|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
Originally formed in 1966, as the Stray, this UK band metamorphosed into a formidable hard rock act in the late 60s. Strays most famous line-up comprised Del Bromham (25 November 1951, Acton, London, England; guitar, vocals, keyboards), Steve Gadd (b. 27 April 1952, Shepherds Bush, London, England; guitar, harmonica, vocals), Gary Giles (b. 23 February 1952, London, England; bass), and Ritchie Cole (b. 10 November 1951, London, England; drums), the latter replacing original member Steve Crutchley. They were signed by Transatlantic Records soon after inception as the label sought to expand its previously folk-based roster. 1970s Stray captured the band at the height of its powers, notably on the exciting All In Your Mind and Taking All The Good Things. Subsequent albums followed in a similar vein but, despite a prolific output, Stray were unable to break free from the shackles of their rather limited style. They did,...