Graham Parker

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 November 1950, London, England. Having begun his career in aspiring soul groups the Black Rockers and Deep Cut Three, R&B vocalist Parker undertook menial employment while completing several demo tapes of his original songs. One such collection came to the attention of David Robinson, owner of a small recording studio within a building housing the north London, Hope & Anchor pub. Impressed, he pieced together a backing group - Brinsley Schwarz (guitar/vocals), Bob Andrews (keyboards/vocals), both ex-Brinsley Schwarz, Martin Belmont (guitar/vocals, ex-Ducks Deluxe), Andrew Bodnar (bass) and Steve Goulding (drums) - known collectively as the Rumour, and the new aggregation joined the dying embers of the ‘pub rock’ scene. The patronage of Radio London disc jockey Charlie Gillett helped engender a recording contract and both Howlin’ Wind and Heat Treatment received almost universal acclaim. Parker’s gritty delivery was both tough and...

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