|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
27 April 1946, Bournemouth, Dorset, England. Somewhat of a journeyman musician, Haskell began his career by playing the length and breadth of the UK in pubs, clubs and holiday camps. After serving his musical apprenticeship, he broke into the mainstream when he was hired as bass player and vocalist with the League Of Gentleman, which supported various R&B outfits in the USA during the 60s. During this time Haskell also played bass guitar for touring artists including Otis Redding and Cliff Richard. As well as being a bass player for hire, Haskell worked with Liverpool-based band the Quotations and later in the decade the psychedelically inclined Les Fleur De Lys and Cupids Inspiration.
During the late 60s Haskell was also compiling a solo career for himself, signing a major label recording contract with CBS Records and releasing the singles Boat Trip and Oo La Di Doo Da Day and an album, Sail In My Boat, in...