Jo Jo Gunne

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: hard rock rock classic rock 70s seen live nice Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 2000s
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Formed by Jay Ferguson (John Ferguson, 10 May 1947, Burbank, California, USA; vocals, piano) and Mark Andes (b. 19 February 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; bass, vocals), following their departure from Spirit in 1971. This hard rock quartet was completed by Matthew Andes (guitar, vocals) and Curly Smith (drums). Their contagious debut single ‘Run Run Run’ was an instant success, reaching number 6 in the UK. Shortly afterwards, Andes was replaced by Jimmy Randall. Unfortunately, they were unable to progress musically, and their four albums all follow a very similar pattern of average hard rock. Bite Down Hard is the most powerful album, particularly in ‘Rock Around the Symbol’ and ‘Ready Freddy’. Jumpin’ The Gunne featured a tacky album cover - with a photo montage depicting the band in bed together watching obese naked females flying through their window. The band broke up in 1974.

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