Quartz

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Quartz was formed in 1974 in Birmingham, England, by two former members of local bands Idle Race and Lemon Tree, guitarist Mick Hopkins and vocalist Mike ‘Taffy’ Taylor. Initially known as Bandylegs, they joined forces with Geoff Nicholls (guitar/keyboards), Derek Arnold (bass) and Malcolm Cope (drums) to become Quartz. It was their friendship with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi that helped to secure the band a recording contract with Jet Records, and Iommi agreed to produce their... Read more

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