Chicken Shack

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": blues blues rock british blues blues-rock rock fleetwood mac christine mcvie classic rock bob welch danny kirwan 60s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Wikipedia

Biography

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 Chris Wood. Webb and Silvester formed the core of the original Chicken Shack, who enjoyed a long residency at Hamburg’s famed Star Club before returning to England in 1967. Perfect then rejoined the line-up which was augmented by several drummers until the arrival of Londoner Dave Bidwell. Producer Mike Vernon then signed the quartet to his Blue Horizon Records label. Forty Blue Fingers Freshly Packed And Ready To Serve was a fine balance between original songs and material by John Lee Hooker and Freddie King, to whom Webb was stylistically indebted. OK Ken? emphasized the guitarist’s...

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