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Monday, 25 January 2010

Harry Reynolds (bass)

(Also known as: Jack Reynolds)
BANDS:
  • The Premiers
  • Paul Dean And The Thoughts
  • Screaming Lord Sutch Band
  • Del Shannon Band [1965]
  • Soul Savages [1965-1966]
  • Hair (British cast) [1968]
  • Silver Metre [1969-Nov 1970]
  • Ashman Reynolds
  • Long John Baldry Ban [1971-1972]
  • Ashman Reynolds [1972-Sep 72]

BIOGRAPHY:

Great composer and bassist, it´s a pity that his musical career didn´t last too long.

Harry Reynolds


THE PREMIERS


Ronnie Harwood, still with his new name Jess Hunter, changed Jess Hunter And The Avalons to The Premiers, with new members:

THE PREMIERS #?
?
Ronnie Harwood
vocals
France Davis
guitar
Dave Croft
guitar
Ray Wibley
drums

They played American bases and supported big names such Joe Brown & The Bruvvers or Johnny Kidd & The Pirates.

They got two recording auditions, but nothing was finally recorded. Then, they embarked in their first German tour in 1962. After that, they changed their drummer.

When Ray Wibley leaves, Ronnie calls his old mate Peter Woolf:

THE PREMIERS #?
?
Ronnie Harwood
vocals
France Davis
guitar
Dave Croft
guitar
Peter Woolf
drums

They played their second German tour in October 1962. When they came back to England, Ronnie left.

When their leader Ronnie Harwood left the band (to form The New Premiers), he was replaced by Paul Dean:

THE PREMIERS #
Paul Nicholas
vocals, keyboards
France Davis
guitar
Dave Croft
guitar
Peter Woolf
drums

And I don't have more info about them. I guess they should turn into Paul Dean & The Thoughts.

Other info on members of The Premiers (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (3): Ronnie Harwood, Paul Nicholas, Peter Woolf


PAUL DEAN AND THE THOUGHTS


I don´t have info about them except that Paul Dean and Harry Reynolds were members.
PAUL DEAN AND THE THOUGHTS #
Paul Nicholas
(vocals, keyboards)
+
others unknown to me. Help, please!

Other info on members of Paul Dean And The Thoughts (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (3): Paul Nicholas, Pete Phillips, Stuart Taylor


SCREAMING LORD SUTCH AND THE SAVAGES


Harry Reynolds was also part of one of Lord Sutch backing bands, but can´t find proper info about this lineup:

SCREAMING LORD SUTCH BAND #
?
Screaming Lord Sutch
vocals
Paul Nicholas
keyboards, as Paul Dean
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Screaming Lord Sutch Band (I know up to 137 members)
Already covered (3): Clive Edwards, Ged Peck, Mac Poole
To be covered (133): ...


SOUL SAVAGES


They were part of a new edition of Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages, but they finally went on their own under the name of Paul Dean And The Soul Savages. I don´t have info except that Paul Dean and Harry Reynolds were members.

They toured as backing band for Del Shannon on his British tour in 1965. Other acts in the tour were: The Shangri-Las, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Just Four Men and Herman Hermits.

They also backed many other famous people during that period, as well as playing their own gigs. In April 1966, they joined The Who British package tour promoted by Robert Stigwood, along with other bands such as Spencer Davis Group, Jimmy Cliff And The Sound System or the Fabulous New Merseys (backed by the Fruit Eating Bears).

They released a couple of singles.
SOUL SAVAGES #?
Paul Nicholas
(vocals, keyboards)
+
others unknown to me. Help, please!

Other info on members of Soul Savages (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Paul Nicholas


HAIR (British cast)


The West End production for the American show also had great singers and players, back in 1968. The list is very long, so I only put a few names for now, until I manage to get the complete list of performers.

HAIR (BRITISH CAST) #
Paul Nicholas
vocals
Elaine Paige
vocals
Diane Langton
vocals
Jonathan Bergman
vocals
Micky Keene
guitar
Derek Wadsworth
trombone, arranger
Peter Woolf
drums
or
Micky Waller
drums

Other info on members of Hair (British cast) (I know up to 19 members)
To be covered (10): Alex Harvey, Marsha Hunt, Micky Keene, Sonja Kristina, Paul Nicholas, Frank Ricotti, Derek Wadsworth, Micky Waller, Jimmy Winston, Peter Woolf


SILVER METRE


In 1969. Micky Waller joins Leigh Stephens (guitar in Blue Cheer) in another band, Silver Metre, with Harry Reynolds (now under the new name Jack Reynolds) on lead vocals:

SILVER METRE #?
1969-Nov 70
Harry Reynolds
vocals, as Jack Reynolds
Leigh Stephens
guitar
Pete Sears
bass, keyboards, vocals
Micky Waller
drums
Pilotê
Pilotê

As far as I know, they only recorded one eponymous album, Silver metre, before splitting in November 1970. But I've also heard that Bryn Haworth was a member of the band (maybe a later lineup?). Can someone help with info, please?

Other info on members of Silver Metre (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Bryn Haworth, Pete Sears, Leigh Stephens, Micky Waller


ASHMAN REYNOLDS


Aliki Ashman and Harry Reynolds met during the time of Ginger Baker´s Airforce, when Aliki was one the lead singers and Harry was their tour manager. When Ginger Baker split the band, they joined forces to form the band Ashman-Reynolds. They started recording demos with the great, late Mickey Keene on guitar and Rod Edwards on keyboards, as well as Bob Weston and Keith Boyce. After the recording, the real lineup was:

ASHMAN REYNOLDS #1
?
êAirforce
Harry Reynolds
vocals, bass
Bob Weston
guitar
Rod Edwards
keyboards
Keith Boyce
drums
Long John Baldry Bandê
Long John Baldry Bandê
Long John Baldry Bandê
Long John Baldry Bandê
Long John Baldry Bandê

They released an album, called Stop-Off, with help in vocals from Liza Strike and Madeline Bell and guest appearance by Mickey Keene on guitar.

They started touring along Europe and America.


LONG JOHN BALDRY BAND


Harry Reynolds

Soon after, the band Ashman-Reynolds became Long John Baldry's backing band, along with Denny Ball and Ian Armit. The band were on a package with Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac. This had to be around Winter 1971:

LONG JOHN BALDRY BAND #
êAshman Reynolds
êAshman Reynolds
êAshman Reynolds
êAshman Reynolds
êAshman Reynolds
Long John Baldry
vocals
Bob Weston
guitar
Denny Ball
bass
Rod Edwards
keyboards
Ian Armit
piano
Keith Boyce
drums
Ashman Reynoldsê
Ashman Reynoldsê
Ashman Reynoldsê

After the tour finished they made an appearance on ´Top of The Pops´ BBC show. The band line up for that show included Rod Stewart, Elton John and Lesley Duncan on back-up vocals.

In the summer of 1972, Baldry changed the line-up as people went their separate ways.

Other info on members of Long John Baldry Band (I know up to 104 members)
Already covered (4): Aliki Ashman, Cliff Barton, Cal Batchelor, Billy Law
To be covered (99): ...


ASHMAN REYNOLDS (again)


Ashman Reynolds - from left to right: Aliki Ashman, Bob Weston, Harry Reynolds


Ashman Reynolds - from left to right: Bob Weston, Harry Reynolds, Rod Edwards (not visible), Aliki Ashman, Keith Boyce


Ashman Reynolds - Bob Weston & Harry Reynolds

After parting ways with Long John Baldry, Aliki and Harry Reynolds kept on playing together as Ashman-Reynolds, but I don't know if they kept the same original lineup (help with info, please!).

ASHMAN REYNOLDS #?
?-Sep 72
êLong John Baldry Band
êLong John Baldry Band
êLong John Baldry Band
Harry Reynolds
vocals, bass
Bob Weston
guitar
+
others unknown to me. Help, please!

They made some concerts along with Quiver (with Cal Batchelor, Tim Renwick, Bruce Thomas and John 'Willie' Wilson) and also appeared at German Beat Club TV program. But then, Bob Weston joined Fleetwood Mac in September 1972.

Aliki and Harry Reynolds replaced Bob Weston with another great musician, Graham Preskett.

ASHMAN REYNOLDS #?
Sep 72-?
Harry Reynolds
vocals, bass
Graham Preskett
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help, please!

They started working in a 2nd album, but sadly, they finally parted ways without the album having been released.

Other info on members of Ashman Reynolds (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (1): Aliki Ashman
To be covered (4): Keith Boyce, Rod Edwards, Graham Preskett, Bob Weston


And then...


Harry Reynolds

Harry Reynolds started playing bass and vocals in sessions, until 1974 when he became again a tour manager for other artists.


DISCOGRAPHY: (8 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (5 credits)
  • You don´t own me / Hole in the head (SINGLE) - Paul Dean & The Thoughts (04/1965)

  • She can build a mountain / A day gone by (SINGLE) - Paul Dean (1966)

    • Members: Paul Nicholas, Harry Reynolds
    • Comments: The A side was credited to Paul Dean And The Thoughts, while the B side was credited to Paul Dean And The Soul Savages.
  • Silver Metre - Silver Metre (1969)

    • Members: Harry Reynolds, Pete Sears, Leigh Stephens (RIP: Micky Waller)
  • Stop Off - Ashman Reynolds (1972)

    • Members: Aliki Ashman, Keith Boyce, Rod Edwards, Harry Reynolds, Bob Weston (RIP: Micky Keene)
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Liza Strike (RIP: Tony Clarke)
  • A Decade - Aliki Ashman ( - )

    • Members: Aliki Ashman, Ginger Baker, Harry Reynolds
    • Guests: Arthur Brown, Clive Chaman, Dave Dowle, Bernie Holland, Chris Stainton (RIP: Charley Charles)
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (3 credits)
  • Fly on strangewings - Jade (06/1970)

    • Members: Rod Edwards, Marian Segal, John Wetton
    • Guests: Tony Carr, Clem Cattini, Terry Cox, Ken Freeman, Alan Hawkshaw, James Litherland, Del Newman, Harry Reynolds, Michael Rosen, Pete Sears, Bill Smith, Chris Spedding, Mike Thorn, Theodore Thunder, Pete York (RIP: Barry De Souza, Micky Waller)
    • Producer: Jeff Wayne
    • Technical: Robin Geoffrey Cable
    • Comments: The CD reissue contains 3 bonus tracks (2 from a single recorded in 1971 with John Wetton on bass that remained unreleased).
  • Gasoline alley - Rod Stewart (09/1970)

    • Members: Ian McLagan, Martin Quittenton, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
    • Guests: Kenny Jones, Dick Powell, Harry Reynolds, Pete Sears (RIP: Ronnie Lane, Sam Mitchell, Micky Waller)
    • Producer: (RIP: Lou Reizner)
  • Rainshine - Edwards Hand (1973)

    • Members: Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
    • Guests: Harry Reynolds
    • Producer: George Martin
    • Comments: Released in 1973, although it had been recorded in 1971 and originally rejected by the RCA label.

RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 7


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

From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

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: 1
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 Harry Reynolds, please, also write me with the link.
  • Ashman Reynolds - Taking Off (1972)
  • Ashman Reynolds live in German TV program Beat Club, June 1972. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Aliki Ashman, Keith Boyce, Rod Edwards, Harry Reynolds, Bob Weston.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Harry Reynolds & Pamela: for all the help with info and their kindness.

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Harry Reynolds mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Rod Edwards (3)
    Pete Sears (3)
    Micky Waller (3)
    Aliki Ashman (2)
    Les Brown Jr (2)
    Paul Nicholas (2)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 25/January/2010 - Last modified on: 07/April/2011. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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    2 comments:

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      there's info about bands fraturing Harry
      cheers

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