18 July 1939, Bihar, India. This respected jazz rock organist rose to prominence in 1962 leading the Brian Auger Trio. Rick Laird (bass) and Phil Kinorra (drums) completed an act that, within two years, had evolved into the Brian Auger Trinity with the addition of John McLaughlin (b. 4 January 1942, Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Glen Hughes (saxophone). An unsettled period ensued, but by the end of 1964 the leader emerged fronting a new line-up completed by Vic Briggs (guitar), Rickie Brown (bass) and Mickey Waller (drums). The revamped Trinity completed several singles, notably Fool Killer and Green Onions 65 before being absorbed into the revue-styled Steam Packet. A third Trinity - Auger, Dave Ambrose (bass) and Clive Thacker (drums) - emerged in 1966 to pursue a successful career with vocalist Julie Driscoll (b. 8 June 1947, London, England), which ran concurrently with the trios own jazz-influenced desires.
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