Les Fleur de Lys

Les Fleur de Lys were an English mod-psych band from Southampton that released a string of singles on Immediate, Polydor, and Atlantic between 1965 and 1969, including one apiece under the alternate names Shyster, Rupert’s People, and The Chocolate Frog. Bassist Gordon Haskell launched a seventies solo career amid brief memberships in King Crimson and […]

Leaf Hound

Leaf Hound was an English hard-rock band from London that released the album Growers of Mushroom on Decca in 1971. They sprouted from the final lineup of blues-rockers Black Cat Bones. Members: Peter French (vocals), Mick Halls (guitar, 1970-71), Derek Brooks (guitar, 1970-71), Stuart Brooks (bass, 1970-71), Keith George Young (drums, 1970-71), Ron Thomas (bass, […]

Kestrel

Kestrel was an English symphonic-rock band that released a self-titled album on Cube Records in 1975. Guitarist Dave Black promptly joined a resurrected Spiders from Mars for an eponymous album in 1976. Members: Dave Black (guitar, vocals), John Cook (guitar, synthesizer), Tom Knowles (vocals), Fenwick Moir (bass), Dave Whitaker (drums, percussion) Inception Kestrel came together […]

Zakarrias

Zakarrias was the alias of Austrian Robert Haumer, a singer-songwriter based in London. In 1971, he assembled a makeshift band of English musicians for a self-titled album on Deram. The album features appearances from journeyman keyboardist Peter Robinson (Ablution, Brand X, Quatermass, Sun Treader) and future-Henry Cow saxophonist Geoff Leigh. Members: Robert Haumer [Zakarrias] (vocals), […]

Jonesy

Jonesy was an English symphonic/hard-rock band that released three 1972/73 albums on Dawn: No Alternative, Keeping Up…, and Growing. Material for a fourth album, Sudden Prayers Make God Jump, appeared decades later as an archival disc. Members: John Evan-Jones (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Trevor Jones (violin, vocals, bass, keyboards, 1971, 1972-74), Bernard Hagley (saxophone, flute, 1971), […]

Dr. Z

Dr. Z was an English post-psych organ trio that released a standalone single on Fontana in 1970, followed by the album Three Parts to My Soul on the Vertigo “swirl” label in 1971. Members: Keith Morris [aka Keith Keyes] (keyboards, vocals), Bob Watkins (drums), Rob Watson (bass) Background Dr. Z was formed in 1969 by […]

Saturnalia

Saturnalia was an English folk-psych band that released the album Magical Love on Matrix in 1973. Members: Rod Roach (guitar, backing vocals), Adrian Hawkins (vocals), Tom Crompton (drums), Richard Houghton (bass, keyboards), Aletta Lohmeyer (vocals) Background Saturnalia formed in London in 1972 when two ex-members of hard-rockers Horse, singer Adrian Hawkins and guitarist Rod Roach, […]

Woody Kern

Woody Kern was an English psychedelic blues-rock band that released the 1969 album The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk on Pye Records. Members: Steve Harris (drums), Mike Wheat (bass), John Sanderson (tenor saxophone, flute, violin), Rik Kenton (guitar, keyboards) Background Woody Kern formed in 1967 as a Nottingham powertrio comprised of bassist Mike Wheat, drummer […]

Jade

Jade was an English folk-rock trio that released the album Fly On Strangewings on DJM in 1970. Members: Marian Segal [Marianne Segal] (vocals, guitar, percussion), Dave Waite (guitar, bass, vocals), Rod Edwards (keyboards, bass, vocals) Formation Jade formed in Westminster in 1970 when singing guitarists Marianne Segal and Dave Waite, a folk duo since the […]

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 — […]

Interview

Interview was an English pop-rock band from Bath that released the 1979–80 albums Big Oceans and Snakes and Lovers on Virgin Records. Members: Jeff Starrs (lead vocals, backing vocals), Pete Allerhand (lead guitar, vocals, keyboards), Allan Brain (guitar, vocals), Phil Crowther (bass, vocals), Alfie Agius (bass, vocals), Manny Elias (drums) Formation Interview formed in 1977 […]

Indian Summer

Indian Summer was an English post-psych band from the industrial Midlands that released a self-titled album on RCA/Neon in 1971. Members: Bob Jackson (keyboards, vocals), Paul Hooper (drums, percussion), Roy Butterfield (guitar), Al Hatton (bass), Steve Cotteral (guitar), Colin Williams (guitar, vocals), Malcolm Harker (bass, vocals, 1969-71), Wez Price (bass, vocals, 1971-72) Background Indian Summer […]

I Drive

I Drive was an English post-psych band, formed in Greater Manchester and based in Germany. They released the 1969 two-sided single “Classical Rigby” with (future Twenty Sixty Six and Then) singer Geff Harrison, followed by a 1972 eponymous album on the Krautrock label Metronome. After their breakup, guitarist–singer “Cheese” Hampson and bassist Leslie Graham carried […]

The Belle Stars

The Belle Stars were an English new wave septet on Stiff Records that released eleven singles between 1981 and 1984, including the hits “Iko Iko,” “The Clapping Song,” “Sign of the Times,” and “Sweet Memory.” In 1986, a three-woman lineup scored the club hit “World Domination.” They featured five ex-members of The Bodysnatchers, another all-female […]

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown was an English psych-rock band that released the single “Devil’s Grip” on Track Record in 1967, followed by a self-titled album (co-produced by Pete Townshend) and the single “Nightmare” in 1968. The band is best known for the shock theatrics of vocalist Arthur Brown, whose hair-lighting antics ignited performances […]

The Dog That Bit People

The Dog That Bit People was an English four-piece that released a self-titled album on Parlophone in 1971. The band was formed by bassist Mick Hincks and drummer Bob Lamb after the breakup of their prior outfit Locomotive. Members: John Caswell (guitar, vocals), Mick Hincks (bass, vocals), Keith Millar (guitar, keyboards, Mellotron, vocals), Bob Lamb […]

The Bliss Band

The Bliss Band was an English–American adult-oriented rock band based in Los Angeles. They made two albums for Columbia: the Steely Dan-inspired Dinner With Raoul (1978) and the West Coast-styled Neon Smiles (1979). Members: Paul Bliss (vocals, piano, keyboards), Nigel Elliott (drums, percussion), Phil Palmer (guitar), Andy Brown (bass, vocals), Alan Park (organ, piano, keyboards) […]

Home

Home was an English rustic art-rock band from London, best remembered for the 1972 epic “Lady of the Birds” and the 1973 concept album The Alchemist. They released three albums on CBS. Members: Mick Stubbs (vocals, guitar, piano), Laurie Wisefield (acoustic guitar, steel guitar, vocals), Cliff Williams (bass, vocals), Mick Cook (drums, percussion), Clive John […]

Heads Hands & Feet

Heads Hands & Feet were an English rustic-rock band that released three albums between 1971 and 1973. Their first, recorded as a six-piece, appeared as a double-album on Capitol (US) and a single album on Island (UK). They trimmed to five members for the 1972 release Tracks and the following Old Soldiers Never Die, released […]

Paper Bubble

Paper Bubble was an English chamber/folk-pop trio that released the album Scenery on Deram in 1970. Members: Terry Brake (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar), Brian Crane (vocals, guitar), Neil Mitchell (bass) Background Paper Bubble began with a musical partnership between two singing guitarists from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Terry Brake and Brian Crane. They eventually added bassist Neil […]

Gygafo

Gygafo was an English symphonic-folk rock band that recorded an album in 1973 that was ultimately released by archivists Holyground in 1990. The band’s sole release during their own lifetime was a single on small-press Look Records in 1975. Members: John Atkinson (vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel), Paul Kent (bass), Pete Nickson (drums, percussion), Charlie […]

Greenslade

Greenslade was an English symphonic-rock supergroup comprised of ex-members of Colosseum, Fields, and Web/Samurai. They released four albums on Warner Bros. between 1973 and 1975. Their first two, Greenslade and Bedside Manners Are Extra, feature gatefold cover art by Yes/Uriah Heep/Osibisa illustrator Roger Dean. Members: Dave Greenslade (keyboards), Tony Reeves (bass, 1972-75, 1976-present), Andy McCulloch […]

Mouse

Mouse was an English hard-rock/psych band that released the album Lady Killer on Sovereign in 1973. This was the second of three one-off rock combos during a four-year period for jazz guitarist Ray Russell, who preceded Mouse with Running Man in 1972 and followed with Chopyn in 1975. Members: Alan “Al” Clare (lead vocals, keyboards), […]

Gloria Mundi

Gloria Mundi was an English art-rock/punk band from London that released two albums on RCA Victor in 1978 and 1979. Saxophonist c.c. was already known for credits with The Clash (“City of the Dead”) and Ultravox (“Hiroshima Mon Amour“). Singer Eddie Maelov and keyboardist/singer Sunshine Patteson later recorded as the synth duo Eddie & Sunshine. […]

Ginhouse

Ginhouse was an English rock trio from Newcastle upon Tyne that released a self-titled album on B & C and Philips in 1971. Along with contemporary titles by T2, Fuzzy Duck, Leaf Hound, Quatermass, and High Tide, the album has since become a collectible artifact of progressive hard rock. Members: Stewart Burlison (bass, vocals), Geoff […]

Wishbone Ash

Wishbone Ash are an English hard-rock/jam band from Torquay, Devon, that released eleven studio albums and two live double-LPs on MCA between 1970 and 1981, followed by albums on Metronome, Neat, and I.R.S. during the subsequent decade. They are noted for their twin-lead guitar format, as exemplified on the 1971/72 albums Pilgrimage and Argus and […]

Walrus

Walrus was an English brass-rock band that released a self-titled album on Deram in 1970, followed by a standalone a-side in 1971. Members: Steve Hawthorn (bass), John Scates (guitar), Noel Greenaway (vocals), Don Richards (trumpet), Roy Voce (tenor saxophone), Bill Hoad (saxophone), Roger Harrison (drums), Nick Gabb (drums), Barry Parfitt (organ, piano) Background Walrus was […]

Velvett Fogg

Velvett Fogg was an English psych-rock band that released a 1969 self-titled album and the Tornadoes cover “Telstar” on Pye Records. Guitarist–singer Paul Eastment recorded a subsequent album with folk-rockers The Ghost. Members: Frank Wilson (vocals, organ), Graham Mullett (drums), Mick Pollard (bass), Ian Leighton (guitar, 1968), Paul Eastment (guitar, vocals, 1968-70) Background Velvett Fogg […]

Hannibal

Hannibal was an English blues-rock band from Birmingham that released a self-titled album on B&C and Philips in 1970. Members: Rolando Alex Boyce [aka Kirk St. James] (lead vocals), Jack Griffiths (bass), Bill Hunt (keyboards), Adrian Ingram (guitar), John Parkes (drums), Cliff Williams (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Background Hannibal formed circa 1969 with two West Midlands […]

Ashton, Gardner & Dyke

Ashton, Gardner & Dyke were an English organ-rock trio that released a 1969 self-titled album on Polydor, followed by two 1970–72 albums and a soundtrack on Capitol. Bassist Tony Ashton and drummer Roy Dyke hailed from the long-running R&B/beat combo Remo Four, which released the 1967 album Smile! Bassist Kim Gardner played in a latter-day […]

The Attack

The Attack was an English psych-rock band that released four 1967–68 singles on Decca. The first two (“Try It,” “Hi Ho Silver Lining”) feature guitarist Davy O’List, who departed for The Nice. Their third (“Created By Clive”) appeared on the same day as a similar version by The Syn. Guitarist John Du Cann joined for […]

Forever Amber

Forever Amber was an English pop-psych band that self-released the 1969 album The Love Cycle. Keyboardist Christopher Parren surfaced behind Hudson–Ford and teamed with Maggie Bell in Midnight Flyer. Members: Michael Richardson (vocals), Anthony Mumford (bass, vocals), Richard Lane (lead guitar, vocals), Christopher Jones (rhythm guitar, vocals), Christopher Parren (organ, piano, harpsichord, vocals), Barry Broad […]

Detective

Detective was an English-American hard-rock band that released the 1977 albums Detective and It Takes One to Know One, both on Led Zeppelin‘s Swan Song label. The band featured former Silverhead vocalist Michael Des Barres, one-time Steppenwolf guitarist Michael Monarch, and ex-Yes/Badger keyboardist Tony Kaye. Members: Michael Des Barres (lead vocals), Michael Monarch (guitar), Bobby […]

Deep Feeling

Deep Feeling was an English studio band that released multiple singles of orchestral pop on Page One and DJM in 1970/71, followed by an eponymous art-rock album that has since achieved cult status. (This Deep Feeling is not to be confused with a namesake earlier band that featured a pre-Traffic Jim Capaldi.) Members: John Swail […]

Tonton Macoute

Tonton Macoute was an English jazz-rock/psych band from Newbury, Berkshire, that released a self-titled album on RCA-subsidiary Neon in 1971, followed by a standalone single under the abbreviated name Tonton in 1972. Keyboardist/vocalist Paul French reemerged at decade’s end with art-rockers Voyager, which issued three albums between 1979 and 1981. Members: Paul French (keyboards, vocals), […]

Toe Fat

Toe Fat was an English hard-rock/blues band that released a self-titled album on Parlophone in 1970, followed by a second on Regal Zonophone in 1971. The band was led by first-generation rock n’ roller Cliff Bennett and briefly included drummer Lee Kerslake and keyboardist Ken Hensley, en route to their lengthy stints in Uriah Heep. […]

Dark

Dark was an English hard-rock/psych band that issued the album Round the Edges on small-press Sis in 1972. Recordings from the band’s remaining years of activity were later released by archivists Kissing Spell. Members: Bruce Duncan (bass, guitar, vocals, 1968-70), Steve Giles (guitars, vocals), Charles Hiams (drums, 1968-70), Martin Moloney (organ, vocals, 1968-71), Clive Thorneycroft […]

Dada

Dada was an English brass-rock-soul band that released a self-titled album on Atco in 1970. They featured the husband-wife team of guitarist Pete Gage and vocalist Elkie Brooks. After the album’s release, co-vocalist Paul Korda cleared way for ex-Alan Bown Set singer Robert Palmer. This ushered a reinvention as soul-rockers Vinegar Joe, which released three […]

Three Man Army

Three Man Army was an English hard-rock trio that released the album A Third of a Lifetime on Pegasus in 1971, followed by two self-titled albums on Reprise. They featured guitarist/vocalist Adrian Gurvitz and his bassist brother Paul Gurvitz, the team behind ’60s psych-rockers Gun. The trio first included drummer Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth, The […]

Tempest

Tempest was an English hard-rock supergroup on Bronze that released a self-titled album in 1973 with guitarist Allan Holdsworth, followed in 1974 by Living in Fear with Patto–Boxer guitarist Ollie Halsall. Drummer Jon Hiseman directed the band between his time in Colosseum and Colosseum II. Members: Allan Holdsworth (guitar, violin, vocals, 1972-73), Mark Clarke (bass, […]

The Soft Boys

The Soft Boys were an English New Wave/psych band from Cambridge that debuted with a three-song EP on Raw Records in 1977, followed by the 1979/80 albums A Can of Bees (Two Crabs Universal) and Underwater Moonlight (Armageddon Records). Guitarist/vocalist Robyn Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. Members: Robyn Hitchcock (vocals, guitar), Morris Windsor (drums), […]

Storyteller

Storyteller was an English folk-rock band that released the 1970–71 albums Storyteller and More Pages on Transatlantic Records. Members: Caroline Attard [aka Carolyn Bown] (vocals), Terry Durham (vocals), Roger Moon (guitar, vocals), Mike Rogers (guitar, vocals, 1969-71), Rod Clark (bass, ?-1970), Chris Belshaw (bass, vocals, ?-1971), Henry Spinetti (drums, 1971) Formation Storyteller surfaced in 1969 […]

The Planets

The Planets was an English new wave band that released the 1979–80 Rialto albums Goon Hilly Down and Spot. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Lindsey formed the band after three albums with Deaf School. He recorded Goon Hilly Down with assorted musicians and formed a quartet for Spot. Members: Steve Lindsey (vocals, bass), Tony Wimshurst (guitar, […]

Snakefinger

Snakefinger — aka Philip Charles Lithman (June 17, 1949 — July 1, 1987) — was an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who headed two albums (1972–74) by rustic-rockers Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers. He backed The Residents on their 1978 release Duck Stab / Buster & Glen and singed to Ralph Records for […]

Clive Langer & The Boxes

Clive Langer & The Boxes were an English new wave band that released the 1979 EP I Want the Whole World on Radar, followed by the 1980 album Splash on F-Beat. Langer served beforehand as the guitarist–songwriter of Liverpool legends Deaf School. He produced subsequent albums by Madness, Elvis Costello, and former bandmate Bette Bright. […]

Stonehouse

Stonehouse was an English hard-rock band that released the album Stonehouse Creek on RCA Victor in 1971. Two members moved to the folk-psych combo Asgærd for a further one-off in 1972. Members: Pete Spearing (guitar, vocals), James Smith (vocals), Ian Snow (drums), Terry Parker (bass) Origin Stonehouse hailed from Plymouth, Devon, where guitar/singer Pete Spearing […]

Sindelfingen

Sindelfingen was an English symphonic/folk-rock band that released the 1973 album ‘Odgipig, now a high-priced collectible. Members: Richard Manktelow (vocals, guitar), Mark Letley (bass, guitar), Roger Thorn (drums, percussion), Roger Woods (glockenspiel, oscillators), Matt Letley (drums) Background Sindelfingen evolved from a jam session by a group of teenagers in Rochester in Kent, England, called together […]

Shiva

Shiva was an English hard-rock band that released the 1982 album Firedance on Heavy Metal Records. They recorded songs for a second album that ultimately surfaced on a 2004 CD by archivists Majestic Rock. Members: John Hall (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Andy Skuse (bass, vocals, keyboards), Chris D’Avoigne (guitar, vocals, 1979-80), Simon “Jack” Carver (drums, percussion, […]

Samurai

Samurai was an English symphonic/jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on the Greenwich Gramophone Company label in 1971. They first appeared as Deram recording artists The Web and made the 1970 Polydor album I Spider as Web. Singer, composer, and keyboardist Dave Lawson subsequently co-founded Greenslade with members of Colosseum and Fields. (For the […]

Sad Lovers & Giants

Sad Lovers & Giants were an English post-punk band that released the 1981 DIY singles “Imagination” and “Colourless Dream,” followed by the 1982–83 albums Epic Garden Music and Feeding the Flame, both on Midnight Music. Drummer Nigel Pollard and guitarist Tristan Garel-Funk formed the break-off band Snake Corps. Members: Garce (vocals), Nigel Pollard (drums, percussion), […]

Fire

Fire was an English psych-rock trio responsible for the freakbeat classic “Father’s Name Is Dad” (b/w “Treacle Toffee World”), released in 1968 on Decca. In 1970, they released The Magic Shoemaker, a folk-rock concept album on Pye. In 1972, frontman Dave Lambert joined Strawbs for a six-year, seven-album run. His solo album, Framed, appeared in […]

Gnidrolog

Gnidrolog was an English symphonic-folk-rock band that released the albums …In Spite of Harry’s Toe-Nail and Lady Lake, both on RCA Victor in 1972. Led by twin brothers Colin and Stewart Goldring, they brought woodwinds and folk instruments into the rock format. Members: Colin Goldring (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, recorder, tenor saxophone, alto […]

Cochise

Cochise was an English rustic-rock band that released three albums on United Artists/Liberty between 1970 and 1972. Members: B.J. Cole (steel guitar, cello), Willie Wilson (drums, percussion), Mick Grabham (guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals), Rick Wills (bass, vocals), Stewart A. Brown (guitar, vocals), John Gilbert (vocals), Roy O’Temro (drums) Inception Cochise formed in 1969 when steel […]

Rikki and the Last Days of Earth

Rikki and the Last Days of Earth were an English art-punk band from Tamworth, Staffordshire, that released two singles on DJM in 1977, both included on the 1978 album 4 Minute Warning. In 1979, vocalist Rikki Sylvan served as a studio hand for Gary Numan on the albums Replicas and The Pleasure Principle. As a […]

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was an English post-psych band that released the album Heavy Rock Spectacular on Windmill in 1972. Members: Tony Bronsdon (organ), John Bavin (bass), Pete Ballam (guitar, 1969-72), Rob Haines (drums, 1969-72) Background The nucleus of Bram Stoker formed when ex-Shadows bassist Jet Harris assembled three musicians — organist Tony Bronsdon (ex-Renaissance Fare), guitarist […]

National Head Band

The National Head Band was an English blues-psych band that released the album Albert 1 on Warner Bros. in 1971. Members: Neil Ford (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Moog, vocals), Lee Kerslake (drums, percussion, Moog, vocals), David “Dave” Paull (bass, Moog, guitar, vocals), Jan Schelhaas (piano, organ, harmonium, Moog) Background The National Head Band evolved from […]

Little Free Rock

Little Free Rock was an English hard-rock/psych trio that released a self-titled album on Transatlantic in 1969. Members: Peter Illingworth (guitar, vocals, 1966-74), Frank Newbold (bass, vocals, percussion, 1966-70), Paul Varley (drums, 1966-72), ‘Lord’ Eric Carboo (percussion), Terry Poole (bass, 1970-71), Jon Taylor (bass, 1971-74), Nick Payne (saxophone, flute, harmonica, 1971-74), Kevin Flanagan (drums, 1972-74) […]

Refugee

Refugee was an English symphonic-rock trio that released a self-titled album on Charisma in 1974. The band was essentially a reformed Nice with keyboardist Patrick Moraz in lieu of Keith Emerson. The project ended soon after the album’s release when Moraz was invited to replace Rick Wakeman in Yes. Members: Patrick Moraz (keyboards), Lee Jackson […]

Ramases

Ramases was the performance moniker of English folk-psych musician Kimberley Barrington Frost, who cut three singles and two albums with his wife Selket (aka Dorothy Frost.) The singles appeared on CBS and Major Minor between 1968 and 1970 under the name Ramases and Selket. Their album, Space Hymns, was recorded at Strawberry Studios with backing […]

Second Hand

Second Hand was an English post-psych band that released the album Reality on Polydor in 1968, followed by Death May Be Your Santa Claus on Mushroom in 1971. They were the brainchild of keyboardist Ken Elliott and drummer Kieran O’Connor, who morphed the band into Chillum for an instrumental free-psych album. They later formed the […]

Tomorrow

Tomorrow was an English psych-rock band that released two singles on Parlophone in 1967, belatedly followed by a self-titled album in 1968. Guitarist Steve Howe attained virtuoso status in the ’70s lineup of Yes. Drummer Twink later co-founded the Pink Fairies. Members: Steve Howe (guitar), John “Junior” Wood (bass), Keith West (vocals), Twink [John Alder] […]

England

England was an English rock trio that released a self-titled album in 1976 on the UK custom-press Deroy. Members: Olly Alcock (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Kidson, John Waite, Ben Eggleston (bass, vocals), John Clark, Paul Rossiter (saxophone), Kenny Hopper (drums), Dave Ross (flute, saxophone), Phil Cook (drums) For the band that released the 1977 album […]

Bulldog Breed

Bulldog Breed was an English psych-rock band that released the single “Portcullis Gate” and the album Made in England on Deram Nova in 1969. Immediately after Bulldog Breed, final-lineup members Keith Cross and Bernie Jinks regrouped in the powertrio T2. Guitarist Rod Harrison reappeared in the 1972 Threshold one-off Asgærd. Members: Bernie Jinks (bass), Louie […]

Diabolus

Diabolus was an English jazz-rock/psych band that recorded a self-titled album in 1971, blocked domestically but released on the German Bellaphon label. It has since become a cult classic. Members: John Hadfield (guitar, vocals), Anthony Hadfied (bass, vocals), Philip Howard (flute, keyboards, saxophone, organ, piano), Ellwood Von Seibold (drums) Formation Diabolus formed when guitarist/singer John […]

Blind Faith

Blind Faith was an English rock band that released a self-titled album on Atco in 1969. The band are noted as one of rock’s first supergroups due to the high-profile backgrounds of its four members: vocalist–keyboardist Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic), guitarist Eric Clapton (Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream), drummer Ginger Baker (Graham Bond […]

Ben

Ben was an English jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album in 1971 on Vertigo. Members: Peter Davey (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet), Alex MacLeery (electric piano, harpsichord, Moog), Dave Sheen (drums, congas, percussion, vocals), Gerry Reid (electric guitar, acoustic guitar), Len Surtees (bass) Background Ben was led by reedist […]

Pussy

Pussy was an English pop-psych band that released the 1969 album Pussy Plays on Morgan Blue Town. Members: Dek Boyce (vocals), Jez Turner (bass), Peter Whiteman (keyboards, mellotron), Steve Townsend (drums), Barry Clark (guitar, 1969-?), Gary Peters (guitar) Background Pussy sprung from The Creepers, an unsigned Hertfordshire beat group with singer Dek Boyce, bassist Jez […]

Public Foot the Roman

Public Foot the Roman was an English symphonic/funk-rock band that released a 1973 self-titled album on Sovereign. Three-fifths of the band launched The Movies, which made five albums between 1975 and 1981. Members: Sean Byrne (vocals, guitar), Greg Knowles (guitar), Jamie Lane (drums), Dag Small (keyboards), Ward [Howard Tweddle] (bass) Background Public Foot the Roman […]

Pinnacle

Pinnacle was an English space-rock band from Liverpool that released the album Assasin on Stag Music in 1974. Members: Alan Lawrence (bass), Neil McKenna (drums), Dave Mylett (organ, Moog), Owen McCann (vocals), Paul Thomas (guitar) Background Pinnacle started as a post-psych quartet in Liverpool comprised of singer Owen McCann, guitarist Paul Thomas, bassist Alan Lawrence, […]

Limelight

Limelight was an English NWOBHM trio that released a 1980 self-titled album on Future Earth, followed by the 1982 single “Ashes to Ashes.” Members: Mike Scrimshaw (vocals, guitar, bass), Glenn Scrimshaw (guitar), Ian Beestin (drums), Clive Jackson (keyboards), John Dakin (bass), Trevor Wilson (bass), Jimmy Stephenson (drums), Pat Coleman (drums), John Brierly (vocals) Background Limelight […]