Thomas Engström had collaboration with about fifty artists over the years in various forms, in the 70’s singers in the Anglo-Swedish rock band Shaggy, headhunted to Belgian hard rock band Castro and later on to Gothenburg based Highway with a couple of former members from Alien. Four solo albums with his ”alter ego” Joshua af Saga now releasing his 4th solo single under his own name. The 4th of twelve to become the album ”Pure Pop”
”Storm in a Teacup” is a song written by Lynsey de Paul and Ron Roker that was recorded by the British group The Fortunes. The recording was arranged by Lew Warburton and produced by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. Rod Allen (The Fortunes bassist and vocalist) later spoke about De Paul and recalled ”She was great. She kept popping into Cook’s and Greenaway’s office loaded with songs. One day she walked in with ’Storm’ and Roger was knocked out. Roger Cook was so knocked out that he recommended that The Fortunes record the song and, upon release, it reached No. 7 on the UK Single Chart, No. 9 on the Irish single charts (IRMA),No.15 on the New Zealand singles chart and No. 65 on the Australian Kent Music report in 1972. It also spent two weeks in the Dutch Tipparade. De Paul revealed to OK! magazine in a 1996 interview that it sold three million copies. The song peaked at No. 11 on the Adelaide, Australia 5AD Official Top 40 on 12 May 1972. It was the 84th best selling single in the UK in 1972. The song is often played on BBC Radio, most recently on the programme The Great British Songbook. In his autobiography, John Lyon stated that he loves ”Storm in a Teacup” by The Fortunes, actor and singer Bradley Walsh told NME it was the first song he remembers hearing and buying, and actor John Challis stated that it was one of his favourite songs. Scottish journalist Alastair McKay describes the song as ”an extraordinary thing, a swirl of pop soul”. Storm in a Teacup was the name of The Fortunes album, also released in 1972 on the Capitol record label.