Cream

Cream was an English rock trio that was active for 28 months between July 1966 and November 1968. They released three proper albums — Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, and Wheels of Fire — and the leftovers roundup Goodbye. Their most recognized songs include the much-covered “Badge” and the FM evergreens “I Feel Free,” “Sunshine of […]

Taste

Taste was an Irish blues-rock power trio that was active between 1968 and 1970. They issued two turn-of-the-decade albums on Polydor before guitarist/vocalist Rory Gallagher disbanded the group to launch his solo career. Two live documents and a mini-album of unreleased early recordings were issued post-breakup. Members: Rory Gallagher (vocals, guitar, 1966-70), Eric Kittringham (bass, […]

James Gang

The James Gang were an American hard-rock band that debuted with Yer’ Album on Bluesway in 1969, followed by four studio albums and a live disc on ABC Records, including the popular 1970/71 titles Rides Again and Thirds. Two songs, “Funk #49” and “Walk Away,” remain staples of classic rock radio. Multiple guitarists passed through […]

Bakerloo

Bakerloo was an English blues-rock trio from the Midlands that released a self-titled album on Harvest in 1969. They broke up immediately afterward and another band (later known as Hannibal) toured the album under their name. Guitarist Clem Clempson joined Colosseum and became a prominent journeyman (Humble Pie, Greenslade, Snafu, Cozy Powell). Bassist Terry Poole […]

Incredible Hog

Incredible Hog was an English hard-rock power trio that released the album Volume 1 on RCA-subsidiary Dart in 1973. Members: Ken Gordon (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Jim Holmes (bass), Tony Awin (drums) Formation Incredible Hog escaped from the wreckage of Speed Auction, a school band that included guitarist/singer Ken Gordon and bassist Jim Holmes. Inspired by […]

Dust

Dust was an American northeast power trio that released two albums, Dust and Hard Attack, on Kama Sutra in 1971/72. Members: Richie Wise (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals), Marc Bell [Marky Ramone] (drums), Kenny Aaronson (bass, steel guitar, Dobro, bottleneck guitar) Background Dust formed in 1969 in New York City when guitarist Richie Wise teamed […]

Gun

Gun was an English psych-rock band from Redbridge that released two albums on CBS/Epic between 1968 and 1969. The guitar/bass/vocal team of brothers Paul and Adrian Gurvitz subsequently co-led the band Three Man Army and its followup The Baker Gurvitz Army during the early-to-mid 1970s. Members: Paul Curtis [Paul Gurvitz] (guitar, bass, vocals), Gearie Kenworthy […]

November

November was a Swedish post-psych power trio that released three albums on Sonet between 1970 and 1972. Members: Björn Inge (drums, vocals), Christer Stålbrandt (bass, vocals), Richard Rolf (guitar) They evolved from The Imps, formed in 1968 by bassist/singer Christer Stålbrandt and drummer Björn Inge. Stålbrandt soon left to form a new band, Train, with Terence […]

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 […]

T2

T2 was an English hard-rock/psych trio from London that released the album It’ll All Work Out in Boomland on Decca in 1970. The band evolved out of Bulldog Breed, in which bassist Bernie Jinks played on the album Made In England prior to the arrival of guitarist Keith Cross and drummer/vocalist Pete Dunton. In 1972, […]

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix (Nov. 27, 1942 — Sept. 18, 1970) was an American blues-rock/psych guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Seattle who released three 1967/68 albums on Track/Polydor/Reprise with his London-based power-trio The Experience, followed by the 1970 live release Band of Gypsys. He was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, to […]