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Friday, 8 January 2010

Rod Coombes (drums)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
The Casuals   
The Luvvers   
Jeff Beck Group [Mar 67] 
Trifle [?-1969] 
Unnamed Band   
Juicy Lucy [1970?-Jul 71]2 albums + 2 compilations
Ro [1971?] 
Roy Young Band  1 album
Strabismus (aka Crikey) [1972] 
Spooky Tooth   
Stealers Wheel [1973-?]1 album + 1 compilation
Strawbs [Autumn 73-1977]17 albums + 2 compilations
Earth Transit [1977-1978] 
Mainsqueeze  1 album
Strawbs (again) [Mar 04-Jun 04] 
Strawbs (again) [Mar 06] 
Ming Hat [2006-?]1 album
E.V.A.   
Strawbs (again) [Sep 09-?] 

BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic drummer, he was born on May 15th, 1946. He also plays guitar, bass, and is an accomplished songwriter.


THE CASUALS


The first band I know by Rod is The Casuals. It was an amateur band where Rod played guitar (not drums!). And I haven´t any other info about other members in the band, so any help will be welcomed:

THE CASUALS #?
?
+ others unknown to me. Help!


THE LUVVERS


After several lineup changes in the band, Rod Coombes joined The Luvvers:

THE LUVVERS #?
?
Pat King
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help with the complete lineup? Maybe the other players were Billy Bremner (guitar) and Alex Bell (vocals, guitar)?

Other info on members of The Luvvers (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (7): Alex Bell, Billy Bremner, Paul Francis, Pat King, Tommy Tierney, Dave Wendells, Henry Wright


JEFF BECK GROUP


Rod Coombes briefly joined this great combo around March 1967, replacing Roger Cook, but he left after a couple of concerts:

JEFF BECK GROUP #?
Mar 67
Jeff Beck
guitar
Rod Stewart
vocals
Ron Wood
bass

Other info on members of Jeff Beck Group (I know up to 41 members)
To be covered (40): Steve Alexander, Dave Ambrose, Ralph Baker, Wilbur Bascomb, Jennifer Batten, Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio, Gerry Brown, Clive Chaman, Stanley Clarke, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ray Cook, Aynsley Dunbar, Mo Foster, Jimmy Hall, Jet Harris, Beth Hart, Randy Hope-Taylor, Nicky Hopkins, Tony Hymas, Alex Ligertwood, Max Middleton, Mitch Mitchell, Tony Newman, Pino Palladino,... up to 40 musicians.


TRIFFLE


Rod Coombes replaced the original drummer in Trifle, but I'd like to know who he was. Maybe the late BJ Wilson?

TRIFLE #?
?-1969
êGeorge Bean & The Runners
George Bean
vocals
Pat King
bass
John Pritchard
trumpet
Barrie Martin
sax
+ others unknown to me. Help!

They were used as backing band for other artists. Does anybody know if they made any recordings or tours?

Other info on members of Trifle (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Pat King, Barrie Martin, B J Wilson


UNKNOWN BAND PLAYING JAZZ-ROCK


No details about band name and members. Maybe Paul Williams?


JUICY LUCY


Changes would continue in the band. Pete Dobson and the great Neil Hubbard also left them, and for a short period, he's replaced by Tommy Eyre (playing guitar, not keyboards!) and a fantastic drummer, Rod Coombes.

JUICY LUCY #3
? (probably around 1970)
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Tommy Eyre
guitar
Keith Ellis
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano

Juicy Lucy - from left to right: Keith Ellis, Chris Mercer, Paul Williams, Tommy Eyre, Rod Coombes and Glenn 'Ross' Campbell (on the floor)

But Eyre leaves soon, being replaced by another great musician, Micky Moody.

JUICY LUCY #4
?
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Micky Moody
guitar
Keith Ellis
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano

In June 1970, this lineup recorded their second album, Lie back and enjoy it.

The band was chosen by Record Mirror magazine in their polls as ´most promising singer/band´ as #4 (ahead of, for example, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Black Sabbath!).

New changes again for their third album, Get a whiff of this:

JUICY LUCY #5
? - Jul 71
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Micky Moody
guitar
Jim Leverton
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano
Keef Hartley Bandê
Ro-Roê

And around July 1971, Chris Mercer left the band (he soon joined Gonzalez), and most of the players left too.

Other info on members of Juicy Lucy (I know up to 29 members)
Already covered (2): Tommy Eyre, Chris Mercer
To be covered (26): Ron Berg, Spencer Blackledge, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Mike Deacon, Pete Dobson, Andy Doughty, Keith Ellis, Fletch, Fudge, Bobby Harrison, Neil Hubbard, Mike Jarvis, Jim Leverton, Bernie Marsden, Frankie Miller, Micky Moody, Mr Fish, Ray Owen, Andy Pyle, Jean Roussel, Bodo Schopf, Henry Spinetti, Terry Stannard, Chrissie Stewart, Dave Tedstone,... up to 26 musicians.


RO RO


This was Ro Ro:

RO RO #?
1971 or 1972
êJuicy Lucy
Alan Ross
guitar, vocals
John Weider
guitar, violin
Neil Sheppard
vocals, keyboards
Warwick Rose
bass
Roy Young Bandê

They released an album, Meet at the water in 1972, and 3 singles in the period between 1971 and 1973, before splitting.

Other info on members of Ro Ro (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (2): Alan Ross, John Weider


ROY YOUNG BAND


Rod appears in their album from 1972, Mr. Funky, but I don't know if he appears in a session basis, or as a member of the band. Can someone help?

ROY YOUNG BAND #?
1972?
Roy Young
vocals, keyboards
+ others, unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Roy Young Band (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (2): Dave Caswell, Nick South
To be covered (27): Mick Burt, Howie Casey, Mick Clarke, Alan Davies, Cliff Davies, Ricky Dodd, Dennis Elliott, George Ford, Keith Gemmell, John Golden, Moss Groves, Steve Hayes, Harvey Hinsley, Chas Hodges, Robin Jones, Martin Kitcher, Jon Lee, Ron MacDonald, John Marter, Onnie McIntyre, Nic Potter, Paul Simmons, Eddie Thornton, Alan Townsend, Tony Waller,... up to 27 musicians.


STRABISMUS (aka CRIKEY)


Tommy and Roger Sutton reunite here, starting their own project, called Strabismus. The band project was called Crikey originally. But the project was put on hold, when they got a call from Mark-Almond:

STRABISMUS #1
? (probably around 1972)
Alan Marshall
vocals
Martin Ball
guitar
Roger Sutton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ritchie Dalton
sax

Rod Coombes wrote and arranged half the songs for that project. It remained unreleased until 1999, when 7 tracks, recorded in 1972, appeared in the album Outside looking in credited to Riff Raff.

This was the last lineup of Crikey, as far as I know:

STRABISMUS #?
?
Alan Marshall
vocals
Martin Sack
guitar
Geoff Young
Roger Sutton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Jo Czarnecki
drums

It seems they recorded a complete album, but I haven´t more info. Can someone help, please?

Other info on members of Strabismus (I know up to 11 members)
Already covered (1): Tommy Eyre
To be covered (4): Martin Ball, Jo Czarnecki, Alan Marshall, Roger Sutton


SPOOKY TOOTH


I need info to know if Rod played in Spooky Tooth, replacing Mike Kellie, and when. Kellie left the band twice: once in Autumn 1970 (when the band folded - hint: Hawken and Grosvenor were members), and once again in May 74 (being replaced by the late Bryson Graham). This is supposed to have happened before Stealers Wheel, so my guess is that it should happen in 1970. Can someone help me providing some info, please?

SPOOKY TOOTH #?
?
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Spooky Tooth (I know up to 22 members)
To be covered (21): Joey Albrecht, Michael Becker, Tom Brechtlein, Keith Ellis, Steve Farris, Bryson Graham, Luther Grosvenor, Paul Gurvitz, Mike Harrison, John Hawken, Ian Herbert, Mick Jones, Mike Kellie, Andy Leigh, Val Moore, Mike Patto, Greg Ridley, Chrissie Stewart, Steven Thompson, Shem Von Schroeck, Gary Wright


STEALERS WHEEL


Superb band.

Around 1973, Egan and Rafferty change the band completely:
STEALERS WHEEL #2
1973
Gerry Rafferty
vocals, guitar
Joe Egan
vocals, keyboards
Paul Pilnick
guitar
Tony Williams
bass

They had released the album Stealers Wheel in December 1972.

But after some time, Rafferty left them for a while.

Gerry Rafferty left, and Joe Egan kept on with the band, recruiting the great Luther Grosvenor:

STEALERS WHEEL #3
?
Joe Egan
vocals, keyboards
Paul Pilnick
guitar
Luther Grosvenor
guitar, vocals
Tony Williams
bass

Joe Egan changed the bassist for the touring band:

STEALERS WHEEL #4
?
Joe Egan
vocals, keyboards
Paul Pilnick
guitar
Luther Grosvenor
guitar, vocals
Delisle Harper
bass

Then, Gerry Rafferty rejoined, and all the band but Egan left. Rod Coombes was replaced by Andrew Steele (ex Herd).
Other info on members of Stealers Wheel (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (1): Gerry Rafferty
To be covered (13): Roger Brown, Ian Campbell, Peter Clark, Joe Egan, Ken Elliott, Luther Grosvenor, DeLisle Harper, Rab Noakes, Paul Pilnick, Peter Robinson, Andrew Steele, Tony Williams, Dave Wintour


STRAWBS


In the autumn of 73, Rod Coombes joins Strawbs:

STRAWBS #?
Autumn 73-Summer 75
Dave Cousins
vocals, guitar
Dave Lambert
guitar
Chas Cronk
bass
John Hawken
keyboards

They released two albums: Hero and heroine (1974) and Ghosts (1975). Later, in 1995, a live album called In concert was released containing 5 tracks from 1974, with this lineup.
In the summer of 1975, John Hawken leaves, and they remain as a quartet:

STRAWBS #?
Summer 75-?
Dave Cousins
vocals, guitar
Dave Lambert
guitar
Chas Cronk
bass
Earth Transitê

They released the album: Nomadness (1976).
There were more lineups, but I still have to ellaborate. Members: Robert Kirby, John Mealing, etc.

Rod left the band in 1977.


EARTH TRANSIT


This band played jazz/funk, being strongly influenced by Weather Report.

EARTH TRANSIT #?
1977-1978
êStrawbs
Mario Pignata
bass
Stu Brown
keyboards
Bill Davies
sax
Chico Castillo
percussion

Shortly after Rod joined, they auditioned for GLAA (Greater London Arts Association) in 1977 and won the Young Jazz Musician award for 1978. Amazingly, the audition was their third date!

Unfortunately they didn't survive long enough after the "official" debut as YJM '78 at Ronnie Scott's on the 12th February 1978. By the time they played live on BBC Radio 3, Rod had left, replaced by Liam Genockey.

Other info on members of Earth Transit (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (1): Mario Pignata


AND THEN...


And then, I have a big gap without info about Rod. Don´t know what he did during many years.


MAINSQUEEZE


Rod Coombes replaced Keef Hartley in Mainsqueeze, and he´s the one who plays in the live album, although Stretch is the drummer credited for it. Rod is simply mentioned as ´additional player´ playing percussion. This was supposedly the lineup:

MAINSQUEEZE #2
?
John O´Leary
harmonica, vocals
Victor Brox
vocals, trumpet
Eric Bell
guitar, vocals
Keith Tillman
bass
Dave Moore
keyboards
Diana Wood
sax

Other info on members of Mainsqueeze (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (3): Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Stretch
To be covered (5): Eric Bell, Victor Brox, Dave Moore, John O´Leary, Keith Tillman


AND THEN...


And then, again I have a big gap without info about Rod.


STRAWBS (again!!)


Great news! In March 2004, one of the best lineups of Strawbs reunites:

STRAWBS #?
Mar 04-Jun 04
Dave Cousins
vocals, guitar
Dave Lambert
guitar
Chas Cronk
bass
John Hawken
keyboards

They stayed together until June 2004.
In March 2006, we have again the Strawbs ready for a new short British tour:

STRAWBS #?
Mar 2006
Dave Cousins
vocals, guitar
Dave Lambert
guitar
Chas Cronk
bass
John Hawken
keyboards


MING HAT


This was the lineup for Ming Hat around May 2006:

MING HAT #?
2006
Marcus Vergette
bass
Ralph Freeman
keyboards
Chris Francis
sax



E.V.A.


Another project for Rod Coombes. The name of the band, E.V.A., stands for Extra Vehicular Activity:

E.V.A. #?
?
Matt Gray
bass
Mark Horwood



AND NOW...


A busy man. He also worked as engineer in a recording studio, and also teaches drums in colleges and workshops.

This info comes directly from Mr. Rod Coombes (thanks!):

I have 2 CDs out -one called Ming Hat on the Gash Recordings label and another trio project due to be remixed in July in the States called E.V.A (Extra Vehicular Activity).


STRAWBS (again!)


This is the lineup for Strawbs around September 2009:

STRAWBS #?
Sep 2009
êYes
Dave Cousins
vocals, guitar
Dave Lambert
guitar
Chas Cronk
bass
Oliver Wakeman
keyboards

Other info on members of Strawbs (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (2): John Knightsbridge, Chris Parren
To be covered (27): Bimbo Acock, Don Airey, Ron Chesterman, Lindsay Cooper, Mailto Correa, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Rod Demick, Claire Deniz, Sandy Denny, Tony Fernandez, John Ford, John Hawken, Roy Hill, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Robert Kirby, Sonja Kristina, Dave Lambert, John Mealing, Andy Richards, Adam Wakeman, Oliver Wakeman, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver,... up to 27 musicians.

DISCOGRAPHY: (42 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (25 credits)
  • Lie back and enjoy it - Juicy Lucy (1970)

  • Get a whiff a this - Juicy Lucy (1971)

  • Meet at the water - Ro Ro (1972)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Alan Ross, John Weider
    • Producer: Keith West
  • Mr Funky - Roy Young (1972)

    • Members: Mick Clarke, Rod Coombes, Alan Davies, Robin Jones, Ron MacDonald, Onnie McIntyre, Nick South, Eddie Thornton, Alan Townsend, Dave Wendells, Roy Young (RIP: Cliff Davies, Ricky Dodd, Jon Lee)
  • Stealers Wheel - Stealers Wheel (1973)

  • Hero and heroine - Strawbs (1974)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Hawken, Dave Lambert
    • Producer: Tom Allom
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Ghosts - Strawbs (1975)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Claire Deniz, John Hawken, Dave Lambert (RIP: Robert Kirby)
    • Producer: Tom Allom
    • Technical: Mick Glossop (RIP: Mike Stone)
    • Comments: The CD reissue by label A&M contains 1 bonus track.
  • Deep cuts - Strawbs (1976)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, John Mealing (RIP: Robert Kirby)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
  • Nomadness - Strawbs (1976)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, John Mealing, Rick Wakeman
    • Guests: Tony Carr, Jack Emblow (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Tom Allom
    • Comments: They had just lost their keyboardist John Hawken, so that's why so many keyboardists are guesting in the album: Rick Wakeman (keyboards, former member), Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and John Mealing (keyboards, from superb band If). Also featuring Jack Emblow (accordion), Tony Carr (percussion). The CD reissue from 2008 contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Burning for you - Strawbs (1977)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, John Mealing (RIP: Robert Kirby)
    • Comments: CD edition contains 1 bonus track.
  • The International blues rock revue - Mainsqueeze (1983)

    • Members: Eric Bell, Victor Brox, Rod Coombes, Dave Moore, John O´Leary, Stretch, Keith Tillman (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Comments: Recorded live at Ronnie Scott´s Club in January 1983.
  • In concert - Strawbs (1995)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Ford, John Hawken, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, Blue Weaver
    • Comments: Live album, culled from BBC archives. It features 11 tracks from 1973 (with Cousins, Lambert, John Ford, Richard Hudson and Blue Weaver), plus 5 tracks from 1974, with the Hawken lineup.
  • Outside looking in - Riff Raff (1999)

    • Members: Martin Ball, Rod Coombes, Aureo De Souza, Pete Kirtley, Alan Marshall, Kenny Slade, Roger Sutton (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • The Complete Strawbs - Live at Chiswick House - Strawbs (2000)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Rod Demick, John Ford, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, Adam Wakeman, Blue Weaver, Brian Willoughby
    • Guests: Ric Sanders
    • Comments: Live album taken from a special concert due to celebrate the band´s 30th anniversary in 1998, reuniting band members from different lineups and periods. There´s also a DVD edition.
  • The Complete Strawbs - Live at Chiswick House - Strawbs (2002)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Rod Demick, John Ford, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, Adam Wakeman, Blue Weaver, Brian Willoughby
    • Guests: Ric Sanders
    • Comments: Live album taken from a special concert due to celebrate the band´s 30th anniversary in 1998, reuniting band members from different lineups and periods. There´s also a CD edition.
  • Live in Tokyo ´75 - Strawbs (2003)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Lindsay Cooper, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Ford, John Hawken, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver
    • Guests: Ric Sanders
    • Comments: Live DVD containing a concert from 1975 (with the lineup comprising Cousins / Lambert / Hawken / Cronk / Coombes), plus a movie called Grave new world (featuring the lineup of Cousins / Hooper / Hudson / Ford / Weaver) as well as some additional rare material.
  • Blue angel - Strawbs (03/2003)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Rod Demick, Tony Fernandez, Roy Hill, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, Andy Richards, Blue Weaver, Brian Willoughby
    • Guests: Rick Kemp, Maddy Prior
  • Deja fou - Strawbs (08/2004)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Hawken, Dave Lambert, Adam Wakeman (RIP: Robert Kirby)
    • Guests: Julie Matthews, Chris While
  • Live at NearFest 2004 - Strawbs (08/2005)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Hawken, Dave Lambert
  • NY ´75 - Strawbs (2007)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, John Mealing (RIP: Robert Kirby)
  • Lay down with The Strawbs - Strawbs (07/2008)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Ford, John Hawken, Dave Lambert
    • Comments: 2CD live taken from a concert held in March 2006. There´s also a DVD version.
  • Lay down with The Strawbs - Strawbs (07/2008)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Ford, John Hawken, Dave Lambert
    • Comments: DVD version. There´s also a 2CD version.
  • The Broken hearted bride - Strawbs (09/2008)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Hawken, Dave Lambert
    • Guests: Howard Werth
    • Producer: Chris Tsangarides
  • Dancing to the devil´s beat - Strawbs (2009)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, Oliver Wakeman
    • Producer: Chris Tsangarides
  • Jam Ming - Ming Hat ( - )

COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (6 credits)
  • The Best of Juicy Lucy - Juicy Lucy (1972)

  • Stuck in the middle with you - Stealers Wheel (1978)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Joe Egan, Paul Pilnick, Peter Robinson, Tony Williams, Dave Wintour (RIP: Gerry Rafferty, Andrew Steele)
    • Guests: David Briggs, Hugh Burns, Steve Gregory, Bernie Holland, Joe Jammer, Chris Mercer, Gary Taylor
    • Comments: Stuck in the middle with you must be a later compilation.
  • Best of The Strawbs - The Strawbs (1978)

  • Who do you love - the best of Juicy Lucy - Juicy Lucy (1990)

  • Halcyon days - the very best of Strawbs - Strawbs (02/1997)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Claire Deniz, John Ford, John Hawken, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, John Mealing, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver (RIP: Ron Chesterman)
    • Guests: Miller Anderson, Ray Cooper, Roger Glover, Alan Hawkshaw, Jon Hiseman, John Paul Jones, Tom Newman, Alan Parker, Alan Weighall (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Nicky Hopkins, Trevor Lucas, Ronnie Verrell)
    • Producer: Tom Allom, Tony Visconti (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Technical: Mick Glossop, John Punter (RIP: Mike Stone)
    • Comments: Halcyon days is a 2CD compilation, and it includes some obscure tracks, as well as their more famous songs (plus some songs from Dave Cousins solo album and songs from Hudson-Ford). The list of musicians is amazing. I'll only mention a few ones: Miller Anderson (guitar), Nicky Hopkins (keyboards), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), John Hawken (keyboards), Blue Weaver (keyboards), Jon Hiseman (drums). Oh, beware, there are two different editions (the American vs. the British edition), with many differences.
  • A Taste of Strawbs - Strawbs (10/2006)

    • Members: Don Airey, Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Rod Demick, Tony Fernandez, John Ford, John Hawken, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Chris Parren, Andy Richards, Adam Wakeman, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver, Brian Willoughby (RIP: Ron Chesterman, Sandy Denny, Robert Kirby)
    • Guests: Miller Anderson, Roger Glover, Jon Hiseman, Ric Lee, Leo Lyons, Ric Sanders, Tony Visconti (RIP: Nicky Hopkins, Ronnie Verrell)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: 5CD boxset with lots of unreleased tracks.
SESSIONS (8 credits)
  • Schizophrenia - Paul Brett (1972)

    • Members: Paul Brett
    • Guests: Rod Coombes, Dave Lambert
  • Whistle rhymes - John Entwistle (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Rod Coombes, Peter Frampton, John Weider (RIP: Jimmy McCulloch, Keith Moon)
  • First album - Roger Morris (1972)

    • Guests: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Delisle Harper, Chris Mercer, Bruce Rowland, Terry Stannard, John Tuck, John Weider (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Ken Burgess, Keith West
    • Comments: Its name indicates it was Roger Morris' first album. With several members of Juicy Lucy: Rod Coombes (drums, later in Strawbs), Glenn 'Ross' Campbell (steel guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and Chris Mercer (sax). Plus some other great musicians: Keith West (guitar, from In Crowd and Tomorrow), John Weider (guitar, from Eric Burdon & The Animals, Family and Stud), Johnny Almond (sax, from Mark-Almond), DeLisle Harper (bass, from Gonzalez) and Bruce Rowland (drums).
      CD reissue contains 4 unreleased bonus tracks recorded in 1973.
  • Paul Brett - Paul Brett (1973)

    • Members: Paul Brett
    • Guests: Rod Coombes, DeLisle Harper, Mike Piggott
  • Wherever my love goes - Keith West (1974)

    • Members: Keith West
    • Guests: John ´Twink´ Adler, Ken Burgess, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Delisle Harper, Ann Odell, Roger Sutton, John Weider, Roy Young (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre)
  • Madame la chanson - Serge Llado (1976)

    • Guests: Rod Coombes, John McCoy, Garth Watt-Roy (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: French singer, this was his first album, recorded in England in July 1976 with this great team of musicians.
  • Interlife - Paul Brett (1978)

    • Members: Paul Brett
    • Guests: Derek Austin, Mel Collins, Rod Coombes, Steve Gregory, DeLisle Harper
  • Good old Phil´s - Phillip Goodhand-Tait (1980)

    • Members: Chico Greenwood, Delisle Harper, Ronnie Leahy
    • Guests: Paul Beavis, Rod Coombes, Tristam Margetts, Bruce Roberts (RIP: Robert Kirby)
    • Technical: Robin Geoffrey Cable
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (2 credits)
  • Anthology - John Entwistle (08/1996)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Graham Deacon, Alan Ross, Jim Ryan (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Rod Coombes, Peter Frampton, Juanita Franklin, Gary Grainger, Eddie Jobson, Billy Nicholls, Jerry Shirley, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh, Mike Wedgwood, John Weider (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jimmy McCulloch)
    • Technical: Tim Young
  • So who´s the bass player: the Ox anthology - John Entwistle (03/2005)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Jeff Daly, Graham Deacon, Mike Deacon, Alan Ross, Jim Ryan, Alan St John, Godfrey Townsend (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Carmine Appice, Bill Bruford, Dave Caswell, Chick Churchill, Rod Coombes, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Mick Grabham, Justin Hayward, Kenny Jones, John Mumford, Billy Nicholls, Dick Parry, Zak Starkey, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh, John Weider, Leslie West (RIP: Tony Ashton, Nicky Hopkins, Jimmy McCulloch)
ALBUMS AS TECHNICIAN (1 credit)
  • Beat of my heart (SINGLE) - Mike Edwards (1983)

    • Members: Mike Edwards
    • Guests: Julian Diggle, Jim Leverton, Steve Winwood
    • Technical: Rod Coombes

QUESTIONS:

01. Please, help with info about some of Rod´s bands: Roy Young Band, Triffle or The Luvvers.


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 12


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: 3
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 Rod Coombes, please, also write me with the link.
  • Juicy Lucy
  • Juicy Lucy live in 1971. Great quality. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Keith Ellis, Chris Mercer, Micky Moody, Paul Williams.

  • Juicy Lucy
  • Juicy Lucy live in 1971. Great quality. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Keith Ellis, Chris Mercer, Micky Moody, Paul Williams.

  • Strawbs - Out In The Cold - Round And Round
  • Strawbs live in March 2009. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, Oliver Wakeman.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Rod Coombes: for info on Strabismus and his latest projects (2004).
  • Serge Llado: for info on his solo album.
  • Mario Pignata: for all the info about Earth Transit.

  • Thanks to:
  • Albert Dufberg: for info on Mainsqueeze.
  • Axel Reisenhofer: for info on Mainsqueeze.

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Rod Coombes mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Dave Cousins (19)
    Chas Cronk (19)
    Dave Lambert (19)
    John Hawken (11)
    John Ford (8)
    Rick Hudson (7)
    Robert Kirby (7)
    Blue Weaver (7)
    Tommy Eyre (6)
    Chris Mercer (6)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 08/January/2010 - Last modified on: 02/December/2011. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

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