Mighty Baby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": psychedelic rock psychedelic progressive rock rock 60s terrascopic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This UK rock band was formed in 1968 around Alan ‘Bam’ King (18 September 1946, Kentish Town, London, England; guitar), Mike Evans (bass) and Roger Powell (drums), all founder members of the Action, one of London’s most exciting Mod groups. Late-period arrivals Martin Stone (b. 11 December 1946, Woking, Surrey, England; guitar, ex-Savoy Brown) and Ian Whiteman (piano/saxophone) completed Mighty Baby, a name suggested by their manager, John Curd. The quintet’s self-titled debut album, released on Curd’s self-explanatory Head Records, was a skilful blend of strong melody and instrumental dexterity, exemplified on the opening composition, ‘Egyptian Tomb’. Their improvisatory prowess was even greater on live performances, where Stone’s imaginative soloing combined with Whiteman’s woodwind and keyboard passages, creating a mesmerising sound.

The band’s second album, 1971’s A Jug Of Love,...

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