Argent

Argent was an English art-rock band that released six studio albums and a live double-LP on Epic between 1970 and 1975, followed by a seventh on RCA. They were the namesake of ex-Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent. On their first five albums, Argent was a four-piece with singer/guitarist Russ Ballard, who found success outside the band […]

Capability Brown

Capability Brown were an English harmony-rock band that released two albums on Charisma in 1972 and 1973. Half the band continued in the funk-rock combo Krazy Kat. Members: Tony Ferguson (guitar, vocals), Dave Nevin (keyboards, guitar), Kenny Rowe (bass, vocals), Grahame White (guitar, vocals), Joe Williams (vocals), Roger Willis (drums, vocals) Capability Brown evolved from […]

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth was an English hard-rock/soul band that released three albums on Harvest between 1972 and 1975, followed by a further pair of titles on Capitol during the mid-1970s. Members: Jenne Haan (vocals, 1970-75), Alan Shacklock (guitar, keyboards, 1970-75), Dave Hewitt (bass, 1970-75), Jeff Allen (drums, 1970-71), Dave Punshon (keyboards, 1971-73), Dick Powell (drums, 1971-73), […]

Goliath

Goliath was an English jazz-rock/soul band from Manchester that released a self-titled album on CBS in 1970. Members: Linda Rothwell (vocals), Malcolm Grundy (guitar), Joseph Rosbotham (woodwinds), John Williamson (bass), Eric Eastman (drums, percussion) Goliath evolved from the unrecorded Mancunian act Petrus Booncamp, which featured guitarist/bassist John Williamson and singers Linda Rothwell and Roy Robinson. […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer — alternately known by the acronym ELP — were an English symphonic-rock trio that released three studio albums and a live classical recording on Island (UK) and Cotillion (US) between 1970 and 1972. In 1973, the band established Manticore Records for original releases and albums by like-minded artists. As one of […]

Patto

Patto was an English rock band that released two albums on Vertigo and a third on Island between 1970 and 1972. They evolved from the final lineup of Timebox, becoming the second of three nameplates for the musical team of singer Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall, who would later re-team in Boxer. Members: Mike […]

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion were an English hard-rock trio that released two albums on Harvest in 1972, the self-titled first produced by Greg Lake of ELP. Members: Tony Brock (drums), Gary Margetts (guitar, vocals), Tristian Margetts (bass, vocals) Spontaneous Combustion began as a Poole, Dorset, combo called Transient Sand. Drummer Tony Brock, guitarist/singer Gary Margetts and his […]

Dear Mr. Time

Dear Mr. Time was an English symphonic-rock/psych band that released the album Grandfather on A Square Record in 1970. Members: Chris Baker (guitar, vocals), John Clements (drums, percussion), Barry Everitt (vocals, organ, piano, harpsichord), Dave Sewell (bass, vocals), Jim Sturgeon (saxophone, flute, guitar, vocals) Dear Mr. Time assembled in Chelmsford in September 1969, its members […]

Fun Boy Three

Fun Boy Three were an English New Wave/pop-reggae trio from Coventry that released two albums on Chrysalis between 1982 and 1983. The three had previously recorded two albums as part of the two-tone/ska septet The Specials. On their first two singles, the three were joined by the up-and-coming girl group Bananarama. Members: Terry Hall, Lynval […]