I live in an impossibly tiny Idaho city and found that Walmart carries Ezekial Bread and Pastas….and Dave’s Killer Bread….both of which use sprouted whole grain. If Walmart carries sprouted whole grain products, I don’t think it’s all that difficult to find. Besides, both companies have websites that can be used to order direct from the internet.
Also, I’m planning to move to the UK (Northern England/Yorkshire) and have found a few different sprouted whole grain flours for homemade bread, but also a brand called Sunnyvale which makes organic swg bread products. I haven’t looked in Sainsbury’s or Asda specifically, but that might be a start for the UK folks here 🙂 Good luck everyone!
Between 1978 and 1980 Danny also maintained his connection with Wishful Thinking and became a member of a new group, Prima Donna .
In 1978 Wishful Thinking's single Hiroshima was a hit again in Germany. Bigger the second time around than it had been the first, the record spent 23 weeks in the Top 20 and almost a year in the Top 50. On 21st September 1978 it peaked at number 8. Danny, Tony and the two Johns recorded some new material together and released a couple of singles in Germany, America and State Fair Majorette. John Redpath then decided to quit the band and it appeared that it was finally the end of the road for Wishful Thinking .
In 1979 Eve Graham and Danny Finn teamed up with the New Seekers ' producer David Mackay to record their first single, Ocean And Blue Sky. Although it had a catchy tune and memorable lyrics, MacKay's magic failed to work it's spell on the record buying public. Meanwhile ...
Wishful Thinking's enduring popularity in Germany persuaded Danny Finn , Tony Collier and John Franklin to re-form again in 1980 (this time as a trio). They released what turned out to be their last single, Tightrope Man. It was produced by Gavin Dare and Dave Howman , who also had a hand in writing and producing Eve Graham's 1980 album, Woman Of The World.
1980 was a busy year for Danny. In addition to the Wishful Thinking single, he contributed vocals to one of the tracks on Eve's album. On 9th April he also represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest as lead singer with the group Prima Donna .
The six members of Prima Donna were brought together especially for the contest. The line-up was modelled on the Guys 'n' Dolls formula of three "guys" and three "dolls", paired off on stage as happy young couples. As journalist Penny Allen told it, Danny's involvement in Prima Donna came about after a visit to a fortune teller:
Egon Krenz was elected by the politburo to be Honecker's successor. Krenz tried to show that he was looking for change within the GDR but the citizens did not trust him. On November 9, 1989, the SED announced that East Germans would be able to travel to West Berlin the next day. The spokesman who announced the new travel law incorrectly said that it would take effect immediately, implying the Berlin Wall would open that night. People began to gather at border checkpoints at the wall hoping to be let through, but the guards told them that they had no orders to let citizens through. As the number of people grew, the guards became alarmed and tried to contact their superiors but had no responses. Unwilling to use force, the chief guard at the checkpoint relented at 10:54pm and ordered the gate to be opened. Thousands of East-Germans swarmed into West Berlin and the purpose of the wall was deemed now obsolete. The fall of the wall destroyed the SED politically as well as the career of its leader, Egon Krenz. On December 1, 1989, the GDR government revoked the law that guaranteed the SED the right to rule the East German political system, effectively ending communist rule in the GDR.