Rare Bird

Rare Bird was an English organ-rock quartet that released two albums on Charisma in 1969 and 1970, followed by three further titles on Polydor between 1972 and 1974. They are best known for the songs “Beautiful Scarlet,” “Sympathy,” the side-long suite “Flight,” and their 1972 maxi-album Epic Forest. Along with contemporaries ELP, Atomic Rooster, Quatermass, […]


Runner was an English-American melodic-rock band that released a self-titled album on Island/Acrobat in 1979. They formed when singing guitarists Steve Gould (Rare Bird) and Alan Merrill (Arrows) teamed with the rhythm section of Streetwalkers. Members: Steve Gould (vocals, guitar), Alan Merrill (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Mickey Feat (bass, vocals), Dave Dowle (drums) Background Runner formed […]