’s a quote I try to live by now, “To have no regrets tomorrow – be wise today”

  19. I was six and a half when Everlasting Love shot to No 1 and I had to wait till November 2019 to see Steve Ellis on stage but my goodness was he worth waiting for – he was brilliant! My friend and I saw him in Chesterfield doing the Sixties Gold Tour, Steve’s version of Handbags and Gladrags is by far the best ever – even better than the original by Chris Farlowe! I hope Steve is keeping well and would love to see him again soon on the Sixties Gold Tour – aches and pains permitting seeing as how we’re all so much older!

  20. I was just six years old when’ Everlasting Love’ was a hit. It has been my all time favourite song. I was lucky as my mother had a restaurant with a jukebox and I could listen to it over and over! Steve embodied all that I wanted in a man. I wanted to marry him! He is forever young in my eyes and he is still going strong. He has the perfect man’s voice. The whole band were great. His music made me happy!
    God bless you Steve Ellis xxx ❤️

  21. I won a contest through Romeo magazine to meet the band in London. Much to my eternal regret I didn’t go. I was so in love with Steve Ellis at that time and I couldn’t listen to Everlasting Love without bursting into tears! Such memories

  22. I have got into Love Affair recently after watching the film Belfast where they sing Everlasting Love. Steve Ellis has an excellent voice and they were a great band. Love Rainbow Valley and Bringing on back the Good times too. I was born too late in 1961 to have appreciated them c

  23. Keep watching Love affair on u tube Mainly Steve Ellis on ever lasting love
    Absolutely brilliant and Rainbow Valley
    Takes me way back I 75 years old now;but this music is my all time favourite
    Good luck Steve thanks for the memories keep going

  24. Hi.what a great band love affair is.there songs are just out of this world.everlasting love and rainbow valley are my all time favourite songs.great voice Steve.never seen you all in concert yet.would love to one day.i keep hoping.xx

  25. Just love rainbow valley and everlasting love the energy of that time very happy memories thanks Steve 😊

  26. I was only a kid when Love Affair came on the scene.I remember a classmate of mine had inked Steve Ellis and Mo Bacon all over her school satchel.I was mad into Elvis and did’nt really appreciate Love Affair until many years later.I play their music very often these days.My fave track is,A Day Without Love.They keep popping up on the tv 60s music chan.They were all very good looking lads.Regret not appreciating them at the time.

  27. Where is the gorgeous Susan Matthews (blonde dancer in Everlasting Love) ? Why doesn’t she say something ?

  28. Like everyone else who has seen the video I am greatly intrigued by the long blonde hair dancer.
    Is she still alive?

  29. We Were at the Concert Hall in Glasgow tonight 25/10/23 for the 60’s concert and steve Ellis was brilliant he still has a great voice and just seems a lovely man
    brought back lovely memories of the music and times.

  30. Yes it is Suasn Matthews. She’s still gorgeous to this day & live in a small village in Berkshire, married name Cooper.

  31. Yes it is Suasn Matthews. She’s still gorgeous to this day & live in a small village in Berkshire, married name Cooper.

  32. On the IMDB website it notes a Kerry Ellis as being in the everlasting love video. There is no mention of Susan Matthews.

    It seems there is as much interest in the identity of the singer as anything else so it would be great if a person ‘in the know’ could update.

    Not a 60s music fan, but it’s a great song.

  33. Dear Steve
    Happy 74th birthday this coming Sunday, 7 April 2024! May the Lord bless and keep you healthy and strong for a long time.
    Your hit song, Everlasting Love, in the movie Belfast brought back memories of my teenage years. Loved your voice back then and still do. Please convey my best wishes to the other handsome band members of Love Affair. Hope they’re still alive. Much love to you. Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa

  34. Please advise if Steve Ellis was the first artist to sing another popular song of the late 60s “Out of Time”. Where can that first original release be found and listened to? I did find a video on You Tube where Steve sung it at a concert when he must have been in his 60s. I look forward to receiving your reply. Thanks

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