In The Spotlight
60s 70s; Salvatore Adamo, *1943 in Comiso, Sicily, an Italian musician, songwriter, pop singer that grew up in Belgium.
Adriano Celentano (*January 6th 1938 in Milan), singer, actor, TV-moderator and world-famous Italian bard, started his career in the 50s as a comedian. Made some noise in Italian RAI network as a host in politics.
nicknamed “Die Alpen-Oberkrainer“
The Herd, Judas Jump, Storyteller, Status Quo, Pink Floyd
The highly talented multi-instrumentalist Andy Bown (*1947) played in many bands: he was a keyboard player and guitar player with Tim Hardin, with the bands The Preachers, The Herd (with Peter Frampton), Status Quo and Pink Floyd. He played on 'The Wall' alongside guitarist Snowy White at the live performace.
Born 1942 in Lancashire, England, the guitarist was already very active even before The Police (with Sting and Stewart Copeland); Andy Summers worked among others with The Animals, Soft Machine, Robert Fripp and Eberhard Schoener.
Arthur Smith’s album “Guitar Boogie“ (MGM Records) shows him on the cover with a Framus guitar.
Bassist, composer and improviser, born 1934 in San Francisco. Lived in the south of France till 1972 and played with various musicians, from Leonard Bernstein and Derek Bailey to Ornette Coleman.
Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers
Ben Jordan was an original member of the British skiffle band Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, ca. 1957.
*1946 in Dresden. Came to Germany in 1961 won a big talent competition in 1966 and played in beat bands. Worked as a DJ, MC and male model in fashion shows since 1967. Hits: “Deine himmelblauen Augen” , “Laß mich nie allein”, “Der Mondschein schien schon schön”, “Man kann nicht alle Mädchen küssen”, “Alle Mädchen”, “Oh, oh, Valentine”www.schulla.com
British electric bassist, played among others with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Chicken Shack, Ozzy Osbourne and Widowmaker
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
*1941 Bruce Welch was already the rhythm guitar equivalent of Hank Marvin in the late 50s. And together with the Shadows they were superstars of British pop.
Harold Krämer from Siegen, he was in the 60is the guitarist from this German Beat band
Rob Hoeke`s Band
still playing today
*1922 †1979 Mingus was probably the most important bandleader, composer and instrumentalist on double bass of 60s and 70s jazz. His tune “Good Bye Pork Pie Hat” became a hit also for many rock and pop musicians.
60s 70s; the duo played among others a German version of the Barry McGuire hit “Eve Of Destruction” entitled: “Wir sind am Ende’
German swing guitarist who was very active in the 40s and 50s and then again in the 90s.