first hit the road in 1966, touring Great Britain and Europe and becoming a regular concert attraction.
Any pop fan who lived through the first half of the 1970s will remember Slade
can be credited for steadying the ship at the club, the new man will be expected to move things forward, with the brief likely to be the securing of a play-off place at least in next season's Championship.
When the history books do recount the tale of Slade
at Cardiff they will probably though eschew matters on the pitch and focus on what he did for the club itself.
had spent the majority of the time ahead of his side's dead rubber against Birmingham fielding questions from the media about his own future in the Welsh capital, the clash with the Blues naturally was way down the pecking order.
The acquisition of Perkins Slade
will establish a strong Birmingham presence for Howden, who described the city as "an extremely important market".
Bluebirds boss Slade
(above) was a regular at the City Ground during Brian Clough's spell in charge, as two European Cups, a league title and four League Cups were added to the trophy cabinet.
(right) looked every inch a future England fly-half as the victory hoisted Exeter into the play-off zone.
It will be released as Slade
House by publishing house Sceptre in October this year
In addition, Slade
has added new agents and a transactions coordinator to his team, introduced an open house app and been featured in the New York Times.
Caretaker coaches Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young will remain in charge for today's home game against Sheffield Wednesday as Cardiff seek to overcome the obstacles to appoint the 53-year-old Slade
as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's successor.
CARDIFF look set to confirm Russell Slade
as their new manager ahead of Saturday's Championship home clash with Sheffield Wednesday.
LEYTON Orient manager Russell Slade
is hoping motivational posters could hold the key to Leyton Orient's play-off hopes tonight.
We are looking at the feasibility of hosting such a race in this region and the opportunity for such a race," Slade
said on the sidelines of a press conference hosted by motor-racing champion Ahmad Al Harthy.
But you wonder why they bother after last week's news that Slade
are set to make PS512,000 this year alone from royalties from their 1973 hit Merry Christmas Everybody.