When Ravi Shankar told George Harrison of the suffering in war-torn Bangla Desh,
the ex-Fab was moved to organise some of his friends to raise money. On August 1st,
1971, they staged two concerts at New York's Madison Square Gardens.
The friends included Badfinger, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Leon
Russell, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr and Klaus Voorman.
Allen Klein assisted as producer and had aimed to bring the four ex-Beatles together
for the gig. He was having the concert filmed and hoped to build the footage of their
first live Beatles concert since 1966 into a documentary on the band's history.
Unfortunately, Paul McCartney got stuck in traffic somewhere en-route and John Lennon,
thinking Paul was doing it deliberately, pulled out.
Formed in Los Angeles, 1981.
Susanna Hoffs - guitar, vocals; Debbie Peterson - drums, vocals; Vicki Peterson -
guitar, vocals; Mickis Steele - bass, vocals.
Initially known as The Bangs, they recorded a single and e.p. before signing to CBS in
1984 and changing their name to The Bangles.
Their bright jangly guitar sound made them popular airplay material for radio but it
wasn't until the 1986 album, "Different Light", that they scored commercially. A
handfull of chart hits followed culminating in the international number one, "Eternal
Flame", in 1989. While still on a peak, the band split with Hoffs following a solo
recording career as well as movie offers.
BANGOR FLYING CIRCUS.
Alan de Carlo - guitar, percussion, vocals; Michael Tegza - drums; David Wolinski
- vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion.
Album: Bangor Flying Circus.
Pre CBS debut album name of The Bangles.
See: Bangles, The.
Member of the Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band, 1969.
Born 27th March 1950 in East Hoathley, East Sussex, England.
Member of Genesis, 1968-.
Sessions for Bob Dylan, 1970; Waylon Jennings, 1973, 1975; Charlie McCoy, 1974.
Session for Jimmy Smith, 1965.
Member of Mummy Calls, 1984.
Session for Marvin Gaye, 1981.
Member of The Merseybeats, 1964.
Session for Phillip Walker, 1980.
Member of Junior Parker's band.
Session for Billy The Kid Emerson.
Session for Freddie King, 1970.
Member of Scorpio Rising, 1991.
Member of Pulp, 1992.
Member of Graham Central Station, 1974-76; Light Of The World, 1980.
Session for Betty Davis, 1974.
BANKS, PETER (g).
Born 7th July 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire.
Member of Yes, 1968-71; Flash, 1972-73.
Sessions for Blodwyn Pig; Roger Ruskin Spear, 1972; Lonnie Donegan, 1977.
BANKS, PETER (k).
Member of After The Fire, 1979-80.
Sessions for Louisiana Red, 1972; Tommy Tucker, 1977.
Session for Bobby Lyle, 1978.
Sessions for George Benson, 1976-77; Harvey Mason, 1977.
Member of Quiet Riot, 1975-89.
Pete Fresh - guitar; Rick Mansworth - guitar, vocals; John Thomas - bass.
Session for Osibisa, 1980.
Member of Andy Bown.
Session for Bronco; Starry Eyed & Laughing, 1975; Raph Ravenscroft, 1979.
Bass, keyboards, vocals.
Member of Van Der Graaf Generator, 1972-.
Session for Peter Hammill, 1972-74; Seventh Wave, 1975.
Member of Kingtrigger, 1982.
James Alexander; Ronnie Caldwell*; Carl Cunningham*; Phalin Jones*; Jimmy King*;
Six man back-up group to the late Otis Redding. Four of them (*) died in Redding's
plane crash on December 10th, 1967. The two survivors regrouped in 1968 for one last
album and were still going in the 1980s.
Member of Batti Mamzelle, 1974.
Member of Byzantium, 1974.
Member of the Turtles, 1965-69; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (replaced Dallas
Taylor), 1970-71; Jefferson Starship, 1974-.
Sessions for Lee Michaels, 1968; Dave Mason, 1970; Stephe Stills, 1970; Ry Cooder,
1970; John Sebastian, 1971; Neil Young, 1973.
Member of Bow Bow Bow, 1980-82.
Member of Sugar, 1992.
Greg Milton - guitar, vocals; David Morgan - bass; Roger Sinek - drums; Alison
Williams - electric piano, organ; Simon Breed - guitar, 1991.
Born 17th April 1930 in Welwyn Garden City, Herfordshire.
Member of the Ken Colyer Skiffle Group, 1952-54.
Member of The Chesterfields.
Member of Japan, 1974-83.
Member of Babes In Toyland, 1990-92.
Member of Chrysalis.
Member of Boots For Dancing, 1980-81.
Member of Joe Cocker's Greatest Show on Earth.
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST.
Formed in Oldham, 1966.
Les Holroyd - bass, vocals; John Lees - guitar, vocals; Mel Pritchard - drums,
percussion; Stewart "Wooly" Wolstenholme - keyboards.
Albums: Time Honored Ghosts; 1975; Everyone Is Everybody Else; Gone to Earth, 1977.
Member of Statetrooper, 1986.
Member of Them before forming Camel.
Laurie Andrew - vocals; Chris Bradford - vocals; Mike Giles - drums; Ray McRiner -
guitar, vocals; Geoff Westby - keyboards; Bob Young - harmonica.
Andy - guitar; Chris - guitar, vocals; Neil - drums; Simon - vocals; Steve - bass.
Session for John Mayall, 1977.
Session for Eumir Deodato; Full Moon, 1972.
Member of Kak.
Member of Einsturzende Neubauten; Nick Cave's The Bad Seeds, 1984.
Session for lan Hunter, 1976.
Flugelhorn, harmonica, piano and string arrangements.
Sessions for John Lennon, 1971; George Harrison, 1967, 1972-73.
Session for the Alan Parson s Project, 1976.
John Nowlin - bass; David Sardy - guitar, vocals; Rock Savage - drums.
BARKER, DAVID (g).
Member of Drunk Tank, 1992.
BARKER, DAVID (k).
Member of Mike Heron's Reputation, 1975-77.
Member of Peaches and Herb.
Member of Haircut 100, 1984.
Member of Shriekback, 1982.
Member of UK Subs, 1978-79.
Member of The Mekons, 1981.
Member of Flesh For Lulu, 1983-84.
Member of The Bodysnatchers, 1980; The Belle Stars, 1981-82.
Member of Kick Reaction, 1986.
Member of Jethro Tull (replaced Clive Bunker), 1971-.
Member of Commander Cody's Lost Planet Airmen.
Member of Take That.
As writer of some of the band's biggest hits, it remains to be seen how his solo
career will evolve now the band has retired.
BARLOW, LOU (b).
Member of Dinosaur Jnr. 1988-89.
BARLOW, LOU (g).
Member of Sebadoh, 1992.
Member of The Red Guitars, 1983-85.
Member of It's Immaterial, 1981-85.
Member of Positive Noise, 1981.
Member of Visage, 1983.
Member of Red harvest, 1988.
Member of the Mantas, 1989.
Member of Khartoum, 1982.
Member of the Charlie Daniel's Band.
Member of the Yellow Payges, 1969.
Member of the Faith Band, 1977.
Member of Limousene, 1972.
Member of Sam Apple Pie, 1973.
Member of 38 Special, 1977.
Member of The Stiffs, 1980-82.
Member of The Gymslips, 1983-84.
Member of The Hothouse Flowers, 1987.
Guitar, bottleneck, vocals.
Member of Stoneground, 1971.
Member of Visage, 1983.
Member of Eddie And Sunshine, 1981.
Session for B.B. King, 1975.
Member of Pendragon, 1983.
Bass, steel guitar, vocals.
Member of Bandit (US), 1975.
Member of Ju Ju, 1982-83.
Banjo, guitar, vocals.
Member of Matthews' Southern Comfort, 1970.