On 26 May 1974 “Sugar Baby Love” was the number one song in the UK. It was the debut single of the Rubettes, a bunch of session musicians who were offered the song by songwriters Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington on condition that they would become an actual group. The Rubettes went on to have a string of hits but Sugar Baby Love would be their only No.1. It also reached No. 1 in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Australia, and No. 2 in South Africa.