Formed 1977 in Northampton by the Haskins brothers.
Daniel Ash - guitar; David J Haskins - bass; Kevin Haskins - drums; Peter Murphy
Member of Sha Na Na, 1971.
Member of Sha Na Na.
Keyboard, synthesiser, flute, electronics.
Member of Tangerine Dream, 1973-74.
BAXTER, JEFF "SKUNK".
Guitar, pedal steel guitar.
Member of Steely Dan, 1972-75; The Doobie Brothers, 1975.
Sessions for Cashman And West, 1972; Navasota, 1972; Joni Mitchell, 1975; John
Member of Neil Norman's Cosmic Orchestra, 1975-80.
Member of Pale Fountains, 1982-83.
Guitar, steel guitar.
Member of Steve Earle's band, 1987.
BAY CITY ROLLERS, THE.
Formed in Edinburgh, 1969.
Eric Faulkner - guitar, mandolin, vocals; Alan Longmuir - accordian, bass, piano,
vocals, until 1975; Derek Longmuir - drums, percussion; Leslie McKeown - vocals,
guitar, until 1975; Stuart Wood - bass, guitar, piano, vocals; lan Mitchell -
guitar, vocals, 1976-.
Dance hall manager, Tam Paton, saw the early Rollers play in his hall one night
and dreamt of stardom. He built them into teen-pop gods that were the biggest thing
on the planet. He modelled himself on Brian Epstein but even his svengali touch
couldn't cope with the egos that surfaced within the band.
Member of Nous Sommes, 1989.
Member of Automatic Man, 1976.
Member of Wolfsbane, 1988.
Member of Dead On Arrival, 1981.
Member of Pink Military, 1980.
Member of American Tears since 1974.
Member of The Blasters, 1985.
Brian Belshaw - bass; Brian Gooding - guitar; Chris Hunt - drums; Nick Judd -
electric piano; Reg King - vocals.
BE BOP DELUXE.
Robert Bryan - bass, vocals, until 1975; Nicholas Chatterton-Dew - drums, until
1975; Andrew Clark - vocals, keyboards, 1975-; Simon Fox - drums, 1975; Bill Nelson
- guitar, vocals; Ian Parkin - guitar, until 1975; Charlie Tumahai - bass, 1975-.
Albums: Axe Victim, 1974; Futurama, 1975; Sunburst Finish, 1976; Modern Music,
1976; Life in the Air Age, 1977.
BEACH BOYS, THE.
Formed in Hawthorne, California, 1961.
Al Jardine - guitar, vocals; Mike Love - vocals; Brian Wilson - bass, keyboards,
vocals; Carl Wilson - guitar, vocals; Dennis Wilson - drums, vocals; Glen Campbell -
guitar, vocals, 1964; Bruce Johnston - bass, keyboards, vocals, 1965-.Ricky Fataar
- vocals, 1972; Blondie Chaplin - drums, vocals, 1972.
A bunch of kids from the L.A. suburbs try their hand at pop music in the guise of
Kenny And The Cadets, Carl And The Passions and The Pendletones but make the big
time when they focus on cars, girls and surfing and call themselves The Beach Boys.
The band recorded "Surfin" in 1961 at the suggestion of Dennis (the only one who
surfed) but it took three years before they topped the charts with "I Get Around".
By then they had established a mix of good-time beach anthems and poignant teen
romance fantasies, penned in the main by Brian Wilson. By 1964, Brian had turned more
to writing and producing and stopped touring with the band. He chose to remain in the
studio with a piano in a sand-box, while his place was taken by Glan Campbell.
Brian's bare-feet in the sand approach to recording may well have inspired his beach
anthems but little could prepare him for The Beatles and what he saw as a revolutionary
sound. His mental health was suffering but while the band was on tour, he single-
handedly crafted his response to the Liverpool Sound. "Pet Sounds" was a labour of
love which left lasting scars on its writer but has proved to be one of the finest
albums of the last four decades.
The album's success prompted Brian to become even more experimental and he shut
himself away with co-writer Van Dyke Parks to produce "Smile". Intended more as a
symphonic work, it had movements based around the elements but it became obvious
during the recording that Brian's drug use and failing mental condition were taking
their toll. He had started to take weeks on trying to perfect the sound of fire for
the record, overlooking the actual lyrical content. It became obvious a breakdown was
The rest of the band had become used to working without Brian and seemed to blossom
over the following years. By the end of the sixties, they were the biggest band in
America. It was a position they were able to hold until 1972 but then a slide set in
and by 1974, they had all but disappeared. Some clever marketing of a greatest hits
package in 1976 restarted their career which has continued with occasional albums
and tours ever since.
[Rockmine Classic Album: Pet Sounds].
Member of String Driven Thing, 1974-.
BEACON STREET UNION.
Robert Rhodes - bass, keyboards; Paul Tartachny - guitar, vocals; Wayne Ulaky -
bass, vocals; Richard Weisberg - drums; John Wright - vocals, percussion.
In 1968, the new wave was The Boston Sound and Beacon Street Union wire riding high
on it. By 1969, the band had sunk without trace.
Albums: Eyes of the Beacon Street Union, 1968; Clown Died in Marvin Gardens, 1968.
Sessions for Chicken Shack; Freddie King, 1974, 1975; Steve Howe, 1975.
Member of Gonzalez, 1974-75.
Member of the Paupers, 1966-69.
Member of Brazil, 1990.
Nickname for Robert Hite, Jr. of Canned Heat.
See: Hite, Robert Jr.
Member of Z.Z. Top since 1971.
For years, the only one in the band without a beard, he has started growing one!
Member of First Offence, 1988.
Cally - drums; George Gil - guitar; Kris Kershaw - saxophone; George Gil - guitar.
BEAT, JOHNNY J.
Member of The Vibes, 1985.
George Harrison - guitar, sitar, vocals; John Lennon - guitar, harmonica, piano,
vocals; Paul McCartney - bass, guitar, piano, vocals; Peter Best - drums, 1961;
Ringo Starr - drums, 1962.
Member of Painter, 1973; Hammersmith,1975.
Member of Primal Scream, 1985-86.
Member of Spirea X, 1990.
Member of Mass, 1991.
Steve Clayton; Jim Milne; C.J.T. Miidgley (Beau) - guitar, vocals.
Ron Elliot - guitar; Ron Meagher - bass; Sal Valentino - vocals.
Albums: Beau Brummels 1966; Best of Beau Brummels, 1967; Bradley s Barn, 1967;
Co-founder of Frijid Pink.
Half of Beaver and Krause, 1970-71.
BEAVER AND KRAUSE.
Paul Beaver - moog, organ; Bernard Krause - moog.
Albums: In a Wild Sanctuary, 1970; Ganohawa, 1971.
Session for Mahogany Rush, 1975, 1977.
Session for Dr. John, 1972.
Member of Simba Wanyika, 1990.
Banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin.
Member of Stone Country, 1968.
Session for Russ Giguere, 1971.
Member of Kevin Coyne's Paradie Band, 1990-91.
Born 24th June 1944 in Wallington, Surrey.
Member of The Deltones; The Tridents; Cyril Davies All Stars; Yardbirds, 1965-67;
Jeff Beck Group, 1968-73; Beck Bogart & Appice, 1973-74.
Session for Lord Sutch; Mick Jagger, 1985, 87.
One of the greatest guitarists Britain has ever produced, Beck has often shunned
superstardom and the guitar in favour of building hot-rod cars. His approach to his
music has resulted in him ignoring his guitars, and any form of practice, sometimes
for years. This does little to diminish his ability or virtuosity.
[Rockmine Classic Album: There And Back"].
JEFF BECK GROUP.
Jeff Beck - guitar, bass; Clive Chaman - bass, 1971-72; Nicky Hopkins - piano,
1969; Max Middleton - piano, 1971-72; Tony Newman - drums, 1969; Cozy Powell -
drums, 1971-72; Rod Stewart - vocals, 1968-69; Bob Tench - vocals, 1971-72; Mick
Waller - drums, 1968; Ron Wood - bass.
Formed in 1968 after Beck left the Yardbirds, featuring Rod Stewart on vocals,
and later Nicky Hopkins on piano. Personnel disputes led to the group's break
up in 1969.
Beck reformed a more jazz based group in 1971 with Tench and Middleton. Broke up
once again on the brink of success with Chaman and Tench forming Humingbird; Powell
starting Cozy Powell's Hammer and Beck himself finding fame as a solo artist.
Albums: Truth, 1968; Beck Ola, 1969; The Jeff Beck Group, 1972; Rough and Ready, 1971.
Session for Paul Simon, 1975.
Member of Happy The Man, 1977.
Member of Tower Of Power, 1976.
BECK, BOGERT & APPICE.
Carmine Appice - drums; Jeff Beck - guitar; Tim Bogert - bass; Duane Hitchings -
keyboards; Danny Hutton - vocals.
Bass, guitar, vocals, harmonica.
Half of the song writing team for Steely Dan with Don Fagen, 1972-76.
Session for Navasota, 1972.
Member of Randy Pie, 1975.
Guitar, vocals, moog.
Member of Gasolin, 1974.
Member of Keef Hartley's band, 1969.
Member of Paladin, 1971-72.
Member of Traffic, 1973.
Sessions for Clarence Carter, l967; Wilson Pickett, 1968; John Hammond, 1969;
King Curtis, 1969; Boz Scaggs, 1969, 1972; Don Nix, 1971; Leon Russell, 1971; Jim
Capaldi, 1971, 1973, 1975; Mike Harrison, 1972; Tony Joe White, 1972; Art Garfunkel;
Bob Seger, 1973, 1975; Paul Simon, 1973; Barry Goldberg, 1974; Rod Stewart,
Member of the Keef Hartley Band, 1969, 1971; Brotherhood Of Breath, 1971,72;
Sessions for Jack Bruce, 1969; Memphis Slim, 1971; Lo and Behold, 1972.
Member of Player, 1977.
Robert barton - guitar, vocals; Kenny Mountain - guitar, vocals; Ian Murray - bass;
Terry Wilson Slesser - vocals.
Member of America.
Member of Paul Butterfield's Blues Band, 1969, Full Moon, 1972.
Session for Mike Pinder, 1976.
Member of the Gregg Allman Band, 1977.
Session for Mike Pinder, 1976.
Member of Lunachicks, 1989.
Member of Misty, 1981.
Member of Misty, 1979.
Member of Lol Coxhill-David Bedford duo, 1971.
Sessions for Lol Coxhill, 1972; Mike Oldfield, 1974; Roy Harper, 1975.
String arrangements for Kevin Ayers, 1977.
Album: Star's End.
Session for Miaow, 1986.
Born 24th August 1961 in Islington, London.
Member of Madness, 1979-82; Terry Edwards' band, 1992.
Francesco Aiello - vocals; Dave Ball - guitar; Dennis Ball - bass; Cozy Powell -
Produced by Felix Pappalardi, Bedlam made their short-lived debut after Powell left
the Jeff Beck Group.
Album: Bedlam, 1973.
Member of The James Taylor Quartet, 1989-.
See Johnny Badanjek.
Barry Gibb - vocals, guitar; Maurice Gibb - vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass; Robin
Gibb - vocals; Vince Byron - guitar; Alan Kendall - bass; Vince Melouney - guitar;
Colin Petersen - drums.
Formed in Australia in 1956 while still in their teens.
Australian brothers who began singing in 1956
Paul Ablett - saxophone; Martin King - guitar; Rory Lynch - drums; Jim Paris - bass,
Member of the Kinks, 1971-72.
Session for Chris Youlden, 1974; the Kinks, 1975.
Member of Haircut 100, 1984.
Born Don Van Vliet, 15th January 1941 in Glendale, California.
Vocals, harmonica, bass, clarinet, saxophone, producer.
Founder of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, 1965-1974.
Sessions for Frank Zappa, 1969, 1975, 1976.
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND.
Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) - vocals, harmonica; Alex St. Claire - guitar,
1965-1969; Antennae Jimmy Simmons - guitar, 1965-1969; Jerry Handsley - bass, l965-
1969; Jeff Cotton - guitar, 1968; Drumbo - drums, 1965-1968; John Frenan - drums, 1968;
Zoot Horn Rollo - guitar, flute, 1969-72, 1974; Rockette Morton - bass, vocals,
guitar, 1969, 72, 1974; The Mascara Snake - bass, clarinet, vocals, 1969-72; Ed
Marimba - drums, percussion, 1972; Orevon - bass, 1972; Dean Smith - guitar, 1974;
Ira Inger - bass, 1974; Michael Smotherman - keyboards, vocals,1974; Mark Gibbons -
keyboards,1974; Gene Pello - drums, 1974; Ty Grimes - percussion, 1974; Jimmy
Caravan - keyboards, 1974; Mark Marcellino - keyboards, 1974-75; Art Tripp - drums,
Member of INXS.
Member of The Happy Flowers, 1990.