Formed in Illinois, 1972.
John Brant - bass, vocals, 1980-88; Bun E. Carlos - drums; Rick Nielsen - guitar,
vocals; Tom Petersson - bass, vocals, 1972-80, 1988-; Robin Zander - guitar, vocals.
Though mostly Americans (Carlos is from South America), Cheap Trick formed in
Sweden before taking their distinctive sound to the States. Reminiscent of the
early Who and Rolling Stones, their vocal harmonies sometimes bear striking
resemblances to the Beatles.
Born Ernest Evans, 3rd October 1941 in Philadelphia.
Originally a chicken plucker, Evans signed to Cameo Parway in 1958 and was given
his Fats Domino style name. He had his first chart breakthrough the next year but
in 1960, he hit the big time with his cover of the already successful Hank Ballard
song, "The Twist".
The million-seller established him as the king of dance music in the early sixties.
At one time he had five dance albums in the US top twenty! By the middle of that
decade he had opted for the nightclub circuit. A re-issue of "The Twist" once again
reached the top ten in 1975 but did nothing to re-establish him as a chart regular.
By the eighties, he had become a regular on the sixties revival shows but faced an
unlikely surge in popularity when The Fat Boys covered "The Twist" in 1988 and Jive
Bunny featured him as well.
Carl Evans - guitar, vocals; Russ Greenwood - drums; James McCallum - guitar; Helen
McCookerybook - bass, vocals.
Member of Assagai, 1971.
Henry Daze - bass, 1977; Carey Fortune - drums, 1977; Gene October - vocals; James
Stevenson - guitar; Steve Jones - drums, 1978-; Geoff Myles - bass, vocals, 1978-;
Dave Martin - guitar, vocals, 1978-.
Sessions for Pink Floyd, 1979; Leon Russell, 1979; Elton John, 1980.
Member of The Keef Hartley band; Headstone; Streetwalkers, 1974; The Rod Stewart
band, 1978; Brian May & Friends, 1983.
Sessions for Donovan, 1973; Jeff Beck, 1975; Rod Stewart, 1977.
Member of Fist, 1980.
Member of Fist, 1980.
See Bono, Cher.
Member of Kiss The Blade, 1985.
Member of Runrig, 1981-84.
David Donaldson - guitar, harmonica; George Donaldson - guitar, saxaphone; Robert
Donaldson - keyboards; Craig Kampf - accordion, drums, percussion; Tom La Tondre -
Member of OK Jive, 1981.
Sessions for Steve Hillage, 1976; Lou Reed, 1979.
Member of The Cherry Boys, 1982.
Member of Float Up CP, 1983-84; GMC, 1985.
Sessions for posthumous Hendrix albums, "Crash Landing" and "Midnight Lightning,";
Henry Gross, 1978; John mayall, 1979; The Blues Brothers, 1980; Marshall Tucker, 1980.
CHERRY BOMBZ, THE.
Terry Chimes - drums; Andy McCoy - guitar; Anita Mahaderlan - vocals; Nasty Suicide -
CHERRY BOYS, THE.
John Cherry - guitar; Keith Gunson - bass; Jimmy Hughes - keyboards; Howie de Minzo -
David Parker - guitar, vocals; Gaz Parker - drums; Mark Revell - guitar; Peter Vaughan
Richard Larke - guitar; Tim Renyard - drums; Tim Scott - guitar, vocals; Darrin
Woodford - bass.
Session on Free Creek, 1973.
Member of Ned's Atomic Dustbin, 1990.
Member of the Five Chesternuts, 1958.
Son of English comedian Charlie Chester.
Simon Barber - bass; David Goldsworthy - guitar; Brendan Holden - guitar; Dominic
Manns - drums; Scott Tracey - percussion.
Member of Israfel, 1992.
Member of The Higsons, 1982-83.
Member of T'Pau, 1986-1991.
Member of The Chevalier Brothers, 1983.
CHEVALIER BROTHERS, THE.
Ricky Lee Brown - drums, backing vocals; Maurice Chevalier - guitar, vocals; Roger
Downham - vibraphone, backing vocals; Ray Irwin - saxaphone, vocals; Anders Janes -
bass, backing vocals.
Member of The Pogues, 1985.
Member of Amayenge, 1988.
Member of APB, 1982.
Clarence Johnson - vocals; Creadel Jones - vocals; Robert Lester - vocals; Eugene
Record - vocals; Marshall Thompson - vocals.
Peter Cetera - bass, vocals; Terry Kath - guitar, vocals; Robert Lamm - keyboards,
vocals; Lee Loughnane - trumpet, vocals; James Pankow - trombone; Walter Parazaider -
woodwind; Daniel Seraphine - drums.
Formed in 1967 as The Chicago Transit Authority, they shortened the name in 1969.
They followed in the mould of Blood Sweat And Tears, fusing improvisational jazz
with their own blend of soft rock.
Their rise from club band to international stars was swift. Their debut album was the first
to go platinum for Columbia - a feat they were able to acheive on a staggering 12
consecutive albums! They continued through the seventies as one of the biggest
grossing bands in the world but tragedy struck in 1978 when Terry Kath died in a
The band continued but interest slowly began to wane and by 1986, Peter Cetera had
left to follow a solo career.
CHICAGO BLUES BAND, THE JUNIOR WELLS.
Friendly Chap - guitar; Jack Myers - bass; Billy Warren - drums; Junior Wells -
See: Wells, Junior.
Debbie Mascaro - guitar; Allan Portman - guitar; Susan Robins - bass, guitar; Bobby
Tak - drums.
Tony Ashton - piano; Dave Bidwell - drums, 1966-71; Bob Daisley - bass, 1973; John
Glascock - bass; Paul Hancox - drums, percussion, 1969; Chris Mercer - saxaphone;
Christine Perfect - piano, vocals, 1966-69; Paul Raymond - guitar, keyboards,
vocals, 1969; Andy Silvester - bass,1966-71; Stan Webb - guitar, vocals.
Member of Yo Yo Honey, 1991.
Member of Danta, 1973.
Possibly the same person as Chiede, Charles.
CHIEFS OF RELIEF, THE.
Matthew Ashman - guitar, vocals; Lance Burman - bass; Paul Cook - drums; Duncan Grieg -
Patricia Bennett - vocals; Judy Craig - vocals; Barbara Lee - vocals; Sylvia Peterson
- vocals; Pat Stelley - vocals.
Made "He's So Fine," 1963.
Member of Three Wise Men, 1986.
Session for Fred Neil, 1968.
Member of Sudden Sway, 1983.
CHILLI WILLI AND THE RED HOT PEPPERS.
Paul Bailey - banjo, guitar, vocals; Philip Lithman - guitar, piano, vocals, violin;
Paul Riley - bass, vocals; Martin Stone - guitar, vocals; Pete Thomas - drums.
Howard Froese - guitar, keyboard, vocals, 1973; Bill Henderson - guitar, piano,
vocals; Claire Lawrence - bass, flute, organ, saxaphone, 1971-73; Glenn Miller -
bass, vocals, 1972-; Ross Turney - drums, organ, percussion.
Canadian vocal harmony trio expanded their line up in 1972 to include a heavier rock
sound. Constant changes in line-up and almost as frequent changes in record label did
very little to help find a market.
Peter Allison - keyboards, vocals; Alan Haig - drums; Terry Moore - bass, backing
vocals; Martin Phillipps - guitar, vocals.
In 1987 Phillipps signed up a new line-up: Caroline Easther - drums, backing vocals;
Justin Harwood - bass, vocals; Andrew Todd - keyboards.