Week of June 17, 2007

Poet and The One Man Band

Personnel incl:
Speedy Acquaye - Congas
John Bell - Clarinet
Tony Colton - Vocals
William Davies - Organ
Jerry Donahue - Guitar, Vocals
Pat Donaldson - Bass
Pete Gavin - Vocals, Drums
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Albert Lee - Guitar
Barry Morgan - Drums
Mike O'Neil - Keyboards
Ray Smith - Guitar, Vocals

Poet And The One Man Band (Verve SVLP6012) 1969; US: (Paramount PAS 5010) 1969
CD: Rock In Beat RB 063, 1999

This group, which was home to some subsequently well-known musicians, was not able to survive the collapse of its record company, but eventually metamorphosed into Heads, Hands and Feet. Donahue was also a member of Fairport Convention and played for Jaki Whitren, Andy Roberts and Richard and Linda Thompson. Lee was in Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, Steve Gibbons Band and Green Bullfrog, whilst Colton had previously fronted Tony Colton's Big Boss Band.

(Vladimir Zhigulin)

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights Revisited - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson
ISBN 1 899855 15 7

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