1994. Roy Harper “Valentine” The album “Valentine” by Roy Harper re-released on CD. I played bass on a couple of tracks for Roy at Abbey Road Studios in London in 1973…just before I moved to California for good. The album also features Jimmy Page and Keith Moon.
Tag Archive: London
“English Freakbeat” Vol 1–3 One of several compilation albums featuring mid 1960’s English rock bands. Another album was called “Early British R&B”. They all include tracks from my first professional band “The Sons Of Fred” from our 1964–65 recordings at E.M.I. Studios (later renamed Abbey Road) in London.
1974. Chris Jagger. “The Adventures Of Valentine Vox The Ventriloquist” I played bass on track 5 of this album for Chris Jagger (Mick’s brother). Micky Waller played drums and Peter Frampton played guitar. Recorded at Olympic Studios in London, and released on Asylum Records. http://www.geocities.co.jp/MusicStar/1905/rock/disc/cjagger_taovvtv.html
1970. Stoneground play at the “Roundhouse”, Chalk Farm, London. I’m playing bass next to the drums…with a black beard. Sal Valentino was the band’s main vocalist. George Harrison was recording “All Things Must Pass” with Phil Specter in the upstairs studio at Trident while we were recording downstairs. He had a crush on Lydia, […]
1970, Rod Stewart. “Gasoline Alley” My first of four consecutive album’s playing piano and sometimes bass with Rod. I played piano on “Country Comforts”, and bass on “Cut Across Shorty”. Album went “Gold”. Inside album cover. Rod Stewart and Ron Wood on left side. Left to Right: Pete Sears, Micky Waller, Martin Quittenton.
1969 Steamhammer “Reflection”. Bellaphon/CBS Steamhammer (aka Reflection) was the debut album issued in 1969 by the British blues-rock band Steamhammer. Steamhammer was chosen as legendary blues guitarist Freddy King’s backing band whenever he toured England. The musicians in the band were Martin Quittenton (guitar), Kieran White (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Martin Pugh (guitar), Steve Davy (bass), […]
1968. Giant. London. After Vamp broke up I started my own band called “Giant” with Viv Prince on drums…I played lead guitar. Viv used to get a prescription for “Tincture of Cannabis” from a Dr. Dunbar in Earl’s Court. I remember dipping our cigarettes in the dark green liquid and baking them dry in the oven. […]
1967. Pete Sears playing his red Gibson EBO bass with Sam Gopal Dream, at one of the main psychedelic music clubs in 1967 London.
This band was called “Sam Gopal Dream”. The original band that was all instrumental…I played bass and B3 (on the left), Mick Hutchinson played ragas on guitar (on the right), and Sam Gopal (center) played Tablas. We played all the Psychedelic London clubs including the “UFO Club” in Tottenham Court Road, “Happening 44”, “Electric Garden” later “Middle Earth” in Covent Garden, we played the 14 hr Technicolor Dream at “Alexander Palace” (our set began at 5am…John Lennon was there that night), “Christmas on Earth Continued 1967” with Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Fairport Convention, Jimi Hendrix, Traffic. We all played the same clubs.