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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

John Gustafson (bass)

(Also known as: Johnny Gustafson) BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

John Gustafson has been the finest British pop-rock bassists in England. He was a member of lots of bands, and he even had his own solo album, recorded in 1975, but unreleased until 1997.

John Gustafson


John Gustafson was born John Frederick Gustafson on August 8th, 1942 in Liverpool, England.


CASS & THE CASANOVAS


Cass & The Casanovas was the first known group featuring John Gustafson, when he joined them in December 1959:

CASS & THE CASANOVAS #3
Dec 59-Dec 60
Brian Casser
vocals, guitar
Adrian Barber
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, as Johnny Gustafson
Johnny Hutchinson
drums, vocals
Big Threeê
Big Threeê
Big Threeê

They toured supporting Duffy Power and Johnny Gentle.

Brian Casser was later more known as Casey Jones. They split in December 1960, but formed a new band, Big Three.
Other info on members of Cass & The Casanovas (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2): Adrian Barber, Johnny Hutchinson
Not enough info (2): Brian Casser, Brian Hudson


BIG THREE


The original lineup of Big Three was formed in January 1961. They were the same musicians as in Cass & The Casanovas, except for Cass. Now the lead singers were Gustafson and Hutchinson:

BIG THREE #1
Jan 61-Jun 62
êCass & The Casanovas
êCass & The Casanovas
êCass & The Casanovas
Adrian Barber
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals, as Johnny Gustafson
Johnny Hutchinson
drums, vocals

With this lineup, they also backed singer Cilla Black in several concerts.

They split in June 1962 (soon to reform next month).

Big Three reformed as a quartet in July 1962:

BIG THREE #2
Jul 62
Adrian Barber
guitar
Brian Griffiths
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals, as Johnny Gustafson
Johnny Hutchinson
drums, vocals

They play for a whole month at The Star Club in Hamburg. When they were to return to England that same month, Adrian Barber stayed in the club, as its manager.

The Big Three - John Hutchinson, John Gustafson, Brian Griffiths


In August 1962, Big Three again became a trio:

BIG THREE #3
Aug 62-Nov 63
Brian Griffiths
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals, as Johnny Gustafson
Johnny Hutchinson
drums, vocals
The Seniorsê
The Seniorsê

A great live band. They were very popular among Merseyside audiences, and highly respected by fellow musicians, signing soon for Decca, and being managed by Brian Epstein.
Their first two singles, ´Some other guy´ and ´By the way´ entered the lower regions of the charts.

The band toured UK, also appearing in some TV programs. But, finally, Gustafson and Griffiths left the band in November 1963 to form a new band, The Seniors (Big Three kept on with Johnny Hutchinson for some more lineups, including great musicians such as Faron, Paddy Chambers or Paul Pilnick).

They released some singles, and an EP Live at The Cavern (released in November 63 by Decca). It was reissued in 1981. In 1985 this EP was added to the compilation At The Cavern, with some other bands. Some other tracks appears in several compilations, like Mersey sounds, Mersey Beat '62-'64, Cavern stomp (reissued on CD by Edsel), etc.

THE SENIORS


In November 1963, Griffiths and Gustafson form another trio band, The Seniors.

THE SENIORS #1
Nov 63-Feb 64
êBig Three
êBig Three
Brian Griffiths
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals, as Johnny Gustafson
Ian Broad
drums, vocals
The Merseybeatsê

They came back to Germany (Hamburg, and later, Frankfurt). But in February 1964, the band breaks when Gustafson leaves them to join a very famous band, The Merseybeats.

Other info on members of The Seniors (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): Ian Broad, Howie Casey, Brian Griffiths


THE MERSEYBEATS


John Gustafson while in The Merseybeats


When Gustafson joined The Merseybeats, the only remaining original member was Tony Crane. This was around February 1964:

THE MERSEYBEATS #2
Feb 64-Dec 64
êThe Seniors
Tony Crane
guitar, vocals
Aaron Williams
guitar, vocals
John Gustafson
bass, vocals, as Johnny Gustafson
John Banks
drums

They released a self titled album, The Merseybeats, and 3 EPs. But Gustafson was fired in December 1964 (and original member Billy Kinsley returned to the band).
.
This is the list of singles released by Merseybeats with John:

- ´Don't turn around / Really mystified´ (April 64)

- ´Wishin'n'hopin' / Milkman´ (June 64)

- ´Last night I made a little girl cry / See me back´ (October 64)

Other info on members of The Merseybeats (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (3): John Banks, Dave Goldberg, Billy Kinsley
Not enough info (7): Allan Cosgrove, Adrian Crane, Tony Crane, Bob Garner, Bob Packham, Lou Rosenthal, Aaron Williams


THE JOHNNY GUS SET


In January 1965, Griffiths and Gustafson are playing together again as The Johnny Gus Set:

THE JOHNNY GUS SET #1
Jan 65-?
êThe Merseybeats
Brian Griffiths
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals, as Johnny Gustafson
Vinnie Parker
keyboards
Ron Parry
drums

But their keyboardist soon left the band.

This was the second incarnation of The Johnny Gus Set, with new keyboardist Daryl Dougdale:

THE JOHNNY GUS SET #2
1965-Sep 65
Brian Griffiths
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals, as Johnny Gustafson
Daryl Dougdale
keyboards
Ron Parry
drums

But the group's life was very short, and they disband in September 1965, after one single and short tours along UK and Germany.

Other info on members of The Johnny Gus Set (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2): Brian Griffiths, Ron Parry
Not enough info (2): Daryl Dougdale, Vinnie Parker


JOHNNY GUSTAFSON (as a solo artist)


At this point, Johnny released two solo singles:

- ´Just to be with you / Sweet day´ (July 1965)

- ´Take me for a little while / Make me your number one´ (December 1965)


JOHNNY & JOHN


Johnny & John was a funny (but appropiate) name for this band. They had played together in the Merseybeats, and this time, they tried as a duo:

JOHNNY & JOHN #1
?
John Gustafson
bass, vocals, as Johnny Gustafson
John Banks
drums

They only released a single in June 1966, ´Bumper to bumper´, on Parlophone before splitting soon.

Other info on members of Johnny & John (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): John Banks


THE QUOTATIONS


I can´t find proper info about The Quotations, so any additional info will be very welcomed.

It seems that this lineup released the single ´Cool it / Mark of her Head´ in 1968, produced by John Goodison:

THE QUOTATIONS #?
?
John Gustafson
vocals
Billy Bremner
guitar
Graham Alexander
bass
John Banks
drums

The Quotations backed the Walker Brothers sometime between 1966 to 1970 (dates unknown, sorry). They also backed Duane Eddy on some of his UK tours.
Other info on members of The Quotations (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (4): John Banks, Billy Bremner, Graham Dee, Barrie Martin
Not enough info (5): Graham Alexander, Jimmy Butchart, Tony Droy, Tony Gilbert, John Goodison


EPISODE SIX


In July 1969, Johnny Gustafson joins Episode Six (famous for having before some later Deep Purple guys - Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, although not at the same time as Johnny):

EPISODE SIX #?
Jul 69-Sep 69
Sheila Carter
vocals
Tony Lander
guitar
Graham Carter
guitar, vocals
John Gustafson
bass, vocals
Peter Robinson
keyboards
Mick Underwood
drums

But in September 1969, Gustafson, Robinson and Underwood left to form their own band, Quatermass.

I think John Gustafson appears in some Episode Six compilation, but I'm not sure. Does anybody know?

Other info on members of Episode Six (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (7): Tony Dangerfield, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, John Kerrison, Tony Lander, Peter Robinson, Mick Underwood
Not enough info (5): Graham Carter, Sheila Carter, Andy Ross, Graham Ross, Harvey Shields


QUATERMASS


Quatermass - John Gustafson, Peter Robinson, Mick Underwood


It was September 1969 when Quatermass was formed, and this band seemed to be ready to break the charts, with a fantastic potential:

QUATERMASS #1
Sep 69-Apr 71
êEpisode Six
êEpisode Six
êEpisode Six
John Gustafson
bass, vocals
Peter Robinson
keyboards
Mick Underwood
drums

They released only one album, the superb Quatermass (produced by Anders Henriksson, a Swedish guy, and provider of the Swedish connection between John and Jane Shaffer). But they didn't obtain the success that everyone could imagine, and they finally disbanded in April 1971.

I've read that Ian Gillan collaborated in a Quatermass single, but I can't check it out.

Many years later, the band was revamped as Quatermass II, although Gustafson was not involved there.

Their song, ´Black sheep of the family´ was the reason Ritchie Blackmore told for leaving Deep Purple. He wanted Deep Purple to record it, and after being denied, he formed his own band Rainbow, and finally recorded that track.

I've read that the great percussionist Morris Pert also was a member of the band, but don't know when. Can anyone confirm me this point, please?

In the early 2000s, Gustafson was involved in selecting tracks for a projected live album from their original lineup, but I guess it was never released.

DAEMON


Next I know from John Gustafson is that he put together this band in 1971 with John (Du)Cann and Paul Hammond, from the great band Atomic Rooster:

DAEMON #1
1971-?
êQuatermass
Al Shaw
vocals
John DuCann
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals
Paul Hammond
drums
Hard Stuffê
Hard Stuffê
Hard Stuffê

They released only one album, The entrance to hell, before Al Shaw quitting. The remaining three changed their name to Hard Stuff.
Other info on members of Daemon (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): John DuCann, Paul Hammond
Not enough info (1): Al Shaw


BULLET


Bullet was the first name for this band:

BULLET #?
?
Al Shaw
vocals
John DuCann
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals
Paul Hammond
drums

But they were forced to change their name due a conflict with a band with the same name. So they adopted a new name, Hard Stuff.

Other info on members of Bullet (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): John DuCann, Paul Hammond
Not enough info (1): Al Shaw


HARD STUFF


It was 1972, and John Gustafson formed Hard Stuff with his mates from Daemon:

HARD STUFF #1
1972-?
êDaemon
êDaemon
êDaemon
John DuCann
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals
Paul Hammond
drums

They released two albums, Bulletproof and Bolex dementia, before disbanding.

Bulletproof has the same versions of the Daemon CD, excepting that of ´Mr Longevity´, sung entirely by Gustafson in the Hard Stuff LP. The Daemon CD included some jamming and 2 songs that dont appear in the Hard Stuff LP.

Other info on members of Hard Stuff (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (2): John DuCann, Paul Hammond


BIG THREE (again)


Back to the past! In 1973, Big Three reforms again, with original members Griffiths and Gustafson, and a great drummer, Nigel Olsson!

BIG THREE #?
1973-?
Brian Griffiths
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals
Nigel Olsson
drums

Brian Griffiths (guitar)
John Gustafson (bass, vocals)
Nigel Olsson (drums)
They released only one album, Resurrection, with help from Henry Lowther (trumpet) and Peter Robinson (keyboards). Mick Grabham is credited on the album for lending his guitar to Brian Griffiths during this recording.
Other info on members of Big Three (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (10): Mike Bankes, Adrian Barber, Paddy Chambers, Faron, Brian Griffiths, Johnny Hutchinson, Roy Marshall, Nigel Olsson, Paul Pilnick, Barry Womersley


QUATERMASS (again)


Around January 1974, Quatermass had Barry De Souza on drums:

QUATERMASS #?
1974
John Gustafson
bass, vocals
Peter Robinson
keyboards

They toured opening for Shawn Phillips, and then, they also acted as Phillips´ backing band.

Other info on members of Quatermass (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (2): Barry De Souza, Morris Pert
To be covered (4): Malando Gassama, Peter Robinson, Janne Schaffer, Mick Underwood


SHAWN PHILLIPS BAND


Around January 1974, Shawn Phillips was playing gigs backed by the later incarnation of Quatermass:

SHAWN PHILLIPS BAND #?
1974
Shawn Phillips
vocals, guitar
Peter Robinson
keyboards

And, again in October 1974, Shawn Phillips was keeping the same backing band:

SHAWN PHILLIPS BAND #?
1974
Shawn Phillips
vocals, guitar
Peter Robinson
keyboards

John Gustafson appears in two Shawn Phillips albums: Furthermore and Rumplestiltskin's resolve.

On Furthermore, the whole album is played by this lineup:

Shawn Phillips (vocals, guitar)
Caleb Quaye (guitar)
John Gustafson (bass)
Peter Robinson (keyboards)
Paul Buckmaster (cello)
Ann Odell (mellotron on 'Starbright')
Raul Mayora (percussion)
Barry DeSouza (drums)

On Rumplestiltskin's resolve, John only plays in one song, ´Spitefull´, with this lineup:

Shawn Phillips (vocals, guitar)
Caleb Quaye (electric guitar)
John Gustafson (bass)
Peter Robinson (keyboards)
Paul Buckmaster (organ)
John Pullen (oboe)
Barry DeSouza (drums)

Other info on members of Shawn Phillips Band (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (1): Barry De Souza
To be covered (2): Shawn Phillips, Peter Robinson
Not enough info (3): Jim Varley, Pete Walmsley, Tony Walmsley


QUATERMASS (again)


Sometime in 1974, Quatermass expanded to a quintet after the musicians played together in an album called Ablution. So, they started toured with this lineup:

QUATERMASS #?
1974
Janne Schaffer
guitar
John Gustafson
bass, vocals
Peter Robinson
keyboards
Malando Gassama
percussion

Other info on members of Quatermass (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (2): Barry De Souza, Morris Pert
To be covered (4): Malando Gassama, Peter Robinson, Janne Schaffer, Mick Underwood


ROXY MUSIC


John Gustafson joins Roxy Music in April 1975, after John Wetton's sudden departure:

ROXY MUSIC #?
Apr 75-1975
Bryan Ferry
vocals, keyboards
Phil Manzanera
guitar
Eddie Jobson
keyboards, violin
Andy Mackay
sax, oboe
Paul Thompson
drums

Gustafson appears in some tracks in the live album, Viva. He was replaced by Rick Wills. But as a session man, he also appears in three Roxy Music studio albums: Stranded, Country life and Siren. His most famous contribution is the bass line to their hit ´Love is the drug´.

For their British and American tour (from October to Nov 1975), Roxy Music hired John Gustafson on bass, plus The Sirens on backing vocals (Doreen Chanter and Jacqui Sullivan):

ROXY MUSIC #?
Oct 75-Nov 75
Bryan Ferry
vocals, keyboards
Phil Manzanera
guitar
Eddie Jobson
keyboards, violin
Andy Mackay
sax, oboe
Paul Thompson
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Jacqui Sullivan
backing vocals

Other info on members of Roxy Music (I know up to 46 members)
Already covered (2): Doreen Chanter, Sal Maida
Old pages (2): Paul Carrack, Rick Wills
To be covered (41): Sewuese Abwa, Tawatha Agee, Sarah Brown, Roger Bunn, Jorja Chalmers, Michelle Cobbs, Brian Eno, Yanick Etienne, Bryan Ferry, Guy Fletcher, Colin Good, Aleysha Gordon, Neil Hubbard, Neil Jason, Eddie Jobson, Michelle John, Zev Katz, Rik Kenton, Dexter Lloyd, Andy Mackay, Jimmy Maelen, Phil Manzanera, Jeremy Meehan, Andy Newmark, Davy O´List,... up to 41 musicians.


BUTTERFLY BALL LIVE


This project started as a studio concept by Roger Glover. The album features an all-star lineup, comprising, among others: Tony Ashton (vocals), David Coverdale (vocals), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), John Gustafson (vocals on the short track 'Watch out for the bat'), John Lawton (vocals), Glenn Hughes (vocals), Helen Chappelle (vocals), Kay Garner (vocals), Barry St. John (vocals), Liza Strike (vocals), Joanne Williams (vocals), Jimmy Helms (vocals), Neil Lancaster (vocals), Ray Fenwick (guitar), Mo Foster (bass), Eddie Hardin (keyboards), Mike Moran (keyboards), Ann Odell (keyboards), Mickey Lee Soule (keyboards), Eddie Jobson (violin), Les Binks (drums), Mike Giles (drums), Chris Karan (percussion).

This musicians' fest was assembled on October 16, 1975 by Deep Purple bassist, Roger Glover, in order to perform a stage version of his studio album with the same title. Ian Gillan became lead singer because the original singer, the great Ronnie James Dio, couldn't assist. John Gustafson (yet part of Ian Gillan Band) also played there with lots of other superb musicians. This has been released on video. Can anyone provide me with a list of musicians, as I don't have that video?


IAN GILLAN BAND


Ian Gillan Band with Ray Fenwick and John Gustafson


Formed in September 1975 by former Deep Purple singer, Ian Gillan, under the name Shand Grenade, soon changed into Ian Gillan Band. The initial lineup was:

IAN GILLAN BAND #1
Sep 75-Apr 76
Ian Gillan
vocals
Ray Fenwick
guitar
Mike Moran
keyboards
Mark Nauseef
drums

They released the album Child in time. But Mike Moran, being a studio session man, left the band very soon.
Ian Gillan Band with Micky Lee Soule


Mickey Lee Soule (from Rainbow, the band of another ex-Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore) was the 2nd keyboardist in Ian Gillan Band, joining in April 1976:

IAN GILLAN BAND #2
Apr 76-May 76
Ian Gillan
vocals
Ray Fenwick
guitar
Mickey Lee Soule
keyboards
Mark Nauseef
drums

They played their first gig as a band, but Soule stayed just one month with them.

Ian Gillan Band with John Gustafson


Ian Gillan Band with John Gustafson


Ian Gillan Band with John Gustafson


Ian Gillan Band with John Gustafson


But finally, in May 1976, the keyboard seat in Ian Gillan Band is filled with the definitive player, Colin Towns:

IAN GILLAN BAND #3
May 76-Jun 78
Ian Gillan
vocals
Ray Fenwick
guitar
Colin Towns
keyboards
Mark Nauseef
drums


A superb lineup! They released two studio albums, Clear air turbulence and Scarabus, very underrated (along with Child in time), because Ian Gillan didn't follow the hard rock style he performed in Deep Purple. He tried to make a different style, and his fans didn't understand this move.

Clear air turbulence contained six lenghty tracks, co-written by the whole band. One of my favourite songs is ´Money lender´. Yes, maybe it was too jazz-rock oriented, but I enjoy it anyway!

Scarabus is a more rock oriented album. All the songs were again written by the whole band.

It was also released a double live album, Live at Budokan, vol. 1 & 2, recorded in September 1977 (originally, it was sold as two different albums), with songs from their studio albums, as well as some Deep Purple covers (´Child in time´ - with superb guitar solos from Mr. Fenwick in a very different version from the original, ´Smoke on the water´, ´Woman from Tokyo´). Very passionate playing and singing, I love these albums.

In June 1978, Ian Gillan splits the band to form a different outfit, more rocking, not so jazz-funk oriented, under the nickname Gillan. He only kept Colin Towns with him.

A later release, The Rockfield mixes, seems to be an alternate mix for Clear air turbulence album.

There's a new live album released. It's called Live at the Rainbow, and it was recorded in London, in May 1977.

And a new live one! Live Yubin Chokin Hall, Hiroshima 1977 was released in 2001.

Rarities 1975-1977 is a recent album of unreleased tracks. Roger Glover plays in 4 tracks.

Ian Gillan Band - from left to right: John Gustafson, Colin Towns, Mark Nauseef, Ian Gillan, Ray Fenwick


Other info on members of Ian Gillan Band (I know up to 21 members)
Already covered (3): Steve Byrd, Tommy Eyre, Chris Glen
To be covered (17): Pete Barnacle, Richard Brampton, Ray Fenwick, Liam Genockey, Jannick Gers, Ian Gillan, Dave Lloyd, John McCoy, Ted McKenna, Mike Moran, Steve Morris, Mark Nauseef, Mick O´Donoghue, Mickey Lee Soule, Bernie Torme, Colin Towns, Mick Underwood


GORDON GILTRAP BAND


This was the Gordon Giltrap Band still around November 1978:

GORDON GILTRAP BAND #?
1978
Gordon Giltrap
guitar
Shirlie Roden
vocals
Roger Hand
guitar
Rod Edwards
keyboards
Eddie Spence
keyboards
Ian Mosley
drums

This was the Gordon Giltrap Band in March 1979:

GORDON GILTRAP BAND #?
1979?
Gordon Giltrap
guitar
Shirlie Roden
vocals
Rod Edwards
keyboards
Eddie Spence
keyboards
Ian Mosley
drums

They released a studio album, The peacock party, although John Gustafson only plays in two songs, being replaced in the other tracks by great bassist John G. Perry. This album is very good, and its cover is incredibly beautiful! The list of musicians is: Gordon Giltrap (guitar), Bimbo Acock (sax, flute, clarinet), Rod Edwards (keyboards), Richard Harvey (recorders, soprano crumhorn), Ian Mosley (drums), John G. Perry (bass), John Gustafson (bass), Morris Pert (percussion), Ric Sanders (violin), Eddy Spence (keyboards). My favourite track is ´Dodo's dream´.

They released the live recording, simply called Live.

I think there was a different (smaller) lineup Gordon Giltrap Band still in 1979:

GORDON GILTRAP BAND #?
1979
Gordon Giltrap
guitar
Eddie Spence
keyboards
Ian Mosley
drums

Other info on members of Gordon Giltrap Band (I know up to 24 members)
Old pages (2): Rod Edwards, Ian Mosley
To be covered (17): Bimbo Acock, Clive Bunker, Lucy Finch, Gordon Giltrap, Roger Hand, Richard Harvey, Dave MacDonald, John G Perry, Shirlie Roden, Joe Skeaping, Rod Skeaping, Eddie Spence, Oliver Wakeman, Phil Wallman, David Ward, Graham Ward, Doug Wooton
Not enough info (4): Steve Anderson, Johanne James, Nick Kendall, Paul Manzi


ROWDY


Rowdy was a band formed around 1983, comprising veteran musicians who have played together in different bands along the years:

ROWDY #?
?
Jackie McAuley
vocals, guitar
Ray Fenwick
guitar
Billy Bremner
guitar
Les Binks
drums

They recorded some tracks, but they were never released.

Other info on members of Rowdy (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Les Binks, Billy Bremner, Ray Fenwick, Jackie McAuley


THE PIRATES


This band was formed in the sixties by the late Johnny Kidd, under the name Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. Later, his famed guitarist Mick Green supposedly reformed the band after the split of his own band Shanghai, and Johnny Gustafson played with them for seven years. He replaced Johnny Spence, probably sometime around 1985:

THE PIRATES #?
1985-?
Mick Green
guitar
Frank Farley
drums

They only released a single in Finland, featuring ´Lights out / I'm into something good´ on blue vinyl.

Sometime later, Frank Farley left the band.

When Frank Farley left the band in the mid 80s, he was replaced by another veteran, drummer Geoff Britton:

THE PIRATES #?
1985-?
Mick Green
guitar
Geoff Britton
drums

They released an album, Still shakin´.


THE FABULOUS SINGLETTES


The Fabulous Singlettes is an Australian female trio singing Motown covers, formed in 1986. A live album, Stop in the name of love - live at The Piccadilly was recorded in August 1988 with this backing band:

THE FABULOUS SINGLETTES #?
1988
Naomi Eyers
vocals
Alison Jiear
vocals
Lisa Shipley
vocals
+
Anthony Glynne
guitar
Wayne Findlay
keyboards
Jason McDermid
trumpet, percussion
David Glyde
sax, flute
Gordon Marshall
drums

Other info on members of The Fabulous Singlettes (I know up to 16 members)
To be covered (4): Wayne Findlay, Anthony Glynne, Gordon Marshall, Neil Warden
Not enough info (11): Sheryl Black, Simone Dee, Diane Dixon, Naomi Eyers, David Glyde, Alison Jiear, Karen Johns, Melissa Langton, Melissa McCaig, Jason McDermid, Lisa Shipley


THE PIRATES (again)


Another change in The Pirates´ drummer seat happened when Geoff Britton left:

THE PIRATES #?
?-1992
Mick Green
guitar
Les Sampson
drums

They released a new album, Live in Japan. Later, John Gustafson left the band probably around 1992 or so.

Other info on members of The Pirates (I know up to 18 members)
Already covered (1): Ged Peck
To be covered (15): Geoff Britton, Johnny Carroll, Clem Cattini, Vic Cooper, Al Cottrell, Frank Farley, Mick Green, John Kerrison, John Morshead, Nick Simper, Johnny Spence, Mick Stewart, Mick Taylor, Roger Truth, John Weider
Not enough info (1): Les Sampson


POOR-MOUTH


Poor-Mouth was the band for guitarist and singer Jack-E McAuley (Jackie McAuley, a former member of Them). He assembled a backing band for concerts, Poor-Mouth, without an stable lineup, but always comprising superb musicians, such as John Gustafson (bass), Rod Demick (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), Chris Parren (keyboards), Nick Payn (sax, flute), Clive Bunker (drums), Howard Tibble (drums).

The band released two albums, but I don't have them, so I don't know if Chris Parren appears there. Help, please!
POOR-MOUTH #
?
Jackie McAuley
vocals, guitar
+ others culled from:
Rod Demick
bass
Phil Rynhart
bass
Don Airey
keyboards
Chris Parren
keyboards
Tommy Lundy
Nick Payn
sax, flute
Clive Bunker
drums
Steve Dixon
drums
Howard Tibble
drums
Tony Ryan
drums

Other info on members of Poor-Mouth (I know up to 12 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Parren
Old pages (1): Don Airey
To be covered (6): Clive Bunker, Rod Demick, Steve Dixon, Jackie McAuley, Nick Payn, Howard Tibble
Not enough info (3): Tommy Lundy, Tony Ryan, Phil Rynhart


AND THEN...


When I first published my page on John Gustafson, he was preparing an ANTHOLOGY for Angel Air records (the same that released his Goose grease album) and would include 3 BIG THREE tracks that are unreleased. Angel Air expected to release it in February 99, but as far as I know, this finally didn´t happen. Why?


BILLY KINSLEY BAND


After many years not knowing from him, John Gustafson reappeared, even if for a one-off gig! Billy Kinsley is a founder member of The Merseybeats (leading the band on and off for 4 decades, along with Tony Crane. Curiously, when John was in the band Billy had left, so they hadn't played together in The Merseybeats). Even though Billy is still fronting The Merseybeats, he assembled this band for a special gig:

BILLY KINSLEY BAND #?
?
Billy Kinsley
vocals, guitar
Kenny Parry
guitar
Pete Phillips
keyboards
Albie Donnelly
sax
Alex Watt
drums
+ guests:
Beryl Marsden
vocals
Colin Areety
vocals

They played a concert in Liverpool (I think it was October 2002, but can't remember for sure).
Other info on members of Billy Kinsley Band (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (5): Albie Donnelly, Billy Kinsley, Beryl Marsden, Kenny Parry, Pete Phillips
Not enough info (2): Colin Areety, Alex Watt


AL JARREAU BAND


I once read that John Gustafson played bass in Al Jarreau Band, but can´t find any other info. Help, please!

AL JARREAU BAND #?
?
Al Jarreau
vocals
Peter Robinson
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Al Jarreau Band (I know up to 72 members)
To be covered (71): Alex Acuna, Nadirah Ali, Michael Baker, Stanley Banks, Tom Barney, Joe Baron, George Benson, Ross Bolton, Robbie Buchanan, Stacy Campbell, Tom Canning, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lenny Castro, Felicia Collins, Randy Crawford, Paulinho Da Costa, Debbie Davis, Debra Dobkin, Dr Gibbs, Charlie Drayton, Nathan East, Kiki Ebsen, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale,... up to 71 musicians.


THE STAR COMBO


John Gustafson has also been a member of The Star Combo, but I can´t find other info:

THE STAR COMBO #?
?
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of The Star Combo (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Howie Casey, Brian Griffiths, Tony Newman, Roy Young


JOHN COGHLAN´S DIESEL BAND


John Gustafson also played with John Coghlan´s Diesel, but don´t know when:

JOHN COGHLAN´S DIESEL BAND #?
?
John Coghlan
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of John Coghlan´s Diesel Band (I know up to 34 members)
Already covered (2): Mick Grabham, Chris Parren
Old pages (4): Ian Ellis, Bernie Marsden, Ray Minhinnet, Andy Pyle
To be covered (19): Jeff Bannister, Andy Bown, Jeff Brown, Chick Churchill, John Coghlan, Gordon Edwards, John Fiddler, Dave Lloyd, Jackie Lynton, Ray Majors, Phil May, Noel McCalla, Charlie McCracken, Micky Moody, Jim Rodford, Chrissie Stewart, John Verity, Bob Young, John Young
Not enough info (8): Mark Booty, Jon Bowers, Hilly Briggs, Paul Carr, Mike Grady, John Heywood, Mac McCaffrey, Rob Sas


AND THEN...


John Gustafson


John Gustafson sadly passed away on September 12th, 2014.

John was one of the first musicians to be covered in my website, back in 1998. He'll always be remembered.



   25 BANDS (WITH 47 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Big Three  3 RECORDINGS:
  • At The Cavern (EP) - Big Three (1963) (LIVE)

    • Members: Brian Griffiths, Johnny Hutchinson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: EP recorded live in August 1963.
  • Resurrection - The Big 3 (1973)

    • Members: Brian Griffiths, Johnny Hutchinson, Nigel Olsson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Mick Grabham, Peter Robinson + Henry Lowther, John Smith
    • Comments: In 1973, Johnny Gustafson´s former band reforms again, with original members Griffiths and Gustafson, and a great drummer, Nigel Olsson! This was their only album, Resurrection, with help from Henry Lowther (trumpet) and Peter Robinson (keyboards). Mick Grabham doesn´t play there, but he´s credited on the album for lending his guitar to Brian Griffiths during this recording.
  • Cavern stomp - Big Three (1982)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Cavern stomp - the complete recordings - The Big Three (2009)

    • Members: Brian Griffiths, Nigel Olsson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Peter Robinson + Catherine Finnis, Henry Lowther, Martin Robinson, Suki Towb (RIP: Mike Leander)
    Other info on members of Big Three (I know up to 11 members)
    To be covered (10):Mike Bankes, Adrian Barber, Paddy Chambers, Faron, Brian Griffiths, Johnny Hutchinson, Roy Marshall, Nigel Olsson, Paul Pilnick, Barry Womersley
    Bullet   
    Other info on members of Bullet (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (2):John DuCann, Paul Hammond
    Not enough info (1):Al Shaw
    Cass & The Casanovas   
    Other info on members of Cass & The Casanovas (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (2):Adrian Barber, Johnny Hutchinson
    Not enough info (2):Brian Casser, Brian Hudson
    John Coghlan´s Diesel Band   
    Other info on members of John Coghlan´s Diesel Band (I know up to 34 members)
    Already covered (2):Mick Grabham, Chris Parren
    Old pages (4):Ian Ellis, Bernie Marsden, Ray Minhinnet, Andy Pyle
    To be covered (19):Jeff Bannister, Andy Bown, Jeff Brown, Chick Churchill, John Coghlan, Gordon Edwards, John Fiddler, Dave Lloyd, Jackie Lynton, Ray Majors, Phil May, Noel McCalla, Charlie McCracken, Micky Moody, Jim Rodford, Chrissie Stewart, John Verity, Bob Young, John Young
    Not enough info (8):Mark Booty, Jon Bowers, Hilly Briggs, Paul Carr, Mike Grady, John Heywood, Mac McCaffrey, Rob Sas
    Daemon   
    Other info on members of Daemon (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (2):John DuCann, Paul Hammond
    Not enough info (1):Al Shaw
    Episode Six   
    Other info on members of Episode Six (I know up to 13 members)
    To be covered (7):Tony Dangerfield, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, John Kerrison, Tony Lander, Peter Robinson, Mick Underwood
    Not enough info (5):Graham Carter, Sheila Carter, Andy Ross, Graham Ross, Harvey Shields
    The Fabulous Singlettes  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Stop in the name of love - live from The Picadilly - The Fabulous Singlettes (1988) (LIVE)

    • Members: Wayne Findlay, Anthony Glynne, Gordon Marshall (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: The Fabulous Singlettes is an Australian female trio singing Motown covers. This album was recorded live in August 1988 in a West End show.
    Other info on members of The Fabulous Singlettes (I know up to 16 members)
    To be covered (4):Wayne Findlay, Anthony Glynne, Gordon Marshall, Neil Warden
    Not enough info (11):Sheryl Black, Simone Dee, Diane Dixon, Naomi Eyers, David Glyde, Alison Jiear, Karen Johns, Melissa Langton, Melissa McCaig, Jason McDermid, Lisa Shipley
    Ian Gillan Band  13 RECORDINGS:
  • Child in time - Ian Gillan (1976)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mike Moran, Mark Nauseef (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Roger Glover
  • Clear air turbulence - Ian Gillan Band (April 1977)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Malcolm Griffiths, John Huckridge, Phil Kenzie (RIP: Derek Healey)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1976.
  • Scarabus - Ian Gillan Band (October 1977)

    • Members:Ray Fenwick, Ian Gillan, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments:Some CD edition contains 1 bonus live track.
  • Live at Budokan vol 2 - Ian Gillan Band (1978) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
  • Live at Budokan vol 1 - Ian Gillan Band (1978) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
  • What I did on my vacation - Ian Gillan (June 1986)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Jannick Gers, John McCoy, Mark Nauseef, Bernie Torme, Colin Towns, Mick Underwood (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: I think What I did on my vacation is a compilation of Gillan and Ian Gillan Band, but don't know if it contains unreleased tracks, as I don't have it.
  • Naked thunder - Ian Gillan (July 1990)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Steve Morris (RIP: Tommy Eyre, John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Roger Glover, Simon Phillips, Peter Robinson
    • Comments: Naked thunder was recorded with great guitarist Steve Morris, friend Roger Glover, Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Simon Phillips (drums). It also features John Gustafson on backing vocals and Peter Robinson on keyboards. After the album was recorded, Tommy Eyre joined Ian Gillan's band.
  • Cherkazoo and other stories... - Ian Gillan (June 1999)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Mike Moran (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Roger Glover + Bernie Holland, Dave Wintour (RIP: Jon Lord + Andrew Steele)
    • Comments: Cherkazoo and other stories was an album assembled of unreleased tracks. Ian Gillan had recorded a never-released soundtrack for an animated children film, the story of "Cherkazoo". There are 8 tracks from that soundtrack, and the album (up to 18 songs) was filled with more outtakes from Gillan's early solo career. The list of musicians included is not known completely. Some of the musicians credited are: Bernie Holland (guitar), Dave Wintour (bass), Andy Steele (drums), Mike Moran (keyboards), Roger Glover. So, why have I included this album in John Gustafson sessions? Because there is a track co-written by Gillan/Glover/Gustafson, "Monster in paradise". It was part of that children soundtrack, but Gustafson also used it in his album by Hard Stuff.
  • Live at the Rainbow 1977 - Ian Gillan Band ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: DVD recorded live in 1977.
  • The Rockfield mixes plus - Ian Gillan Band ( - )

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
  • Rarities 1975-1977 - Ian Gillan Band ( - )

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Roger Glover
  • Live Yubin Chokin Hall, Hiroshima, 1977 - Ian Gillan Band ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1977.
  • Live at The Rainbow - Ian Gillan Band ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1977.
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Mercury high the story of Ian Gillan - Ian Gillan (September 2004)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Dave Lloyd, Mike Moran, Steve Morris, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: Tommy Eyre, John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice + Randy Brecker, Simon Clarke, Albie Donnelly, Christine Faith, Malcolm Griffiths, Bernie Holland, John Huckridge, Carol Kenyon, Phil Kenzie, Roddy Lorimer, Andy Newmark, Simon Phillips, Peter Robinson, Tim Sanders, Ira Siegel, Paul Spong, Vaneese Thomas, Leslie West, Dave Wintour (RIP: Jon Lord + Derek Healey, Andrew Steele)
  • The Definitive Ian Gillan live - Ian Gillan (2008) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, Jannick Gers, John McCoy, Mark Nauseef, Bernie Torme, Colin Towns, Mick Underwood (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation of live tracks. First CD features the Ian Gillan Band, and 2nd CD is from Gillan (the band).
    Other info on members of Ian Gillan Band (I know up to 21 members)
    Already covered (3):Steve Byrd, Tommy Eyre, Chris Glen
    To be covered (17):Pete Barnacle, Richard Brampton, Ray Fenwick, Liam Genockey, Jannick Gers, Ian Gillan, Dave Lloyd, John McCoy, Ted McKenna, Mike Moran, Steve Morris, Mark Nauseef, Mick O´Donoghue, Mickey Lee Soule, Bernie Torme, Colin Towns, Mick Underwood
    Gordon Giltrap Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Peacock party - Gordon Giltrap (1981)

    • Members: Gordon Giltrap + Bimbo Acock, Rod Edwards, Richard Harvey, Ian Mosley, John G Perry, Eddie Spence (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Ric Sanders (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Comments: The list of musicians is: Gordon Giltrap (guitar), Bimbo Acock (sax, flute, clarinet), Rod Edwards (keyboards), Richard Harvey (recorders, soprano crumhorn), Ian Mosley (drums), John G. Perry (bass), John Gustafson (bass on 2 tracks), Morris Pert (percussion), Ric Sanders (violin), Eddy Spence (keyboards). CD reissue contains 3 bonus tracks.
    • My opinion: This album is very good, and its cover is incredibly beautiful! My favourite track is ´Dodo´s dream´.
  • Live - Gordon Giltrap (1981) (LIVE)

    • Members: Gordon Giltrap + Rod Edwards, Ian Mosley, Shirlie Roden, Eddie Spence (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1979. CD reissue was published under a different title, Live at Oxford.
  • Live at the BBC - Gordon Giltrap (1995) (LIVE)

    • Members: Gordon Giltrap + Rod Edwards, Lucy Finch, Ian Mosley, Joe Skeaping, Rod Skeaping, Eddie Spence, Phil Wallman, David Ward, Graham Ward, Doug Wooton (RIP: John Gustafson)
    Other info on members of Gordon Giltrap Band (I know up to 24 members)
    Old pages (2):Rod Edwards, Ian Mosley
    To be covered (17):Bimbo Acock, Clive Bunker, Lucy Finch, Gordon Giltrap, Roger Hand, Richard Harvey, Dave MacDonald, John G Perry, Shirlie Roden, Joe Skeaping, Rod Skeaping, Eddie Spence, Oliver Wakeman, Phil Wallman, David Ward, Graham Ward, Doug Wooton
    Not enough info (4):Steve Anderson, Johanne James, Nick Kendall, Paul Manzi
    The Johnny Gus Set   
    Other info on members of The Johnny Gus Set (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (2):Brian Griffiths, Ron Parry
    Not enough info (2):Daryl Dougdale, Vinnie Parker
    John Gustafson Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Take me for a little while / Make me your number one (SINGLE) - Johnny Gustafson (1965)

  • Just to be with you / Sweet day (SINGLE) - Johnny Gustafson (1965)

  • Goose grease - John Gustafson (1997)

    • Members: (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: B J Cole, Jeff Daly, Tony Hymas, Henry Lowther, Mike Moran, Ann Odell, Stretch, Mark Warner (RIP: Morris Pert + Barry De Souza)
    • Comments: John Gustafson, apart from the singles he released in the sixties, only has a solo album, Goose grease. But the interesting story is that he recorded it in 1976, but remained unreleased until 1997, when it has been issued on CD, remastered by old fellow Ray Fenwick.
    • My opinion: It's a very interesting album, quite funky. The performances are superb, especially Mark Warner (you just have to listen to him in the track 'Cheap Astrakhan', as well as the solos on 'Boogie woogie' or 'What's your game?'). B.J. Cole is also fantastic on 'Poem about a gnome' or 'Freshness'. As I've said, the album was recorded in 1976, at Ramport Studios, London. Thanks to splendid record label Angel Air, we've been lucky to be able to listen to it.
    Hard Stuff  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Bulletproof - Hard Stuff (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: John DuCann, John Gustafson, Paul Hammond)
    • Comments: Recorded during August and September 1971.
  • Bolex dementia - Hard Stuff (1973)

  • Other info on members of Hard Stuff (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (2):John DuCann, Paul Hammond
    Al Jarreau Band   
    Other info on members of Al Jarreau Band (I know up to 72 members)
    To be covered (71):Alex Acuna, Nadirah Ali, Michael Baker, Stanley Banks, Tom Barney, Joe Baron, George Benson, Ross Bolton, Robbie Buchanan, Stacy Campbell, Tom Canning, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lenny Castro, Felicia Collins, Randy Crawford, Paulinho Da Costa, Debbie Davis, Debra Dobkin, Dr Gibbs, Charlie Drayton, Nathan East, Kiki Ebsen, Buzzy Feiten, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale,... up to 71 musicians.
    Johnny & John   
    Other info on members of Johnny & John (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):John Banks
    Billy Kinsley Band   
    Other info on members of Billy Kinsley Band (I know up to 8 members)
    To be covered (5):Albie Donnelly, Billy Kinsley, Beryl Marsden, Kenny Parry, Pete Phillips
    Not enough info (2):Colin Areety, Alex Watt
    The Merseybeats  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Beat and ballads - Merseybeats (1982)

  • Other info on members of The Merseybeats (I know up to 11 members)
    To be covered (3):John Banks, Dave Goldberg, Billy Kinsley
    Not enough info (7):Allan Cosgrove, Adrian Crane, Tony Crane, Bob Garner, Bob Packham, Lou Rosenthal, Aaron Williams
    Shawn Phillips Band  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Collaboration - Shawn Phillips (1971)

    • Members: Shawn Phillips + Peter Robinson (RIP: Barry De Souza, John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Martyn Ford, David Katz, Ann Odell, Brian Odgers
    • Technical: Robin Geoffrey Cable
  • Furthermore - Shawn Phillips (1974)

    • Members: Shawn Phillips + Peter Robinson (RIP: Barry De Souza, John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Martyn Ford, Ann Odell, Caleb Quaye
    • Technical: John Punter
    • Comments: On Furthermore, the whole album is played by this lineup: Shawn Phillips (vocals, guitar), Caleb Quaye (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards) , Paul Buckmaster (cello), Ann Odell (mellotron on 'Starbright'), Raul Mayora (percussion) and Barry DeSouza (drums).
  • Rumplestiltskin´s resolve - Shawn Phillips (1976)

    • Members: Shawn Phillips + Peter Robinson (RIP: Barry De Souza, John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Paul Jackson, Mike Miller, Caleb Quaye, Bill Summers, Albert Wing (RIP: Michael Clarke, Steve Hammond)
    • Technical: Steve Katz
    • Comments: On Rumplestiltskin's resolve, Caleb Quaye only plays in one song, 'Spitefull', with this lineup: Shawn Phillips (vocals, guitar) Caleb Quaye (electric guitar) John Gustafson (bass) Peter Robinson (keyboards) Paul Buckmaster (organ) John Pullen (oboe) Barry DeSouza (drums)
  • At the BBC - Shawn Phillips (February 2009) (LIVE)

  • Other info on members of Shawn Phillips Band (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (1):Barry De Souza
    To be covered (2):Shawn Phillips, Peter Robinson
    Not enough info (3):Jim Varley, Pete Walmsley, Tony Walmsley
    The Pirates  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Still shakin´ - The Pirates (1988)

  • Sailing through France - The Pirates (1992) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Mick Green, John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Peter Gunn
    • Comments: Recorded live.
  • Live in Japan - The Pirates (June 2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Mick Green, John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Recorded live in October 1988.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Crossfire - The Pirates (July 1999)

    • Members: Geoff Britton, Frank Farley, Johnny Spence (RIP: Mick Green, John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Lloyd Green
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks taken from 5 different albums. John Gustafson appears in 3 tracks (2 taken from Still shakin´ and 1 from Live in Japan).
    Other info on members of The Pirates (I know up to 18 members)
    Already covered (1):Ged Peck
    To be covered (15):Geoff Britton, Johnny Carroll, Clem Cattini, Vic Cooper, Al Cottrell, Frank Farley, Mick Green, John Kerrison, John Morshead, Nick Simper, Johnny Spence, Mick Stewart, Mick Taylor, Roger Truth, John Weider
    Not enough info (1):Les Sampson
    Poor-Mouth  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Fretwork - Jack-E McAuley (January 1997)

    • Members: Jackie McAuley + Clive Bunker, Rod Demick, Steve Dixon, Chris Parren, Nick Payn, Howard Tibble (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Troy Donockley, Melanie Harrold, Kevin McAlea, Richard Simmons
    • Comments: A great, veteran player and singer. This album is a compilation of his two former solo albums (Gael Force and Headspin), and it features lots of great players: John Gustafson (bass), Rod Demick (bass, vocals), Chris Parren (keyboards), Kevin McAlea (keyboards), Richard Simmons (keyboards), Nick Payn (flute, harmonica), Clive Bunker (drums), Steve Dixon (drums), plus vocals by the wonderful Melanie Harrold.
    Other info on members of Poor-Mouth (I know up to 12 members)
    Already covered (1):Chris Parren
    Old pages (1):Don Airey
    To be covered (6):Clive Bunker, Rod Demick, Steve Dixon, Jackie McAuley, Nick Payn, Howard Tibble
    Not enough info (3):Tommy Lundy, Tony Ryan, Phil Rynhart
    Quatermass  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Quatermass - Quatermass (1970)

    • Members: Peter Robinson, Mick Underwood (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, David Katz (RIP: Tony Gilbert, Joe Mudele, Jack Rothstein)
    • Comments: There´s an expanded edition as a 2CD, released in June 2013, with nex mixes as well as 3 bonus tracks (2 previously unreleased).
    Other info on members of Quatermass (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (2):Barry De Souza, Morris Pert
    To be covered (4):Malando Gassama, Peter Robinson, Janne Schaffer, Mick Underwood
    The Quotations   
    Other info on members of The Quotations (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (4):John Banks, Billy Bremner, Graham Dee, Barrie Martin
    Not enough info (5):Graham Alexander, Jimmy Butchart, Tony Droy, Tony Gilbert, John Goodison
    Rowdy   
    Other info on members of Rowdy (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (4):Les Binks, Billy Bremner, Ray Fenwick, Jackie McAuley
    Roxy Music  7 RECORDINGS:
  • Stranded - Roxy Music (1973)

    • Members: Bryan Ferry, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, John Porter, Paul Thompson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Guests: Chris Laurence
    • Producer: Chris Thomas
  • For your pleasure - Roxy Music (1973)

    • Members: Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Chris Thomas
    • Comments: Second album by Roxy Music, recorded in February 1973.
  • Country life - Roxy Music (1974)

    • Members: Bryan Ferry, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: John Punter
    • Technical: Steve Nye
    • Comments: Recorded in the summer of 1974.
  • Siren - Roxy Music (1975)

    • Members: Bryan Ferry, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Chris Thomas
    • Technical: Steve Nye
    • Comments: Fifth album by Roxy Music, recorded in the summer of 1975.
  • Viva! - Roxy Music (July 1976) (LIVE)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Bryan Ferry, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Sal Maida, Phil Manzanera, Jacqui Sullivan, Paul Thompson, John Wetton, Rick Wills (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Chris Thomas
    • Technical: Dennis Blackham, Rhett Davies, Bob Ludwig, Steve Nye, Bill Price, John Punter
    • Comments: It was recorded from different concerts in their tours in 1973, 1974 and 1975, with several different bassists.
  • The Thrill of it all - Roxy Music (1995)

    • Members: Paul Carrack, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Neil Hubbard, Neil Jason, Eddie Jobson, Rik Kenton, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Andy Newmark, John Porter, Allan Schwartzberg, Graham Simpson, Paul Thompson, Fonzi Thornton, Gary Tibbs (RIP: John Gustafson, Jimmy Maelen, Alan Spenner)
    • Guests: Simon Phillips
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with mostly studio takes and some unreleased tracks. There´s a 2DVD with the same name, but different content (with live appearances from 1972 to 1982).
  • The Thrill of it all - a visual history 1972-1982 - Roxy Music (2007)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson, Rick Wills (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: 2DVD with live appearances from 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982. There´s also a 4CD boxset with the same name, but different content (mostly studio takes and some unreleased tracks).
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Greatest hits - Roxy Music (1977)

    • Members: Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Eddie Jobson, Rik Kenton, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, John Porter, Paul Thompson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: John Punter, Chris Thomas
    Other info on members of Roxy Music (I know up to 46 members)
    Already covered (2):Doreen Chanter, Sal Maida
    Old pages (2):Paul Carrack, Rick Wills
    To be covered (41):Sewuese Abwa, Tawatha Agee, Sarah Brown, Roger Bunn, Jorja Chalmers, Michelle Cobbs, Brian Eno, Yanick Etienne, Bryan Ferry, Guy Fletcher, Colin Good, Aleysha Gordon, Neil Hubbard, Neil Jason, Eddie Jobson, Michelle John, Zev Katz, Rik Kenton, Dexter Lloyd, Andy Mackay, Jimmy Maelen, Phil Manzanera, Jeremy Meehan, Andy Newmark, Davy O´List,... up to 41 musicians.
    The Seniors   
    Other info on members of The Seniors (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (3):Ian Broad, Howie Casey, Brian Griffiths
    The Star Combo   
    Other info on members of The Star Combo (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (4):Howie Casey, Brian Griffiths, Tony Newman, Roy Young

       11 ALBUMS FOR 8 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Axispoint  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Axis Point - Axispoint (1979)

    • Members: Les Binks, Eddie Hardin, Rob Townsend
    • Guests: Charlie McCracken, Charlie Whitney (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Axis Point were a group with members of Spencer Davis Group, Taste, Family and Streetwalkers: Charlie Whitney (guitar), Charlie McCracken (bass), Eddie Hardin (keyboards, vocals), Les Binks - later replaced by Rob Townsend (drums). I suppose John Gustafson (additional vocals) played with them because he was involved with the Spencer Davis Group around 1974. This album was recorded in May 1978.
    Bryan Ferry Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Let´s stick together - Bryan Ferry (September 1976)

    • Members: Bryan Ferry + Doreen Chanter, Helen Chappelle, Mel Collins, Martin Drover, Neil Hubbard, Phil Manzanera, Paddy McHugh, Chris Mercer, Ann Odell, John Porter, Chris Spedding, Jacqui Sullivan, Paul Thompson, John Wetton (RIP: Vicki Brown, Morris Pert)
    • Guests: Eddie Jobson, Davy O´List, Rick Wills (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Chris Thomas
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig, Steve Nye, John Punter, Nigel Walker
    • Comments: Let's stick together is Ferry´s fourth album, although it comprises of outtakes, from both Bryan Ferry solo career and Roxy Music tracks. The basic band for the album is: Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards, harmonica), Chris Spedding (guitar), John Wetton (bass), Chris Mercer (sax), Paul Thompson (drums). But we can also find Phil Manzanera (guitar on 1 track), Davy O'List (guitar on 1 track), Neil Hubbard (guitar on the track 'Casanova'), John Gustafson (bass on the song 'Re-make/Re-model'), John Porter (bass on 1 track), Rick Wills (bass on the track 'Sea breezes'), Eddie Jobson (keyboards, violin), Mel Collins (sax), Martin Drover (trumpet), Morris Pert (percussion), Ann Odell (string arrangements), and backing vocals by Jacqui Sullivan, Helen Chappelle, Paddie McHugh, Doreen Chanter, Vicki Brown, Martha Walker.
    Other info on members of Bryan Ferry Band (I know up to 98 members)
    Already covered (3):Doreen Chanter, Chris Mercer, Morris Pert
    Old pages (2):Jon Carin, David Gilmour
    To be covered (93):Leo Abrahams, Sewuese Abwa, Tawatha Agee, Bridgette Amofah, Irvine Arditti, Alan Barnes, Paul Beard, Dyan Birch, Sarah Brown, Vicki Brown, Paul Buckmaster, Jorja Chalmers, Helen Chappelle, Robert Clark, Michelle Cobbs, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Paul Cosh, Jeff Daly, Iain Dixon, Martin Drover, Rita Eddowes, Liz Edwards, Bryan Ferry, Tara Ferry,... up to 93 musicians.
    Pauline Gillan Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Rocks on! - Gillan/Dean (1984)

  • Other info on members of Pauline Gillan Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Pauline Gillan
    Roger Glover Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Butterfly ball and the grasshopper´s feast - Roger Glover (December 1974)

    • Members: Roger Glover
    • Guests: David Coverdale, Eddie Hardin + Les Binks, Helen Chappelle, Jack Emblow, Ray Fenwick, Martyn Ford, Mo Foster, Mike Giles, Jimmy Helms, Glenn Hughes, Eddie Jobson, Chris Karan, Neil Lancaster, John Lawton, Mike Moran, Del Newman, Ann Odell, Mickey Lee Soule, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Nigel Watson (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, John Gustafson + Tony Ashton, Kay Garner, Joanne Williams)
    • Comments: Some CD reissues add one bonus track.
    Other info on members of Roger Glover Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Roger Glover
    Andy Mackay Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In search of Eddie Riff - Andy Mackay (June 1974)

    • Members: Andy Mackay
    • Guests: Brian Chatton, Eddie Jobson, Phil Manzanera, John Porter, Lloyd Watson + Roger Glover, Bruce Rowland (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: The sax man from Roxy Music. This was his first solo album. With several companions from the band: Phil Manzanera, John Porter, Eddie Jobson, Paul Thompson, John Gustafson, and some other guests: Lloyd Watson (guitar, from Manzanera´s band 801), and Roger Glover (bass), Brian Chatton (keyboards), Bruce Rowland (drums).
    Other info on members of Andy Mackay Band (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (4):Andy Mackay, Paul Thompson, Julia Thornton, Gary Tibbs
    Not enough info (3):T J Allen, Rob Childs, Hazel Mills
    Phil Manzanera Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Manzanera collection - Phil Manzanera (1995)

    • Members: Phil Manzanera + Paul Carrack, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Guy Fletcher, Neil Hubbard, Neil Jason, Andy Mackay, Bill McCormick, Francis Monkman, Andy Newmark, Simon Phillips, Allan Schwartzberg, Chris Spedding, Paul Thompson, Fonzi Thornton, Lloyd Watson, John Wetton (RIP: Alan Spenner)
    • Guests: Guy Barker, Livingstone Brown, John Cale, Chyna, Ray Cooper, Blair Cunningham, Bosco D´Oliveira, Snake Davis, Nic France, Steve Gadd, Simon King, Tony Levin, Clive Mayuyu, John McKenzie, Chucho Merchan, Billy Nicholls, Pino Palladino, Phil Todd, Cleveland Watkiss, Alan White, Mark Wood, Robert Wyatt (RIP: John Gustafson + Archie Legget, Nico, Pete Saberton)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation, trying to cover all stages of Phil's career, with tracks from Manzanera´s bands (Roxy Music, 801, The Explorers), etc. Lots of great musicians: Chris Spedding (guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), John Wetton (bass, vocals), John Gustafson (bass), Pino Palladino (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Simon Phillips (drums), Andy Newmark (drums), etc.
    Other info on members of Phil Manzanera Band (I know up to 7 members)
    Old pages (1):Jon Carin
    To be covered (4):Charles Hayward, Phil Manzanera, Guy Pratt, Paul Thompson
    Not enough info (2):Leszek Mozder, Yarron Stavi
    Nutshell  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Believe it or not - Nutshell (1979)

    • Members: Paul Field, Mo McCafferty, Annie McCaig
    • Guests: Gordon Giltrap + Tony Carr, Mike Giles, Dzal Martin, John Mealing, Chris Mercer, Del Newman (RIP: John Gustafson + Kevin Peek, Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
    • Technical: Roger Wake
    • Comments: This was a Christian band, produced by the team Rod Edwards & Roger Hand. This was their fourth (and last) album. The band members were Paul Field, Annie McCaig and Mo McCafferty, and it also features Kevin Peek (guitar), Gordon Giltrap (guitar), John Mealing (string arrangements), John Gustafson (bass), Rod Edwards (keyboards), Mike Giles (drums), Morris Pert (percussion), plus the Gonzalez brass section, featuring Chris Mercer (who also makes the brass arrangements). It's not mentioned other Gonzalez musicians except Chris.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Best of Nutshell - Nutshell (1981)

    • Members: Paul Field, Mo McCafferty, Annie McCaig
    • Guests: Gordon Giltrap, John G Perry + Mike Giles, Dzal Martin, Chris Mercer, Mo Witham (RIP: John Gustafson, Kevin Peek, Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Roger Wake
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks taken from their 4 albums.
    Other info on members of Nutshell (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Paul Field, Mo McCafferty, Annie McCaig
    Not enough info (2):Heather Barlow, Pam Thiele
    Janne Schaffer Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Andra - Janne Schaffer (1974)

    • Members: Janne Schaffer (RIP: Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Guests: Lucas Lindholm, Peter Robinson, Mads Vinding (RIP: Ola Brunkert, Malando Gassama, John Gustafson)
  • Andra LP - Janne Schaffer (1974)

    • Members: Janne Schaffer (RIP: Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Guests: Lucas Lindholm, Peter Robinson, Mads Vinding (RIP: Ola Brunkert + Malando Gassama, John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Superb Swedish guitarist, Janne Schaffer used to be Abba's studio and live guitarist. In Andra, we can find the Baltik musicians (Janne, Gustafson and Lindh) plus Peter Robinson and several more Swedish musicians.
  • Second album - Janne Schaffer (1975)

    • Members: Janne Schaffer (RIP: Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Guests: Peter Robinson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: In Second Album, we find the same musicians as in the Andra album, so I'm wondering if they're the same album (maybe an international reissue of the original Swedish-only release). Does anybody know?
    Other info on members of Janne Schaffer Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Bjorn Jayson Lindh, Per Lindvall, Janne Schaffer
    Not enough info (2):Stefan Nilsson, Christian Veltman

       3 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Jesus Christ Superstar - VVAA (October 1970)

    • Guests: P P Arnold, Madeline Bell, Brian Bennett, Annette Brox, Victor Brox, Keith Christie, Les Condon, Mike D´Abo, Yvonne Elliman, Ian Gillan, Sue Glover, Ian Herbert, Clive Hicks, Neil Hubbard, Karl Jenkins, Brian Keith, Neil Lancaster, Sunny Leslie, John Marshall, Henry McCullough, Chris Mercer, Peter Morgan, Peter Robinson, Bruce Rowland, Chris Spedding, Chris Taylor, Mike Vickers, Mick Weaver, Alan Weighall (RIP: Tony Ashton, Harry Beckett, Jeff Clyne, Lesley Duncan, Kay Garner, John Gustafson, Ian Hamer, Bill Le Sage, Alan Spenner, Kenny Wheeler)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Rushent)
    • Comments: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote this magnificent and world-wide famous score. There has been many different versions (including a Spanish one), but to me, the best is the original version. The list of participants is really impressive: Ian Gillan (vocals, from Deep Purple), Chris Spedding (guitar), Madeline Bell (vocals), Lesley Duncan (vocals), Yvonne Elliman (vocals), John Gustafson (vocals), Murray Head (vocals), Tony Ashton (vocals), Victor Brox (bass, from Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Chris Mercer (sax), Paul Raven (vocals), Bruce Rowland (drums), Alan Spenner (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Mike D'Abo (vocals, from Manfred Mann), Henry McCullough (guitar), etc.
  • Josep & The Amazing Technicolor dreamcoat (Original Cast) - VVAA (1974)

    • Guests: B J Cole, Neil Hubbard, Bruce Rowland, Geoff Westley + Bobby Watson (RIP: John Gustafson, Ollie Halsall + Gordon Waller)
    • Comments: Another ambitious project by authors Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice. As always, great musicians involved: the late Gary U.S. Bonds (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Geoff Westley (keyboards), Bruce Rowlands (drums), etc.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Between or beyond the northern lights - VVAA (April 2002)

    • Guests: Staffan Abeleen, Tim Hagans, Sabu Martinez, Peter Robinson, Janne Schaffer, Steve Swallow, Mads Vinding (RIP: Ola Brunkert, Barry De Souza, Malando Gassama, John Gustafson, Bjorn Jayson Lindh, Red Mitchell, Pekka Pohjola, Pekka Poyry, Ed Thigpen, Edward Vesala, Tony Williams)
    • Comments: The album says: Rare fusion from Scandinavia 1967-1978. It features tracks by Karin Krog, Olli Ahvenlahti, Mamba, Pop Workshop, Staffan Abeleen Quintets, Eero Koivistoinen Music Society, Ablution (with John Gustafson, Peter Robinson and Barry De Souza), Sabu Martinez and Bob Azzam.

       3 MUSICALS / CASTS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Jesus Christ Superstar - VVAA (October 1970)

    • Guests: P P Arnold, Madeline Bell, Brian Bennett, Annette Brox, Victor Brox, Keith Christie, Les Condon, Mike D´Abo, Yvonne Elliman, Ian Gillan, Sue Glover, Ian Herbert, Clive Hicks, Neil Hubbard, Karl Jenkins, Brian Keith, Neil Lancaster, Sunny Leslie, John Marshall, Henry McCullough, Chris Mercer, Peter Morgan, Peter Robinson, Bruce Rowland, Chris Spedding, Chris Taylor, Mike Vickers, Mick Weaver, Alan Weighall (RIP: Tony Ashton, Harry Beckett, Jeff Clyne, Lesley Duncan, Kay Garner, John Gustafson, Ian Hamer, Bill Le Sage, Alan Spenner, Kenny Wheeler)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Rushent)
    • Comments: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote this magnificent and world-wide famous score. There has been many different versions (including a Spanish one), but to me, the best is the original version. The list of participants is really impressive: Ian Gillan (vocals, from Deep Purple), Chris Spedding (guitar), Madeline Bell (vocals), Lesley Duncan (vocals), Yvonne Elliman (vocals), John Gustafson (vocals), Murray Head (vocals), Tony Ashton (vocals), Victor Brox (bass, from Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Chris Mercer (sax), Paul Raven (vocals), Bruce Rowland (drums), Alan Spenner (bass), Mick Weaver (keyboards), Mike D'Abo (vocals, from Manfred Mann), Henry McCullough (guitar), etc.
  • Josep & The Amazing Technicolor dreamcoat (Original Cast) - VVAA (1974)

    • Guests: B J Cole, Neil Hubbard, Bruce Rowland, Geoff Westley + Bobby Watson (RIP: John Gustafson, Ollie Halsall + Gordon Waller)
    • Comments: Another ambitious project by authors Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice. As always, great musicians involved: the late Gary U.S. Bonds (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Geoff Westley (keyboards), Bruce Rowlands (drums), etc.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Between or beyond the northern lights - VVAA (April 2002)

    • Guests: Staffan Abeleen, Tim Hagans, Sabu Martinez, Peter Robinson, Janne Schaffer, Steve Swallow, Mads Vinding (RIP: Ola Brunkert, Barry De Souza, Malando Gassama, John Gustafson, Bjorn Jayson Lindh, Red Mitchell, Pekka Pohjola, Pekka Poyry, Ed Thigpen, Edward Vesala, Tony Williams)
    • Comments: The album says: Rare fusion from Scandinavia 1967-1978. It features tracks by Karin Krog, Olli Ahvenlahti, Mamba, Pop Workshop, Staffan Abeleen Quintets, Eero Koivistoinen Music Society, Ablution (with John Gustafson, Peter Robinson and Barry De Souza), Sabu Martinez and Bob Azzam.

       42 SESSIONS (FOR 30 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Ablution  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Ablution - Ablution (1974)

  • Mick Audsley Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Storyboard - Mick Audsley (1974)

  • Other info on members of Mick Audsley Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Mick Audsley
    Kevin Ayers Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Confessions of Dr Dream and other stories - Kevin Ayers (May 1974)

    • Members: Cal Batchelor, Henry Crallan, Mike Oldfield, Mike Ratledge (RIP: Kevin Ayers + Lol Coxhill, Ollie Halsall)
    • Guests: Ray Cooper, Mike Giles, Mike Moran, Steve Nye, John G Perry, Geoff Richardson, Mark Warner (RIP: Nico + John Gustafson, Rosetta Hightower, Simon Jeffes, Sam Mitchell, Doris Troy, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: Rupert Hine
    • Technical: John Punter
    • Comments: This album was recorded with Kevin´s great friend Ollie Halsall (appearing in 1 track), some other fellow companions like Mike Oldfield (guitar, bass), Nico (vocals), Cal Batchelor (guitar), John G. Perry (bass), Mike Ratledge (keyboards), Lol Coxhill (sax), Mike Giles (drums) and session musicians: Mike Moran (keyboards), Steve Nye (keyboards), Trevor Jones (bass), John Gustafson (bass), Ray Cooper (percussion), Doris Troy, Joanne Williams & Rosetta Hightower (vocals), etc. Produced by Rupert Hine (who also plays keyboards). Some CD reissues contain 7 bonus tracks.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Didn´t feel lonely till I thought of you - The Island Records years - Kevin Ayers (2004)

    • Members: Cal Batchelor, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Henry Crallan, Jakob Magnusson, Mike Oldfield, Mike Ratledge, Freddie Smith, Eddie Sparrow, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Kevin Ayers + Lol Coxhill, Ollie Halsall, Archie Legget)
    • Guests: John Cale, Brian Eno + John Altman, Bias Boshell, Harrison Calloway, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Chilli Charles, Ray Cooper, Ronnie Eades, Mike Giles, Rupert Hine, Elton John, Steve Nye, John G Perry, Charles Rose, Calvin ´Fuzzy´ Samuels, Liza Strike, Harvey Thompson (RIP: Nico + John Gustafson, Rosetta Hightower, Simon Jeffes, Sam Mitchell, Doris Troy, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Smith)
    • Technical: John Punter, John Wood
    • Comments: Compilation including the albums The confessions of Dr Dream and other stories, Sweet deceiver (with 3 bonus tracks), and June 1, 1974.
    Other info on members of Kevin Ayers Band (I know up to 41 members)
    Already covered (1):Cal Batchelor
    Old pages (2):Mike Oldfield, Rick Wills
    To be covered (38):Kevin Ayers, David Bedford, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Pedro Colon, Lol Coxhill, Henry Crallan, Elton Dean, Lyn Dobson, Dave Dufort, Bill Evans, Nick Evans, Miguel Figuerola, Mick Fincher, Gerry Fitzgerald, Marcelo Fuentes, Zanna Gregmar, Clive Griffiths, Ollie Halsall, John Halsey, Steve Hillage, Hugh Hopper, Archie Legget, Billy Livsey, Jakob Magnusson, Charlie McCracken,... up to 38 musicians.
    Baltik  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Baltik - Baltik (1973)

    • Members: Janne Schaffer
    • Guests: (RIP: John Gustafson, Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Comments: As far as I know, they only released this album, with Janne Schaffer (guitar), John Gustafson (bass) and Bjorn Jayson Lindh (flute).
    Other info on members of Baltik (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Janne Schaffer
    Teresa Brewer Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Music music music - Teresa Brewer (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Teresa Brewer)
    • Guests: Richard Bennett, Hal Blaine, Bobby Bryant, Dennis Budimir, Artie Butler, Larry Carlton, Ray Cooper, David Duke, King Errisson, Victor Feldman, Terry Harrington, Tom Hensley, Chas Hodges, Paul Hubinon, Joe Jammer, Albert Lee, Dick Nash, Tom Parker, Don Peake, Lyle Ritz, Jim Ryan, Ray Smith (RIP: John Gustafson, Bobby Hackett, Paul Hammond, Pete Jolly, Lew McCreary, Earl Palmer)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Comments: A jazz lady. She started singing in the 50s. But along the seventies, she also recorded some album with rock musicians.
      Music music music has collaborations from: Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Jammer (guitar), Jim Ryan (guitar), Ray Cooper (percussion), Victor Feldman (percussion), Hal Blaine (drums). From Head, Hands & Feet: Albert Lee (guitar), Ray Smith (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), John Gustafson (bass), Paul Hammond (drums).
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • 16 most requested songs - Teresa Brewer (1977)

    • Members: (RIP: Teresa Brewer)
    • Guests: Seymour Barab, Richard Bennett, Hal Blaine, Al Brown, Bobby Bryant, Dennis Budimir, Hugh Burns, Artie Butler, Larry Carlton, Ray Cooper, Richard Davis, David Duke, Gordon Edwards, King Errisson, Victor Feldman, Peter Frampton, Pete Gavin, Jim Gordon, Carl Hall, Terry Harrington, Chas Hodges, Paul Hubinon, Joe Jammer, Gus Johnson, Michael Lang, Albert Lee, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Dick Nash, Frank Owens, Tom Parker, Dave Peacock, Don Peake, Romeo Penque, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bernard Purdie, Lee Ritenour, Lyle Ritz, Tom Scott, John Simon, Graham Smith, Ray Smith, Maurice Spears, Gary Taylor, Martin Taylor, Mark Warner, Bill Watrous, Chauncey Welsch, Mike Wofford (RIP: Joe Beck, Willie Bobo, Phil Bodner, Bob Brookmeyer, Buddy Childers, Buddy Collette, Mel Davis, Vic Dickenson, Diz Disley, Chuck Domanico, Cornell Dupree, Bud Freeman, Stephane Grappelli, John Gustafson, Bobby Hackett, Bob Haggart, Paul Hammond, Pete Jolly, Max Kaminsky, Yank Lawson, Lew McCreary, Johnny Mince, Ollie Mitchell, Benny Morton, Jack Nimitz, Earl Palmer, Bud Shank, Ralph Sutton, Tasha Thomas)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Comments: 16 most requested songs is a compilation, thus including Gustafson here.
  • In London - Teresa Brewer (1982)

    • Members: (RIP: Teresa Brewer)
    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Artie Butler, B J Cole, Ray Cooper, Peter Frampton, Pete Gavin, Mike Giles, Sue Glover, Ian Green, Steve Gregory, Chas Hodges, Ruby James, Joe Jammer, Chris Karan, Albert Lee, Chris Mercer, Tom Parker, Dave Peacock, Dave Quincy, Frank Ricotti, Peter Robinson, Jim Ryan, Graham Smith, Ray Smith, Barry St John, Larry Steele, Liza Strike, Gary Taylor, Mark Warner (RIP: John Gustafson, Paul Hammond)
    • Comments: In London is a compilation of two albums, Music music music and In London with Oily Rags, and it contains great players. Guitars: Peter Frampton, Joe Jammer, Hughie Burns, Gary Taylor, Jim Ryan, Mark Warner, B.J. Cole. Percussion: Ray Cooper, Frank Ricotti. Horns from Gonzalez: Steve Gregory, Chris Mercer. Vocalists: Sue Glover, Liza Strike. Drums: Michael Giles. From Head, Hands & Feet: Albert Lee (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), Pete Gavin (drums). And the complete Quatermass lineup: John Gustafson (bass), Pete Robinson (keyboards), Paul Hammond (drums).
    Other info on members of Teresa Brewer Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Teresa Brewer
    Caravan  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cool water - Caravan (1994)

    • Members: Pye Hastings, Jan Schelhaas, Richard Sinclair (RIP: Richard Coughlan)
    • Guests: Rod Edwards, Ian Mosley (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Technical: John Burns
    • Comments: Collection of unreleased tracks recorded in 1977. 4 of them were recorded by the superb Pye Hastings with members of Gordon Giltrap Band (I think they were: Rod Edwards, John Gustafson and Ian Mosley), plus Jimmy Hastings on sax. The CD doesn´t include any musicians credits.
    Other info on members of Caravan (I know up to 16 members)
    Old pages (1):Derek Austin
    To be covered (15):Doug Boyle, Richard Coughlan, Stuart Evans, Jimmy Hastings, Pye Hastings, Jim Leverton, Dek Messecar, Steve Miller, John G Perry, Geoff Richardson, Jan Schelhaas, David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Mark Walker, Mike Wedgwood
    Allan Clarke Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Allan Clarke - Allan Clarke (1974)

    • Members: Allan Clarke
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Helen Chappelle, B J Cole, Debbie Davis, Herbie Flowers, Ray Glynn, Jimmy Horowitz, Tony Hymas, Mike Moran, Tony Newman, Ann Odell, Peter Robinson, Barry St John, Liza Strike (RIP: Vicki Brown, Kay Garner, John Gustafson, Johnny Van Derrick)
    • Producer: Roger Cook
    • Technical: Geoff Emerick, Bill Price
    • Comments: Allan Clarke was the singer in the great 60s band The Hollies. In this solo album, we can find Madeline Bell & Liza Strike (vocals), Ray Glynn (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass), John Gustafson (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards), Mike Moran (keyboards), Tony Newman (drums). Jimmy Horowitz made the arrangements.
    Other info on members of Allan Clarke Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Allan Clarke
    Chi Coltrane Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Let it ride - Chi Coltrane (1973)

    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Larry Byrom, Merry Clayton, Alan Estes, Jim Gordon, Emory Gordy, Bobbye Hall, Jim Horn, Chris Karan, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Clydie King, Chris Laurence, Jim Price, Lee Ritenour, Stephanie Spruill, Klaus Voormann (RIP: Ben Benay, Barry De Souza, John Gustafson, Larry Knechtel)
    • Technical: Roy Halee
    • Comments: She's a pianist, and in her second album, Let it ride, we can find sessionmen like Merry Clayton (vocals), Lee Ritenour (guitar), Emory Gordy (bass), Larry Knetchel (bass, from Bread), Joe Puerta (bass), Klaus Voorman (bass, from Plastic Ono Band and Manfred Mann), John Gustafson (bass), Chris Karan (drums), Barry DeSouza (drums), Jim Gordon (drums), Jim Keltner (drums), etc.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Best of - Chi Coltrane (1986)

    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Larry Byrom, Merry Clayton, Alan Estes, Jim Gordon, Emory Gordy, Bobbye Hall, Chris Karan, Jim Keltner, Chris Laurence, Lee Ritenour, Stephanie Spruill, Klaus Voormann (RIP: Ben Benay, Barry De Souza, John Gustafson, Larry Knechtel)
    • Comments: The best of is obviously a compilation. Featuring Merry Clayton (vocals), Stephanie Spruill (vocals), Larry Byrom (guitar), Lee Ritenour (guitar), Ben Benay (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Klaus Voormann (bass), Emory Gordy (bass), Larry Knetchel (bass), Chris Laurence (bass), Joe Puerta (bass), Barry De Souza (drums), Jim Gordon (drums), Jim Keltner (drums), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Chris Karan (percussion), Paul Buckmaster (arrangements).
    Other info on members of Chi Coltrane Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Chi Coltrane
    Lynsey De Paul Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Surprise - Lynsey De Paul (1973)

    • Guests: Mike Bailey, Gary Boyle, Ray Cooper, Terry Cox, Jeff Daly, Henry Lowther, Ralph McTell, Francis Monkman, Chris Rae, Frank Ricotti, Peter Robinson, Alan Skidmore, Danny Thompson, Geoff Wright (RIP: Barry De Souza, John Gustafson, Dick Katz, Robert Kirby, Morris Pert, Johnny Van Derrick)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 7 tracks.
    Other info on members of Lynsey De Paul Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Lynsey De Paul
    Yvonne Elliman Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Food of love - Yvonne Elliman (1973)

    • Members: Yvonne Elliman
    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Irene Chanter, Ray Cooper, Mike Giles, Mick Grabham, Rupert Hine, Ruby James, Ann Odell, John G Perry, Caleb Quaye, Peter Robinson, Darryl Runswick, Liza Strike, Pete Townshend (RIP: John Gustafson, Rosetta Hightower, Simon Jeffes, Morris Pert, Joanne Williams)
    • Comments: Hawaii-born singer, she once was Mary Magdalene in JesusChrist Superstar original album. Later, she joined Eric Clapton band, and she was re-discovered due to the huge success of Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Food of love must be her 3rd solo album, with many fantastic musicians: John Gustafson (bass) and Peter Robinson (keyboards) (both from Quatermass), Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Pete Townshend, Ann Odell (keyboards, from Blue Mink), Ray Cooper and Morris Pert (on percussion), and later members of Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Simon Jeffes and John G. Perry).
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Best of Yvonne Elliman - Yvonne Elliman (April 1997)

    • Members: Yvonne Elliman
    • Guests: Ken Ascher, Mike Baird, John Barnes, Sonny Burke, Tom Canning, Eric Carmen, Irene Chanter, Gary Coleman, Lewis Collins, Ray Cooper, Steve Cropper, Paulinho Da Costa, Craig Doerge, Dr John, Assa Drori, Scott Edwards, Stan Farber, Victor Feldman, Chuck Findley, Martyn Ford, James Gadson, Donny Gerrard, Mike Giles, Bob Glaub, Mick Grabham, Jay Graydon, Jim Haas, Jack Hale, Willie Hall, Jimmie Haskell, Rupert Hine, Jim Horn, Brooks Hunnicutt, Steve Hunter, Wayne Jackson, Ruby James, Davey Johnstone, Jon Joyce, Russ Kunkel, Rick Marotta, Marti McCall, Matthew Moore, Larry Muhoberac, Buell Neidlinger, James Newton Howard, Ann Odell, Michael Omartian, David Paich, Dean Parks, Bill Payne, Don Peake, Mike Porcaro, Petsye Powell, Caleb Quaye, Lee Ritenour, Bruce Rowland, Sid Sharp, Leland Sklar, William ´Smitty´ Smith, Tom Snow, David Spinozza, Liza Strike, Marvell Thomas, Carmen Twillie, Marty Walsh, Alan Weighall, Stu Woods, Bob Zimmitti, Richie Zito (RIP: Ben Benay, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Lowell George, John Gustafson, Richie Hayward, Simon Jeffes, Andrew Love, Ralph MacDonald, James Mitchell, Dee Murray, Freddie Perren, Morris Pert, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: Steve Barri, Bill Levenson
    • Comments: Her compilation The best of Yvonne Elliman includes performances by many of the musicians who have played in her albums. The list is so long: Lee Ritenour, Steve Cropper and Donald ´Duck´ Dunn (Booker T. & The MG's), Dr. John, Steve Hunter, Lowell George and Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Caleb Quaye, Davey Johnstone and Dee Murray (Elton John band), etc.
    Other info on members of Yvonne Elliman Band (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Yvonne Elliman
    Not enough info (1):Dean Hagen
    Mick Farren Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Carnivorous circus (Mona) - Mick Farren (March 1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Mick Farren)
    • Guests: John ´Twink´ Adler, Victor Brox, Paul Buckmaster (RIP: John Gustafson, Steve Hammond)
    • Comments: The late Mick Farren was the singer in Deviants (later evolved into Pink Fairies). Carnivorous circus must be his first solo album, with help from Pink Fairies companions, the mythical drummer Twink and bassist Steve Took (ex-T.Rex), plus John Gustafson (bass), Victor Brox (keyboards, from Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation), and Paul Buckmaster making arrangements.
  • Partial recall - Mick Farren (1992)

    • Members: (RIP: Mick Farren)
    • Guests: John ´Twink´ Adler + Chrissie Hynde, Wilko Johnson, Sonja Kristina (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: I'm not sure, but Partial recall must be a compilation, hence Gustafson's appearance. Other noted appearances: Chrissie Hynde (vocals, leader of The Pretenders), Wilko Johnson (guitar, ex-Dr. Feelgood), Sonja Kristina (vocals, from Curved Air), and Twink (drums).
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • This CD is condemned - Mick Farren & The Deviants (2000)

    • Members: Andy Colquhoun, Paul Ill, Alan Powell, Larry Wallis (RIP: Mick Farren)
    • Guests: John ´Twink´ Adler, Brock Avery, Wayne Kramer, Jack Lancaster, Paul Rudolph + Paul Buckmaster, Tony Ferguson, Chrissie Hynde, Wilko Johnson, Sonja Kristina (RIP: John Gustafson, Steve Hammond)
    Other info on members of Mick Farren Band (I know up to 7 members)
    Old pages (2):Andy Colquhoun, Larry Wallis
    To be covered (4):Mick Farren, Paul Ill, Alan Powell, Gary Tibbs
    Not enough info (1):Willy Stallybrass
    Eugenio Finardi Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Finardi - Eugenio Finardi (1981)

    • Guests: Derek Austin, Les Binks, Ray Fenwick, Martyn Ford, Mike Moran (RIP: Lucio Dalla, John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Sixth album by Eugenio Finardi, recorded during November and December 1980.
  • Secret streets - Eugenio Finardi (1982)

    • Guests: Derek Austin, Les Binks, Ray Fenwick, Martyn Ford, Mike Moran (RIP: Lucio Dalla, John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Seventh album by Eugenio Finardi, his first one sung in English.
    Other info on members of Eugenio Finardi Band (I know up to 6 members)
    Not enough info (6):Bob Callero, Eugenio Finardi, Mauro Gherardi, Danilo Madonia, Romano Trevisani, Vince Valicelli
    Martyn Ford Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Smoovin - Martyn Ford Orchestra (1976)

    • Members: Martyn Ford
    • Guests: Robert Clark, Paul Cosh, Jeff Daly, Martin Drover, Liz Edwards, Malcolm Griffiths, Monica Huggett, Helen Liebmann, Brian Mack, Ian MacKinnon, Donald McVay, Chris Mercer, Mike Moran, Dee Partridge, Martin Robinson, Peter Robinson, Stephen Tees, Kathy Thulborn, Robin Williams, Gavyn Wright + Robert Ahwai, Levine Andrade, Madeline Bell, Hugh Burns, Mel Collins, Wilf Gibson, Cliff Hardie, Michael Hurwitz, Tony Hymas, Chris Laurence, Henry Lowther, Ann Odell, Peter Oxer, Simon Phillips, Jane Robertson, Ray Russell, Godfrey Salmon, Allan Sharpe, Stan Sulzmann, Lee Vanderbilt, Colin Walker, Ray Warleigh, Mark Warner, Rolf Wilson (RIP: Morris Pert + Vicki Brown, John Gustafson, Joanne Williams, Gus Yeadon)
    • Producer: John Punter
    Other info on members of Martyn Ford Orchestra (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Martyn Ford
    Ted Gardestad Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Upptag - Ted Gardestad (1974)

    • Guests: Liza Ohman, Janne Schaffer, Lasse Wellander + Mike Watson (RIP: Ola Brunkert, Malando Gassama + John Gustafson, Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Producer: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus
    • Comments: Recorded from December 1973 to May 1974.
    Other info on members of Ted Gardestad Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Ted Gardestad
    David Garriock Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • They call me Geordie - David Garriock (1975)

    • Guests: Tomas Ledin, Peter Robinson, Janne Schaffer (RIP: Ola Brunkert, Barry De Souza, Malando Gassama, John Gustafson, Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1974.
    Other info on members of David Garriock Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):David Garriock
    Steve Hackett Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Voyage of the acolyte - Steve Hackett (1975) (LIVE)

    • Members: Steve Hackett + John Hackett
    • Guests: Phil Collins, Percy Jones, Sally Oldfield, Mike Rutherford, Nigel Warren-Green (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Steve Hackett is the former guitarist of Genesis. This album, recorded between June/July 1975, includes collaborations from Genesis companions Mike Rutherford (bass) and Phil Collins (drums, vocals), plus: John Hackett (flute, keyboards), John Acock (keyboards), Sally Oldfield (vocal), with Percy Jones (bass on 1 track), Johnny Gustafson (bass on the song ´Star of Sirius´). Some CD reissues contain 2 bonus tracks.
    • My opinion: A superb and very beautiful album. I love it!!!
    Other info on members of Steve Hackett Band (I know up to 21 members)
    Old pages (2):Ian Ellis, Ian Mosley
    To be covered (19):Nick Beggs, Dik Cadbury, Julian Colbeck, Chas Cronk, Terry Gregory, John Hackett, Steve Hackett, Peter Hicks, Roger King, Amanda Lehmann, Nick Magnus, Ian McDonald, Phil Mulford, Gary O´Toole, Lee Pomeroy, John Shearer, Fudge Smith, Nad Sylvan, Rob Townsend
    Ian Hunter Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter (1975)

    • Members: Ian Hunter + Jeff Appleby, Peter Arnesen, Dennis Elliott (RIP: Mick Ronson)
    • Guests: (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: This was Ian's first solo album, since his departure from Mott the Hoople. Recorded with The Hunter-Ronson Band: Ian Hunter (vocals, guitar), Mick Ronson (guitar, vocals), Jeff Appleby (bass), Peter Arnesen (keyboards) and Dennis Elliott (drums). John Gustafson plays bass in one track, ´Lounge lizard´. There´s a 30th anniversary edition in CD that includes 6 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Ian Hunter Band (I know up to 42 members)
    Old pages (2):Peter Arnesen, Ian Gibbons
    To be covered (40):Jeff Appleby, Darrell Bath, Kjetil Bjerkestrand, Mark Bosch, Martin Briley, Andy Burton, Ricky Byrd, John Conte, Paul Cuddeford, Dennis Elliott, Torstein Flakne, Ellen Foley, Paul Francis, Gus Goad, Steve Holley, Ian Hunter, Per Lindvall, Sven Lindvall, Graham Maby, Tommy Mandel, James Mastro, Glen Matlock, George Meyer, Hilly Michaels, Tommy Morrongiello,... up to 40 musicians.
    Mike Hurst Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Country supersession - Mike Hurst (1971)

    • Members: Clem Cattini, Ray Fenwick
    • Guests: Rod Argent, B J Cole, Herbie Flowers, Nigel Olsson, Ian Paice, Roy Young (RIP: John Gustafson, Dee Murray)
    Other info on members of Mike Hurst Band (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (1):Chris Parren
    To be covered (2):Clem Cattini, Ray Fenwick
    Not enough info (4):Colin Farley, Jonas Hurst, Mike Hurst, Terry Pack
    Yosui Inoue Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Kori no sekai - Yosui Inoue (December 1973)

    • Guests: Ray Fenwick, Joe Jammer, Ann Odell, Peter Robinson, Mark Warner (RIP: Barry De Souza, John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Recorded from June to September 1973.
    Other info on members of Yosui Inoue Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Yosui Inoue
    Jerry Lee Lewis Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Session - Jerry Lee Lewis (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Jerry Lee Lewis Jr)
    • Guests: Andy Bown, Matthew Fisher, Peter Frampton, Karen Friedman, Pete Gavin, Chas Hodges, Kenny Jones, Mick Jones, Mike Kellie, Albert Lee, Brian Parrish, Ray Smith, Gary Taylor, Klaus Voormann, Gary Wright (RIP: Tony Ashton, Delaney Bramlett, Rory Gallagher, John Gustafson, Alvin Lee)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Rushent)
    • Comments: "The Killer", Jerry Lee Lewis, backed here with lots of great musicians: the much-missed Rory Gallagher, Tony Ashton (keyboards), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Joe Jammer (guitar), Peter Frampton (guitar), Alvin Lee (guitar), Albert Lee (guitar), Chas Hodges (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Gary Taylor (bass), Klaus Voorman (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards), Andy Bown (keyboards), Gary Wright (keyboards), Matthew Fisher (keyboards), Kenny Jones (drums), Mike Kellie (drums), etc.
    Other info on members of Jerry Lee Lewis Band (I know up to 19 members)
    To be covered (9):James Burton, Vic Cooper, Buddy Harman, Bob Moore, Steve Nathan, Jerry Shook, Johnny Spence, Mick Stewart, Roger Truth
    Not enough info (10):B B Cunningham, Ned Davis, Ed DeBruhl, Robert Hall, Buck Hutcheson, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr, Gail Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenneth Lovelace, Tarp Tarrant
    Juan Martin Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Picasso portraits - Juan Martin (1981)

    • Guests: Rod Edwards + Tony Hymas, Ian Mosley, John G Perry, Simon Phillips (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Roger Hand
    • Technical: Roger Wake
    • Comments: He's an acoustic guitarist. This album includes most of Gordon Giltrap Band at that time: John Gustafson (bass), John G. Perry (bass), Rod Edwards (keyboards), Ian Mosley (drums), plus Tony Hymas (keyboards) and Simon Phillips (drums), both from Jeff Beck Band.
    Other info on members of Juan Martin Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Juan Martin
    Nutshell  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Believe it or not - Nutshell (1979)

    • Members: Paul Field, Mo McCafferty, Annie McCaig
    • Guests: Gordon Giltrap + Tony Carr, Mike Giles, Dzal Martin, John Mealing, Chris Mercer, Del Newman (RIP: John Gustafson + Kevin Peek, Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
    • Technical: Roger Wake
    • Comments: This was a Christian band, produced by the team Rod Edwards & Roger Hand. This was their fourth (and last) album. The band members were Paul Field, Annie McCaig and Mo McCafferty, and it also features Kevin Peek (guitar), Gordon Giltrap (guitar), John Mealing (string arrangements), John Gustafson (bass), Rod Edwards (keyboards), Mike Giles (drums), Morris Pert (percussion), plus the Gonzalez brass section, featuring Chris Mercer (who also makes the brass arrangements). It's not mentioned other Gonzalez musicians except Chris.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Best of Nutshell - Nutshell (1981)

    • Members: Paul Field, Mo McCafferty, Annie McCaig
    • Guests: Gordon Giltrap, John G Perry + Mike Giles, Dzal Martin, Chris Mercer, Mo Witham (RIP: John Gustafson, Kevin Peek, Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Roger Wake
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks taken from their 4 albums.
    Other info on members of Nutshell (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Paul Field, Mo McCafferty, Annie McCaig
    Not enough info (2):Heather Barlow, Pam Thiele
    Ann Odell Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • A Little taste - Ann Odell (1973)

    • Members: Ann Odell
    • Guests: Madeline Bell + Gary Boyle, Ray Cooper, Ray Fenwick, Caleb Quaye, Peter Robinson, Bruce Rowland, Liza Strike (RIP: Barry De Souza, John Gustafson, Doris Troy)
    • Comments: Great keyboardist, she was a member of band comprising session musicians called Blue Mink. She was later in Bryan Ferry Band along with Chris Mercer. This was her only solo album. With Gary Boyle (guitar, later in Isotope), Caleb Quaye, Ray Fenwick, John Gustafson and Peter Robinson (from Quatermass), Ray Cooper, Barry De Souza (drums) and Bruce Rowland (drums).
    Other info on members of Ann Odell Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Ann Odell
    Kai Olsson Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Once in a while - Kai Olsson (1975)

    • Guests: Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson, Tim Renwick + Dave Mattacks, John Turnbull, Norman Watt-Roy (RIP: Dee Murray + John Gustafson, Jimmy Hall, Peter Wood)
    • Producer: David Hentschel, Chuck Plotkin
    • Comments: Kai is Nigel Olsson's younger brother. Kai was in the British band Longdancer, who were on Rocket Records (Elton John's label) in 1973/74. Dave Stewart was also in that group and later went to The Tourists and Eurythmics. His first solo album was called Once in a while. Featuring Tim Renwick (guitar), Mick Grabham (guitar), Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums).
    Other info on members of Kai Olsson Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Kai Olsson
    Janne Schaffer Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Andra - Janne Schaffer (1974)

    • Members: Janne Schaffer (RIP: Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Guests: Lucas Lindholm, Peter Robinson, Mads Vinding (RIP: Ola Brunkert, Malando Gassama, John Gustafson)
  • Andra LP - Janne Schaffer (1974)

    • Members: Janne Schaffer (RIP: Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Guests: Lucas Lindholm, Peter Robinson, Mads Vinding (RIP: Ola Brunkert + Malando Gassama, John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Superb Swedish guitarist, Janne Schaffer used to be Abba's studio and live guitarist. In Andra, we can find the Baltik musicians (Janne, Gustafson and Lindh) plus Peter Robinson and several more Swedish musicians.
  • Second album - Janne Schaffer (1975)

    • Members: Janne Schaffer (RIP: Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Guests: Peter Robinson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: In Second Album, we find the same musicians as in the Andra album, so I'm wondering if they're the same album (maybe an international reissue of the original Swedish-only release). Does anybody know?
    Other info on members of Janne Schaffer Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Bjorn Jayson Lindh, Per Lindvall, Janne Schaffer
    Not enough info (2):Stefan Nilsson, Christian Veltman
    Sphincter Ensemble  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Harrodian event #1 - Sphincter Ensemble (June 2013)

    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Martyn Ford, Trevor Morais, Peter Robinson (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1972.
    Steve Swindells Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Messages - Steve Swindells (1974)

    • Guests: Martyn Ford, Mike Giles, Simon King, Chris Mercer, Caleb Quaye, Barry St John, Danny Thompson, Mark Warner, Dave Wintour (RIP: Barry De Souza, John Gustafson, Rosetta Hightower, Morris Pert, Nic Potter, Doris Troy)
    • Comments: Keyboardist, he played in Pilot and String Driven Thing. He also was later in the Hawklords (a mutation from band Hawkwind). This was his 1st solo album. We can find here people from Van Der Graaf Generator: Nic Potter, Guy Evans, plus Caleb Quaye (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Danny Thompson (bass, from Pentangle), Chris Mercer (sax), Simon King (drums, from Hawkwind), and Doris Troy on vocals.
    Other info on members of Steve Swindells Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Steve Swindells
    Rick Wakeman Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cost of living - Rick Wakeman (1983)

    • Members: Rick Wakeman + Tony Fernandez
    • Guests: Jackie McAuley (RIP: John Gustafson)
    • Comments: Cost of living features Jackie McAuley (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Tony Fernandez (drums).
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Private collection - Rick Wakeman (February 1993)

    • Members: Rick Wakeman + Jeff Crampton, Tony Fernandez, Ashley Holt, Barney James, Roger Newell (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Guests: Jackie McAuley (RIP: John Gustafson, David Hemmings, David Measham)
    • Technical: John Burns, Stuart Sawney, John Timperley (RIP: David Richards)
    • Comments: The private collection is a compilation of many unreleased tracks. John Gustafson appears here, but as I don't own the album, I don't know if he plays in some unreleased track (probably).
    Other info on members of Rick Wakeman Band (I know up to 43 members)
    Already covered (6):Denny Ball, Dave Caswell, Barry De Souza, Stevie Lange, Bruce Lynch, Gary Pickford-Hopkins
    To be covered (37):Jon Anderson, Steve Barnacle, Reg Brooks, Vicki Brown, Dave Colquhoun, Dave Cousins, Jeff Crampton, Chas Cronk, Dr Doom, John Dunsterville, Mike Egan, Rick Fenn, Tony Fernandez, Barry Flather, Frank Gibson Jr, Anthony Glynne, Chrissie Hammond, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Rick Hudson, Barney James, Sonia Jones, Cori Josias, Dave Lambert, Phil Laughlin,... up to 37 musicians.
    Eugene Wallace Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Dangerous - Eugene Wallace (September 1975)

    • Members: (RIP: Eugene Wallace)
    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Ronnie Caryl, Phil Chen, Phil Collins, Gordon Hunte, Mike Morgan, Brian Odgers, Caleb Quaye, Tim Renwick, Peter Robinson, Chris Spedding, Rob Tait, Roger Taylor (RIP: Barry De Souza, John Gustafson)
    • Producer: Robin Geoffrey Cable, Del Newman
    • Comments: This album was recorded in 1974, but some tracks were from 1972 (thus recorded with different musicians, such as John Gustafson).
    Other info on members of Eugene Wallace Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Eugene Wallace
    Howard Werth & The Moonbeams  1 RECORDINGS:
  • King Brilliant - Howard Werth & The Moonbeams (1975)

    • Members: Howard Werth + Fred Gandy, Mike Moran (RIP: Roger Pope, Bob Weston)
    • Guests: Trevor Williams + Steve Bingham, David Hentschel, Richard Hewson, Davey Johnstone, Tony O´Malley, Alan Skidmore, Terry Stannard, Larry Steele, Liza Strike (RIP: Vicki Brown, Kay Garner, John Gustafson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: Howard Werth was a member of the band Audience. This beautiful album features many good performers: Davey Johnstone (guitar), Bob Weston (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Steve Bingham (bass), Fred Gandy (bass), David Hentschel (keyboards), Mike Moran (keyboards), the great Tony O'Malley (keyboards), Alan Skidmore (sax), Roger Pope (drums), Terry Stannard (drums), and vocals by Vicki Brown, Kay Garner, Larry Steele and Liza Strike. Producer Gus Dudgeon also plays percussion. Different CD reissues contain different bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Howard Werth & The Moonbeams (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (2):Roger Pope, Bob Weston
    To be covered (3):Fred Gandy, Mike Moran, Howard Werth

    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 31


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    From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

    Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

    Assorted links:

    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 5
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring John Gustafson, please, also write me with the link.
    • Roxy Music - Both Ends Burning (1975)
    • Roxy Music live in 1975. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Doreen Chanter, Bryan Ferry, John Gustafson, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Jacqui Sullivan, Paul Thompson.

    • Roxy Music - Both Ends Burning (1975)
    • Roxy Music live on TV in 1975. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Doreen Chanter, Bryan Ferry, John Gustafson, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Jacqui Sullivan, Paul Thompson.

    • Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug (1975)
    • Roxy Music live on TV in 1975. (Resolution: 240)
      Featuring: Doreen Chanter, Bryan Ferry, John Gustafson, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Jacqui Sullivan, Paul Thompson.

    • Ian Gillan - Money Lender
    • Ian Gillan live in 1977. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Ray Fenwick, Ian Gillan, John Gustafson, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns.

    • Roxy Music - Street Life
    • Roxy Music on TV. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Bryan Ferry, John Gustafson, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson.


    THANKS:

    Special Thanks to:
  • Bernard Futter: for his extensive info about The Pirates.
  • Jason Farley: for his comments and link.
  • John H Warburg: for lots of biographical infos (2006 & 2011).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for the scans, lots of info about John, and for his support and encouragement (1998).
  • Rodrigo Werneck: for his help.
  • Rafael Zamora: for info about Daemon, Hard Stuff, and then-current news (2007).
  • Jean Boissonneault: for info about Shawn Phillips.
  • Bas Möllenkramer: for his message (2007).
  • Lars Karrback: for info on The Quotations (2010).
  • Erika: for valuable info on The Quotations (2009).
  • Brian Farrell: for writing me about Jesus Christ Superstar album (2009).
  • Sandra Oyns Wilson: for writing about Johnny And John (2007).
  • Trevor Raggatt: for signing my old guestbook, leaving a message about John Gustafson (2000).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    30/September/2014 - Page added to the blog.
    03/February/1998 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

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    Barry De Souza (16)
    Ian Gillan (16)
    Mark Nauseef (13)
    Colin Towns (13)
    Mike Moran (12)
    Ann Odell (12)
    Phil Manzanera (11)
    Paul Buckmaster (10)

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