Member of the Waylors.
Session for Waylon Jennings, 1973; James Gang, 1975.
Member of Stone Country, 1968.
Member of Dada, 1968-72; Vinegar Joe, 1972-74.
Session for Keef Hartley, 1973.
Member of Electric Flag, 1967-68.
Sessions for Doors, 1969; Bob Dylan, 1970; John Sebastian, 1970.
Session for Steve Hunter, 1977.
Member of the Elvin Bishop Band, 1974-.
Member of Wild!, 1987.
Member of Rick Wakeman s Englsih Rock Ensemble, 1976.
Session for Paice, Ashton, Lord, 1977.
Member of The Roosters; The Impressions.
Member of The Telescopes, 1989.
Member of Black Cat Bones, 1969-70.
Member of Great Southern, 1977.
BROONZY, BIG BILL.
Born William Lee Conley Broonzy, 26th June 1893 in Scott, Mississippi.
Died of cancer 15th August 1958 in Chicago.
Worked as a sharecropper and lay preacher before his two years national service in
the army. On his return he moved to Chicago where he got guitar lessons from Papa
Charlie Jackson. Jackson saw his talent and tried to get Paramount, the label he
recorded for, to sign him. Eventually, in 1927, they did and he released "Big Bill
He moved to RCA's Bluebird label and was picked up by John Hammond in 1939 for his
Carnegie Hall "Spirituals To Swing" show. Although he played urban Chicago Blues,
the public warmed more to his folkier sharecropper ballads and he was soon
developing a folk-blues based style that was far more commercial.
By the early 1950s he was touring worldwide and receiving mass acclaim. Folk stars
like Pete Seeger were keen to promote him as one of their own but this did little
to help his standing in the Blues world. Many saw his fusion of folk and blues as
blatant commercialism and him as manipulating the music for his own gain. It's true
that he created something that borrowed much from country, folk and blues but itself
was none of the three. It did, however, cross the racial divide in America years
before rock and roll would with the next generation.
Luke Goss - drums; Matt Goss - vocals; Craig Logan - bass.
Session for Alvin Lee, 1975.
BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH.
Harry Beckett - trumpet, until 1972; Mark Charig - trumpet; Nick Evans - trombone;
Mongezi Feza - trumpet; Malcolm Griffiths - trombone; Chris MacGregor - piano; Louis
Moholo - drums, until 1972; Harry Miller - double bass; Mike Osbourne - saxophone;
Dudu Pukwana - saxophone; Alan Skidmore - saxophone; Gary Windo - saxophone; Keith
Bailey - drums, 1972; Evan Parker - trumpet.
BROTMAN, STUART A.
Member of Kaleidoscope (replaced Chris Darrow), 1968.
Guitar, organ, vocals.
Member of Big In Japan, 1979; Bette Bright And The Illuminations, 1981.
Member of The Straitjacket Fits, 1989.
Born 24th October 1947 in Warwick, England.
Member of the Edgar Broughton Band, 1969-73.
EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND.
Edgar Broughton - guitar, vocals; Stephen Broughton - drums; Arthur Grant - bass.
Guitar, mandolin, vocals.
Member of City Boy, 1976.
Born 20th May 1950 in Warwick, England.
Member of the Edgar Broughton Band, 1969-73.
Session for Mike Oldfield, 1973; Roy Harper, 1975.
Session for Art Garfunkel; Boz Scaggs, 1972; Santana, 1974.
Guitar, keyboards, vocals.
Member of Denim, 1977.
BROWN, ALAN (b).
Member of Big Flame, 1984-86.
BROWN, ALAN (d).
Member of Inca Babies, until 1984.
Member of David Westlake & The Go Betweens, 19787.
Member of Tiger, 1976; The Siddeleys, 1988; Movie Stars, 1982; Tanita Tikaram's
Member of The Bureau, 1981.
Born 24th December 1944 in Whitby, Yorkshire.
Member of Crazy World Of Arthur Brown; Arthur Brown Band; Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come.
Session for Alan Parson's Project, 1976.
ARTHUR BROWN BAND.
Arthur Brown - vocals; Charlie Charles - drums; Barry Clark - guitar; Andy Dalby -
guitar; Eddy Edwards - percussion; George Khan - saxophone; Mutt Lang - vocals;
Stevie Lang - vocals; Chris Nichols - keyboards; Steve York - bass.
ARTHUR BROWN'S KINGDOM COME.
Arthur Brown - vocals; Paul Brown - synthesiser; Andrew Dalby - guitar; Des Fisher -
bass; Goodge Harris - organ; Andrew McCulloch - drums.
Member of Red Star Belgrade, 1981.
Member of Lionheart, 1985.
Member of White Cloud, 1972.
Member of Ayer's Rock, 1975-.
Member of Personal Column, 1983-84; First Offence, 1988.
Member of Mega City 4, 1988.
Member of Tucky Buzzard, 1973.
Flute, percussion, tenor saxophone.
Sessions for Daddy Cool, 1971; Gordon Lightfoot, 1972; Gregg AlIman, 1973; Elvin
BROWN, DAVID (b).
Member of Santana, 1969-72, 74-76.
Sessions for Boz Scaggs, 1972; Greg AlIman, 1973; Elvin Bishop, 1974; Martin Mull,
BROWN, DAVID (d).
Member of Benny Profane, 1988-89; Nemesis, 1990.
Member of The Twinkle Brothers, 1981.
Member of The Selecter, 1979-80.
Member of Subsonic 2, 1991.
Member of Milk, 1992.
Sessions for Bob Seger, 1973; Temptations, 1973; B.B. King, 1977.
Session for the Marshall Tucker Band, 1973.
Member of Hot Chocolate, 1969-87; Black Roots, 1981-84.
Started life as a songwriter in the sixties for artists like Mark Hopkin and Herman's
Hermits. Contacted John Lennon and asked for permission to record a reggae version
of Give Peace A Chance. Lennon's reaction was to sign him to Apple.
Lead singer of Hot Chocolate, the band launched Mikie Most's RAK Record label in
1970 with their first release. Brown remained a member of the band until the late
eighties when he decided to follow a solo career. His singles were well promoted but
by his past standards did little to impress.
Member of Sweet Inspirations, 1967-69.
Member of Carnastoan, 1982.
Member of The Apollinaires.
Member of Twa Toots, 1983.
Session for Dr. John, 1975.
Sessions for Eumir Deodato; Barry Goldberg, 1969; B.B. King, 1972, 1977; Muddy
Member of Notsensibles, 1979.
Session for Dr. John, 1973.
Member of the Chris Hinze Combination, 1974.
Member of Galliard, 1970.
Member of Shalamar, 1977-79.
Member of Revolver, 1991.
Member of Creators; Romeos; Senor Soul; War, 1969-82.
Session for Paul Simon, 1972.
Member of The Stone Roses, 1985-.
Member of Sophisticated Boom Boom, 1982-83.
Session for Fleetwood Mac, 1969.
Member of the Stanley Brown Group, 1975-76.
Member of Wildfire, 1984; Statetrooper, 1986.
Member of Fugs Chorus.
Member of UB 40, 1980-.
Member of Misty, 1979-83.
Member of Gasworks, 1969-74.
Member of Capital Letters, 1979.
Member of Total Concept Unlimited, 1973-75; Rose Royce, 1975-.
Member of The Compass Flow, 1987.
Member of Cobra, 1992.
Member of Systems, 1981.
Member of the Kings, 1973-76.
Member of Red Beans And Rice, 1980.
Session for B.B. King, 1972.
Member of Kit, 1990.
Member of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, 1983; The Mission, 1986-88.
Member of the Left Banke, 1967.
BROWN, MORRIE E.
Session for Pearls Before Swine, 1971.
Member of CARNASTOAN, 1982.
Member of The Membranes, 1984.
Member of Jack Thighs; (renamed) Taurus, 1980.
Sessions for Joe Cocker, 1974; Rolling Stones, 1976, 1977.
Member of Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, 1971-72.
BROWN, PAUL (v).
Member of The Stukas, 1978.
Born 25th December 1940 in Ashstead, Surrey.
Song-writing partner of Jack Bruce.
PETE BROWN AND PIBLOKTO.
Pete Brown - percussion, vocals; Steve Glover - bass, percussion; Jim Mullen -
guitar, percussion; Robert Tait - drums, percussion; David Thompson - organ,
percussion, piano, saxophone.
Member of The Records, 1979.
Sessions for Marc Benno; Martin Mull, 1973; Steely Dan, 1973.
Member of Modern English, 1980-81.
Sessions for Lord Sutch; Long John Baldry.
Member of Stealer's Wheel, 1971; Spare Rib, 1973.