|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
12 April 1945, Johnston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Anderson first came to promenance in the late 60s as a member of the jazz/rock unit the Keef Hartley Band. Anderson grew in stature as a member of that band and was present for five albums. He was signed as a solo artist and released one credible album, Bright City, in 1971. Many of his former Hartley sidemen were present on the album, including record producer Neil Slaven. Junior Campbell arranged some exquisite strings for the title track and there was beautiful flute from Lynn Dobson on Shadows Cross My Wall. Following this album Anderson formed Hemlock with James Leverton (bass) and Eric Dillon (drums), who made one (unreleased) album with Deram. Anderson teamed up with Hartley in 1974 as Dog Soldier and also had spells with Savoy Brown, Canned Heat and T. Rex. He continues to perform regularly in the UK and Europe and in the mid-90s the re-release of his album...