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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Victor Unitt (guitar)


BANDS:
  • Edgar Broughton Band [?-Aug 69]
  • Pretty Things [Aug 69-Mar 70]
  • Edgar Broughton Band [Jul 70-1973]

BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic guitarist, he was born on July 3rd, 1946.


EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND


This was the quartet lineup of Edgar Broughton Band:

EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND #?
?-Aug 69
Edgar Broughton
vocals, guitar
Victor Unitt
guitar, vocals
Arthur Grant
bass
Steve Broughton
drums
Pretty Thingsê

In August 1969, Victor Unitt left.


PRETTY THINGS


In August 1969, founder Dick Taylor leaves the band, being replaced by Victor Unitt:

PRETTY THINGS #?
Aug 69-Nov 69
êEdgar Broughton Band
Phil May
vocals
Victor Unitt
guitar, vocals
Wally Allen
bass, vocals
John Povey
keyboards, vocals
John ´Twink´ Adler
drums, vocals

But very soon, in November 1969, Twink leaves.

In November 1969, the new drummer is Skip Alan:

PRETTY THINGS #?
Nov 69-Mar 70
Phil May
vocals
Victor Unitt
guitar, vocals
Wally Allen
bass, vocals
John Povey
keyboards, vocals
Skip Alan
drums, vocals
Edgar Broughton Bandê

This lineup recorded a fantastic album, Parachute, and a single, ´The good Mr. Square / Blue serge blues´ (released in April 1970, the B-side not included in the album). This lineup also contributed to the solo album by drummer Twink, and also an album by French singer Philippe DeBarges.


EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND (again)


In July 1970, Victor rejoined Edgar Broughton Band:

EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND #?
Jul 70-1973
êPretty Things
Edgar Broughton
vocals, guitar
Victor Unitt
guitar, vocals
Arthur Grant
bass
Steve Broughton
drums

But, in 1973, he had left the band again.

And, since then, I haven't known of Victor Unitt. Maybe he retired from music business? Does anybody know?

DISCOGRAPHY: (15 albums known to me - Status: Completed)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (9 credits)
  • The Pretty Things - Philippe DeBarges - Pretty Things ( - )

    • Members: Phil May, John Povey, Victor Unitt
    • Comments: This album was made by Philippe DeBarges with the Pretty Things in 1969, but it remained unreleased for many years.
  • Wasa wasa - Edgar Broughton Band (07/1969)

    • Members: Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
    • Comments: First album by the band. CD reissue contains 5 bonus tracks, being one from the lineup with Victor Unitt.
  • Sing brother sing - Edgar Broughton Band (06/1970)

    • Members: Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
  • Parachute - Pretty Things (06/1970)

    • Members: Skip Alan, Wally Allen, Phil May, John Povey, Dick Taylor, Victor Unitt
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Smith)
    • Technical: (RIP: Mark St John)
    • Comments: Some CD reissues contain bonus tracks.
  • Edgar Broughton Band - Edgar Broughton Band (1971)

    • Members: Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
    • Guests: David Bedford, Mike Oldfield, Johnny Van Derrick
    • Comments: Third album by the band. CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • Inside out - Edgar Broughton Band (1972)

    • Members: Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
    • Comments: Fourth album by the band. Different CD reissues contain different bonus tracks.
  • Oora - Edgar Broughton Band (05/1973)

    • Members: Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
    • Guests: David Bedford, Madeline Bell, Victor Peraino, Liza Strike (RIP: Doris Troy)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
  • Bandages - Edgar Broughton Band (1975)

    • Members: Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
    • Guests: Mike Oldfield
  • The BBC sessions - The Pretty Things (11/2003)

    • Members: Skip Alan, Wally Allen, Stuart Brooks, Phil May, John Povey, Viv Prince, Pete Tolson, Victor Unitt (RIP: Gordon Edwards)
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (4 credits)
  • Masters of rock - Edgar Broughton Band (1974)

    • Members: Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
  • Singles A´s and B´s - The Pretty Things (07/1977)

    • Members: John ´Twink´ Adler, Skip Alan, Phil May, John Povey, Dick Taylor, Pete Tolson, Victor Unitt
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Smith)
  • Unrepentant - the anthology - Pretty Things (1995)

    • Members: Skip Alan, Phil May, John Povey, Viv Prince, Dick Taylor, Pete Tolson, Victor Unitt (RIP: Gordon Edwards, Brian Pendleton)
  • Latest writs - greatest hits - the best of... - Pretty Things (2000)

    • Members: Skip Alan, Stuart Brooks, Jack Green, Frank Holland, Phil May, John Povey, Viv Prince, John Stax, Dick Taylor, Pete Tolson, Victor Unitt (RIP: Gordon Edwards, Brian Pendleton, Mark St John)
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • Think pink - Twink (1970)

    • Members: John ´Twink´ Adler
    • Guests: Wally Allen, John Povey, Viv Prince, Paul Rudolph, Victor Unitt (RIP: Steve Peregrine Took)
    • Producer: Mick Farren
  • Parlez-vous English? - The Broughtons (1979)

    • Members: Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant
    • Guests: Peter Hope Evans, Susie O´List, Pete Tolson, Victor Unitt
    • Technical: John Leckie

THANKS:

Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: for asking.

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    25/March/2010 - Page added to the blog.
    12/April/2002 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Victor Unitt mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Edgar Broughton (8)
    Steve Broughton (8)
    Arthur Grant (8)
    John Povey (7)
    Phil May (6)
    Skip Alan (5)
    Pete Tolson (5)
    Viv Prince (4)
    Dick Taylor (4)
    Wally Waller (4)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 12/April/2002 - Last modified on: 25/March/2010. 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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