|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||pub rock rock blues rock and roll british blues rock seen live 70s classic rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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The most enduring act to emerge from the UKs much touted pub-rock scene, Dr. Feelgood was formed in 1971 by a group of R&B enthusiasts who had originally played in local outfits such as the Southside Jug Band, the Fix, and the Pigboy Charlie Band. The original line-up included Lee Brilleaux (Lee Collinson, 10 May 1952, Durban, South Africa, d. 7 April 1994, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England; vocals/harmonica), Wilko Johnson (b. John Wilkinson, 12 July 1947, Canvey Island, Essex, England; guitar), John B. Sparks (bass), John Potter (piano) and Bandsman Howarth (b. Terry Howarth; drums). When the latter pair dropped out, the remaining trio recruited a permanent drummer in The Big Figure (b. John Martin).
Originally based in Canvey Island, Essex, on the Thames estuary, Dr. Feelgood broke into the London circuit in 1974, signing a record contract with United Artists Records shortly afterwards. Brilleauxs menacing personality...