Patrick Henry Travers, 12 April 1954, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This Canadian guitarist began his career playing in his brothers band. Having moved to London, England, he set up a group of his own comprising Peter Mars Cowling (bass) and drummer Roy Dyke (of Ashton, Gardner And Dyke). In 1976 they played at the Reading Rock Festival, and this led to greater recognition of their debut, Pat Travers. In 1977 Nicko McBrain (b. Michael Henry McBrain, 5 June 1952, Hackney, London, England), who subsequently joined Iron Maiden, replaced Roy Dyke. Travers himself turned his talents to songwriting, his music taking a more experimental turn, and being aided by other artists, including Scott Gorham. During their 1977 tour, Clive Edwards replaced McBrain, and Michael Dyche added another guitar.
Guitarist Pat Thrall, who had been a member of Automatic Man, and Tommy Aldridge (drums), formerly of Black Oak Arkansas, were recruited to work...
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