Paul Jellie Obituary, Death – Paul Jellie was a founding member of the top-charting pop band S Club 7 in 1998 and remained a member until his departure in 2002. At the age of 46, Paul Jellie suddenly passed away. He gave his final performance with the band in June of that year at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebration.
They decided to change their name to S Club when he quit the septet. The trio was one of the most well-known bands of their time with 11 UK Top 5 songs and a hit in the US with the melancholy ballad Never Had a Dream Come True. Both of these successes contributed to the group’s reputation as one of the most well-liked performers of their era.
The band’s debut single, the Jackson 5–heavy Bring It All Back, was the first of their four UK top-charting hits. Their first album, S Club, debuted at No. 2, followed by No. 1 with their second album, 7, and No. 3 with Sunshine (2001). All three of the initial albums were certified multi-platinum, but the fourth album, Seeing Double, which was without Cattermole, did poorly in the sales department.
At the 2000 Brit Awards, the band took home the prise for best British breakthrough act, and in 2002, the song “Don’t Stop Movin'” won for best British single. Simon Fuller, the former Svengali behind the Spice Girls, is credited with creating S Club 7. He said that the idea for the band came to him the day after he was let go from the group in November 1997. S Club 7 was created by Simon Fuller. After receiving over 10,000 responses the previous year, Cattermole was one of the persons approached to audition for Fuller’s new project the following year.