Member of Superfine Dandelion; The Tubes, 1975-79.
ANDERSON, ROBERTA JOAN.
Real name of Joni Mitchell.
See: Mitchell, Joni.
ANDERSON, STIG ERIK LEOPOLD.
Born 25:01:31 in Mariestad, Sweden.
Manager and record label boss.
The "fifth member" of Abba, Anderson masterminded their rise to International
superstardom.He had first signed Bjorn to his Polar label in 1963 as a member of
The Hootenanny Singers. Bjorn never seemed to leave the label, and by 1969 Stig
had teamed him up with Benny as in-house producers/songwriters.
Strangely, Abba's stardom was nothing more than a reflection of his own past glories.
During the sixties he was Sweden's most succesful lyricist. In eleven years he
wrote more than 2,000 lyrics. Most were original but some were Swedish translations
of other European and American songs. One week in 1971 saw seven of his songs in
the top ten of Svensktoppen, the Swedish charts. As for the previous decade, there
was usually one of his lyrics somewhere in the chart every week!
In 1974 he received Billboard's coveted "Trendsetter Of The Year" award, an honour
only once before given to a European (Brian Epstein).
One of the legendary managers of pop music - a true svengali.
Reeds, plano, accordlan.
Member of the Loadlng Zone, 1968
Reeds, plano, accordlan.
Member of the Loadlng Zone, 1968
ANDERSSON, GORAN BROR "BENNY".
Keyboards, vocals, songwriter, producer.
Born 16:12:46 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Member of The Hep Stars, 1964-69; Abba, 1971-83.
Collaborated with Tim Rice and Bjorn on the musical Chess, 1982.
Released his first solo album, "Klinga Mina Klockor" ("Ring My Bell") in 1987 on
the Mono Music label set up with Bjorn the year before. By 1990 had returned to
his folk roots with a tour and album with Orsa Spelman.
In 1992 wrote the instrumental theme for the European Soccer championships. The
following year he and Bjorn started work on a musical based on "The Emigrants",
a trilogy of books by Vilhelm Moberg (also made into a film by Ingmar Bergman).
Member of Live Skull, 1989.
Born 19th February 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Member of Canned Heat; Spirit; Jo Jo Gunne, 1972-73; Firefall, 1976; Heart.
Session for John Fahey.
Still gets together with other ex-members of Spirit for their increasingly rare
Member of Jo Jo Gunne, he went with his brother Mark, to join the reformed
Spirit in 1976.
Session for The Doors, 1969; John Sebastian, 1970.
Member of The Turnpike Cruisers, 1987.
Sessions for Eumir Deodato; Bruce Springsteen, 1975.
Keyboards, sampling, tapes, vocals.
Member of Beatnoks, 1988.
Member of Kingmaker, 1991.
Member of Swimming In The Sea, 1982.
Original member of Big Brother and the Holding Company.
Session for Janis Joplin, 1969
Member of XTC, 1976-78; The League Of Gentlemen, 1980; Shriekback, 1982-85.
Member of Generation X, 1976-79.
Member of Kippington Lodge, 1965-69; Brinsley Schwarz, 1969-75; Graham Parker and The Rumor, 1976-79; King Buffalo, 1988.
Session for Dave Edmunds, 1975, 1977.
Bassoon, flute, fife, vocals.
Member of Wind in the Willows, 1968.
Member of Barrington Levy, 1985.
Member of the Pretty Things, 1963-65 then left rock.
Original member of the Seeds, 1966.
John Cann - guitar, vocals; Mick Hawkesworth - bass, vocals; Jack Collings - drums.
Dave Lewis - keyboards, guitar; Nigel Smith - bass, harp; Gordon Barton - drums;
Member of Flash Cadillac since 1974
Recorded "My Boyfriends Back", 1963.
(Not to be confused with the above).
Punky Meadows- guitar; Mickie Jones - bass; Greg Giuffria - keyboards; Barry
Brandt - drums; Frank Dimlin - vocals.
These Angels first appeared in 1977, from the remnants of Bux.
Albums: On Earth As It Is in Heaven, 1977; White Hot, 1977.
Cressida Bowyer - vocals; Jimmy Cauty - guitar, vocals; John Cook - bass, vocals;
Martin Cottis - drums, vocals.
Kevin Heybourne - guitar, vocals; Kevin Riddles - bass, keyboards, vocals; Dave
Hogg - drums, vocals.
Vocals, bass, guitar.
Having spent the early eighties under the name of Alone Again Or, Angus changed
direction and name in 1985 with the launch of The Shamen. He had moved into acid
house and seemed set for chart success when the other half of the duo, Will Sinnott,
drowned in an accident. After a brief pause, Angus returned with a new frontman and
stormed the charts with a succession of hits.
Sion Sebon - guitar, vocals; Rhys Mwyn - bass; Dewi Gwyn - guitar; Hefin Huws -
Member of Animal Magnet.
Gill Baker - trumpet; Rob Boswell - drums; Mark Hollis - saxophone; Mark Taylor -
bass; James Hill - percussion; Howard Purse - guitar, vocals.
Richard Magnet - vocals; Paul Animal - keyboards; Adrian Chilvers - bass; Bosco
D'Oliveira - percussion; Matthew Whambam - drums; Kevin Byrd - guitar.
Paul Waller - drums; Steve Shawley - bass; Flid - guitar; Mac - percussion; Declan
John Barclay - trumpet; John Crichinson - piano; Billy Chapman - saxophone; Dee C.
Lee - vocals; Andy Polaris - vocals.
Eric Burdon - vocals, 1962-68; Alan Price - piano, vocals, until 1962; Andy Somers
- guitar, 1968; John Weider - guitar, violin, bass, 1967-68; Zoot Money - organ,
1968; Luke Francis - guitar, vocals, until 1962; HiIton Valentine - guitar; Charles
Chandler - bass, until 1967,1977; Dave Rowberry - organ, until 1967,1977; John
Steele - drums, until 1967,1977; Barry Jenkins - drums, percussion, 1968; Vic
Briggs - guitar, bass, 1967; Danny McCullough - bass, guitar, vocals, 1968; George
Bruno - keyboards, vocals, 1967,68.
The Alan Price Combo gained a new member, Eric Burdon, in 1962 and shortly thereafter
became known as the Animals. Burdon's raspy black-sounding blues vocals contrasted
greatly with the current fad of Beatlemania, but hits like House of the Rising Sun,
1962 and Don t Let Me Be Mlsunderstood (1965) establsihed group's popularlty. By
now, Prlce had left wlth most of the group's orlglnal members. Burdon's name was
featured, and wlth just cause, considerlng the length and magnitude of their
success: "San Franciscan Nights", 1967; "Monterey", 1968; and "Sky Pilot", 1963.
His voice had matured now, as did his original Iyrics, but he was always at home
with blues. After a dynamic double release in 1968, on which the Animals expanded
their style through jazz and country western, the group broke apart. McCulloch and
Briggs did unsuccessful solo work, while Burdon allegedly disappeared to do movies.
He returned with War, however, in the 1970's. Price enjoyed some popularity with
the release of his movie soundtrack, "O Lucky Man" in 1973. In a period of
nostalgia when other "old" groups reformed with updated sounds for their new
audiences, the Animals reformed in 1977, further perfecting the sound that made
them famous through the 1960's. A tribute to themselves and their profession.
Albums: The Animals, 1964; On Tour, 1965; Animal Tracks, 1965; Best of the Animals, 1966; Animalization, 1966; Animalism, 1966; Eric is Here, 1967; Best of Eric Burdon and the Animals, 1967; Winds of Change, 1967; Twain Shall Meet, 1968; Every One of Us, 1963; Love Is, 1968; Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted, 1977.
Featured vocalsist of Savage Rose.
Born 30th July 1941 in Ottawa, Canada.
At the age of 15, he wrote his first hit "Diana" in 1958. A puppy lover and beach
blanket bingo star, Canadian-born Anka penned hit after hit through the 1960's and
became one of the first established rockers, for the parents of the 1970's rockers. Albums: Anka; Paul Anka; Anka Gold, 1974; Anka, 21 Golden Hits, 1963; Music Man, 1977; Feelings; 50 Years of Hit Songs; Jubilation; My Way; Remember Diana; Big Hits, Vol. 2; Diana; Songs I Wish I'd Written; Strictly Nashville, l966; Paul Anka Live, 1967; 15 Songs, 1963; Anka at the Cops; Our Man Around the World; Let's Sit This One Out; Young, Alive, and in Love; My Heart Sings; Paul Anka Swings for Young Lovers.
Pete Uglow - guitar, vocals; Daren Lynch - guitar; Philip Lynch - bass; Cormac
Stoves - drums, vocals.
Member of Slammer, 1988.
Member of the Holy Modal Rounders.
ANOTHER PRETTY FACE.
Edinburgh band, formed 1979.
Mike Scott - vocals, guitar, keyboards; John Cattwell - guitar; Gordon McEwan -
saxophone; Crigg - drums, 1979; Jim Geddes - bass, 1979; Nick Holmes - drums, 1980;
Steve Fraser - bass, 1980; Adrian Johnston - drums, 1981; Alan Muir - bass, 1981.
Member of Listen, 1972.
Member of Blue Zoo, 1982.
Born Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3rd November 1954 in London.
Formed Bazooka Joe in 1975, B-Sides in 1976 and the original Ants see Adam & The
Ants later that year. Reached cult superstardom with a series of catchy pop tunes
1980-82. By 1985 started broadening his career into acting. In 1987, Adam's dad,
Les Goddard was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of being
involved in a "vice-boy ring". If that had happened during the peak of Adam's
success, the press would have had a field day!
See: Adam & The Ants
Member of Chrome Molly, 1985.
Member of the Andy Bown group.
Member of Wet Willie since 1972.
Member of HolIywood Stars 1977.
Session for Nilsson, 1976.
Member of Usi, 1989.
New York thrash metal band formed in 1982.
Neil Turbin - vocals, 1982; Dan Spitz - guitar; Scott Ian - guitar; Dan Lilker -
bass, 1982; Charlie Benante - drums; Joey Belladonna - vocals, 1985; Frank Bello -
bass, 1985; John Bush - vocals, 1992.
Darlings of Donnington and other rock festivals, Anthrax have a fanatical cult
following in Europe and the U.S. which has ensured their place as one of the top
four metal acts of the last decade.
In 1992, Belladonna was fired and replaced by Bush but this seemed to cause little
change in direction or style.
Member of the Wazz, 1968-69.
Member of Big Pig.
Clive Gregson - vocals, guitar, keyboards; Phil Barnes - bass, vocals; Chris Parks -
guitar; Mel Harley - drums.
Frankfurt based producer and multi-instrumentalist behind techno-rap band Snap!
Vangelis Papathanassiou - keyboards, flute, percussion, vibes, vocals; Demis Roussos
- bassr vocals; Lucas Sideras - drums, vocals; Silver Koulouris - guitar,
Jazz-rock Greek entry in the rock field of 1970.
Flute, oboe, saxophone.
Session for Shuggie Otis, 1971.
Francis Brown - guitar; Tom Brown - guitar; James Hunt - Bass; Simon Kirk -
percussion; Kraig Thurnbar - drums; Paul Tickle - vocals.
Session for Bruce Springsteen, 1975.
Member of The Nightingales, 1980-85.
Member of The Prefects, 1978-79.
Born 15th December 1946 in Staten Island, New York.
Member of Vanilla Fudge, 1965-69; Cactus, 1970-72; Beck, Bogert and Appice,
1972-74; KGB, 1975; Rod Stewart's band.
Sessions for Jan Akkerman, 1973; Jeff Beck, 1973; Rod Stewart, 1977.
Bass, harmonica, vocals.
Member of Hunter Ronson Band, 1975.
Session for lan Hunter, 1975.
Early member of the Elvin Bishop Band.
Session for Stephen Miller.
Dave Russell; Chris Harris; John Fisher; Lawrence Mills; Eric Puffett.
Session for the Faces, 1973.
Member of the Amboy Dukes, and Ursa Major, 1972.
Mickey Gallagher - keyboards, vocals; John Turnbull - guitar; Rob Tait - drums;
Tom Duffy - bass, vocals.
Member of Dexy's Midnight Runners until 1981.
Session for Mott the Hoople, 1971.
Member of Stampede, 1982.
Member of NRBQ.
AREA CODE 615.
Kenneth Buttrey - drums, percussion, vocals; David Briggs - keyboards; Mac Gayden -
guitar, french horn, vocals; Charlie McCoy - harmonica, percussion, vocals; Wayne
Moss - guitar, percussion; Weldon Myrick - steel guitar; Norbert Putnam - bass,
cello; Buddy Spicher - fiddle, viola, cello percussion; Bobby Thompson - banjo,
After years of playing as session men to the most famous Nashville country western
stars, they banned together under a single name for two albums. Though little played
on radio, they were technically perfect, indicating why each member of that group
was and is still playing as session men for the best, or as the best in their own
Albums: Area Code 615, 1968; Trip in the Country, 1969.
AREAS, JOSE "CHEPITO"
Timbales, percussion, conga.
Original member of Santana, 1969-74.
Sessions for It's A Beautiful Day, 1961; Santana, 1977.
Albums: Jose Chepito Areas, 1972.
Member of Blue Swede.
Sion Jones - bass, vocals; Karl Roberts - guitar, vocals; Mick King - drums, vocals.
Rod Argent - keyboards, vocals, writer; Russ Ballard - guitar,
piano, vocals, until 1975; Jim Rodford - bass, vocals, guitar, Robert Henrit -
drums, percussion; Jim Grimaldi - guitar, 1975-76; John Verity - guitar, vocals,
When the Zombies died, in the wake of the English invasion, Rod Argent lent his
name to a new group, which surprisingly held together through the years with few
personnel changes, demonstrating their musical determination with a unique brand
of jazz-rock instrumentation. Ballard, who shouldered most of the song writing
chores from album to album, left on a solo career in 1975, to be replaced by Verity
Albums: All Together, 1972; Argent, 1970; Encore, 1974; In Deep, 1973; Nexus, 1974;
Ring of Hands, 1971; Circus, 1975; Anthology, 1975; Counterpoint, 1976.
Born 14th June 1945 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
After he left the Zombies in 1968, he co-founded the group bearing his name.
Sessions for Trapeze, 1973; Splinter, 1977.
Made a name for himself in the 1980s writing TV themes.
John Lee - drums; Harvey James - guitar; Phil Putt - bass; Michael Rudd - guitar,
Mary Dobbins - vocals; Ken Ashby - vocals, guitar; Willie Knowles - vocals, guitar;
Doug Holzwarth - keyboards; Bob Huff - guitar, vocals; Pat Murphy - bass, vocals
- Pete Kuch - drums. Album: Arizona, 1976.
Steve - guitar, synth; Pete - guitar; Gel - bass; Paul - drums; Ant - vocals, flute.
Kevin Godley; Howard Jones; Kirsty McColl; Cortney Pine; The Frank Chickens.
Celebrity choir brought together to raise funds for ARK, the environmental charity.
They were paid by department stores (Harrods and others) to sing carols in their
shops, Christmas 1989.
Member of Mudhoney, 1989.
Keith Relf - vocals, harmonica; Martin Pugh - guitar; Bobby Caldwell - drums,
percussion, vocals; Louis Cennamo - bass.
Fresh from Renaissance, Relf joined Steamhammer's Martin Pugh and Bobby Caldwell,
from Johnny Winter and Captain Beyond, for what could have been used as a publicity
benefit, but wasn't.
Album: Armageddon, 1975
Born 9th December 1950 in St. Kitts, West Indies.
Emigrated to Birmingham in 1956. Having moved to London
in the early seventies, she toured in the musical, "Hair".
Teamed up with lyricist, Pam Nestor to record a single for Cube in 1974 but the
partnership was short-lived. Armatrading soon signed to A&M Records, releasing Back
To The Night in 1975. The following year, she found critical and public acclaim with
her eponymously titled album. Much of her recording style could be due to her producer, Glyn Johns, whose work for the Eagles and others epitomised seventies soft/acoustic rock.
Despite her self-produced hit at the start of the decade, the eighties lacked
commercial success. She returned to form in 1990 with an album recorded at home and
saw the "Very Best Of" released the next year.
Albums: Whatever's For Us; Back to the Night; Joan Armatrading; Show Some Emotion.
Member of Baby Tuckoo, 1984.
Session for Long John Baldry, 1971 -72.
Member of Power House, 1991.
ARMOURY SHOW, THE.
Richard Jobson - vocals; John McGeogh - guitar, vocals; Russell Webb - bass, vocals,
synth; John Doyle - drums.
[Rockmine Classic Single: Castles In Spain].
Session for B.B. King, 1971.
Session for the Doobie Brothers, 1977.
Member of Fox.
Guitar, sitar, drums.
Member of Them, replaced Billy Harrison.