Brinsley Schwarz

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: pub rock classic rock rock country rock garage rock 70s english british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The roots of this enduringly popular attraction lay in Kippington Lodge, a Tunbridge Wells-based pop outfit. Formed in 1965, they completed five varied, if lightweight, singles under the direction of producer Mark Wirtz. The initial line-up - Brinsley Schwarz (guitar, vocals), Barry Landerman (organ, vocals), Nick Lowe (24 March 1949, Walton-On-Thames, Surrey, England) and Pete Whale (drums) - remained intact until 1968 when Bob Andrews replaced Landerman, who had joined Vanity Fare. Dissatisfied with their conservative image, the band began emphasizing original material. In October 1969 they emerged with a new drummer, Billy Rankin, and had renamed themselves in deference to their lead guitarist. The quartet secured a management agreement with the ambitious Famepushers agency, but were engulfed by controversy when British journalists were flown to witness the band’s debut appearance, bottom-of-the-bill at New York’s Fillmore East. The plan failed in the...

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