Tin Tin

Toast and Marmalade for Tea

Composed by Steve Groves

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Tin Tin was the Australian duo of Steve Groves and Steve Kipner. They met while playing in bands, deciding to become songwriting partners. Meeting Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, the musicians decided to become a recording duo, picking the name of a Belgium crime-solving cartoon character.Gibb produced their single "Toast and Marmalade for Tea," which was issued by Atlantic subsidiary Atco Records. It reached number 20 pop in the spring of 1971. Tin Tin mid-charted that year with another Gibb-produced 45, "Is That the Way." In 1973, Groves and Kipner parted ways. Steve Kipner pursed a music career that included hits by Chicago (the number three pop hit "Hard Habit to Break"), George Benson ("20/20," number 15 R&B, late 1984), and Olivia Newton-John's mega hits "Physical" and "Twist of Fate." During the late '90s, he co-wrote and produced hits with David Frank on Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle," 98°'s "The Hardest Thing," and Dream.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Image 1970 2:22
Sounds of the Seventies: AM Pop Classics, Vol. 2 1993
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:25
Hitdossier 70's, Vol. 1 2002
Various Artists
B.R. 3:05
Hard to Find 45s, Vol. 12: 60s and 70s Pop Classics 2010
Various Artists
Eric Records 2:25
Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol. 16
Various Artists
Rhino 2:26
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