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Monday, 31 October 2011

Jim Dewar (bass / vocals)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
The Gleneagles [1963-1964] 
Lulu & The Luvvers [1964-1965] 
Sock ´Em JB   
The Power [1968-?] 
Stone The Crows [?-Feb 71]5 albums + 1 compilation
Jude [Jul 71-Apr 72] 
Robin Trower Band [Sep 72-1980]13 albums + 4 compilations
Robin Trower Band (again) [1983] 
Jim Dewar Band  1 album

BIOGRAPHY:

Jim Dewar was a great bassist and singer. First time I heard him in a Robin Trower album, I fell in love with his voice. He was born James Dewar (although sometimes was also credited as Jimmy Dewar) on October 12th, 1942, in Scotland.

Jim Dewar



THE GLENEAGLES


Lulu became a Scottish pop star in the 60s. She even had her own TV show. Her records were recorded with sessionmen (Jimmy Page, for example), but in 1963 she assembled this live band to back such a young lead singer:


THE GLENEAGLES #?
1963-1964
Lulu
vocals
Ross Neilson
guitar
Jim Dewar
guitar
Tommy Tierney
bass
Alex Bell
vocals, keyboards
Jimmy Smith
sax
David Mullin
drums
Lulu & The Luvversê
Lulu & The Luvversê
Lulu & The Luvversê
Lulu & The Luvversê
Lulu & The Luvversê
Lulu & The Luvversê
Lulu & The Luvversê

Around 1964, they changed their name to Lulu & The Luvvers.

Other info on members of The Gleneagles (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (5): Alex Bell, David Mullin, Ross Neilson, Jimmy Smith, Tommy Tierney


LULU & THE LUVVERS


In 1964, Lulu & The Luvvers was born from the band The Gleneagles:

LULU & THE LUVVERS #1
1964-?
êThe Gleneagles
êThe Gleneagles
êThe Gleneagles
êThe Gleneagles
êThe Gleneagles
êThe Gleneagles
êThe Gleneagles
Lulu
vocals
Ross Neilson
guitar
Jim Dewar
guitar
Tommy Tierney
bass
Alex Bell
vocals, keyboards
Jimmy Smith
sax
David Mullin
drums

But, after a while, Jimmy Smith left.

Now Lulu & The Luvvers was a sextet:

LULU & THE LUVVERS #2
1964
Lulu
vocals
Ross Neilson
guitar
Jim Dewar
guitar
Tommy Tierney
bass
Alex Bell
vocals, keyboards
David Mullin
drums

The band went professional. This lineup appear in the movie Gonks go beat (1965), with other bands such as Nashville Teens and Graham Bond Organization.

But after 4-6 months, David Mullin leaves.

Henry Wright joins Lulu & The Luvvers as their new drummer:

LULU & THE LUVVERS #3
1964-1965
Lulu
vocals
Ross Neilson
guitar
Jim Dewar
guitar
Tommy Tierney
bass
Alex Bell
vocals, keyboards
Henry Wright
drums

But next to leave was Jim Dewar, with Alex Bell switching to rhythm guitar.

Other info on members of Lulu & The Luvvers (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Gary Boyle
To be covered (7): Alex Bell, David Mullin, Ross Neilson, Jimmy Smith, Tommy Tierney, Dave Wendells, Henry Wright


SOCK ´EM JB


Sock ´Em JB - From left to right: John McGinnis, Henry Wright, Jim Dewar, Billy Simpson, Unknown, Larry Quinn. Copyright of the photo: Henry Wright


This was one of the lineups for Sock ´em JB:

SOCK ´EM JB #?
?
Billy Simpson
guitar
Jim Dewar
bass
John McGinnis
keyboards
Larry Quinn
sax
Henry Wright
drums
+ another unknown sax player. Help!

This was another lineup for Sock ´em JB with a different sax player (probably named Ronnie):

SOCK ´EM JB #?
?
Billy Simpson
guitar
Jim Dewar
bass
John McGinnis
keyboards
Larry Quinn
sax
Henry Wright
drums
+ another unknown sax player (Ronnie?). Help!

Frankie Miller also sang for Sock ´em JB, but don´t know the exact lineup:

SOCK ´EM JB #?
?
Frankie Miller
vocals
Billy Simpson
guitar
Jim Dewar
bass
John McGinnis
keyboards
Henry Wright
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!
The Powerê
The Powerê
The Powerê

When they split, Henry Wright and others formed a new band, The Power.

Flyer featuring Sock ´Em JB - copyright of the photo: Henry Wright


Other info on members of Sock ´em JB (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): John McGinnis, Frankie Miller, Henry Wright


THE POWER


This was an exciting new Scottish band formed around 1968, appropiately called The Power:

THE POWER #1
1968-?
Maggie Bell
vocals
Les Harvey
guitar
Jim Dewar
bass
John McGinnis
keyboards
Henry Wright
drums
Stone The Crowsê
Stone The Crowsê
Stone The Crowsê
Stone The Crowsê

They were the houseband at the Burns Howff bar. The band was discovered by Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin´s manager), who changed their name to Stone the Crows, with the change of Colin Allen for Henry Wright.

Other info on members of The Power (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Maggie Bell, Les Harvey, John McGinnis, Henry Wright


STONE THE CROWS


This was the original incarnation of Stone The Crows:

STONE THE CROWS #1
?-Feb 71
êThe Power
êThe Power
êThe Power
êThe Power
Maggie Bell
vocals
Les Harvey
guitar
Jim Dewar
bass, vocals
John McGinnis
keyboards
Colin Allen
drums
Judeê

They released a couple of albums, Stone The Crows and Ode to John Law, before Jim (and John) left the band in February 1971 (being replaced by Ronnie Leahy and Steve Thompson).

In the last years, two live CDs with live tracks from BBC archives have appeared. One of them, BBC Radio 1 Live in concert, features some tracks with Les Harvey and Jim Dewar (other songs feature the latest lineup, with Jimmy McCulloch).

Other info on members of Stone The Crows (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (10): Colin Allen, Roger Ball, Maggie Bell, Malcolm ´Molly´ Duncan, Les Harvey, Ronnie Leahy, Jimmy McCulloch, John McGinnis, Michael Rosen, Steven Thompson


JUDE


Jude - photo courtesy of Ray Martin


A super band! Robin Trower had just left Procol Harum, Clive Bunker came from Jethro Tull, and an explosive lineup joined here, in July 1971:

JUDE #1
Jul 71-Apr 72
êProcol Harum
êStone The Crows
êJethro Tull
Frankie Miller
vocals
Robin Trower
guitar
Jim Dewar
bass, vocals
Clive Bunker
drums
Robin Trower Bandê
Robin Trower Bandê

But they split a few months later, in April 1972, before even making any recording (although they did several shows). I've always wondered why it didn't work! But Robin and Jim decide working together in a new project, as we´re going to read.

Other info on members of Jude (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): Clive Bunker, Frankie Miller, Robin Trower


ROBIN TROWER BAND


Jim Dewar and Reg Isidore in 1973


This time the name was clear about who was the leader. This was September 1972:

ROBIN TROWER BAND #1
Sep 72-1974
êJude
êJude
Robin Trower
guitar
Jim Dewar
bass, vocals
Reg Isidore
drums

Being a trio, Jim started to perform lead vocals. He was so great!

Their first album, Twice removed from yesterday, has a great success. Trower's distinctive playing followed Jimi Hendrix's spirit, and Dewar's voice fitted perfectly in this context. I love their albums! Produced by a Trower former bandmate in Procol Harum, the great Matthew Fisher.

Their second album was called Bridge of sighs, and it's also fantastic. Again, produced by Matthew Fisher.

But soon later, in 1974, Reg Isidore leaves the trio.


Jim Dewar and Robin Trower in 1973


In 1974, when Reg Isidore leaves the Robin Trower Band, here comes a great replacement, Bill Lordan:

ROBIN TROWER BAND #2
1974-?
Robin Trower
guitar
Jim Dewar
bass, vocals
Bill Lordan
drums

Next album is For Earth below. Followed by a very good album, aptly called Live. Recorded live in Stockholm, Sweden in February 3rd, 1975, it has a fine selection of tracks, showing their power on stage.

Long misty days was their next album, with a fine rendition of Sutherland Brothers song, ´Sailing´. One of my favourite tracks is ´Caledonia´, as well as ´Messin' the blues´.

Robin Trower Band: from left to right: Jim Dewar, Bill Lordan and Robin Trower


Soon after, they get a fourth member. They tried to enforce Bill's vocal role, getting a bassist:

ROBIN TROWER BAND #3
?
Robin Trower
guitar
Jim Dewar
vocals
Rustee Allen
bass
Bill Lordan
drums

They release two more albums as a quartet, City dreams and Caravan to midnight. The latter one includes collaboration from famed and prolific percussionist Paulinho DaCosta.

But Allen leaves the band after those albums.

Jim Dewar and Bill Lordan


Back to their famous incarnation as a trio, after Rustee Allen´s departure:

ROBIN TROWER BAND #4
?-1980
Robin Trower
guitar
Jim Dewar
vocals, bass
Bill Lordan
drums

Their new album is Victims of the fury. This was the first Robin Trower album I bought. I was paralyzed when I first heard them, that Hendrix-like guitar, and that heavenly voice! Many favourites here; for example, ´Jack and Jill´, ´Madhouse´ or ´Roads to freedom´.

But this long alliance breaks when Trower shows his intention of playing with Jack Bruce. Dewar leaves in 1980, thus Jack Bruce joining Trower and Lordan to form B.L.T.

Some live albums have been released along the years, as we´re going to read...

BBC Radio One live in concert was recorded live on January 29th, 1975 in London. Being recorded just one month before the official Live album, fortunately, it has up to 5 different tracks. The starting track, ´Day of the eagle´, is a monster! Jim sensual vocals in the ballad ´Bridge of sighs´ have always been among my favourites.

King Biscuit Flower Hour presents In concert gives us the chance of listening live to the quartet lineup (that is, with Rustee Allen on bass, thus Jim concentrated on vocals). It was recorded live on October 18, 1977.

This was now '74 - '98 is a double live CD featuring two different concerts. The one from 1974 features the lineup with Trower, Dewar and Isidore.

Robin Trower Band: from left to right: Jim Dewar, Bill Lordan and Robin Trower


AND THEN...


I don't know what Jim did while Trower was with Jack Bruce. But in 1983, he's back again with Robin!


ROBIN TROWER BAND (again)


Dewar and Trower together again! Around 1983, Dave Bronze joins Robin Trower band, as bassist:

ROBIN TROWER BAND #?
1983
Robin Trower
guitar
Jim Dewar
vocals
Bob Clouter
drums

They released a new album, Back it up. A couple of tracks were recorded with another drummer: just Robin, Jim, plus Alan Clarke (drums). But, unfortunately, Dewar´s alliance with Robin was broken here.

Other info on members of Robin Trower Band (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (1): Dave Bronze
To be covered (17): Rustee Allen, Alvino Bennett, Livingstone Brown, Jack Bruce, Trevor Burrel, Martin Clapson, Lyndon Connah, Gary Husband, Reg Isidore, Pete Johnson, Glenn Letsch, Bill Lordan, Clive Mayuyu, Davey Pattison, Pete Thompson, Robin Trower, Richard Watts


JIM DEWAR BAND


Jim Dewar


After finishing his tenure with Robin Trower, Jim Dewar tried to start his own Jim Dewar Band, but it wasn´t an easy task, as he seemed not to find the proper musicians. This is the only info I´ve been able to trace:

JIM DEWAR BAND #?
1984
Jim Dewar
vocals
Big George
guitar
Alan Wheeler
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

They even recorded one track, ´Tower Hill Road´ but it never appeared on disc.


Years later, I read he had suffered a stroke in 1987. Something went wrong while surgery, and sadly, he was confined to a wheelchair, unable to perform again. A very sad thing. Then, I only hoped at least he was able to notice that there were many people who still loved him and remembered him, just as I do!

But then, I was very sad to know that Jimmy Dewar passed away on May 16th 2002. He died peacefully in his sleep. God bless him and his family. I'm sure there have been very hard moments, the last 15 years, for all of them. This page was published in my old website the next day after he passed away as a tribute to his genius.


SOLO ALBUMS


Jim Dewar


In 1998, a surprise arrives in the form of a Jim Dewar solo album. Called Stumbledown romancer, it was obviously recorded long before, during 1979-1980, and produced by Matthew Fisher, who also played keyboards. It features many of the musicians that backed Van Morrison in the 70s (Platania, Hayes, Allair, Shar, Van Hooke), plus his old mate Bill Lordan. This is the lineup for the album:

Jim Dewar (vocals, bass guitar)
+
John Platania (guitar)
Martin Jenner (guitar)
David Hayes (bass)
Mo Foster (bass)
Alan Jones (bass)
Paul Westwood (bass)
Matthew Fisher (keyboards)
John Allair (keyboards)
Andy McMasters (keyboards)
Bill Lordan (drums)
Dave Mattacks (drums)
Peter Van Hooke (drums)
Graham Jarvis (drums)
Dahaub Shaar (drums)


DISCOGRAPHY: (27 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Stumbledown romancer - Jim Dewar (05/1998)

    • Members: (RIP: Jim Dewar)
    • Guests: John Allair, Matthew Fisher, Mo Foster, David Hayes, Alan Jones, Bill Lordan, Dave Mattacks, Andy McMasters, John Platania, Dahaud Shaar, Peter Van Hooke, Paul Westwood (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Martin Jenner)
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (18 credits)
  • Ode to John Law - Stone The Crows (1970)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Maggie Bell, John McGinnis (RIP: Jim Dewar, Les Harvey)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
  • Stone The Crows - Stone The Crows (1970)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Maggie Bell, John McGinnis (RIP: Jim Dewar, Les Harvey)
  • Twice removed from yesterday - Robin Trower (03/1973)

    • Members: Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar, Reg Isidore)
    • Producer: Matthew Fisher
  • Bridge of sighs - Robin Trower (04/1974)

    • Members: Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar, Reg Isidore)
    • Producer: Matthew Fisher
    • Comments: CD reissue from 1999 is an expanded edition with 5 bonus live tracks recorded in May 1974.
    • My opinion: A great album, really fantastic.
  • For Earth below - Robin Trower (02/1975)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar)
    • Producer: Matthew Fisher
  • Live! - Robin Trower (03/1976)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar)
  • Long misty days - Robin Trower (10/1976)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar)
  • In city dreams - Robin Trower (1977)

    • Members: Rustee Allen, Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar)
    • Technical: (RIP: Alex Sadkin)
  • Caravan to midnight - Robin Trower (1979)

    • Members: Rustee Allen, Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar)
    • Guests: Paulinho Da Costa
  • Victims of the fury - Robin Trower (02/1980)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar)
  • Back it up - Robin Trower (1983)

  • BBC Radio One live in concert - Robin Trower (1992)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
    • Comments: Recorded live in January 1975.
  • King Biscuit Flower Hour presents in concert - Robin Trower (1995)

    • Members: Rustee Allen, Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar)
    • Technical: Gary Lyons
    • Comments: Recorded live in October 1977.
  • The BBC sessions volume 2: 1971-1972 - Stone The Crows (1998)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Maggie Bell, Ronnie Leahy, John McGinnis, Steven Thompson (RIP: Jim Dewar, Les Harvey, Jimmy McCulloch)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
  • The BBC sessions volume 1: 1969-1970 - Stone The Crows (1998)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Maggie Bell, John McGinnis (RIP: Jim Dewar, Les Harvey)
    • Producer: (RIP: John Walters)
  • BBC Radio 1 live in concert - Stone The Crows (1998)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Maggie Bell, Ronnie Leahy, Steven Thompson (RIP: Jim Dewar, Les Harvey, Jimmy McCulloch)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
  • This was now ´74-´98 - Robin Trower (1999)

    • Members: Alvino Bennett, Livingstone Brown, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar, Reg Isidore)
    • Comments: Double live CD. The first CD contains a live concert from 1974 with Jim Dewar (bass, vocals) and Reg Isidore (drums). The second CD was recorded live in May 1988 with Livingstone Brown (bass) and Alvino Bennett (drums).
  • At the BBC 1973-1975 - Robin Trower (2011)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar, Reg Isidore)
    • Comments: 2CD containing live performances by the band, from different dates: 1973 & 1974 (with Reg Isidore on drums) and 1975 (with Bill Lordan on drums).
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (5 credits)
  • Stone The Crows - Stone The Crows (1976)

    • Members: Colin Allen, Maggie Bell, Ronnie Leahy, John McGinnis, Steven Thompson (RIP: Jim Dewar, Les Harvey, Jimmy McCulloch)
  • The Steel album - Robin Trower (1981)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar, Reg Isidore)
  • The Essential Robin Trower - Robin Trower (1991)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar, Reg Isidore)
  • Day of the eagle - the best of Robin Trower - Robin Trower (05/2008)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar, Reg Isidore)
    • Guests: Paulinho Da Costa
    • Producer: Matthew Fisher
  • A Tale untold - the Chrysalis years 1973-1976 - Robin Trower (2010)

    • Members: Bill Lordan, Robin Trower (RIP: Jim Dewar, Reg Isidore)
    • Comments: 3CD boxset comprising his first solo albums complete with a few bonus tracks. The albums featured are: Twice removed from yesterday, Bridge of sighs, For Earth below, Live and Long misty days.
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • The Rock - The Frankie Miller Band (1975)

    • Members: Henry McCullough, Frankie Miller, Stu Perry, Chrissie Stewart, Mick Weaver
    • Guests: (RIP: Jim Dewar)
  • Matthew Fisher - Matthew Fisher (1980)

    • Members: Matthew Fisher
    • Guests: Rod Argent, Steve Bingham, Mo Foster, Mick Grabham, Dill Katz, Dave Mattacks, Tim Renwick, Henry Spinetti, John Verity, Paul Westwood, Pete Zorn (RIP: Barry De Souza, Jim Dewar)
    • Comments: This comeback album (his first album was from 1973) has lots of great musicians in it. Some of them: Tim Renwick, Mick Grabham, Jim Dewar, Dave Mattacks, Mo Foster (bass), Henry Spinetti (drums). Plus: Paul Westwood (bass), Steve Bingham, Pete Zorn, John Verity & Rod Argent (backing vocals), Barry DeSouza (drums). Co-produced by Matthew and Chris White (former member of The Zombies, with Rod Argent).
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Flash fearless vs the zorg women - VVAA (1975)

    • Guests: Carmine Appice, Elkie Brooks, Bill Bruford, Howie Casey, Doreen Chanter, Chick Churchill, Alice Cooper, Graham Deacon, Mike Deacon, Kirk Duncan, Jim Frank, Mick Grabham, Justin Hayward, Eddie Jobson, Bob Johnson, Kenny Jones, Frankie Miller, Maddy Prior, John Weider (RIP: Jim Dewar, Lesley Duncan, John Entwistle, Kay Garner, Nicky Hopkins, Keith Moon)
    • Producer: Bob Ezrin
    • Comments: The complete title was Flash Fearless versus the Zorg women, parts 5 & 6. What a title! Of course, there's no parts 1 to 4. Let's see the great members list: vocals: Elkie Brooks, Alice Cooper, Jim Dewar (1 track), Jim Dandy, Frankie Miller. Guitars: Mick Grabham (2 tracks), John Weider, Justin Hayward. Bass: John Entwistle. Keyboards: Nicky Hopkins (6 tracks), Eddie Jobson (2 tracks), Chick Churchill, Kirk Duncan. Sax: Howie Casey. Drums: Carmine Appice, Graham Deakin, Bill Bruford, Kenny Jones, Keith Moon. Backing vocals: Doreen Chanter, Lesley Duncan, Kay Garner, etc.

QUESTIONS:

01. Did Jim appear in the album Peter Ross & Oliver, called Three´s company by his bandmate Ross Neilson? Any other member of The Luvvers there?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 6


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:

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:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 39
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 Dewar, please, also write me with the link.
THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Henry Wright: for info, photos and corrections (2002).
  • Danny Peyronel: for sharing his memories of Jim with me (1998).
  • Big George (George Ross Watt): for info about the Jim Dewar Band (2002).
  • Alan Wheeler: for info about his time playing with Jim (2005).
  • Ross Neilson: for info about The Gleneagles and The Luvvers (2006).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Wullie Roche: for his fantastic message with info about Jim (2008).
  • Jim Dickson: for info on Jim with The Power (2008).
  • Ray Martin: for info on Jim about appearing at a Frankie Miller album as well as photos (2002).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for sharing the love for Jim, as well as giving me quickly the bad news (2000).
  • Byrd Wyatt: for info on Darren Mansfield and Robin Trower (1999).
  • Dina O´Sullivan: for her nice message about Jim and his family (2006).
  • Eric Westerman: for his message on Jim (2004).
  • Lars Karrback: for his message regarding The Luvvers (2004).
  • Dave: for his message and info about recordings with Bill Lordan (2006).
  • Paul L´Heureux: for his beautiful message about Jim (2006).
  • Lindsay Gardiner: for asking about Jim (2003).
  • Howard Dyer: for his comments on Robin Trower Band (2007).
  • Tony D´Ortenzio: for his message about Jim´s voice (2007).
  • Ann Quirke: for info about Three´s Company (2007).

  • Also thanks for writing to:
  • John Markey (2006), Barry Hicks (2009), Jim Lekas (2008), Brian Lubell (2006), Angel Moldes (2006), Mark (2006), Doug Martin (2003), Meir (2003).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    31/October/2011 - Page added to the blog.
    15/January/1999 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Jim Dewar mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Robin Trower (17)
    Bill Lordan (14)
    Reg Isidore (8)
    Colin Allen (6)
    Maggie Bell (6)
    Matthew Fisher (6)
    Les Harvey (6)
    John McGinnis (5)
    Geoff Emerick (4)
    Rustee Allen (3)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 15/January/1999 - Last modified on: 02/November/2011. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

    Wednesday, 26 October 2011

    Mick Grabham (guitar)


    BANDS:
    BANDPERIODDETAILS
    Johnny Duncan´s Blue Grass Boys   
    The Fireflies   
    Fallout [1964-1965] 
    Jazz Board [1965-?] 
    Enterprise [1967] 
    Chris Lamb & The Universals [Dec 67] 
    Plastic Penny [1967-1969]2 albums + 1 compilation
    Cochise [1969-?]3 albums + 1 compilation
    Guitar Orchestra [1971]1 album
    Emitt Rhodes Band [1971] 
    Pete Atkin Band [Feb 72] 
    Hookfoot [1973] 
    Procol Harum [Sep 72-May 77]7 albums + 2 compilations
    Bandit   
    Mick Grabham Band [1978]1 album
    Mickey Jupp Band [1978] 
    The Dukes [1979] 
    Fast Buck [1980-1986] 
    Fats Domino Band   
    John Coghlan´s Diesel Band   
    Mick Grabham Band (again)   
    Rhode Island Red   
    Procol Harum (again) [Jul 97] 
    Los Amigos [1998-?] 
    Procol Harum (again) [Sep 00] 

    BIOGRAPHY:

    Great underrated guitarist (and also keyboardist), He is mostly known for being part of fantastic band Procol Harum, but before joining them, he had a very solid career, including a great solo album, as we'll see along this page. Mick Grabham was born in Sunderland, UK, on January 22, 1948. He went to school with Don Airey, and they keep their friendship since then.

    Mick Grabham



    JOHNNY DUNCAN´S BLUE GRASS BOYS


    Mick Grabham´s first band was Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, a combo that had featured many young luminaries that became famous later (such as future Shadows members Brian Bennett or Lickorice Locking, or guitar aces Joe Moretti and Big Jim Sullivan):

    JOHNNY DUNCAN´S BLUE GRASS BOYS #?
    ?
    Johnny Duncan
    vocals, guitar
    + others unknown to me. Help!

    I haven´t any other details about Grabham´s stay in the band. Can someone help, please?

    Other info on members of Johnny Duncan´s Blue Grass Boys (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (1): Tex Makins
    To be covered (6): Brian Bennett, Johnny Duncan, Licorice Locking, Joe Moretti, Red Reece, Big Jim Sullivan


    THE FIREFLIES


    The Fireflies was a band active during the period from 1963 to 1967, when they were playing at all the dances, clubs and bars in Sunderland and the North East. This was the personnel list:

    THE FIREFLIES #?
    ?
    Maurice Plues
    Ashley Ross
    Lindsay Ross
    John Fair
    drums
    Nigel Olsson
    drums

    I don´t know if it was a stable lineup for all those years, or if there were more members. Can anybody give me more info, please?

    Other info on members of The Fireflies (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (1): Nigel Olsson


    FALLOUT


    Fallout was a R&B combo formed in the mid 60s (probably 1964):

    FALLOUT #?
    1964-1965
    Bruce Lowes
    vocals
    Eric Vincent
    guitar
    Clive Edmunson
    bass
    Nigel Olsson
    drums

    But their personnel changed in 1965.

    Fallout changed some members in 1965:

    FALLOUT #?
    1965
    Bruce Lowes
    vocals
    Brian Hughes
    bass
    Nigel Olsson
    drums
    + others unknown to me. Help!

    I´m not sure about the complete lineup, sorry. Was Jimmy Hall playing keyboards in the band at that time?

    Other info on members of Fallout (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (2): Jimmy Hall, Nigel Olsson


    JAZZ BOARD


    Around 1965, Mick Grabham was part of Jazz Board, a band who had evolved from the band Fallout:

    JAZZ BOARD #?
    ?
    êFallout
    êFallout
    Nigel Olsson
    drums
    + others unknown to me. Help!

    Other info on members of Jazz Board (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (2): Jimmy Hall, Nigel Olsson


    ENTERPRISE


    This was a band formed by Nigel Olsson early in 1967:

    ENTERPRISE #?
    ?
    Peter Watson
    bass
    Nigel Olsson
    drums
    + others unknown to me. Help!

    Other info on members of Enterprise (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (1): Nigel Olsson


    CHRIS LAMB & THE UNIVERSALS


    This was the last lineup for Chris Lamb & The Universals, when Mick Grabham joined them in December 1967:

    CHRIS LAMB & THE UNIVERSALS #7
    Dec 67
    Brian Keith
    vocals
    Tony Murray
    bass
    Paul Raymond
    keyboards
    Chris Lamb
    trumpet
    Mort Sullivan
    sax
    Nigel Olsson
    drums
    Plastic Pennyê
    Plastic Pennyê
    Plastic Pennyê
    Plastic Pennyê
    Plastic Pennyê

    But, that same month, they parted ways, and most of them went to form Plastic Penny.

    Other info on members of Chris Lamb & The Universals (I know up to 20 members)
    To be covered (9): Tony Dangerfield, Eddie, Brian Keith, John Lawson, Carlo Little, Foggy Lyttle, Nigel Olsson, Bill Parkinson, Paul Raymond


    PLASTIC PENNY


    Plastic Penny


    Band formed around summer 1967. In fact, the first recording by Plastic Penny was Brian Keith on vocals plus sessionmen, but due to success, he hurried to form a real band:

    PLASTIC PENNY #1
    1967-?
    êChris Lamb & The Universals
    êChris Lamb & The Universals
    êChris Lamb & The Universals
    êChris Lamb & The Universals
    êChris Lamb & The Universals
    Brian Keith
    vocals
    Tony Murray
    bass
    Paul Raymond
    keyboards
    Nigel Olsson
    drums

    And after some singles, vocalist Brian Keith left them.

    Plastic Penny

    Now, Plastic Penny was a quartet:

    PLASTIC PENNY #2
    ?-1969
    Tony Murray
    bass
    Paul Raymond
    keyboards
    Nigel Olsson
    drums

    They released their first album, Two sides of a Penny, but split around mid 1969, before the release of their second album, Currency. They also have a collection of unreleased tracks called Heads you win, tails you lose.

    After Plastic Penny´s breakup, Mick Grabham was asked to play some contracted gigs, so Nigel and him asked some friends to join them for those gigs:

    PLASTIC PENNY #3
    1969
    Stewart Brown
    vocals
    Fred Gandy
    bass
    Nigel Olsson
    drums
    Spencer Davis Groupê

    And then, a last Plastic Penny tour was scheduled when Nigel Olsson had already joined Spencer Davis Group, so Mick Grabham asked again some friends to join them for the gigs:

    PLASTIC PENNY #4
    1969
    Stewart Brown
    vocals
    B J Cole
    pedal steel guitar
    Rick Wills
    bass
    John ´Willie´ Wilson
    drums
    Cochiseê
    Cochiseê
    Cochiseê
    Cochiseê
    Cochiseê

    Soon after, they changed their name to Cochise.

    Other info on members of Plastic Penny (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (8): Stewart Brown, B J Cole, Fred Gandy, Brian Keith, Nigel Olsson, Paul Raymond, Rick Wills, John ´Willie´ Wilson


    COCHISE



    Cochise


    Cochise was a unusual outfit. Being British, they performed a fine country-rock, somewhat in a Creedence Clearwater Revival vein. They were formed in 1969:

    COCHISE #1
    1969-?
    êPlastic Penny
    êPlastic Penny
    Stewart Brown
    vocals
    B J Cole
    steel guitar
    Rick Wills
    bass
    John ´Willie´ Wilson
    drums

    They released their first album, Cochise, in 1970. Soon after, Stewart Brown leaves the band.


    John Gilbert becomes Cochise´s new vocalist:

    COCHISE #2
    ?
    John Gilbert
    vocals
    B J Cole
    steel guitar
    Rick Wills
    bass
    John ´Willie´ Wilson
    drums
    Quiverê

    For their second album, Swallow tales, they were joined by some guests, like the superb Tim Renwick (guitar), the late Steve Marriott (piano, vocals), Caleb Quaye (piano), and Cal Batchelor.

    But then, John 'Willie' Wilson left the band to join Tim Renwick and Cal Batchelor in Quiver.

    Next to join Cochise is Roy O´Temro on drums:

    COCHISE #3
    ?
    John Gilbert
    vocals
    B J Cole
    steel guitar
    Rick Wills
    bass
    Roy O´Temro
    drums
    Guitar Orchestraê

    Unfortunately, after their third album, So far, Mick Grabham left. I think the band carried on for a while (who was Mick´s replacement? Does anybody know?) and then, Rick Wills also left and they finally parted ways.

    There's also a compilation album, called Past loves.

    Cochise


    Other info on members of Cochise (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (6): Stewart Brown, B J Cole, John Gilbert, Roy O´Temro, Rick Wills, John ´Willie´ Wilson


    GUITAR ORCHESTRA


    This project was the brainchild of guitarists Ray Fenwick and Mick Grabham. In 1971, they recorded a self titled album, Guitar Orchestra, due to be released on 1972, but it remained unreleased until 1997! Originally, they wanted to form a real band, not just a studio project:

    GUITAR ORCHESTRA #1
    1971
    êCochise
    Ray Fenwick
    guitar
    John Perry
    bass
    Tony Newman
    drums

    But I guess that when the album was shelved, the whole band project also fell apart.

    Other info on members of Guitar Orchestra (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (3): Ray Fenwick, Tony Newman, John Perry


    EMITT RHODES BAND


    Around 1971, Emit Rhodes planned a British tour, so Mick Grabham was asked to prepare a backing band:

    EMITT RHODES BAND #?
    1971
    Emitt Rhodes
    vocals
    Rick Wills
    bass
    Tony Newman
    drums

    Can someone help me with additional info, please?

    Other info on members of Emitt Rhodes Band (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (2): Tony Newman, Rick Wills


    PETE ATKIN BAND


    Around February 1972, Mick Grabham and Ray Fenwick backed Pete Atkin:

    PETE ATKIN BAND #?
    Feb 72
    Pete Atkin
    vocals, keyboards, guitar
    Ray Fenwick
    guitar
    Alan Jones
    bass
    Stan Gorman
    drums

    Other info on members of Pete Atkin Band (I know up to 25 members)
    Already covered (2): Les Davidson, Jeff Seopardie
    To be covered (22): Maurice Adamson, Pete Atkin, Mike Beale, Neil Campbell, Tony Coe, Steve Cooke, Terry Cox, Martin Drew, Ray Fenwick, Andy Fernbach, Harold Fisher, Herbie Flowers, Stan Gorman, Clive James, Alan Jones, Paul Keogh, Dick Levens, Mike Moran, Andy Munro, Roger Odell, Darryl Runswick, Dave Wintour


    HOOKFOOT


    The personnel in Hookfoot changes again, as Bob Kulick leaves the band. The bassist, Dave Glover, also left them, and for a while, they had the special collaboration of superb guitarist (and Caleb's friend) Mick Grabham, playing bass for one month until they got a permanent member:

    HOOKFOOT #4
    1973
    Caleb Quaye
    guitar, vocals, keyboards
    Ian Duck
    harmonica, vocals
    Roger Pope
    drums, vocals

    Other info on members of Hookfoot (I know up to 8 members)
    Already covered (1): Caleb Quaye
    To be covered (6): Ian Duck, Fred Gandy, Dave Glover, Bob Kulick, Roger Pope, Peter Ross


    PROCOL HARUM


    Procol Harum


    New recruitment for Procol Harum in September 1972 was Mick Grabham, replacing former guitarist Dave Ball:

    PROCOL HARUM #5
    Sep 72-Jun 76
    Gary Brooker
    vocals, keyboards
    Alan Cartwright
    bass
    Chris Copping
    keyboards
    B J Wilson
    drums
    +
    Keith Reid
    lyrics

    Grabham joined just in time to play in the sessions for the Grand Hotel album that had already been started with Dave Ball, but when Ball left, they re-recorded the guitar solos with Grabham (Dave Ball appears in the bonus tracks of the CD reissue though).

    They released three albums with this lineup. In Exotic birds & fruit we can find old Mick colleague in Cochise, BJ Cole, on steel guitar.

    Procol's ninth is a very good album, produced by the legendary ones Leiber & Stoller. I like it a lot!

    Cartwright left the band in June 1976.

    They were a superb band. I have some concerts from this lineup, and Mick rocks! With or without orchestra, he gave a touch of distinction to Procol Harum.

    In 1999, it has been released a live album with this lineup, called BBC live in concert. It was recorded in 1974.

    Procol Harum


    When Alan Cartwright leaves the band in June 1976, another great musician enrichs this band, the great Pete Solley. So Chris Copping turns into bass tasks:

    PROCOL HARUM #6
    Jun 76-Feb 77
    Gary Brooker
    vocals, keyboards
    Chris Copping
    bass
    Pete Solley
    keyboards
    B J Wilson
    drums
    +
    Keith Reid
    lyrics

    They only released an album, Something magic. And then, Copping left in February 1977.

    Procol Harum - from left to right: Gary Brooker, Pete Solley, Mick Grabham, Chris Copping - not visible: B J Wilson

    Procol Harum - from left to right: Gary Brooker, Mick Grabham, Chris Copping, Pete Solley, B J Wilson

    Procol Harum - from left to right: Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson

    Procol Harum - from left to right: Gary Brooker, Mick Grabham, Pete Solley

    Procol Harum - from left to right: Mick Grabham, Pete Solley, Chris Copping


    To fill the bass seat in Procol Harum, Mick Grabham asked his buddy Dee Murray to join in February 1977:

    PROCOL HARUM #7
    Feb 77-May 77
    Gary Brooker
    vocals, keyboards
    Dee Murray
    bass
    Pete Solley
    keyboards
    B J Wilson
    drums
    +
    Keith Reid
    lyrics

    They played their last gigs, but they finally dissolved in May 1977, when Grabham left them, although the fact wasn't announced till much later.

    I have to say that Procol Harum came to life again much later, in 1991 (and they are still active!), but Mick Grabham was no more involved in the band in a regular basis, although he played with them in the 30th Anniversary of the band at Redhill in 1997, as we´re going to read below.

    Procol Harum



    BANDIT


    Mick Grabham replaced Danny McIntosh:

    BANDIT #3
    ?
    Gerry Trew
    vocals
    Tony Lester
    bass

    They recorded what was to be their 3rd album, but sadly it was never released.

    Please note there is a great confusion about the album Partners in crime. There are two different editions with different cover art. One of them shows Mick Grabham while the other one doesn't show him. I'm trying to get more accurate info about this fact...

    For live concerts, they were augmented with the great, late Alan Murphy:

    BANDIT #4
    ?
    Gerry Trew
    vocals
    Alan Murphy
    guitar
    Tony Lester
    bass

    But they soon split.

    Other info on members of Bandit (I know up to 11 members)
    Already covered (1): Theodore Thunder
    To be covered (9): Graham Broad, Jim Diamond, Tony Lester, James Litherland, Danny McIntosh, Alan Murphy, Gerry Trew, Cliff Williams, Laurie Wisefield


    MICK GRABHAM BAND


    Mick Grabham


    Around 1978, Mick Grabham formed his own band:

    MICK GRABHAM BAND #1
    1978
    Jim Nellis
    vocals
    John Gordon
    bass
    Ian Byron
    drums

    They recorded some tracks that appeared as bonus tracks in the CD reissue of Mick the lad, but their life was short.


    MICKEY JUPP BAND


    This was another short lived edition of Mickey Jupp Band in 1978:

    MICKEY JUPP BAND #3
    1978
    Mickey Jupp
    vocals
    John Gordon
    bass
    Ron Telemacque
    drums

    Other info on members of Mickey Jupp Band (I know up to 34 members)
    Already covered (3): Dave Bronze, Terry ´Tex´ Comer, Mac Poole
    To be covered (30): Paul Atkinson, Dave Barnes, The Big Figure, John Bobin, Mick Brownlee, Bob Clouter, Ed Deane, John Denton, Pat Donaldson, Ian Duck, Bob Fish, John Gordon, Lester Gordon, Pete Gosling, Joe Jones, Mickey Jupp, Dennis Masterton, Dave Mattacks, Colin Maxwell, Frank Mead, Paul Mitchell, Phil Mitchell, John Pugh, Joy Sarney, Ron Telemacque,... up to 30 musicians.


    THE DUKES


    The Dukes carried on with Mick Grabham:

    THE DUKES #4
    1979
    Miller Anderson
    guitar, vocals
    Charlie Tumahai
    bass, vocals
    Ronnie Leahy
    keyboards
    Nick Trevisick
    drums

    But they folded soon after.

    Other info on members of The Dukes (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (6): Colin Allen, Miller Anderson, Ronnie Leahy, Jimmy McCulloch, Nick Trevisick, Charlie Tumahai


    FAST BUCK


    From 1980 to 1984, Mick Grabham played with the band Fast Buck:

    FAST BUCK #?
    1980-1984
    Andy Locke
    guitar, vocals
    Dave Kerr-Clemenson
    bass
    Mike Baron
    drums

    But in 1984, Andy Locke left them.
    From 1984 to 1986, Fast Buck were reduced to a trio:

    FAST BUCK #?
    1984-1986
    Dave Kerr-Clemenson
    bass
    Mike Baron
    drums

    Other info on members of Fast Buck (I know up to 14 members)
    Already covered (1): Andy Brown
    To be covered (12): Mike Baron, Tony Connor, Dick Dastardly, Steve Dixon, Scott Gorham, Rob Grant, Ed Hamilton, Harvey Hinsley, Dave Kerr-Clemenson, Eddie Leach, Andy Locke, Mike Simmonds


    FATS DOMINO BAND


    Mick Grabham played a tour with legendary rocker Fats Domino, but I need more details:

    FATS DOMINO BAND #?
    ?
    Fats Domino
    vocals, piano
    + others unknown to me. Help!

    Other info on members of Fats Domino Band (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (2): Lee Allen, Pete Thomas


    JOHN COGHLAN´S DIESEL BAND


    In 1987, Mick Grabham replaced Micky Moody in John Coghlan´s Diesel:

    JOHN COGHLAN´S DIESEL BAND #?
    1987-1988
    Ray Minhinnet
    guitar, vocals
    Charlie McCracken
    bass
    John Coghlan
    drums

    But Mick left in 1988, being replaced by Bernie Marsden.

    Sometime between 1987 and 1988, when Charlie McCracken wasn´t available, Andy Pyle played with John Coghlan´s Diesel:

    JOHN COGHLAN´S DIESEL BAND #?
    ?
    Ray Minhinnet
    guitar, vocals
    Andy Pyle
    bass
    John Coghlan
    drums

    Other info on members of John Coghlan´s Diesel Band (I know up to 34 members)
    Already covered (1): Chris Parren
    To be covered (24): Jeff Bannister, Andy Bown, Jeff Brown, Chick Churchill, John Coghlan, Gordon Edwards, Ian Ellis, John Fiddler, John Gustafson, Dave Lloyd, Jackie Lynton, Ray Majors, Bernie Marsden, Phil May, Noel McCalla, Charlie McCracken, Ray Minhinnet, Micky Moody, Andy Pyle, Jim Rodford, Chrissie Stewart, John Verity, Bob Young, John Young


    MICK GRABHAM BAND (again)


    In the mid-late 1980s, Mick Grabham teamed up with Rick Wills again, and with Don Airey (Keyboards) and played a number of informal live gigs, including a regular spot in the Cambridgeshire village:

    MICK GRABHAM BAND #1
    1978
    Neil Cook
    vocals
    Rick Wills
    bass
    Don Airey
    keyboards
    + others unknown to me. Help!

    Can someone help me to complete the lineup, please?

    Other info on members of Mick Grabham Band (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (4): Don Airey, Ian Byron, John Gordon, Rick Wills


    AND THEN...


    I'm sad to say I haven´t been able to find any info about him since 1988. Oh, where has he been? Anyone can help, please?


    RHODE ISLAND RED


    I think Mick Grabham played in the 90s for a long period with the band Rhode Island Red, but can´t find any other info:

    RHODE ISLAND RED #?
    ?
    + others unknown to me. Help!



    PROCOL HARUM (again)


    In July 1997, there´s a very special one-off celebration concert for Procol Harum when past and present members joined in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their most famous song, the eternal ´A whiter shade of pale´:

    PROCOL HARUM #17
    Jul 97
    Gary Brooker
    vocals, keyboards
    Matt Pegg
    bass
    Alan Cartwright
    bass
    Matthew Fisher
    keyboards
    Chris Copping
    keyboards, bass
    Pete Solley
    keyboards
    Graham Broad
    drums
    +
    Keith Reid
    lyrics

    I wish I could have been there!!!


    LOS AMIGOS


    Los Amigos was a trio formed by Mick Grabham with his old mate Rick Wills:

    LOS AMIGOS #?
    1998-?
    Rick Wills
    bass
    Nigel Hart
    drums

    Other info on members of Los Amigos (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (1): Rick Wills


    PROCOL HARUM (again)


    Another special one-off gig for Procol Harum happened in September 2000. The band played with the New London Symphonia orchestra. But the most special thing (to me) is that Mick Grabham rejoins the band for this concert.

    PROCOL HARUM #18
    Sep 00
    Gary Brooker
    vocals, keyboards
    Matt Pegg
    bass
    Matthew Fisher
    keyboards
    Mark Brzezicki
    drums
    +
    Keith Reid
    lyrics
    Frank Mead
    sax, guest

    Great sax player Frank Mead also guested with the band for some songs.
    Other info on members of Procol Harum (I know up to 28 members)
    Already covered (4): Dave Ball, Dave Bronze, Tim Renwick, Geoff Whitehorn
    To be covered (23): Graham Broad, Gary Brooker, Richard Brown, Mark Brzezicki, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Laurence Cottle, Geoff Dunn, Matthew Fisher, Bobby Harrison, David Knights, Alan Morris, Dee Murray, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Don Snow, Pete Solley, Henry Spinetti, Robin Trower, Ian Wallace, B J Wilson


    SOLO ALBUMS



    Mick recorded his solo album, Mick the lad, in 1972, after the breakup of Cochise, and before joining Procol Harum. With this magnificent lineup:

    Mick Grabham (guitar, vocals)
    Caleb Quaye (guitar)
    Mike Storey (piano)
    Dick Parry (sax)
    Nigel Olsson (drums)

    The album has been re-released on CD, with 4 bonus tracks, some of them with the great, late B.J. Wilson on drums (from Procol Harum).

    UNRELEASED PROJECTS:

  • While Mick Grabham was in the band, Francis Monkman was asked to audition for Procol Harum, but the thing didn´t materialize.



  • DISCOGRAPHY: (39 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

    OWN ALBUMS (1 credit)
    • Mick the lad - Mick Grabham (1972)

      • Members: Ian Byron, John Gordon, Mick Grabham
      • Guests: Madeline Bell, John Gilbert, Nigel Olsson, Dick Parry, Caleb Quaye, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Jimmy Hall, Dee Murray, B J Wilson)
      • Comments: Mick recorded his solo album, Mick the lad, in 1972, after the separation of Cochise, and before joining Procol Harum. With this lineup: Mick Grabham (guitar, vocals), Caleb Quaye (guitar), Mike Storey (piano), Dick Parry (sax) and Nigel Olsson (drums). Now it has been re-released on CD, with 4 bonus tracks, some of them with the late B.J. Wilson on drums (Mick´s mate from Procol Harum), Pete Wingfield, Madeline Bell, John Gilbert, John Gordon, Jimmy Hall and Ian Byron.
    ALBUMS AS PRODUCER (1 credit)
    • David Elliott - David Elliott (1972)

      • Guests: B J Cole, Chris Karan, Albert Lee, Dave Mattacks, Francis Monkman, Nigel Olsson, Caleb Quaye, Tim Renwick, Rick Wills (RIP: Dee Murray, Roy O´Temro)
      • Producer: Mick Grabham
      • Comments: In his 1st album, David Elliott, we can find there Albert Lee (guitar), Caleb Quaye (guitar), Nigel Olsson (drums), Dee Murray (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Dave Mattacks (drums), and the whole lineup of Cochise: Mick Grabham (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Rick Wills (bass) and Roy O'Temro (drums).
    ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (13 credits)
    • Two sides of a penny - Plastic Penny (1968)

      • Members: Mick Grabham, Brian Keith, Nigel Olsson, Paul Raymond
      • Guests: Colin Frechter
    • Currency - Plastic Penny (1969)

      • Members: Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson, Paul Raymond
      • Producer: Colin Frechter
    • Cochise - Cochise (1970)

      • Members: Stewart Brown, B J Cole, Mick Grabham, Rick Wills, John ´Willie´ Wilson
      • Producer: Dick Taylor
    • Swallow tales - Cochise (1971)

      • Members: Stewart Brown, B J Cole, John Gilbert, Mick Grabham, Rick Wills, John ´Willie´ Wilson
      • Guests: Cal Batchelor, Nigel Olsson, Caleb Quaye, Tim Renwick (RIP: Steve Marriott)
      • Comments: This was the 2nd album from this good band. The personnel was: John Gilbert (vocals), Mick Grabham (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Rick Wills (bass) and Willie Wilson (drums). Other contributions in this album: Caleb Quaye, the late Steve Marriott (Small Faces, Humble Pie) and Tim Renwick.
    • So far - Cochise (1972)

      • Members: B J Cole, John Gilbert, Mick Grabham, Rick Wills (RIP: Roy O´Temro)
      • Guests: (RIP: Robert Kirby)
    • Grand hotel - Procol Harum (03/1973)

      • Members: Dave Ball, Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Keith Reid (RIP: B J Wilson)
      • Guests: (RIP: Christiane Legrand)
      • Producer: Chris Thomas
      • Technical: John Punter
      • Comments: Some CD reissues contain bonus tracks (some featuring Dave Ball, who left the band during the sessions).
    • Exotic birds and fruit - Procol Harum (04/1974)

      • Members: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Keith Reid (RIP: B J Wilson)
      • Guests: B J Cole
      • Producer: Chris Thomas
      • Technical: John Punter
    • Procol´s ninth - Procol Harum (08/1975)

      • Members: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Keith Reid (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Something magic - Procol Harum (03/1977)

      • Members: Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Keith Reid, Pete Solley (RIP: B J Wilson)
      • Producer: Howard Albert, Ron Albert
    • Guitar Orchestra - Guitar Orchestra (1997)

      • Members: Ray Fenwick, Mick Grabham, Tony Newman
      • Guests: Kirk Duncan, John Gilbert, Nigel Olsson, Tim Renwick (RIP: Dee Murray)
      • Comments: This project was the brainchild of guitarists Ray Fenwick and Mick Grabham. They recorded a self titled album, Guitar Orchestra, due to be released on 1972, but it remained unreleased until 1997! It features: John Gilbert (vocals, from Cochise), Ray Fenwick (guitar, from Spencer Davis Group), Mick Grabham (guitar, from Cochise), Dee Murray (bass, from Spencer Davis Group), Tony Newman (drums, from May Blitz). It also contains guest appearances by Tim Renwick (guitar on three tracks) and Nigel Olsson (drums on one song, and vocals in another one). The album is dedicated to the late Dee Murray.
    • BBC live in concert - Procol Harum (1999)

      • Members: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Keith Reid (RIP: B J Wilson)
      • Producer: Jeff Griffin
      • Comments: Recorded live in March 1974.
    • Live (DVD) - Procol Harum (12/2005)

    • In concert with the Danish National Concert Orchestra & Choir - Procol Harum (2008)

      • Members: Gary Brooker, Mark Brzezicki, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: B J Wilson)
      • Comments: Live album taken from the same concert as the CD, in 2006. But the DVD contains bonus tracks from 1974 with the lineup featuring Mick Grabham, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping and B J Wilson.
    COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (4 credits)
    • Heads I win tails you lose - Plastic Penny (1970)

      • Members: Mick Grabham, Brian Keith, Nigel Olsson, Paul Raymond
      • Producer: Colin Frechter
      • Comments: Compilation from their two albums, including 2 new tracks.
    • Past loves - a history - Cochise (1992)

      • Members: Stewart Brown, B J Cole, John Gilbert, Mick Grabham, Rick Wills, John ´Willie´ Wilson (RIP: Roy O´Temro)
      • Guests: Cal Batchelor, Nigel Olsson, Caleb Quaye, Tim Renwick (RIP: Robert Kirby, Steve Marriott)
      • Producer: Dick Taylor
    • The Best of - Procol Harum (1994)

      • Members: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Matthew Fisher, Mick Grabham, David Knights, Keith Reid, Robin Trower (RIP: B J Wilson)
      • Guests: (RIP: Christiane Legrand)
    • Secrets of the hive - the best of Procol Harum - Procol Harum (08/2007)

      • Members: Dave Ball, Dave Bronze, Gary Brooker, Mark Brzezicki, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Matthew Fisher, Mick Grabham, David Knights, Matt Pegg, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Don Snow, Pete Solley, Robin Trower, Geoff Whitehorn
      • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
      • Producer: Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Chris Thomas (RIP: Denny Cordell, Jerry Leiber)
    ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (9 credits)
    • Keep America beautiful, get a haircut - Ray Fenwick (1971)

      • Members: Ray Fenwick
      • Guests: B J Cole, Mick Grabham, Eddie Hardin, Tony Newman, Nigel Olsson, Roger Pope, Caleb Quaye, Pete York (RIP: Vicki Brown, Dave Hynes, Dee Murray)
      • Comments: Keep America beautiful, get a haircut was the solo album from Ray Fenwick. Recorded in 1971, but conceived while he was in Spencer Davis Group. With great friends and companions guesting here: Eddie Hardin & Pete York (both from Spencer Davis Group, then with their own duo Hardin-York), B.J. Cole & Mick Grabham (both from Cochise), Dee Murray (bass) & Nigel Olsson (drums) (both from Elton John Band), Caleb Quaye (here, playing piano in the song ´City ride´) & Roger Pope (drums) (both from Hookfoot), plus Hans Vermeulen (backing vocals, from Sandy Coast), Robert ´Polle´ Eduard (backing vocals, from After Tea). By the way, the CD edition has 5 bonus tracks. Along the 5 bonus tracks, we can find more featured musicians: Tony Newman (drums), Vicky Brown (backing vocals), Margot Newman (backing vocals), Dave Hynes (drums).
      • My opinion: A fantastic, superb album!
    • Drum Orchestra - Nigel Olsson (1971)

      • Members: Nigel Olsson
      • Guests: B J Cole, Stuart Epps, Mick Grabham, Claudia Lennear, Kathi McDonald, Caleb Quaye, Liza Strike, Jeff Titmus (RIP: Dee Murray, Doris Troy)
      • Comments: Best known for his long time passed in Elton John Band, he was part of lesser known rock acts like Plastic Penny or Big Three. He even was drummer for Uriah Heep for a short time. In this his first solo album, we can find some Nigel´s bandmates, like Mick Grabham (guitar), Dee Murray (bass), plus B.J. Cole (steel guitar, dobro), and the voices of Doris Troy, Kathi McDonald and Liza Strike.
    • Resurrection - Big Three (1973)

      • Members: Brian Griffiths, John Gustafson, John Hutchinson
      • Guests: Mick Grabham, Henry Lowther, Nigel Olsson, Peter Robinson, John Smith
      • Comments: In 1973, Johnny Gustafson´s former band reforms again, with original members Griffiths and Gustafson, and a great drummer, Nigel Olsson! This was their only album, Resurrection, with help from Henry Lowther (trumpet) and Peter Robinson (keyboards). Mick Grabham doesn´t play there, but he´s credited on the album for lending his guitar to Brian Griffiths during this recording.
    • Solid ground - David Elliott (1973)

      • Guests: Pete Carr, B J Cole, Mick Grabham, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Chris Karan, Gaspar Lawal, John G Perry, Terry Stannard (RIP: Barry Beckett)
      • Comments: His second album, Solid ground, again features Mick Grabham and B.J. Cole, plus John G. Perry (bass), Barry Beckett (keyboards), Chris Karan (drums), Terry Stannard (drums), and the Muscle Shoals guys: Jimmy Johnson (guitar), David Hood (bass) and Roger Hawkins (drums).
    • Highway - Highway (1974)

      • Members: Ian Byron, John Elstar, John Gordon, Ray Minhinnet (RIP: Jimmy Hall)
      • Guests: Mick Grabham
    • Once in a while - Kai Olsson (1975)

      • Guests: Mick Grabham, John Gustafson, Dave Mattacks, Nigel Olsson, Tim Renwick, John Turnbull, Norman Watt-Roy (RIP: Jimmy Hall, Dee Murray, Peter Wood)
      • Producer: David Hentschel, Chuck Plotkin
      • Comments: Kai is Nigel Olsson's younger brother. Kai was in the British band Longdancer, who were on Rocket Records (Elton John's label) in 1973/74. Dave Stewart was also in that group and later went to The Tourists and Eurythmics. His first solo album was called Once in a while. Featuring Tim Renwick (guitar), Mick Grabham (guitar), Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums).
    • Crazy love - Kai Olsson (1979)

      • Guests: Terry Britten, Stuart Brooks, Alan Coulter, Stuart Elliott, Herbie Flowers, Mick Grabham, Cliff Hall, Dave Mackay, Steve Nye, Colin Pattenden, Steve Simpson, Chris Slade, Linda Taylor, Ray Taff Williams, Dave Wintour (RIP: Ron Aspery, Tony Harris, Andrew Pryce Jackman)
      • Producer: Barrie Guard
      • Comments: In Crazy love, his second album, we can find: Mick Grabham (guitar), Terry Britten (guitar), Barrie Guard (guitar, keyboards), Ray Taff Williams (guitar), Dave Wintour (bass), Herbie Flowers (bass), Cliff Hall (keyboards), Steve Nye (keyboards), Steve Simpson (violin), Andrew Jackman (mandolin), the late Ron Aspery (sax, from Back Door), Stuart Brooks (trumpet), Stuart Elliott (drums), Alan Coulter (drums), Linda Taylor (vocals), and from Manfred Mann Earth Band: Colin Pattenden (bass) and Chris Slade (drums).
    • Matthew Fisher - Matthew Fisher (1980)

      • Members: Matthew Fisher
      • Guests: Rod Argent, Steve Bingham, Mo Foster, Mick Grabham, Dill Katz, Dave Mattacks, Tim Renwick, Henry Spinetti, John Verity, Paul Westwood, Pete Zorn (RIP: Barry De Souza, Jim Dewar)
      • Comments: This comeback album (his first album was from 1973) has lots of great musicians in it. Some of them: Tim Renwick, Mick Grabham, Jim Dewar, Dave Mattacks, Mo Foster (bass), Henry Spinetti (drums). Plus: Paul Westwood (bass), Steve Bingham, Pete Zorn, John Verity & Rod Argent (backing vocals), Barry DeSouza (drums). Co-produced by Matthew and Chris White (former member of The Zombies, with Rod Argent).
    • Riding the rock machine - Ray Fenwick (1997)

      • Members: Ray Fenwick
      • Guests: Mick Grabham, Caleb Quaye
      • Comments: Riding the rock machine - Groups and sessions 1962-1976 is a compilation that includes tracks from different outfits where Ray played. It includes a track from The Guitar Orchestra, ´Ghost town´, co-written by Ray and Mick Grabham.
    COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (2 credits)
    • Flash fearless vs the zorg women - VVAA (1975)

      • Guests: Carmine Appice, Elkie Brooks, Bill Bruford, Howie Casey, Doreen Chanter, Chick Churchill, Alice Cooper, Graham Deacon, Mike Deacon, Kirk Duncan, Jim Frank, Mick Grabham, Justin Hayward, Eddie Jobson, Bob Johnson, Kenny Jones, Frankie Miller, Maddy Prior, John Weider (RIP: Jim Dewar, Lesley Duncan, John Entwistle, Kay Garner, Nicky Hopkins, Keith Moon)
      • Producer: Bob Ezrin
      • Comments: The complete title was Flash Fearless versus the Zorg women, parts 5 & 6. What a title! Of course, there's no parts 1 to 4. Let's see the great members list: vocals: Elkie Brooks, Alice Cooper, Jim Dewar (1 track), Jim Dandy, Frankie Miller. Guitars: Mick Grabham (2 tracks), John Weider, Justin Hayward. Bass: John Entwistle. Keyboards: Nicky Hopkins (6 tracks), Eddie Jobson (2 tracks), Chick Churchill, Kirk Duncan. Sax: Howie Casey. Drums: Carmine Appice, Graham Deakin, Bill Bruford, Kenny Jones, Keith Moon. Backing vocals: Doreen Chanter, Lesley Duncan, Kay Garner, etc.
    • Starmania - VVAA (1978)

      • Members: (RIP: Michel Berger)
      • Guests: Randy Brecker, Andre Ceccarelli, Marc Chantereau, Liliane Davis, Mick Grabham, David Katz, Jim Keltner, Tom Malone, Francis Monkman, Paul Stallworth, Jannick Top, Nanette Workman (RIP: Daniel Balavoine, Michael Brecker)
    SOUNDTRACKS (1 credit)
    • The Rocky Horror Picture Show - OST (1975)

      • Guests: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Mick Grabham, Phil Kenzie, Meat Loaf, Dave Wintour (RIP: Charles Gray, B J Wilson)
      • Producer: Lou Adler
      • Technical: Keith Grant
    SESSIONS (6 credits)
    • American gothic - David Ackles (07/1972)

      • Members: (RIP: David Ackles)
      • Guests: Madeline Bell, Mick Grabham (RIP: Lesley Duncan, Robert Kirby, Doris Troy)
      • Producer: Bernie Taupin
    • The Concert - Gary Benson (1973)

      • Guests: B J Cole, Mick Grabham, Chris Karan, Martin Kershaw, Brian Odgers, Tim Renwick, Dave Richards, Andy Roberts, Henry Spinetti, Ray Warleigh, Laurie Wisefield
      • Producer: (RIP: Dave Williams)
      • Comments: Recorded in 1973.
      • My opinion: Very nice album. The playing is very good. Mick Grabham is fantastic in the track ´The closing down of the old Portland Railway Company´.
    • Food of love - Yvonne Elliman (1973)

      • Members: Yvonne Elliman
      • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Irene Chanter, Ray Cooper, Mike Giles, Mick Grabham, John Gustafson, Rosetta Hightower, Rupert Hine, Ruby James, Ann Odell, John G Perry, Caleb Quaye, Peter Robinson, Darryl Runswick, Liza Strike, Pete Townshend (RIP: Simon Jeffes, Morris Pert, Joanne Williams)
      • Comments: Hawaii-born singer, she once was Mary Magdalene in JesusChrist Superstar original album. Later, she joined Eric Clapton band, and she was re-discovered due to the huge success of Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Food of love must be her 3rd solo album, with many fantastic musicians: John Gustafson (bass) and Peter Robinson (keyboards) (both from Quatermass), Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Pete Townshend, Ann Odell (keyboards, from Blue Mink), Ray Cooper and Morris Pert (on percussion), and later members of Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Simon Jeffes and John G. Perry).
    • First of the big bands - Tony Ashton & Jon Lord (08/1974)

      • Members: Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Jon Lord (RIP: Tony Ashton)
      • Guests: Mick Clarke, B J Cole, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Roy Dyke, Dennis Elliott, George Ford, Peter Frampton, Sue Glover, Mick Grabham, Sunny Leslie, Mick Liber, Ian Paice, Caleb Quaye, Frank Ricotti, Ron Wood (RIP: Cozy Powell, Doris Troy)
      • Comments: Recorded on and off during a long period, from 1971 to 1974, with different musicians (most of them remained uncredited). The CD reissue from 2004 contains 1 bonus track.
    • Cactus choir - Dave Greenslade (1976)

      • Members: Dave Greenslade, Simon Phillips, Tony Reeves
      • Guests: Martyn Ford, Steve Gould, Mick Grabham, Dave Markee, John G Perry (RIP: Simon Jeffes)
      • Producer: Rupert Hine
      • Technical: Chris Tsangarides
      • Comments: Dave Greenslade was (still is) the keyboardist in Colosseum. This was a solo album, with former member of his own band Greenslade: Tony Reeves (bass), plus Steve Gould (vocals), Mick Grabham (guitar), John G. Perry (bass), Dave Markee (bass), and the great Simon Phillips (drums).
    • Down to Earth - The Sutherland Brothers (1977)

      • Members: Tim Renwick, John Shearer, Gavin Sutherland, Iain Sutherland, John ´Willie´ Wilson
      • Guests: Brian Bennett, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Ray Flacke, Mick Grabham, Andy Pyle, Rick Wills
      • Producer: Bruce Welch
      • Comments: This band commanded by Gavin Sutherland (bass, vocals) and Ian Sutherland (guitar, vocals), comprised at this period the fine Tim Renwick (guitar), and Mick Grabham´s former drummer, John 'Willie' Wilson. In this their last album as a band, they had help from Mick Grabham (guitar), Andy Pyle (bass), Rick Wills (bass), and John Shearer (percussion, later in Steve Hackett band and Byron Band).
      • My opinion: SutherlandBrothers-DownToEarth.jpg
    COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (2 credits)
    • The Best of Yvonne Elliman - Yvonne Elliman (04/1997)

      • Members: Yvonne Elliman
      • Guests: Ken Ascher, Mike Baird, John Barnes, Tom Canning, Eric Carmen, Irene Chanter, Gary Coleman, Ray Cooper, Steve Cropper, Paulinho Da Costa, Craig Doerge, Dr John, Assa Drori, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Scott Edwards, Stan Farber, Victor Feldman, Chuck Findley, Martyn Ford, James Gadson, Donny Gerrard, Mike Giles, Bob Glaub, Mick Grabham, Jay Graydon, John Gustafson, Jim Haas, Jack Hale, Willie Hall, Jimmie Haskell, Rupert Hine, Jim Horn, Brooks Hunnicutt, Steve Hunter, Wayne Jackson, Ruby James, Davey Johnstone, Jon Joyce, Russ Kunkel, Andrew Love, Rick Marotta, Marti McCall, Matthew Moore, Larry Muhoberac, Buell Neidlinger, James Newton Howard, Ann Odell, Michael Omartian, David Paich, Dean Parks, Bill Payne, Don Peake, Mike Porcaro, Petsye Powell, Caleb Quaye, Lee Ritenour, Bruce Rowland, Sid Sharp, Leland Sklar, William ´Smitty´ Smith, Tom Snow, David Spinozza, Liza Strike, Carmen Twillie, Marty Walsh, Alan Weighall, Stu Woods, Bob Zimmitti, Richie Zito (RIP: Ben Benay, Lowell George, Richie Hayward, Simon Jeffes, Ralph MacDonald, James Mitchell, Dee Murray, Freddie Perren, Morris Pert, Joanne Williams)
      • Producer: Steve Barri
      • Comments: Her compilation The best of Yvonne Elliman includes performances by many of the musicians who have played in her albums. The list is so long: Lee Ritenour, Steve Cropper and Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Booker T. & The MG's), Dr. John, Steve Hunter, Lowell George and Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Caleb Quaye, Davey Johnstone and Dee Murray (Elton John band), etc.
    • So who´s the bass player: the Ox anthology - John Entwistle (03/2005)

      • Members: Howie Casey, Jeff Daly, Graham Deacon, Mike Deacon, Alan Ross, Jim Ryan, Alan St John, Godfrey Townsend (RIP: John Entwistle)
      • Guests: Carmine Appice, Bill Bruford, Dave Caswell, Chick Churchill, Rod Coombes, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Mick Grabham, Justin Hayward, Kenny Jones, John Mumford, Billy Nicholls, Dick Parry, Zak Starkey, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh, John Weider, Leslie West (RIP: Tony Ashton, Nicky Hopkins, Jimmy McCulloch)

    QUESTIONS:

    01. Did Mick play in Muddy Waters´ The London Muddy Waters sessions album from 1972?

    02. Mick was recording a solo album around 2002 in Kimberley Rew´s Studio. What happened to those recordings?


    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 10


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

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

    From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

    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: 17
    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 Mick Grabham, please, also write me with the link.
    • Procol Harum - For Liquorice John
    • Procol Harum live on TV, maybe in 1973? (Resolution: 360) (HQ)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Bringing Home The Bacon
    • Procol Harum live on TV in 1974. (Resolution: 360) (HQ)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - The Devil Came From Kansas
    • Procol Harum live on Danish TV in 1974. Great quality. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Who Will Search
    • Procol Harum live on Dutch TV in 1974. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Drunk Again
    • Procol Harum live on German TV. Probably 1974? (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Grand Hotel
    • Procol Harum live on German TV. Probably 1974? (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Pandora´s Box
    • Procol Harum live on TV in 1975. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - The Final Thrust
    • Procol Harum live on TV in 1975. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Pandora´s Box
    • Procol Harum live in 1975. (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Conquistador
    • Procol Harum live on German TV show Rockpalast in January 1976. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - The Unquiet Zone
    • Procol Harum live on German TV show Rockpalast in January 1976. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Bringing Home The Bacon
    • Procol Harum live on German TV show Rockpalast in January 1976. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Conquistador
    • Procol Harum live in 1977. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Pete Solley, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Nothing But The Truth
    • Procol Harum live in 1977. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Pete Solley, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - A Salty Dog
    • Procol Harum live in 1977. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Pete Solley, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - Pandora´s Box
    • Procol Harum live in 1977. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Pete Solley, B J Wilson.

    • Procol Harum - As Strong As Samson
    • Procol Harum live. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, B J Wilson.


    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Mick Grabham: for writing me and for being such magnificent player (2002).
  • Don Airey: for telling me that he liked my Mick Grabham page (2000).
  • Francis Monkman: for telling me that he auditioned for Procol Harum while with Grabham (1999).
  • Nigel Olsson: for writing me asking how to contact Mick Grabham (1999).
  • David Elliott: for his messages with info about his solo albums (2002).
  • Hermann Braunschmidt: for his incredible, wonderful presents (2001).
  • Ray Minhinnet: for info on Mick playing in The Diesel Band (2004).
  • Paul Gardner: for info on Mick with Cochise and Fast Buck (2003).
  • John Fair: for info on The Fireflies (2000).
  • Roger Pope: for info on Mick playing in Hookfoot (2000).
  • Bob Peters: for the contact, as well as for info on some Mick Grabham´s solo recordings (2002).
  • Dave Kerr-Clemenson: for info on the Fast Buck lineups with Mick (2005).
  • Neil Cook: for offering his help with Mick and info on live gigs (2005, 2007).
  • Theodore Thunder: for info on Mick and Bandit (2009).
  • Jack Redfearn: for his info on Plastic Penny (2003).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Roland Clare: for lots of help with Procol Harum facts as well as very interesting correspondence. - check the site at Beyond the Pale (1999).
  • Joan May: for help with Procol Harum info, as well as kindness and support (1999).
  • Noreen Romano: for info about Fallout and Kai Olsson, and for help with Nigel Olsson (2000).
  • Jim Patterson: for correcting my info on the Big Three album (2002).
  • Tracey Batt: for info on The Dukes (1999).
  • Justin Purington: for info on Mick playing with Emitt Rhodes (2003).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for so many scans, as well as Mick the lad and Cochise albums (1998).
  • Graham Hulme: for his comments about Mick.
  • Jens Anders Ravnaas: for corrections upon Procol history (2001).
  • Juan Puga: for his comments on a Procol Harum concert (2003).
  • Tony Lowes: for his comments on Mick (2001).
  • Jacek Szepan: for info on the Procol Harum lineup with Dee Murray (2006).
  • Kay Foreman: for info on The Fireflies (2004).
  • Jan Laureyns: for info on Bandit (2005).
  • King777: for info on Mick with Fast Buck (2001).
  • Nick Slater: for info on Mick with Rhode Island Red (2006).
  • Boris Shnitzer: my great friend, for the Grand hotel album.

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    26/October/2011 - Page added to the blog.
    14/January/1998 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Mick Grabham mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Nigel Olsson (12)
    B J Cole (11)
    Caleb Quaye (10)
    B J Wilson (10)
    Gary Brooker (9)
    Chris Copping (9)
    Tim Renwick (8)
    Alan Cartwright (7)
    Dee Murray (7)
    Keith Reid (7)

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