Pete Bardens

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: progressive rock new age art rock instrumental space rock psychedelic rock modern rock melodic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Peter Bardens, 19 June 1945, Westminster, London, England, d. 22 January 2002, Malibu, California, USA. An accomplished organist, Bardens was a founder member of the Cheynes, prior to a brief spell in Them. By 1966 he was fronting a club-based act, the Peter B’s Looners, which included drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Peter Green. The unit recorded a single, ‘If You Wanna Be Happy’, but was then absorbed into the Shotgun Express, a soul-inspired revue that featured Rod Stewart. Bardens later formed the short-lived Village, before releasing his first solo album, The Answer, in 1970. This informal selection featured several telling contributions by Peter Green, masquerading under an ‘Andy Gee’ pseudonym, but an undisciplined approach undermined its obvious potential. A second collection, Peter Bardens, was more focused and showcased the artist’s touring group, which included the multi-talented Victor Brox, a former member of the...

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