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 […]

Quatermass

Quatermass was an English hard-rock trio that released a self-titled album on Harvest in 1970. They were an offshoot of ’60s pop-psych band Episode Six, which splintered when vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover departed to join Deep Purple. Along with ELP, Van der Graaf Generator, and the initial lineup of Atomic Rooster, Quatermass […]

Gringo

Gringo was an English pop-rock band that released a self-titled album on MCA in 1971. Guitarist/keyboardist Henry Marsh subsequently became a mainstay of Sailor. Bassist/vocalist John G. Perry did stints in Spreadeagle, Caravan, Curved Air, Quantum Jump, and Aviator. He also issued a solo album, Sunset Wading, on Decca in 1976. Prior to the formation […]

ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American hard-rock/blues trio from Houston that released five albums on London Records between 1971 and 1976, scoring FM evergreens with “Tush” and “La Grange.” After the frontal pair of guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons and bassist Billy Etheridge grew long, matching beards, the band signed to Warner Bros and released another five albums […]

Loggins & Messina

Loggins and Messina were an American country rock duo that released six studio albums and a live double-album on Columbia between 1971 and 1976. They formed when ex-Buffalo Springfield/Poco member Jim Messina partnered with little-known songwriter Kenny Loggins for the latter’s intended debut solo album. They are most known for the nostalgic hit “Your Mama […]

Fuzzy Duck

Fuzzy Duck was an English hard-rock band that released a self-titled album on MAM Records in 1971. Their name was partially derived from that of drummer Paul Francis’s prior band, Tucky Buzzard. Filling out the ranks were ex-Andromeda/Killing Floor bassist Mick Hawksworth and fleeting Arthur Brown-sideman Roy Sharland. Members: Mick Hawksworth (bass), Roy Sharland (organ), […]

After Shave

After Shave were a Swiss hard rock band that was active during the early 1970s. The band locally released one album, Skin Deep, in 1972. Members: Pierre-Alain “Pakman” Kessi (guitar, vocals), André “Dédé” Pascal (drums, 1968-70), Bruno Zuest (vocals, 1968-70), “Noudi” (bass, 1968-70), Jean-Claude “Cacou” Fontana (vocals, bass, 1970-73), Rodolphe “Jötu” Baumgartner (drums, 1970-75), Barry […]

Drama

Drama were a Dutch hard-rock/psych band that released four singles and an eponymous album on Philips between 1971 and 1973. Members: Polle Eduard (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals), Uly Grün (Hammond organ, Mellotron, guitar, vocals), Frank van der Kloot (guitar, vocals), Shell Schellekens (drums) Discography: Drama (1972)

Panthéon

Panthéon were a Dutch jazz-rock band that released a standalone single on Philips and the album Orion on Vertigo, both in 1972. Members: Ruud Wouterson (vocals, keyboards), Hans Boer (saxophone, harmonica, vocals), Rob Verhoeven (drums), Albert Veldkamp (bass), John Schut (guitar), Jan Slijkhuis (drums), Guus Swerissen (bass) Discography: Orion (1972) “I Want to Know” / […]

Mayfly

Mayfly were a Dutch folk-rock band that released six singles and a self-titled album on Ariola between 1972 and 1974. Members: Gustaaf Verburg (vocals, bass, guitar, piano), Onno Verburg (vocals, guitar), Ide Min (vocals, electronics, 1971-74), Maarten Min (vocals, drums, 1971-74), Huub Nijhuis (bass, cello, 1971-73), Arie de Geus (piano, violin), Walter Tromp (bass, 1973-74), […]

Machine

The Swinging Soul Machine was a Dutch brass-rock-soul band that released the album Through The Eye on Polydor in 1969. After a change of singers, the band became Machine and issued a self-titled album in 1970. Several members carried on in Tantalus and others surfaced in Limousine. Members: Iwan Groeneveld (vocals, 1969), John Caljouw (vocals), […]

The Chris Hinze Combination

The Chris Hinze Combination were a Dutch revolving-door jazz-rock ensemble led by the namesake flutist. The band released 10 albums between 1970 and 1978, mostly on CBS. Nine further albums have appeared at sporadic intervals since 1984. Members: Chris Hinze (flute, alto flute, bass flute, bamboo flute, organ), Henk Alkema (piano), Wim van der Beek […]

Alquin

Alquin was a Dutch symphonic|hard-rock band that released four albums and a live recording on Polydor between 1972 and 1976. Members: Dick Franssen (keyboards), Ferdinand Bakker (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Job Tarenskeen (vocals, saxophone, backing vocals, drums), Ronald Ottenhoff (flute, saxophone), Bart Terlaak (drums, 1971), Piet-Hein Strack van Schijndel (drums, 1971), Paul Weststrate (drums, 1971-75), […]

Association P.C.

Association P.C. were a Dutch/German avant-garde jazz-rock ensemble that released five albums between 1970 and 1974 on the MPS, Munich, and Corona labels. Members: Pierre Courbois (drums, percussion), Toto Blanke (guitar, ring modulator, nagoya harp), Jasper van’t Hof (electric piano, 1969-73), Peter Krijnen (bass, 1969-70), Sigi Busch (bass, 1970-75), Heiner Wiberny (tenor saxophone, basset horn, […]

Ekseption

Ekseption was a Dutch classical/jazz-rock band from Haarlem, Noord-Holland, originally formed in 1958 as The Jokers. Between 1969 and 1976, the band released nine albums on Philips. Members: Hans Alta (bass, 1958-68), Rein van den Broek (flugelhorn, trumpet, 1958-78), Tim Griek (drums, 1958-68), Huib van Kampen (guitar, saxophone, 1958-69), Rob Kruisman (flute, guitar, saxophone, vocals, […]

Focus

Focus was a Dutch symphonic/hard-rock band that released seven albums and a live recording between 1970 and 1977. Members:  Thijs van Leer (keyboards, flute, vocals, Hammond organ), Martin Dresden (bass, 1969-70), Hans Cleuver (drums, 1969-70), Jan Akkerman (guitar, 1969-76), Pierre van der Linden (drums, 1970-73, 1976, 2005-present), Cyril Havermans (bass, 1970-71), Bert Ruiter (bass, 1971-78), […]

Golden Earring

Golden Earring was a Dutch rock band that started life in 1961 as The Tornadoes. The band released two Nederbeat albums on Polydor between 1965 and 1967 under variations of the pluralized “Golden Earrings” banner before the arrival of vocalist Barry Hay. Between 1968 and 1981, the band recorded 16 albums for the label before […]

Solution

Solution were a Dutch jazz-rock/soul band that released six albums and a live recording on assorted labels between 1971 and 1983. Members: Tom Barlage (saxophone, keyboards), Willem Ennes (piano, keyboards), Ad Kooi (bass, 1966-70), Ap “Appie” Alberts (saxophone, 1966), Frits Lagerwerff (trumpet, cornet, 1966-68), Frits Schmidt (drums, 1967), Hans Waterman (drums, percussion, 1967-82), Frank de […]

Supersister

Supersister were a Dutch avant-garde/jazz-rock band that issued five albums on Polydor between 1970 and 1974. Members: Robert Jan Stips (vocals, keyboards), Sacha van Geest (flute, 1968-73, 2000-01), Marco Vrolijk (drums, 1968-73, 2000-01), Ron van Eck (bass), Rob Douw (vocals, 1968), Herman van Boeyen (drums, 1973-74), Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, nagaswaram, 1973-74), […]

Earth and Fire

Earth and Fire were a Dutch symphonic/art-rock band that released eight albums and numerous singles between 1969 and 1983, mostly on Polydor and Vertigo. Members: Gerard Koerts (keyboards, 1968-82), Chris Koerts (guitar, 1968-79), Hans Ziech (bass, 1968-74), Cees Kalis (drums, 1968-70), Manuela Berloth [aka Lysett] (vocals, 1968-69), Jerney Kaagman (vocals, 1969-82, 1987-90), Ton van der […]

Aquila

Aquila were a Welsh sax-rock band that issued a self-titled album on RCA Victor in 1970. The band included several players with documented beat and psych backgrounds, most notably guitarist/vocalist Ralph Denyer, who played with Blonde on Blonde on their 1969 album Contrasts. Members: Ralph Denyer (vocals, guitar), Phil Childs (bass, piano), George Lee (flute, […]

Budgie

Budgie was a Welsh hard-rock band that released 10 albums between 1971 and 1982 on MCA, A&M, and RCA Victor. The one constant member throughout that time was bassist/vocalist Burke Shelley, who resurrected the nameplate in the 21st century. Members: Burke Shelley (lead vocals, bass), Tony Bourge (guitar, 1967-78), Ray Phillips (drums, 1967-73), Pete Boot […]

John Cale

John Cale (born March 9, 1942) is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who emerged on the London/New York avant-garde scene during the early 1960s, playing alongside Michael Garrett, John Cage, Tony Conrad, and La Monte Young. He entered rock as the bassist/violist in The Velvet Underground, with whom he recorded two albums: The Velvet Underground […]

Apple

Apple was a Welsh pop-psych band that released the 1969 album An Apple a Day on Page One. Members: Denis Regan (vocals), Robbo Ingram (guitar), Jeff Harrod (bass), David Brassington (drums), Charlie Barber (piano) Discography: An Apple a Day (1969) Sources: Discogs: Apple 45cat: Apple

Miller Anderson

Miller Anderson (born April 12, 1945) is a Scottish guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who played in a series of bands between 1967 and 1975, including Paper Blitz Tissue, the Keef Hartley Band, Hemlock, Broken Glass, and Dog Soldier. As a solo artist, Anderson released the album Bright City on Deram in 1971. Discography: Bright City […]

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) was a theatrical Scottish hard-rock band that released eight studio albums and a live disc on Vertigo between 1972 and 1978. They formed when veteran soul-rock singer Alex Harvey enlisted hard-rockers Tear Gas as his backing band. Their popularity peaked with the 1974/75 albums The Impossible Dream and Tomorrow Belongs […]

Northwind

Northwind were a Scottish folk-rock band that recorded the demo-acetate Peaceful for Apple Corps Ltd. in 1971, followed that same year by the album Sister, Brother, Lover on Regal Zonophone. Members: Brian Young (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals), Tommy Ewing (vocals), Dave Scott (drums), Nello (drums), Ron Leckie (drums), Hugh “Shug” Barr (electric guitar), Tom […]

Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty (1947–2011) was a Scottish musician and songwriter who emerged in The Humblebums, a folk duo with future comedian Billy Connolly. The pair released two 1969–70 albums, which presaged Rafferty’s 1971 solo debut Can I Have My Money Back? In 1972, Rafferty teamed with longtime friend Joe Egan in the art-pop/folk combo Stealers Wheel, […]

Al Stewart

Al Stewart is a Scottish singer/songwriter who emerged from the British folk boom of the mid-1960s. He debuted with the 1967 orchestral-psych album Bed Sitter Images, his first of five albums on CBS, culminating with the lavish 1972/73 works Orange and Past, Present and Future. His 1975 release Modern Times marked his first collaboration with […]

Gary Moore

Gary Moore (April 4, 1952 — Feb. 6, 2011) was an Irish blues-rock/hard-rock/jazz-rock guitarist with a musical career that spanned more than 40 years. He first emerged as a member of the Limerick rock combo Granny’s Intention, which issued the album Honest Injun on Deram in 1969. This was followed by two albums with blues-rockers […]

Clannad

Clannad are a Celtic Irish folk-rock/New Age collective that was initially active as a recording entity between the early 1970s and late 1990s. Members: Ciarán Ó Braonáin [Ciara Brennan] (bass, guitar, keyboards), Pól Ó Braonáin [Pól Brennan / Paul Brennan] (tin whistle, flute, guitar, keyboards, 1970-90, 2011-present), Pádraig Ó Dúgáin [Pat Duggan] (mandolin, harmonica, guitar, […]

Horslips

Horslips was an Irish Celt-rock/folk band that released four albums on self-press Oats between 1972 and 1975. They renamed the label Horslips Records for five additional albums and two live discs up through 1980. Outside Ireland, their 1973 concept album The Táin appeared on MCA and their 1976–77 albums The Book of Invasions and Aliens […]

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher (March 2, 1948 — June 14, 1995) was an Irish blues-rock/hard-rock guitarist who was active between the late 1960s and early ’90s. He first emerged as the frontman of Cork power-trio Taste, which issued two albums circa 1969/70. He launched his solo career with back-to-back albums on Atco/Polydor in 1971. His popularity peaked […]

Mushroom

Mushroom were an Irish folk-rock band that was active during the first half of the 1970s. In 1973, the band released the album Early One Morning on Hawk Records. Members: Members: Aonghus McAnally (guitar, recorder, tin whistle, vocals), Colm Lynch  (percussion, wind chimes, wood chimes, vocals), Alan Brown (bass, 12-string guitar, vocals), Michael Power (organ, […]

Peggy’s Leg

Peggy’s Leg were an Irish symphonic-folk band that was active for three years during the early 1970s. The band released one album, Grinilla, in 1973 on their self-ran Bunch label. A non-album single followed in 1974. The final lineup of the band included original Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell. Members: Jimi Slevin (guitar, vocals, 1972-74), […]

Tír na nÓg

Tír na nÓg was an Irish folk–psych duo comprised of guitarist–vocalist Sonny Condell and onetime Emmet Spiceland multi-instrumentalist Leo O’Kelly. They made the 1971–73 Chrysalis albums Tír na nÓg, A Tear and a Smile, and Strong in the Sun. Condell made the praised 1977 album Camouflage and co-founded the folk combo Scullion. Members: Leo O’Kelly […]

Placebo

Placebo were a Belgian jazz-funk band that was active between 1971 and 1974. The band released two albums on CBS and a third on Harvest. Keyboardist Marc Moulin would follow up the project with his 1975 solo album Sam’ Suffy, which has since become a Rare Groove classic. He subsequently played with the bands Cos, […]

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee were a Belgian hard rock band that was active during the first half of the 1970s. Signed to the Triangle label, the band released a singular longplayer in 1971. This was followed by four non-album singles, of which “Masterpiece” became a local hit. Members: William Souffreau (vocals, bass, guitar), Willy De Bisschop (bass, […]

Mad Curry

Mad Curry were a Belgian jazz-rock/psych band that released a self-titled album and a standalone single on the Pirate’s label at the dawn of the 1970s. Members: Viona Westra (vocals), Giorgio Chitschenko (saxophone), Danny Rousseau (organ), Jean Andore (bass), Eddy Kane (drums) Stylistically, the band paired the sassy raunch of femme-led contemporaries Goliath, Room, Mr. Albert […]

Shampoo

Shampoo were a Belgian jazz-rock/pop band that issued the album Volume One on Disques Motors in 1971. Despite the album’s title, it would be the only proper album by the band, which subsequently linked with vocal trio Hearts of Soul for the 1973 single “All of Us” / “Today Is the First Day” and the 1974 […]

Pazop

Pazop were a Belgian avant-jazz/rock band that was active during the early 1970s. In 1972, the band issued the single “Captain Black” / “Morning” on the French Barclay label. That same year, an album’s worth of material was recorded that would ultimately be shelved until 1996 when Musea issued the archival CD Psychillis of a […]

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John (Sept. 26, 1948 — Aug. 8, 2022) was an Australian singer, actress, and entrepreneur with a career in entertainment dating back to the late 1960s. During the mid-1970s, she achieved fame in the Northern Hemisphere with a series of country-pop albums and singles. In 1978, she conquered the big-screen in the iconic role […]

Tymepiece

Tymepiece was an Australian rustic-rock band that cut two singles in 1968–69 on Festival Records, followed by the 1971 Infinity album Sweet Release. They evolved from Sydney beatsters The Black Diamonds. Members: Glenn Bland (vocals, harmonica), Joanne Goodman (vocals), Alan “Olly” Oloman (guitar, vocals), Brian “Felix” Wilkinson (organ, piano), Colin McAuley (drums), Darcy Rosser (bass) […]

Zoot

Zoot was an Australian rock band from Adelaide that released seven singles between 1968 and 1971 on Columbia. Bassist/vocalist Beeb Birtles later resurfaced in Mississippi and the Little River Band while guitarist/vocalist Rick Springfield relocated to the U.S., where he achieved fame as a singer and actor during the early 1980s. Members: Beeb Birtles (vocals, […]

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield (born Aug. 23, 1949) is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actor with a musical career that dates back to the late 1960s. He rose to prominence in his home country as one-fourth of the beat/psych combo Zoot. In 1972, Springfield moved to the U.S. and launched a solo career with back-to-back albums on […]

Robin Kenyatta

Robin Kenyatta (March 6, 1942 — Oct. 26, 2004) is an American jazz-funk saxophonist from Moncks Corner, SC. Discography: Until (1968) Girl From Martinique (1971) Robin Kenyatta’s Free State Band (1972) Gypsy Man (1973) Terra Nova (1973) Stompin’ at the Savoy (1974) Nomusa (1975) Encourage the People (1976) Beggars and Stealers (live, 1977) Take the […]

Linn County

Linn County was an American psych-rock band that released the 1968/69 Mercury albums Proud Flesh Soothseer and Fever Shot, followed by the 1970 Philips release Till the Break of Dawn. Members: Stephen Miller (vocals, keyboards), Fred Walk (guitar, sitar), Larry Easter (woodwinds), Dino Long (bass), Ray “Snake” McAndrew (drums), Clark Pierson (drums) They formed as […]

The Whispers

The Whispers were an American soul group from Watts, Calif., formed in 1964. A four-year run of singles on Dore preceded the group’s self-titled album on Soul Clock in 1969. The group released three albums on Janus between 1972 and 1974, followed by a pair of albums on Soul Train in 1976 and 1977. The […]

The Undisputed Truth

The Undisputed Truth were an American soul-psych group from Detroit, formed in 1970. The group released six albums on Motown’s Gordy imprint between 1971 and 1975, followed by two further albums on producer Norman Whitfield’s surnamesake label during the second half of the decade. Members: Joe Harris (lead vocals), Billie Rae Calvin (lead vocals, 1970-74), […]

The Supremes

The Supremes were an American soul-pop trio from Detroit, formed in 1961. Their classic lineup featured singers Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and frontwoman Diana Ross, who all grew up on the city’s east side. Signed to Motown, The Supremes were part of that label’s classic roster of chart-topping sixties artists, along with the Four Tops, […]

The Stylistics

The Stylistics were an American soul group from Philadelphia, formed in 1966. The group released seven albums on Avco between 1971 and 1975, followed by five albums on H&L during the second half of the decade. Members: Airrion Love (tenor vocals, lead vocals), Herbert “Herbie” Murrell (baritone vocals, lead vocals), Russell Thompkins Jr. (lead vocals, […]

The Montclairs

The Montclairs were an American soul group from East St. Louis, Ill., that released the album Dreaming Out of Season on Paula Records in 1972, followed by a sting of singles on the label over the subsequent two years. Members: Phil Perry, David Frye, George McLellan, Kevin Sanlin, Clifford Williams Discography: Dreaming Out of Season […]

The Moments

The Moments were an American soul trio from Washington, D.C., formed in 1965. Signed to Sylvia Robinson‘s All Platinum-subsidiary Stang Records, the group released 10 albums on the label between 1969 and 1978. In 1979, they dropped the Moments moniker and issued subsequent albums under their collective surnames: Ray, Goodman & Brown. Members: John Morgan […]

The Impressions

The Impressions were an American soul group from Chicago, formed in 1958 and initially a singles act for Abner. Between 1963 and 1968, the band released a string of albums on ABC-Paramount, followed by a run of titles on Curtom over the subsequent eight-year period. Members: Sam Gooden (vocals), Jerry Butler (vocals, 1958-60), Curtis Mayfield […]

The Delfonics

The Delfonics were an American soul group from Philadelphia, formed in 1965 and initially a singles act on Moon Shot and Cameo. Between 1968 and 1974, the group released five albums on Philly Groove Records. Members: William Hart (lead vocals, guitar), Wilbert Hart (vocals, 1965-75, 1980-85), Randy Cain (vocals, 1965-71, 1980-95), Ritchie Daniels (vocals, 1965-68), […]

The Chi-Lites

The Chi-Lites were an American soul group from Chicago, formed in 1959. After a string of 1965–68 singles on Blue Rock and Revue, the group released eight albums on Brunswick between 1969 and 1975. Members: Marshall Thompson (baritone vocals, lead vocals), Robert Lester (tenor vocals, 1959-2010), Eugene Record (lead vocals, 1959-76, 1980-88), Clarence Johnson (vocals, […]

Syreeta

Syreeta Wright (Aug. 3, 1946 — July 6, 2004) was an American soul singer and songwriter who debuted with a self-titled album produced and arranged by then-husband Stevie Wonder, released in 1972 on MoWest. Despite divorcing, their partnership yielded a second album on Motown in 1974, after which she released four more solo albums on […]