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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Bob Wackett (drums)


BANDS:
  • Cyril Davies R&B All Stars [1963-Jan 64]
  • The Echoes [1963-Dec 64]
  • Dusty Springfield Band [1963-Dec 64]

BIOGRAPHY:

Bob Wackett was part of those great pioneer musicians that helped rhythm & blues music to be known among people. I have very few data about him, but anyway, I want to pay tribute to him with this short page.


CYRIL DAVIES R&B ALL STARS


At the end of 1963, there were a couple of changes in the lineup. Johnny Parker replaced Keith Scott, and Bob Wackett replaced Micky Waller:

CYRIL DAVIES R&B ALL STARS #
end 63-Jan 64
Cyril Davies
vocals, harmonica
Long John Baldry
vocals
Geoff Bradford
guitar
Cliff Barton
bass
Johnny Parker
piano
The Velvettes
vocals
(died)ê
Hoochie Coochie Menê
Hoochie Coochie Menê
Hoochie Coochie Menê
Hoochie Coochie Menê

But Cyril Davies died of leukemia on January 7, 1964. He was 32. Then, Long John Baldry took with him most of these musicians, now under the new name Hoochie Coochie Men.

THE ECHOES


The Echoes, apart from being a band on their own, auditioned for becoming Dusty Springfield´s backing band in 1963. This was their lineup by then:

THE ECHOES #?
1963-Dec 64
Pete Clifford
guitar
Douggie Reece
bass
Micky Garrett
keyboards

But in December 1964, Wackett left the band.


DUSTY SPRINGFIELD BAND


As I´ve said, The Echoes, apart from being a band on their own, auditioned for becoming Dusty Springfield´s backing band in 1963. This was their lineup by then:

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD BAND #?
1963-Dec 64
Dusty Springfield
vocals
Pete Clifford
guitar
Douggie Reece
bass
Micky Garrett
keyboards

But in December 1964, Wackett left the band.

And, after that, I haven't been able to find more info about him, except for a few sessions, mentioned below. Has anybody more info about him, please?

DISCOGRAPHY: (5 albums known to me - Status: Completed)

SESSIONS (4 credits)
  • Hiraeth - Endaf Emlyn (1974)

  • Ebb tide - Love Sounds (1975)

    • Guests: John Dean, Patrick Halling, Rex Morris, Mike Thorn, Bob Wackett
  • Off the record - Neil Innes (1983)

    • Members: Neil Innes
    • Guests: John Altman, Sharon Campbell, Kenny Clare, Mitch Dalton, Alan Downey, Martin Drover, Bruce Dukov, Jack Emblow, Digby Fairweather, Morgan Fisher, Mo Foster, Lee Fothergill, Keith Gemmell, Malcolm Griffiths, Luis Jardim, Chris Karan, Annie Kavanagh, Neil Lancaster, Henry Lowther, Chas Mills, Keith Nelson, Paul Nieman, Roger Rettig, Frank Ricotti, Dave Spence, Richard Studt, Bob Sydor, Gary Taylor, Linda Taylor, Peter Van Hooke, Bob Wackett, Nigel Warren-Green, Harvey Weston, Paul Westwood, Gavyn Wright, Joy Yates (RIP: Randy Colville, Kay Garner, Ollie Halsall, Pete Strange)
    • Producer: Steve James
  • Carolyn Ross... sings - Carolyn Ross (2002)

COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
  • Hatchback - Tony Hatch (1997)

    • Guests: Greg Bowen, Roger Coulam, Tony Fisher, Herbie Flowers, Patrick Halling, Mike Thorn, Bob Wackett

QUESTIONS:

01. Was Bob Wackett a member of Blues By Six?


WHAT'S NEW:

28/April/2010 - Page added to the blog.
27/September/2003 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

RELATED MUSICIANS:

Bob Wackett mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
Mike Thorn (4)
Patrick Halling (2)
Tony Hatch (2)
Richard Morcombe (2)

Page created by Miguel Terol on: 27/September/2003 - Last modified on: 15/June/2010. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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