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Leslie West - 100% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Weinstein, 22 October 1945, Forest Hills, New York, USA. West, who from an early age suffered from a glandular disorder that affected his weight, began his rock ‘n’ roll career as a member of the Vagrants, a mid-60s hard rock grouping who released several singles to little commercial recognition. In 1969 he formed Mountain with bass player Felix Pappalardi. Read more

Jack Bruce - 84% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Symon Asher, 14 May 1943, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Bruce has utilized his brilliant bass playing to bridge free jazz and heavy rock during spells with countless musical conglomerations. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist he also has a great fondness for the piano, cello and acoustic bass, and is highly accomplished on all these instruments.

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Beck, Bogert & Appice - 71% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Plans for guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck (24 June 1944, Wallington, Surrey, England) to form a power trio with the ex-Vanilla Fudge rhythm section were first mooted in 1969. Both the drummer, Carmine Appice (b. 15 December 1946, Staten Island, New York, USA), and bass player Tim Bogert (b. 27 August 1944, Ridgefield, New Jersey, USA), were dissatisfied with their band at the time Read more

Cactus - 57% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, the original Cactus comprised Rusty Day (Russell Edward Davidson, USA, d. 6 March 1982, USA; vocals), Jim McCarty (guitar, ex-Mitch Ryder and Buddy Miles’ Express), and two former members of Vanilla Fudge, Tim Bogert (b. 27 August 1944, Ridgefield, New Jersey, USA; bass) and Carmine Appice (b. 15 December 1946, Staten Island, New York, USA; drums). Thei Read more

Mountain - 57% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first generation heavy metal bands, Mountain was formed by ex-Vagrants guitarist Leslie West (Leslie Weinstein, 22 October 1945, Forest Hills, New York, USA) and bass player Felix Pappalardi (b. 30 December 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 17 April 1983, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA) in New York in July 1969. Pappalardi had produced W Read more

Spooky Tooth - 56% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 as a blues outfit, Spooky Tooth quickly moved into progressive rock during the heady days of the late 60s. Formerly named Art, they released a ponderous cover version of Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ as ‘What’s That Sound’. The original band comprised Gary Wright (26 April 1945, Englewood, New Jersey, USA; keybo Read more

Taste - 51% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A popular blues rock attraction, Taste was formed in Cork, Eire in 1966 when Eric Kitteringham (bass) and Norman Damery (drums) joined Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Eire, d. 14 June 1995, London, England), erstwhile guitarist with the Impact Showband. The new group became a leading attraction in Ireland and in Germany, but in 1968 Gallagher replace Read more

Chicken Shack - 49% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chicken Shack was the product of eccentric guitarist Stan Webb, veteran of several R&B outfits including the Blue 4, Sound Five and the Shades Of Blue. The latter, active between 1964 and 1965, included Webb, Christine Perfect (Christine Anne Perfect, 12 July 1943, Greenodd, Cumbria, England; piano/vocals) and Andy Silvester (bass), as well as future Traffic saxophonist Read more

Savoy Brown - 46% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 as the Savoy Brown Blues Band, this institution continues to be led by founding guitarist Kim Simmonds. The original line-up, comprising Simmonds (6 December 1947), Brice Portius (vocals), Ray Chappell (bass), John O’Leary (harmonica), Bob Hall (piano) and Leo Mannings (drums), was featured on early sessions for producer Mike Vernon’s Purdah label, b Read more

Steamhammer - 41% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Kieran White (d. December 1995; vocals, harmonica), Martin Pugh (lead guitar), Martin Quittenton (rhythm guitar), Steve Davy (bass) and Michael Rushton (drums) made their recording debut in 1969 with the excellent Steamhammer. The set featured an impressive group original, ‘Junior’s Wailing’, which was later adopted by Status Quo during their transformation from Read more

Frijid Pink - 38% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Kelly Green (vocals/harmonica), Gary Ray Thompson (guitar), Thomas Beaudry (bass), Larry Zelanka (keyboards) and Rick Stevens (drums) emerged from the hard rock circuit in Detroit, USA. In 1970 they scored a surprise transatlantic hit with their powerhouse interpretation of ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’, based on the Animals’ highly original arrangement, but to w Read more

May Blitz - 37% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, the heavy progressive rock sound of May Blitz comprised guitarist James Black and drummer Tony Newman, both veterans of Sounds Incorporated and the Jeff Beck Group. They were subsequently joined by Reid Hudson (bass). May Blitz showcased the trio’s forceful sound and, in particular, Black’s aggressive style, but it failed to emulate the success of labl Read more

Stone The Crows - 35% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Singer Maggie Bell (12 January 1945, Glasgow, Scotland) and guitarist Leslie Harvey (younger brother of Alex Harvey), served their musical apprenticeships in Glasgow’s Palais dance bands. In 1967 they toured American bases in Germany with a group which also included Bill and Bobby Patrick. The following year Bell and Harvey formed Power, houseband at the Burns Howff bar Read more

Pat Travers - 30% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patrick Henry Travers, 12 April 1954, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This Canadian guitarist began his career playing in his brother’s band. Having moved to London, England, he set up a group of his own comprising Peter ‘Mars’ Cowling (bass) and drummer Roy Dyke (of Ashton, Gardner And Dyke). In 1976 they played at the Reading Rock Festival, and this led to greater Read more

Alvin Lee - 29% match to West, Bruce & Laing

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 December 1944, Nottingham, England. Guitarist Lee began his professional career in the Jaybirds, a beat trio popular both locally and in Hamburg, Germany. In 1966, an expanded line-up took a new name, Ten Years After, and in turn became one of Britain’s leading blues/rock attractions with Lee’s virtuoso solos its main attraction. His outside aspirations surfaced Read more

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