Member of Country Joe and the Fish, 1966.
Member of Placebo, 1982.
Member of Bob, 1988.
Sessions for Don Nix, 1971; Tony Joe White, 1972.
Member of The Love Brigade, 1987.
Member of Hunter Ronson Band, 1975.
Session for lan Hunter, 1975.
ARNEZ, DESI JR.
Original member of Dino, Desi and Billy, 1966-68.
Member of Gore, 1987-90.
Member of the Outlaws since 1975.
Member of Paul Butterfield Blues Band, 1965-67.
Member of the Jonathan Cain Band, 1977.
Session for Boz Scaggs, 1969; Wilson Pickett; Clarence Carter, 1967.
ARNOLD, "P.P." (PAT).
At one time Arnold had both Madeline Bell and Dusty Springfield providing backing
Sessions for Freddie King, 1974; Nils Lofgren, 1967; Sky, 1970; Gary Wright, 1971;
Small Faces, 1977.
Bass, tuba, percussion, vocals.
Member of Sod, 1971.
Session for Edgar Winter, 1977.
Member of Stiff Kittens, 1986.
Don Dixon - vocai, bass, percussion, guitar; Robert Kirkland - vocals, guitar,
percussion; Scott Davidson - drums, percussion; Marty Stout - keyboards.
Album: Rumors, 1976.
Wyatt Day - guitar, keyboards, vocals; Jon Pierson - vocals, trombone; Maury Baker
- percussion, keyboards, 1968; Bill Foswell - trumpet, bass, vocals, 1968; Giovanni
Papalia - guitar, 1968; Jonathan Raskin - bass, vocals, guitar, 1968; Warren
Bernhardt - keyboards, 1969; Sam Brown - guitar, 1969; Joe Hunt - drums, 1969; Art
Koenig - bass, 1969; Jimmy Owens - trumpet, 1969.
The merger of rock and classical music was inevitable. Ars Nova was a group
of classical musicians playing rock as if the connection had existed all through time.
Baroque, medieval settings were suggested from their compositions. Though extremely
unique and technically professional, their short career proved that even tasteful
novelty isn t always commercial.
Albums: Ars Nova, 1968; Sunshine and Shadows, 1969.
Joby Barnett - drums; April Combs - vocals; James Combs - guitar; Michael Mann -
guitar; Chip Starr - bass.
Mike Harrison - keyboards, vocals; Greg Ridley - bass; Mike Kellie - drums,
percussion; Luther Grosvenor - guitar.
Original name of Spooky Tooth, prior to Gary Wright joining.
Album: Supernatural Fairy Tale, 1967.
ART OF NOISE.
Anne Dudley - keyboards; J.J. Jeczalik - keyboards.
Having worked on arrangements and production as part of Trevor Horn's ZTT studio
team, the two launched their own career in 1984 with the theme tune to the TV series,
"The Krypton Factor". Their debut single, "Beatbox" saw them voted "Best Black Dance
Act" that year!
They followed that with a succession of chart hits with guest vocalsists/musicians,
including Duanne Eddy, Tom Jones and the "computer generated" TV character, Max
Headroom. In 1990 when Dudley went to work with Jaz Coleman (ex-Killing Joke front
man), they split up.
Mark Goldthorpe - vocals; Mick Fiddler - guitar, saxophone, vocals; Garry Wilson -
drums, vocals; Neil McKenzie - bass; Simon Hinkler - organ.
Steve Grigida - drums; Gary Cox - guitar; Steve Cooper - bass; Gary Herrewig -
guitar; Billy Paliselli - vocals.
Albums: Artful Dodger, 1975; Honor Among Thieves, 1976; Babes on Broadway, 1977.
Member of the BMX Bandits, 1987.
Member of Arthur, Hurley and Gottlieb.
ARTHUR, HURLEY AND GOTTLIEB.
Jeffrey Arthur - guitar, vocals; Michael Hurley - vocals; Neil Gottlieb - vocals.
Album: Sunlight Shinin, 1975,
Member of The Blancmange, 1982.
ARTHURS, PAUL "BONEHEAD".
Member of Oasis 1991-
Session for Ginger Baker, 1977.
Band from the Rhode Island School Of Design.
David Anderson - guitar; David Byrne - guitar, vocals; Chris Frantz - drums; Hank
Stahler - bass; Tim Beale - saxophone.
College band which folded when Byrne left college (lack of interest) and Frantz
graduated. Still, this was the first incarnation of what would become Talking Heads
seven months later.
Member of El Chicano.
AS ABOVE SO BELOW.
Robin Hodge - guitar, vocals; Phil Hodge - keyboards, vocals; Charlie Noble - bass;
Dave Ashcroft - drums.
Sessions for John Lennon, 1973; Nilsson, 1974; Plastic Ono Band, 1974; Johnny
Winter, 1974; Aztec Two Step, 1975; Dr. John, 1975; James Taylor, 1976; John
Tropea, 1976; Leslie West, 1976; Phoebe Snow, 1976,78
Member of The Chords, 1979.
Member of Bauhaus, 1977-83; Love & Rockets.
Session for Donovan, 1973.
Member of Arizona, 1976.
Member of Mankind, 1970.
Member of Mankind, 1970; Quadrille, 1971.
Member of Verve, 1992.
Half of 1960's duo Peter and Gordon.
Manager for James Taylor.
Producer for Tony Joe White, 1971, and Linda Ronstadt.
Sessions for John Stewart, 1970-71; Kate Taylor, 1971; Andrew Gold, 1976; J.D.
Souther, 1976; James Taylor, 1972-1976; Bonnie Raitt, 1979; Linda Ronstadt, 1974-80.
Member of the Stooges; Destroy All Monsters, 1977-78, New Order (US), 1978.
With brother Ron, an original member of the Stooges.
Sessions for Dennis Coffey, 1972-74; Bob Seger, 1973; Temptations, 1973; Rory Block,
1977; Grace Jones, 1977; Leo Sayer, 1977; Bonnie Pointer, 1978; Raydio, 1979-80.
Member of Last Party, 1987.
Original member of Martha and the Vandellas.
Member of Last Party, 1987.
Original member of Canadian rockers the Guess Who.
Member of Geneva, 1990.
Member of Albion Country Band, 1972, Ragged Robin, 1973, then solo career.
Member of Adam & The Ants, 1978-80; Bow Wow Wow, 1980-83.
Rod Edwards - piano; Bob Weston - guitar; Keith Boyce - drums; Harry Reynolds -
bass, vocals; Aleki Ashman - vocals.
Member of Perfect Strangers, 1983.
Member of Sorcerers (Cozy Powell's band), 1965-68.
Left the scene to run an entertainment agency in Birmingham.
Member of The Psychedelic Furs, 1979-81, 1990.
Drums, guitar, vocals.
Member of Rare Bird, 1969-72; Headstone, 1974-5.
Album: Mark Ashton, 1976.
Member of The March Violets, 1982-86.
Member of Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, 1969-72; Ox, 1975; Paice, Ashton, Lord, 1977.
Sessions for George Harrison, 1968; Deep Purple, John Entwhistle, 1972;
Chicken Shack, 1973; Jerry Lee Lewis, 1973; Broken Glass, 1976.
Billy J. Kramer's real name.
ASHTON, GARDNER & DYKE.
Tony Ashton - keyboards, vocals; Kim Gardner - bass; Roy Dyke - drums.
Labelled "the first supergroup of the eighties", Asia was formed in 1982.
John Wetton - vocals, bass, 1982, 1985; Carl Palmer - drums; Geoff Downes -
keyboards; Steve Howe - guitar, 1982; Mandy Meyer - guitar, 1983; Greg Lake -
vocals, bass, 1983; John Payne - vocals, bass, 1992; Al Pitrelli - guitar, 1992.
Well, when E.L.P. and Yes weren't touring it was an obvious idea to join forces and
do something new(ish). That said, this was probably more Wetton's band than anyone's
but the concept paid off with the massive success of their debut album in 1982.
Member of Set The Tone, 1983.
Real name of Johnny Gentle.
One of the great Larry Parnes "Stable Of Stars", Gentle is best remembered as the
man who toured Scotland in 1960 with sruggling fellow Liverpudlians, The Silver
Beatles, as his backing band.
Although big on the package tour circuit of the sixties he never hit the charts.
Changing his name again, this time to Darren Young, still didn't change his fortunes.
He left the music biz and was last heard selling insurance!
Member of Israfel, 1992.
Christie Dignan - vocals; Tony McGuiness - bass; Joe Jewell - guitar; Billy
McGuiness - percussion; Alan Downey - drums.
Saxophone, flute, piano.
Member of Back Door, 1972-73; Power, 1985.
Raymond Barker - trumpet; Dudu Pukwana - alto sax; Charles Cheide - bass; Terry
Quaye - congas; Fred Frederick - tenor sax; Fred Coker - guitar, vocals; Tony Hicks
David Byrne - vocals; John Dillon - guitar; Mick May - guitar; Charlie Hannah - bass;
Paddy Mooney - drums.
Member of Admiral Tibbett, 1989.
Billy Mackenzie; Alan Rankine; Mike Dempsey - bass, vocals; John Murphy - drums.
Oh so trendy popsters that seemed to fade from the limelight after much promise and
media acclaim. Mackenzie then found fame as a breeder of three British champion
racing whippets. He restarted the band in 1994 but nothing much happened. No doubt,
he's gone back to the dog track.
Russ Giguere - vocals; Brian Cole - vocals, bass; Ted Bluechel - vocals, drums; Gary
Alexander - guitar, vocals; Terry Kirkman - vocals; Jim Yester - vocals, guitar.
By 1967, they had the best vocal harmonies to be found outside the Beach Boys but by
1968 they had disappeared. In 1976, rumours of a reunion started but nothing came of
Albums: Association's Greatest Hits; Waterbeds in Trinidad, Along Comes Mary;
Front man of first Southern Death Cult, 1982-83 and then The Cult.
Aster Aweke - vocals; Roland Perrin - keyboards; Mike Mondesir - bass; Richard
Bailey - drums; Frank Williams - tenor saxophone; Ray Carless - tenor/baritone
saxophone; Kevin Robinson - trumpet, flugelhorn.
Member of Xentrix, 1990.
Member of The Ravishing Beauties, 1982.
Born 4th May 1961.
Member of Bucks Fizz, 1980-85.
Was thought to be too sexy for the group's image so left to follow a solo career.
Member of Gene Loves Jezebel, 1983-.
Member of The Loft, 1985; The Weather Prophets, 1985-87.
Member of Handsome Beasts, 1981.
Member of Absolutely Elsewhere.
Formed in London's Ladbroke Grove in 1974.
George Oban ("Ras") - bass, 1974; Angus Gaye ("Drummie Zeb") - drums; Donald
Griffiths ("Dee") - guitar, 1974; Courtney Hemmings - keyboards, 1974; Brinsley
Forde - vocals, guitar; Bunny McKenzie - harmonica, vocals; Candy McKenzie - vocals;
Tony Robinson - bass, keyboards, 1976; Donnal Benjamin - guitar, vocals, 1976; Tony
Gadd - bass.
Leon Russell - vocals, guitar, keyboards; Marc Benno - vocals, drums.
Two man band that served as a starting place for two separate
more successful solo careers.
Albums: Look Inside The Asylum Choir, 1968; Asylum Choir ll, 1969.
Member of The Wild Flowers, 1986.
Member of Scorpio Rising, 1991.
Front man for the Forest Of Dean based dance-rockers E.M.F. (Ecstasy Mother Fuckers).
Member of the Music Explosion, 1967.
Member of James Litherland's Brotherhood, 1970.
Member of Spare Rib, 1973.
Born 19th March 1946 in Cuffley, Hertfordshire.
Guitar, violin, harmonica.
Member of the Zombies, 1965-68.
Member of Subway Sect, 1978-.
Member of The Glass Menagerie, 1968-69.
ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION.
Ronnie Hammond - vocals; Barry Allen - guitar; J.R. Cobb - guitar;
Dean Daugherty - keyboards; Robert Nix - drums; Paul Goodard - bass.
Albums: Red Tape, 1976; Another Alternative, 1975; Dog Days; Third Annual Pipe
Dream, 1974; Atlanta Rhythm Section, 1973.
Joe di Fazio - keyboards, bass, vocals; Royce Gibson - percussion, vocals.
Album: Atlantis Philharmonic, 1974.
Vincent Crane - keyboards, vocals; John Cann - guitar, vocals, 1972;
Paul Hammond - drums percussion, until 1971; Carl Palmer - drums, percussion;
Pete Frenchy - vocals, 1971; Chris Farlowe - vocals, 1971; Ric Parnell - drums,
percussion, 1972; Steve Bolton - guitar, 1972; Johnny Mandala - guitar, 1973.
Most knowledgable rockers remember Arthur Brown's classic "Fire" in 1967. Arranger and mastermind of Brown's show was keyboards man Vincent Crane, who formed Atomic Rooster with drummer Carl Palmer after the last Brown tour.
Following various personnel changes, the Rooster released its first album to critical, if not commercial, acclaim. Later albums saw them settle down to a heavier, more commercial sound. More personnel changes resulted in the acquisition of vocalsist, Chris Farlowe, from Colosseum. The two subsequent albums coupled Farlowe's R&B vocals with Crane's Jazz organ and widened the band's influences to include soul. Nice 'n' Greasy was the last cohesive work by a band that spent the next fifteen years lurching from one reunion to another until Crane's death in 1989.
Albums: Death Walks Behlnd You, 1971; In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, 1971; Made in England, 1972; Nice 'n' Greasy, 1973.
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Member of Vow Wow, 1987.
Steve Austin - bass, vocals; Robert Bartlett - vocals; Mark Bushell - drums; Pete
Coote - guitar, keyboards, vocals; Simon Green - guitar, keyboards.
Member of Rubella Ballet, 1982-83.
Jim Keltner - drums; Paul Stallworth - bass; Danny Kootch - Guitar; David Foster -
Studio band formed of session men from George Harrison's Dark Horse record company.
Albums: Attitudes, 1976; Attitudes II, 1976.