|Genres:||Latin Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||progressive rock rock british ambient english|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Allmusic BBC Music Lyrics VIAF Wikipedia|
Philip Targett-Adams, 31 January 1951, London, England. Born to a Colmbian mother and English father, Phil Manzanera spent most of his childhood living in Latin America. A guitarist at an early age, Manzanera gradually progressed to vocals, bass and drums. He returned to London and attended Dulwich College, where he formed the psychedelic band Pooh And The Ostrich Feather. After playing in the avant garde band Quiet Sun with Bill MacCormick (bass), Dave Jarrett (keyboards) and Charles Hayward (drums/keyboards/vocals), Manzanera was recruited to Roxy Music as a guitarist in February 1972. By the mid-70s, he had established himself as one of Britains most respected rock musicians. Manzaneras guitar virtuosity quickly established him as a sought-after session player. In 1974 alone, he appeared as either guitarist, co-composer or producer on Roxy Musics Country Life, Brian Enos Here Come The Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy),...