|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||classic rock progressive rock psychedelic rock 60s rock psychedelic blues rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia|
Formed in 1967 as a blues outfit, Spooky Tooth quickly moved into progressive rock during the heady days of the late 60s. Formerly named Art, they released a ponderous cover version of Buffalo Springfields For What Its Worth as Whats That Sound. The original band comprised Gary Wright (26 April 1945, Englewood, New Jersey, USA; keyboards/vocals), Mike Kellie (b. 24 March 1947, Birmingham, West Midlands, England; drums), Luther Grosvenor (b. 23 December 1949, Evesham, Worcestershire, England; guitar), Mike Harrison (b. 3 September 1945, Carlisle, Cumberland, England; vocals), and Greg Ridley (b. 23 October 1947, Carlisle, Cumberland, England, d. 19 November 2003, Alicante, Spain; bass). Their hard work on the English club scene won through, although their only commercial success was in the USA. They combined hard-edged imaginative versions of non-originals with their own considerable writing abilities.