Ian Gillan

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by Ian Gillan

Biography

19 August 1945, Hounslow, Middlesex, England. Heavily influenced by Elvis Presley, vocalist Gillan formed his first band at the age of 16. In 1962 he was invited to join local semi-professional R&B band the Javelins, who eventually disbanded in March 1964. Gillan next formed the Hickies, but abandoned the project to join established soul band Wainwright’s Gentlemen. He quickly became unhappy with this group and readily accepted an invitation to join the fully professional outfit... Read more

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hard rock
classic rock
rock
deep purple family
heavy metal
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