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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 Londons 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 quintets self-titled debut album, released on Curds 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 Stones imaginative soloing combined with Whitemans woodwind and keyboard passages, creating a mesmerising sound.
The bands second album, 1971s A Jug Of Love,...
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