Week of December 25, 2005

Hookfoot

Personnel:
Ian Duck - Harmonica, Vocals
Dale Glover - Bass
Roger Pope - Drums, Vocals
Caleb Quaye - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Peter Ross - Harmonica, Vocals
Bob Kulick - Guitar, Vocals
Fred Gandy - Bass, Vocals

Albums:
Hookfoot (DJM DJLPS 413) 1971 (A&M in the US)
CD: Sunrise 40120022 2004

Good Times A Comin' (DFM DJSLP 422) 1972 (A&M in the US)
CD: Red Fox RF 656/655 below - 5 bonus tracks each - comprise this entire album

Communication (DJM DJSLP 428) 1973 (A&M in the US)
CD: Red Fox RF 656, 2005

Roaring (DJM DJSLP 435) 1974 (A&M in the US)
CD: Red Fox RF 655, 2005

Headlines (2LP Compilation) (DJM DJMPS 28013) 1975

45s:
Way Of The Musician/Hookfoot (Page One POF 144) 1969
Sweet Sweet Funky Music/The Opener (DJM DJS 10265) 1972
Freedom/Heart To Heart Talking/Red Man (DJM DJS 10272) 1972
So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star/Mr. Money (DJM DJS 10293) 1974

This band had originally been session musicians for artists on the DJM label, including a certain Elton John. None of their albums attracted much attention and they split up in 1974. Their final 45 A-side was a cover of The Byrds' So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star. Quaye (who'd earlier recorded as Caleb) moved to the US, where he continued to work as a session musician, and Pope went on to play in Elton John's support band.

Duck, Glover and Pope were in The Soul Agents and The Loot together before forming this band.

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson   ISBN 1 899855 04 1


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