ARC were an English art-rock band from London, formed in 1970 by keyboardist Micky Gallagher and guitarist John Turnbull, both formerly of Skip Bifferty/Heavy Jelly. As ARC, they issued the album … at This on Decca in 1971, followed that same year by a collaborative album on Charisma with former Bifferty vocalist Graham Bell. Gallagher […]

Ann Odell

Ann Odell is an English keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger who played on albums by Shawn Phillips, Roger Glover, Murray Head, Jorge Ben, Bryan Ferry, Japan, and Pete Townshend during the 1970s and early 1980s. As a solo artist, she released the album A Little Taste on DJM in 1973. In 1975, she teamed with […]

Missing Link

Missing Link were a German jazz-rock sextet from Munich that released the album Nevergreen! on United Artists in 1972. Members: Markus Sing (guitar), Günther Latuschik (saxophone), Gabriel Dominik Mueller (vocals), Dieter Miekautsch (keyboards), Dave Schratzenstaller (bass), Holger Brandt (drums) The comic, colorful cover art of the band’s sole release animates the virtuosic energy of the […]

Ramon Morris

Ramon Morris is an American jazz-funk saxophonist who was briefly active during the early 1970s. Debuting in a latter-day incarnation of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Morris quickly spread his talents over 1972–73 releases by Reuben Wilson, Curtis Fuller, Shirley Scott, and Woody Shaw — credits that afforded him a one-off deal with Groove […]

Kimiko Kasai

Kimiko Kasai — 笠井紀美子 (Dec. 10, 1945) — is a Japanese jazz vocalist who released a clutch of live and collaborative recordings on assorted labels during the early 1970s, culminating with her solo-studio debut Umbrella, released in 1972 on Liberty. Between 1973 and 1986, she released 14 album on CBS/Sony. Discography: Just Friends – Kasai […]


Westwind were an English folk trio that released one album in 1970. Members: Chris Stowell, Nick Storey, Sarah Dyson The act was signed to indie label Penny Farthing, which issued Love Is… in the UK and New Zealand. The album’s monochrome azure cover reflects the calm, water-side character of the music. Standup bass and light […]

Sleepy Hollow

Sleeper Hollow were an American art-pop/rock trio from Philadelphia that was active during the early 1970s. Members: Richard Billay (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Richie Bremen (bass), Joe Zucca (drums) Signed to Artie Ripp’s Family Productions label, the trio teamed with veteran local producer John Madara and string/horn arranger Tom Sellers for the recording of a […]


Quatermass were an English hard rock trio that was briefly active during the early 1970s. The trio comprised the remaining balance of ’60s lightpop sextet Episode Six, which splintered when vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover departed to join Deep Purple. Members: John Gustafson (bass, vocals), Peter Robinson (keyboards), Mick Underwood (drums) Along with […]


Gringo was an English pop/rock quartet that was active during the early 1970s. The band released a self-titled album in 1971. The lineup included future members of Caravan, Quantum Jump, and Sailor. Members: Casey Synge (vocals), Henry Marsh (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Simon Byrne (vocals, drums, keyboards), John G. Perry (vocals, bass) Prior to the formation […]