Spooky Tooth

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: classic rock progressive rock psychedelic rock 60s rock blues rock psychedelic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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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 Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ as ‘What’s 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.

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