Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights was an English band that issued the folk-rock album King Progress on Charisma in 1970. After a lineup change, they moved to Vertigo for the 1972/73 albums The Fifth Avenue Bus, Ragamuffins Fool, and Bump ‘n’ Grind, the latter two influenced by ragtime and music hall. They were one of three bands — […]

Snafu

Snafu was an English rustic funk-rock band from London that released two 1973–74 albums on WWA and a 1975 third on Capitol. Frontman Bobby Harrison played in the initial Procol Harum lineup that recorded their 1967 hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” As Snafu folded, he went solo with Funkist. Other players in Snafu’s ranks […]

Flaming Youth

Flaming Youth was an English psych-rock band that released the album Ark 2 on Fontana in 1969. Drummer Phil Collins soon joined Genesis, where he eventually became the vocalist while moonlighting in jazz-rockers Brand X. Keyboardist Brian Chatton later played in Jackson Heights, Snafu, and Boys Don’t Cry. Members: Phil Collins (drums), Gordon Smith (vocals, […]