The Spencer Davis Group

The Spencer Davis Group was an English R&B/beat band from Birmingham, fronted by teenage singer–keyboardist Steve Winwood. Signed to Fontana, they released three albums during 1965–66 comprised mostly of blues and soul covers. Though the band was democratic, they made guitarist/singer Spencer Davis their namesake because he was the only member willing to field journalists. […]

Axis Point

Axis Point was an English hard-rock supergroup that released the 1978–80 RCA albums Axis Point and Boast of the Town. They featured guitarist Charlie Whitney (Family, Streetwalkers), bassist Charlie McCracken (Taste, Stud), and keyboardist–singer Eddie Hardin (Hardin & York). McCracken and Hardin first interacted in the 1973–74 Spencer Davis Group reboot. Axis Point features two […]

Hardin & York

Hardin & York were the English blues-rock-soul duo of drummer Pete York and keyboardist–singer Eddie Hardin. York co-founded the Spencer Davis Group, which Hardin joined as Steve Winwood‘s replacement. Hardin & York released the 1969–70 albums Tomorrow Today and World’s Smallest Big Band on Bell Records, followed by the 1971 Decca title For the World. […]

Eddie Hardin

Eddie Hardin (1949–2015) was an English keyboardist, singer, and songwriter who replaced Steve Winwood in the Spencer Davis Group and teamed with their drummer, Pete York, in the duo Hardin & York. He cut two albums with Axis Point, a blues-rock supergroup formed by Family–Streetwalkers mainstay Charlie Whitney. Hardin debuted as a solo artist with […]