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Friday, 30 June 2017

Jim Copley (drums)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Fabulous drummer, Jim Copley was born on December 29th, 1953 in London. He came from a musical family, and the first band I've found with him is Spreadeagle.


SPREADEAGLE


Around 1971-72, Jim Copley auditioned for the band Spreadeagle, getting the job:

SPREADEAGLE #?
1972
Tim Phillips
guitar, vocals
Andy Blackfield
guitar, vocals
Sam Llewellyn
bass
Jim Copley
drums
Uppê

They released one album, The piece of paper, in 1973.

The band went through several lineup changes (including John Perry on bass for a while, but cannot find proper info; help, please!).

After one year, supporting Genesis (then, labelmates at Charisma) or Lindisfarne, Copley left Spreadeagle.

Other info on members of Spreadeagle (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (2): Jon Field, John G Perry
Not enough info (3): Andy Blackford, Sam Llewellyn, Tim Phillips


UPP


Around 1973, Upp was formed:

UPP #?
1973-1974
êSpreadeagle
Stephen Amazing
bass
Andy Clark
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

A powerful band, they met Jeff Beck, who asked them to play with him for the BBC 'Guitar workshop' program, in August 1974.

They released a first album, Upp, produced by Jeff Beck, who also played guitar there.
For their second album, Upp were a quartet, now with their own guitarist:

UPP #?
1974-1977
Dave Bunce
guitar
Stephen Amazing
bass
Andy Clark
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

Again, their second album, This way Upp, also features Jeff Beck.

They finally split in 1977.

Other info on members of Upp (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Andy Clark
Not enough info (2): Stephen Amazing, Dave Bunce

Then, Copley drummed for 'modern' bands, such as Tears for Fears and Go West, or singers such as Seal.


GO WEST


In 1987, this was the superb touring band for Go West:

GO WEST #?
1987
Peter Cox
vocals
Richard Drummie
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Alan Murphy
guitar
Peter Adams
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums
Linda Taylor
backing vocals
Maggie Ryder
backing vocals
Mo Birch
backing vocals

Other info on members of Go West (I know up to 22 members)
Already covered (2): Jaz Lochrie, Linda Taylor
To be covered (19): Catte Adams, Peter Adams, Tony Beard, Mo Birch, Richard Brook, Peter Cox, Richard Drummie, Graham Edwards, Gavin Harrison, Toby Hounsham, Katie Humble, Carol Kenyon, Sylvia Mason-James, Alan Murphy, Pino Palladino, Maggie Ryder, Gary Stevenson, Peter John Vettesse, Dave West


TEARS FOR FEARS


This is the live Tears For Fears backing band around February 1990:

TEARS FOR FEARS #?
1990
Roland Orzabal
vocals, guitar
Curt Smith
vocals, bass
Neil Taylor
guitar
Andy Davis
keyboards
William Gregory
sax, keyboards
Carole Steele
percussion
Jim Copley
drums
Oleta Adams
vocals
Adele Bertei
backing vocals
Biti Strauchn
backing vocals

They played at the Knebworth Festival, thus appearing in the collective live album released.

Other info on members of Tears For Fears (I know up to 15 members)
To be covered (6): Oleta Adams, Andy Davis, Manny Elias, Phil Palmer, Carole Steele, Neil Taylor
Not enough info (8): Adele Bertei, William Gregory, Nicky Holland, Roland Orzabal, Andy Sanders, Curt Smith, Ian Stanley, Biti Strauchn


CHAR BAND


Char is a Japanese guitar hero. He also employs British musicians. In his 1992 tour, he´s backed by:

CHAR BAND #?
1992
Char
guitar
Dan Matrazzo
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of Char Band (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (1): Jaz Lochrie
To be covered (1): Paul Jackson
Not enough info (4): Char, Yoshinobu Kojima, Dan Matrazzo, Shinji Nishi


PSYCHEDELIX


Psychedelix was a band formed by Char and Jimmy Copley. This was their lineup in March 1994:

PSYCHEDELIX #?
?
Char
guitar
Neil Taylor
guitar
Dan Matrazzo
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

The band recorded several albums together.

Other info on members of Psychedelix (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (1): Jaz Lochrie
To be covered (1): Neil Taylor
Not enough info (2): Char, Dan Matrazzo


PAUL RODGERS BAND


A great vocalist needs a great band. In January 1993, Geoff Whitehorn joins the band, usually billed as Paul Rodgers and Company:

PAUL RODGERS BAND #?
Jan 93-1998
Paul Rodgers
vocals
Jim Copley
drums

Now is a powerful album, marked by Geoff killer riffs and solos. He also co-writes a song, ´Saving grace´ (with Paul Rodgers and Neal Schon). I love the album. His playing in the song ´Overloaded´ is like having Jimi Hendrix with us again. :)

As a limited edition, the album Now has been packed as a 2CD, including a live album, called Live - The Loreley tapes, recorded at the Rockpalast Open Air Festival, Loreley, Germany, on July 8th, 1995. Superb sound, and fantastic performance. They play some covers from Paul past bands, such as Free ('All right now', 'The hunter', 'Mr. Big' or 'Wishing well') or Bad Company ('Can't get enough', 'Feel like makin' love').

Paul Rodgers changed completely his band at the beginning of 1998. But, in 1999, it has appeared a new studio album by Paul, with his former band (i.e. Paul with Geoff, Jaz & Jim). The album is called Electric.

Other info on members of Paul Rodgers Band (I know up to 26 members)
Already covered (3): Andy Fraser, Jaz Lochrie, Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (2): Tony Franklin, Rudy Sarzo
To be covered (20): Jason Bonham, Deen Castronovo, Kurtis Dengler, Geoff Dugmore, Rick Fedyk, Reeves Gabrels, Ian Hatton, Ryan Hoyle, Todd Jensen, Jeff Kathan, Howard Leese, Paul Rodgers, Todd Ronning, Neal Schon, Joe Shikany, Slash, John Smithson, Lynn Sorensen, Tony Thompson, Markus Wolf


COMPANY OF SNAKES


Around September 1999, Jim Copley joins Company Of Snakes for a few gigs:

COMPANY OF SNAKES #?
1999
Robert Hart
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Bernie Marsden
guitar
Neil Murray
bass
Don Airey
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of Company of Snakes (I know up to 12 members)
Old pages (4): Don Airey, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (7): Chris Childs, Robert Hart, David Leary, John Lingwood, Ben Mellor, Micky Moody, Josh Phillips


M3


This was the lineup for M3 around 2003:

M3 #?
2003-Apr 04
Tony Martin
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Bernie Marsden
guitar
Neil Murray
bass
Mark Stanway
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

In April 2004, Tony Martin left the band.

In 2004 Stefan Berggren joins M3 as new vocalist:

M3 #?
2004
Stefan Berggren
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Bernie Marsden
guitar
Neil Murray
bass
Mark Stanway
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

But, still in 2004, M4 changes vocalist again, now with Doogie White:

M3 #?
2004
Doogie White
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Bernie Marsden
guitar
Neil Murray
bass
Mark Stanway
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of M3 (I know up to 8 members)
Old pages (2): Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray
To be covered (5): Stefan Berggren, Tony Martin, Micky Moody, Mark Stanway, Doogie White


MAGNUM


Around 2005, Jim Copley joins Magnum:

MAGNUM #?
2005-?
Bob Catley
vocals
Tony Clarkin
guitar
Al Barrow
Mark Stanway
keyboards
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of Magnum (I know up to 17 members)
To be covered (7): Laurence Archer, Richard Bailey, Robin George, Harry James, Dave Morgan, Jim Simpson, Mark Stanway
Not enough info (9): Mickey Barker, Al Barrow, Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin, Eddie George, Rex Gorin, Grenville Harding, Lee Kitcheridge, Wally Lowe


MICKY MOODY BAND


In March 2007, Micky Moody plays gigs as a trio with two of his friends:

MICKY MOODY BAND #?
Mar 07
Micky Moody
guitar, vocals
Neil Murray
bass
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of Micky Moody Band (I know up to 15 members)
Old pages (2): Neil Murray, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (12): Tom Compton, Gav Conder, Ed Hamilton, Peter Hope Evans, Chris Hunt, Charlie McCracken, Micky Moody Jr, Micky Moody, Ollie Parfitt, Peter Rees, Roy Shipston, Peter Stroud


MANFRED MANN BAND


In 2007, Jim Copley joins Manfred Mann Earth Band replacing Geoff Dunn who went to Procol Harum:

MANFRED MANN BAND #?
2007-Sep 09
Manfred Mann
keyboards
Noel McCalla
vocals
Mick Rogers
guitar, vocals
Steve Kinch
bass
Jim Copley
drums

In September 2009, Noel McCalla, long time vocalist for Manfred Mann Earth Band, leaves the band and new recruit is Peter Cox:

MANFRED MANN BAND #?
Sep 09-2011
Manfred Mann
keyboards
Peter Cox
vocals
Mick Rogers
guitar, vocals
Steve Kinch
bass
Jim Copley
drums

And in 2011, Manfred Mann Earth Band changes their vocalist again, joining Robert Hart:

MANFRED MANN BAND #?
2011-May 17
Manfred Mann
keyboards
Robert Hart
vocals
Mick Rogers
guitar, vocals
Steve Kinch
bass
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of Manfred Mann Band (I know up to 50 members)
Already covered (3): Craig Collinge, Conrad Isidore, Steve York
Old pages (1): Bernie Living
To be covered (45): Geoff Britton, Jack Bruce, Clive Bunker, Pete Burford, Sonny Corbett, Peter Cox, Dave Coxhill, Mike D´Abo, Lyn Dobson, Bob Downes, Gerald Drewett, Geoff Dunn, Don Fay, Ian Fenby, Dave Flett, Carl Griffith, Robert Hart, Mike Hugg, David Hyde, Matt Irving, Paul Jones, Steve Kinch, Pat King, Shona Laing, Linda Lewis,... up to 45 musicians.


THE BAD APPLES


The Bad Apples was a band formed by Jim Copley. This was their lineup in January 2011:

THE BAD APPLES #?
2011
Matt Empson
Micky Moody
guitar
Mick Rogers
guitar
Ian Jennings
bass
Jim Copley
drums

This were The Bad Apples since June 2011 or so

THE BAD APPLES #?
2011-?
Robert Hart
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Mick Rogers
guitar
Ian Jennings
bass
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of The Bad Apples (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Robert Hart, Micky Moody, Mick Rogers
Not enough info (2): Matt Empson, Ian Jennings


THE STRAITS


The Straits was a band formed by Alan Clark and Chris White, ex-members of Dire Straits. In October 2011, Jim Copley played some gigs with the band, as their drummer Steve Ferrone was busy:

THE STRAITS #?
2011
Terence Reis
guitar, vocals
Phil Palmer
guitar
Mickey Feat
bass
Alan Clark
keyboards
Jamie Squire
keyboards
Chris White
sax
Jim Copley
drums

In March 2012, for their gigs in Spain, as their usual drummer Steve Ferrone was busy touring with Tom Petty, Jim Copley was called again to deputise for him:

THE STRAITS #?
2012
Terence Reis
guitar, vocals
Adam Phillips
guitar
Mickey Feat
bass
Alan Clark
keyboards
Jamie Squire
keyboards
Chris White
sax
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of The Straits (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (6): Alan Clark, Mickey Feat, Steve Ferrone, Phil Palmer, Adam Phillips, Chris White
Not enough info (2): Terence Reis, Jamie Squire


ROCK & SOUL UNLIMITED


In March 2008, Micky Moody plays under the name Rock & Soul Unlimited:

ROCK & SOUL UNLIMITED #?
2008
Gav Conder
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Neil Murray
bass
Jumpy Zerlett
keyboards
Mel Collins
sax
Jim Copley
drums

Other info on members of Rock & Soul Unlimited (I know up to 6 members)
Old pages (1): Neil Murray
To be covered (3): Mel Collins, Gav Conder, Micky Moody
Not enough info (1): Jumpy Zerlett



JIM COPLEY BAND


Around 2008, Jim Copley plays his own gigs with these great musicians and friends:

JIM COPLEY BAND #?
2008
Jim Copley
drums
Char
guitar
Paul Jackson
bass
Yoshinobu Kojima
keyboards

For some gigs, Jim Copley assembles this superb band:

JIM COPLEY BAND #?
?
Jim Copley
drums
Micky Moody
guitar
Char
guitar
Paul Jackson
bass
Yoshinobu Kojima
keyboards

Other info on members of Jim Copley Band (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2): Paul Jackson, Micky Moody
Not enough info (2): Char, Yoshinobu Kojima

Sadly, Jim Copley passed away on May 13th, 2017 in Bristol. He was 63. What a great musicians we´ve lost!

   17 BANDS (WITH 12 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
The Bad Apples  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Played! - The Bad Apples (2014)

    • Members: Robert Hart, Micky Moody, Mick Rogers (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Guests: Manfred Mann
    Other info on members of The Bad Apples (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (3):Robert Hart, Micky Moody, Mick Rogers
    Not enough info (2):Matt Empson, Ian Jennings
    Char Band   
    Other info on members of Char Band (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (1):Jaz Lochrie
    To be covered (1):Paul Jackson
    Not enough info (4):Char, Yoshinobu Kojima, Dan Matrazzo, Shinji Nishi
    Company of Snakes   
    Other info on members of Company of Snakes (I know up to 12 members)
    Old pages (4):Don Airey, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (7):Chris Childs, Robert Hart, David Leary, John Lingwood, Ben Mellor, Micky Moody, Josh Phillips
    Jim Copley Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Slap my hand - Jimmy Copley & Friends (May 2008)

    • Members: Micky Moody (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Guests: Jeff Beck, Mo Birch, Peter Cox, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Mark Stanway + Dino Baptiste, Steve Evans, Paul Jackson, Pino Palladino, Paul Spong, Chris White
    Other info on members of Jim Copley Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (2):Paul Jackson, Micky Moody
    Not enough info (2):Char, Yoshinobu Kojima
    Go West  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The King is dead (EP) - Go West (1987) (LIVE)

    • Members: Peter Adams, Mo Birch, Peter Cox, Richard Drummie, Jaz Lochrie, Maggie Ryder, Linda Taylor (RIP: Jim Copley, Alan Murphy)
    • Producer: Gary Stevenson
    • Comments: EP with 4 songs recorded live.
    Other info on members of Go West (I know up to 22 members)
    Already covered (2):Jaz Lochrie, Linda Taylor
    To be covered (19):Catte Adams, Peter Adams, Tony Beard, Mo Birch, Richard Brook, Peter Cox, Richard Drummie, Graham Edwards, Gavin Harrison, Toby Hounsham, Katie Humble, Carol Kenyon, Sylvia Mason-James, Alan Murphy, Pino Palladino, Maggie Ryder, Gary Stevenson, Peter John Vettesse, Dave West
    M3  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Classic snake live - M3 (2004) (LIVE)

    • Members: Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Mark Stanway (RIP: Jim Copley)
  • Rough an´ ready - M3 (May 2005) (LIVE)

    • Members: Stefan Berggren, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Mark Stanway, Doogie White (RIP: Jim Copley)
    Other info on members of M3 (I know up to 8 members)
    Old pages (2):Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray
    To be covered (5):Stefan Berggren, Tony Martin, Micky Moody, Mark Stanway, Doogie White
    Magnum   
    Other info on members of Magnum (I know up to 17 members)
    To be covered (7):Laurence Archer, Richard Bailey, Robin George, Harry James, Dave Morgan, Jim Simpson, Mark Stanway
    Not enough info (9):Mickey Barker, Al Barrow, Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin, Eddie George, Rex Gorin, Grenville Harding, Lee Kitcheridge, Wally Lowe
    Manfred Mann Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Somewhere in Afrika - Manfred Mann (1982)

    • Members: Matt Irving, Shona Laing, John Lingwood, Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers, Chris Thompson (RIP: Jim Copley, Steve Waller)
    • Guests: Stevie Lange + Robbie McIntosh, Trevor Rabin, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: Vicki Brown)
    • Comments: CD reissue from 1999 contains 5 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Manfred Mann Band (I know up to 50 members)
    Already covered (3):Craig Collinge, Conrad Isidore, Steve York
    Old pages (1):Bernie Living
    To be covered (45):Geoff Britton, Jack Bruce, Clive Bunker, Pete Burford, Sonny Corbett, Peter Cox, Dave Coxhill, Mike D´Abo, Lyn Dobson, Bob Downes, Gerald Drewett, Geoff Dunn, Don Fay, Ian Fenby, Dave Flett, Carl Griffith, Robert Hart, Mike Hugg, David Hyde, Matt Irving, Paul Jones, Steve Kinch, Pat King, Shona Laing, Linda Lewis,... up to 45 musicians.
    Micky Moody Band   
    Other info on members of Micky Moody Band (I know up to 15 members)
    Old pages (2):Neil Murray, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (12):Tom Compton, Gav Conder, Ed Hamilton, Peter Hope Evans, Chris Hunt, Charlie McCracken, Micky Moody Jr, Micky Moody, Ollie Parfitt, Peter Rees, Roy Shipston, Peter Stroud
    Psychedelix   
    Other info on members of Psychedelix (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Jaz Lochrie
    To be covered (1):Neil Taylor
    Not enough info (2):Char, Dan Matrazzo
    Rock & Soul Unlimited   
    Other info on members of Rock & Soul Unlimited (I know up to 6 members)
    Old pages (1):Neil Murray
    To be covered (3):Mel Collins, Gav Conder, Micky Moody
    Not enough info (1):Jumpy Zerlett
    Paul Rodgers & Company   
    Other info on members of Paul Rodgers & Company (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Paul Rodgers
    Paul Rodgers Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Live - The Loreley tapes - Paul Rodgers (1997) (LIVE)

  • Now - Paul Rodgers (1997)

  • Electric - Paul Rodgers (1999)

  • Other info on members of Paul Rodgers Band (I know up to 26 members)
    Already covered (3):Andy Fraser, Jaz Lochrie, Geoff Whitehorn
    Old pages (2):Tony Franklin, Rudy Sarzo
    To be covered (20):Jason Bonham, Deen Castronovo, Kurtis Dengler, Geoff Dugmore, Rick Fedyk, Reeves Gabrels, Ian Hatton, Ryan Hoyle, Todd Jensen, Jeff Kathan, Howard Leese, Paul Rodgers, Todd Ronning, Neal Schon, Joe Shikany, Slash, John Smithson, Lynn Sorensen, Tony Thompson, Markus Wolf
    Spreadeagle  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Piece of paper - Spreadeagle (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Guests: Jon Field
    • Producer: Shel Talmy
    • Technical: Robin Black
    Other info on members of Spreadeagle (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (2):Jon Field, John G Perry
    Not enough info (3):Andy Blackford, Sam Llewellyn, Tim Phillips
    The Straits   
    Other info on members of The Straits (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (6):Alan Clark, Mickey Feat, Steve Ferrone, Phil Palmer, Adam Phillips, Chris White
    Not enough info (2):Terence Reis, Jamie Squire
    Tears For Fears   
    Other info on members of Tears For Fears (I know up to 15 members)
    To be covered (6):Oleta Adams, Andy Davis, Manny Elias, Phil Palmer, Carole Steele, Neil Taylor
    Not enough info (8):Adele Bertei, William Gregory, Nicky Holland, Roland Orzabal, Andy Sanders, Curt Smith, Ian Stanley, Biti Strauchn
    Upp  2 RECORDINGS:
  • This way upp - Upp (1976)

    • Members: Andy Clark (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Guests: Jeff Beck + Gary Coleman, James Getzoff, Tom Scott
    • Comments: Recorded in January and February 1976, their 2nd album features Jeff Beck guesting, playing the guitar solo in 1 track.
  • Upp - Upp (May 1976)

    • Members: Andy Clark (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Producer: Jeff Beck
    Other info on members of Upp (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Andy Clark
    Not enough info (2):Stephen Amazing, Dave Bunce

       5 ALBUMS FOR 4 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Robert Hart  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Robert Hart - Robert Hart (1992)

  • Paul Jackson Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Funk on a stick - Paul Jackson (2005)

    • Members: Paul Jackson
    • Guests: Herbie Hancock + Vernon Black, Sandy Griffith, James Levi, Bill Summers, Ernie Watts (RIP: Jim Copley)
    Other info on members of Paul Jackson Band (I know up to 4 members)
    Already covered (1):Gordon Hunte
    To be covered (1):Paul Jackson
    Not enough info (2):Sean Mackenzie, Terepai Richmond
    Ali Maas Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Black & chrome - Ali Maas & Micky Moody (August 2016)

  • Other info on members of Ali Maas Band (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (5):Alan Glen, Rob Millis, Micky Moody Jr, Micky Moody, Ollie Parfitt
    Not enough info (5):Stuart Dixon, Glynn Evans, Ali Maas, Pete Miles, Roy Parsons
    Bernie Marsden Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Stacks - Bernie Marsden (2005)

    • Members: Bernie Marsden + John Gordon
    • Guests: Dino Baptiste, Sharon Watson (RIP: Jim Copley)
  • Shine - Bernie Marsden (2014)

    • Members: Bernie Marsden + Don Airey, David Coverdale, Mark Feltham, John Gordon
    • Guests: Ian Paice + Dave Baldwin, Bob Haddrell (RIP: Jim Copley)
    Other info on members of Bernie Marsden Band (I know up to 32 members)
    Already covered (3):Mark Brzezicki, Clive Edwards, Helen Hardy
    Old pages (7):Don Airey, Colin Hodgkinson, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (21):Tony Ashton, Richard Bailey, Willy Bendiksen, Steve Cherry, David Coverdale, Steve Dixon, Dave Dowle, Mark Feltham, Jim Fitzpatrick, Gabriel Garrick, John Gordon, Rob Hawthorn, David Levy, Micky Moody, Nigel Neill, Richard Newman, Nick Payn, Josh Phillips, Simon Phillips, Sid Ringsby, Snowy White
    Not enough info (1):Jim Kilpatrick

       3 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Guitar speak II - VVAA (1988)

    • Guests: Jan Akkerman, Brian Bennett, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Dave Bronze, Andy Duncan, Dennis Greaves, Rodney Holmes, Tony Iommi, Jaz Lochrie, Ian Lynn, Harvey Mandel, Jim Mankey, Bernie Marsden, Hank Marvin, Robin Trower, Peter Van Hooke, Reggie Washington, Reg Webb (RIP: Andy Brown, Jim Copley, Pete Haycock, Geoff Nicholls, Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: Earle Mankey, Christopher Neil
    • Technical: Ron McMaster, Paul Page
  • Knebworth: the album - VVAA (1990) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Oleta Adams, Tony Banks, Ray Beavis, Brian Bennett, Chris Blackwell, Andy Bown, Doug Boyle, Sam Brown, Bridgette Bryant, Jon Carin, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Brad Cole, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Andy Davis, Rahmlee Michael Davis, Candy Dulfer, Nathan East, Steve Ferrone, Guy Fletcher, David Gilmour, Chris Gower, Mark Griffiths, Cliff Hall, Dick Hanson, Peter Howarth, John Illsley, Elton John, Phil Johnstone, Charlie Jones, Harry Kim, Katie Kissoon, Mark Knopfler, Hank Marvin, Nick Mason, Durga McBroom, Paul McCartney, Arnold McCuller, Robbie McIntosh, Paul Moessl, Mick Mullins, Keith Murrell, Tessa Niles, Jimmy Page, Phil Palmer, Greg Phillinganes, Robert Plant, Guy Pratt, Tim Renwick, Jeff Rich, Cliff Richard, Mike Rutherford, Leland Sklar, Carole Steele, Hamish Stuart, Daryl Stuermer, Neil Taylor, Chester Thompson, Claire Torry, Gary Wallis, Bruce Welch, Fred White, Chris Whitten, Paul ´Wix´ Wickens (RIP: Vicki Brown, Jim Copley, John ´Irish´ Earle, Michael Kamen, Linda McCartney, Don Myrick, Rick Parfitt, Rick Wright)
    • Producer: Chris Kimsey
    • Comments: This was a benefit concert with many artists: Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard, Status Quo, Tears for Fears (with Jim Copley on drums), Robert Plant (jamming with Jimmy Page), Genesis, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Elton John, and Pink Floyd, as we've read in the bio page. Hence, Tim Renwick appears in this live album. It was also featured as a live video (now double DVD).
  • Stone free: a tribute to Jimi Hendrix - VVAA (1993)

    • Guests: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Richard Hilton, Pino Palladino, Boris Williams (RIP: Beatmaster V, Jim Copley, D-Roc, Bernard Edwards, Johnnie Johnson, Tony Thompson)
    • Producer: Nile Rodgers
    • Comments: Very good tribute to Jimi Hendrix, probably with some unexepected artists, but overall it contains great performances. Featuring: The Cure, Eric Clapton, Spin Doctors, Buddy Guy, Body Count, Jeff Beck with Seal (with Jim Copley on drums), Nigel Kennedy, Pretenders, PM Dawn, Slash with Paul Rodgers and The Band Of Gypsys, Belly, Living Colour, Pat Metheny and MACC.

       17 SESSIONS (FOR 15 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Chris De Burgh Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • This way up - Chris De Burgh (1994)

    • Members: Chris De Burgh + Neil Taylor
    • Guests: Nick Ingman, Vic Martin, Phil Spalding (RIP: Jim Copley)
    Other info on members of Chris De Burgh Band (I know up to 28 members)
    Old pages (2):Clem Clempson, Ian Ellis
    To be covered (26):Ken Allardyce, David Caddick, Tim Cansfield, Chris De Burgh, John Giblin, Rupert Hine, Nigel Hopkins, Tony Kiley, Ian Kojima, David Levy, Al Marnie, Danny McBride, Glenn Morrow, Peter Oxendale, Phil Palmer, Jeff Phillips, Ebbe Ravn, Michael Ross, Gary Sanctuary, Stephen W Tayler, Neil Taylor, John Themis, Ian Thomas, Colin Vallance, Al Vosper,... up to 26 musicians.
    Diesel  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Into the fire - Diesel (2014)

  • Deon Estus Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Spell - Deon Estus (1988)

    • Members: Deon Estus
    • Guests: Hugh Burns + Kevin Calhoun, Lyndon Connah, Richard Cottle, Andy Duncan, Nick Glennie-Smith, Trevor Murrell, Phil Palmer, Danny Schogger, Steve Sidwell, Paul Spong, Rick Taylor, Jim Williams (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Producer: (RIP: George Michael)
    Other info on members of Deon Estus Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Deon Estus
    Roy Gaines Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Gaineling - Roy Gaines (1982)

    • Guests: Andy Clark, Barry Finnerty, Keith Jones (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1980.
    Other info on members of Roy Gaines Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Roy Gaines
    Tony Iommi Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Iommi - Tony Iommi (October 2000)

    • Members: Tony Iommi
    • Guests: Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward + Kenny Aronoff, Laurence Cottle, Brian May (RIP: Jim Copley, Pete Steele)
    • Producer: Ralph Baker, Bob Marlette
    • Technical: Phil Blackman
    Other info on members of Tony Iommi Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Tony Iommi
    Aleksander John Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Temptation (EP) - Aleksander Mezek (1992)

    • Members: Aleksander Mezek
    • Guests: Pino Palladino (RIP: Jim Copley)
  • Anyone can walk away (EP) - Aleksander Mezek (1992)

    • Members: Aleksander Mezek
    • Guests: Pino Palladino (RIP: Jim Copley)
    Other info on members of Aleksander John Band (I know up to 8 members)
    Already covered (1):Barry De Souza
    Old pages (1):Ray Russell
    To be covered (5):Bryn Haworth, Huw Lloyd Langton, Mike Moran, Craig Pruess, Dave Wintour
    Not enough info (1):Aleksander John
    Killing Joke  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Outside the gate - Killing Joke (July 1988)

    • Guests: (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Technical: Aaron Chakraverty
    • Comments: There´s a later CD reissue with 7 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Killing Joke (I know up to 8 members)
    To be covered (1):Geoff Dugmore
    Not enough info (7):Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, David Kovecevic, Paul Raven, Reza Uhdin, Geordie Walker, Youth
    Ann Lewis Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • La Saisson d´amour - Ann Lewis (1982)

  • Joshin - Ann Lewis (May 1987)

    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Chyna, Spike Edney, Gina Foster, Simon Gardner, John Giblin, Chester Kamen, Colin McKenzie, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Technical: Dennis Blackham
    Other info on members of Ann Lewis Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Ann Lewis
    Mechanical Man  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Say the word / Carry on (SINGLE) - Mechanical Man (1986)

    • Guests: Doug Boyle, Vic Martin, Colin McKenzie (RIP: Jim Copley)
    Mona Liza Overdrive  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Vive la ka bum - Mona Liza Overdrive (1989)

    • Guests: Don Airey, Dzal Martin, Neil Murray, Brian Robertson (RIP: Jim Copley)
    Pretenders  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Pirate radio - Pretenders (March 2006)

    • Members: Rupert Black, Martin Chambers, Blair Cunningham, Malcolm Foster, Andy Hobson, Chrissie Hynde, Johnny Marr, Robbie McIntosh, Adam Seymour, T M Stevens, Bernie Worrell (RIP: Pete Farndon, James Honeyman Scott)
    • Guests: Jeff Beck, Andrew Bodnar, Billy Bremner, Tony Butler, Paul Carrack, Andy Duncan, James Eller, Mitchell Froom, Mel Gaynor, Mark Hart, Steve Jordan, Tom Kelly, Henry Lowther, Tommy Mandel, John McKenzie, Chris Mercer, Chucho Merchan, Dominic Miller, David Paton, Simon Phillips, Pat Seymour, L Shankar, Bruce Thomas (RIP: Jim Copley, Stuart Gordon)
    • Producer: Bob Clearmountain, Stephen Hague, Jimmy Iovine, Steve Lillywhite, Nick Lowe, Chris Thomas
    • Technical: Tchad Blake, Geoff Foster, Dan Hersch, Bill Inglot, Steve Nye, Bill Price
    • Comments: 4 CD boxset plus 1 DVD.
    Other info on members of Pretenders (I know up to 20 members)
    To be covered (20):Rupert Black, Martin Chambers, Blair Cunningham, Tom Edwards, Pete Farndon, Malcolm Foster, Eric Heywood, Andy Hobson, James Honeyman Scott, Chrissie Hynde, Zeb Jameson, Johnny Marr, Robbie McIntosh, Jamie Moses, Adam Seymour, Chris Spedding, T M Stevens, James Walbourne, Nick Wilkinson, Bernie Worrell
    The Quick  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Wah wah - The Quick (1986)

  • Other info on members of The Quick (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (2):Colin Campsie, George McFarlane
    Miguel Rios Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • El Año del cometa - Miguel Rios (1986)

    • Members: Mario Argandoña, Tato Gomez, Paco Palacios (RIP: Sergio Castillo)
    • Guests: Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Steve Nathan, Guy Pratt, Max Weimberg (RIP: Michael Brecker, Jim Copley, Alan Rubin)
    • Producer: (RIP: Tom Dowd)
    • Comments: Recorded during July and August 1986.
    Other info on members of Miguel Rios Band (I know up to 51 members)
    Already covered (2):Sergio Castillo, Larry Martin
    To be covered (30):Mario Argandoña, Jaime Asua, Paco Bastante, Niño Bruno, Doris Cales, Candy Caramelo, Alejandro Climent, Tito Davila, Tito Duarte, Marcela Ferrari, Antonio Garcia De Diego, Ray Gomez, Tato Gomez, Osvi Greco, Tato Icasto, Manglis, Ricardo Marin, Victor Merlo, Carlos Narea, Cristina Narea, Paco Palacios, John Parsons, Javier Paxariño, Javier Pedreira, Kike Perdomo,... up to 30 musicians.
    Not enough info (19):Ana Belen, Antonio Calero, Jaime Casado, Vicente Climent, Mariano Diaz, Luis Fernandez, Stephen Frankevich, Geny Galo, Daniel Griffin, Maisa Hens, Javier Lechago, Victor Manuel, Fredi Marugan, Jose Nortes, Andres Olaegui, Pedro Ontiveros, Miguel Rios, Matthew Simon, Toni Vazquez
    Alan Tew Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Close encounters of the third kind - Alan Tew (1978)

    • Members: Alan Tew
    • Guests: Trevor Bastow, Clem Cattini, George Chisholm, Mike Davis, Bobby Haughey, Laurence Juber, Skaila Kanga, Chris Smith, David Snell (RIP: Ron Aspery, Stan Barrett, Jim Copley, Martin Jenner, Jack Rothstein, Pete Zorn)
    • Technical: Andrew Clark
    Other info on members of Alan Tew Orchestra (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Alan Tew
    Zazie  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Je, tu, ils - Zazie (1992)

    • Guests: Nathan East, Manny Elias, Steve Ferrone, Gus Isidore, Pino Palladino, Greg Phillinganes, Kamil Rustam (RIP: Jim Copley)
    • Technical: Ian Cooper

    QUESTIONS:

    01. Does Jim play in some album by Ian Gillan?


    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 20


    Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

    From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

    From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

    Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

    Assorted links:

    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 40
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Jim Copley, please, also write me with the link.
    • The Bad Apples - I Don´t Need No Doctor
    • The Bad Apples live. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Jim Copley, Jim Copley, Micky Moody, Micky Moody. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • The Bad Apples - I Don´t Need No Doctor
    • The Bad Apples live. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Jim Copley, Jim Copley, Micky Moody, Micky Moody. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • The Bad Apples - I Don´t Need No Doctor
    • The Bad Apples live in the studio (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Jim Copley, Micky Moody. Rest of the band unknown to me.

    • Char - Situation
    • Char playing a Jeff Beck cover live in the studio with great players. Stunning. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Yoshihiro Naruse, Jun Sato.

    • Jim Copley - Drum Solo
    • Jim Copley drum solo (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Jim Copley.

    • Innes Sibun - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    • Innes Sibun playing this Beatles cover live in the studio. Fantastic performance (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Jim Copley, Eric Mylod-Okafo, Innes Sibun.

    • Jeff Beck - She´s A Woman
    • Jeff Beck with Upp live on TV in 1974. Amazing. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Stephen Amazing, Jeff Beck, Andy Clark, Jim Copley.

    • Jeff Beck - Down In The Dirt - 01
    • Jeff Beck with Upp live on TV in 1974. Amazing. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Stephen Amazing, Jeff Beck, Andy Clark, Jim Copley.

    • Go West - Eye To Eye
    • Go West live in 1987. (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Peter Adams, Mo Birch, Jim Copley, Peter Cox, Richard Drummie, Jaz Lochrie, Alan Murphy, Maggie Ryder, Linda Taylor.

    • Go West - Little Caesar & Missing Persons
    • Go West live in 1987. (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Peter Adams, Mo Birch, Jim Copley, Peter Cox, Richard Drummie, Jaz Lochrie, Alan Murphy, Maggie Ryder, Linda Taylor.

    • Go West - True Colours
    • Go West live in 1987. (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Peter Adams, Mo Birch, Jim Copley, Peter Cox, Richard Drummie, Jaz Lochrie, Alan Murphy, Maggie Ryder, Linda Taylor.

    • Do Me A Favor - Jim Copley Solo - Ruby Red Lips
    • Psychedelix live in March 1994, including a drum solo by Jim Copley. Amazing. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Jaz Lochrie, Dan Matrazzo, Neil Taylor.

    • Char - Rainbow Shoes
    • Char live in November 1996 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson, Yoshinobu Kojima.

    • Char - Song In My Heart
    • Char live in November 1996 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson, Yoshinobu Kojima, Shinji Nishi.

    • Char - Wondering Again
    • Char live in November 1996 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson, Yoshinobu Kojima. horn players unknown to me.

    • Jim Copley - Soundcheck
    • Jim Copley drum solo at some soundchecks for Magnum in Nov/Dec 2007 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Jim Copley.

    • Jim Copley - Red Beans & Rice
    • Jim Copley live in 2008 with Micky Moody. Fantastic! (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson, Yoshinobu Kojima, Micky Moody.

    • Jim Copley - Every Day I Have The Blues
    • Jim Copley live in 2008 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson, Yoshinobu Kojima.

    • Jim Copley - Rainbow Shoes
    • Jim Copley live in June 2008 (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson, Yoshinobu Kojima.

    • Jim Copley - Got No String Attached
    • Jim Copley live in June 2008 (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson, Yoshinobu Kojima.

    • Manfred Mann - Dancing In The Dark
    • Manfred Mann live in 2009 (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Jim Copley, Steve Kinch, Manfred Mann, Noel McCalla, Mick Rogers, Mick Rogers.

    • Jim Copley - Skank It
    • Jim Copley live in the studio. Fascinating. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson.

    • Jim Copley - Chameleon
    • Jim Copley live in the studio. Fascinating. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson.

    • Jim Copley - Jam
    • Jim Copley live in the studio. Fascinating. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Char, Jim Copley, Paul Jackson.

    • The Bad Apples - I Got The Same Old Blues
    • The Bad Apples live in 2011 with Eric Clapton and Paul Jones guesting! (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Eric Clapton, Jim Copley, Matt Empson, Ian Jennings, Paul Jones, Micky Moody, Mick Rogers.

    • The Bad Apples - Before You Accuse Me
    • The Bad Apples live in 2011 with Eric Clapton and Paul Jones guesting! (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Eric Clapton, Jim Copley, Matt Empson, Ian Jennings, Paul Jones, Micky Moody, Mick Rogers.

    • The Bad Apples - Bring It On Home To Me - 01
    • The Bad Apples live in 2011 with and Paul Jones and James Hunter guesting (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Jim Copley, James Hunter, Ian Jennings, Paul Jones, Micky Moody, Mick Rogers.

    • The Bad Apples - Cold Shot
    • The Bad Apples live in June 2011 with Craig Milverton guesting (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Jim Copley, Robert Hart, Ian Jennings, Craig Milverton, Micky Moody, Mick Rogers.

    • The Straits - Romeo & Juliet
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Your Latest Trick
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Sultans Of Swing
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Communique
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Brothers In Arms
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Tunnel Of Love
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Telegraph Road
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Two Young Lovers
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Tunnel Of Love
    • The Straits live in March 2012 in Spain (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Sultans Of Swing
    • The Straits live in March 2012 in Spain (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Portobello Belle
    • The Straits live in March 2012 in Spain (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.

    • The Straits - Private Investigations
    • The Straits live in March 2012. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Alan Clark, Jim Copley, Mickey Feat, Adam Phillips, Terence Reis, Jamie Squire, Chris White.


    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Andy Blackford: for writing me about Spreadeagle, as well as correcting my typo on his name (2008).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Laurent Biehly: for info on Jim Copley sessions with Robert Hart.

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    30/June/2017 - Page added to the blog.
    08/November/1999 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

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