Greenslade

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Formed in 1972 by ex-Colosseum members Dave Greenslade (18 January 1943, Woking, Surrey, England; keyboards) and Tony Reeves (b. 18 April 1943, London, England). The line-up was completed by ex-Episode Six and Alan Bown Set member Dave Lawson (keyboards/vocals) and Andrew McCulloch (drums). Their four well-received albums all proved to be moderately successful - the strong emphasis on keyboard sounds with a hint of classical roots was perfect for the progressive rock market of the early 70s. Their distinctive album covers were illustrated and calligraphed by Roger Dean. Dave Clempson, another ex-Colosseum member, joined them for Spyglass Guest and alongside new recruit, violinist Graham Smith, the organ-dominated sound became less prominent. Reeves departed and returned for the second time to his main interest as record producer, where he became a highly respected figure. Six months after their last album Greenslade dismantled the band as managerial and legal...

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