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Friday, 26 November 2010

Dino Dines (keyboards)

(Also known as: Peter Dines)
BANDS:
  • Apostolic Intervention [1966]
  • Wages of Sin [1968]
  • Keef Hartley Band [?]
  • Keef Hartley Band [1970]
  • Miller Anderson Band [1971]
  • Hemlock [Jan 73-74]
  • T Rex [Nov 74-Sep 77]
  • X-T-Rex [1993]
  • T Rextasy

BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic keyboardist, he was the original keyboardist in one of my favourite bands ever, Keef Hartley Band. His real name was Peter Dines, but he also appeared credited with his nickname Dino Dines. He was born in Hertford, on December 17th, 1944.

Dino Dines while in Hemlock



APOSTOLIC INTERVENTION


First band I know with Dino is Apostolic Intervention.

This was the personnel for the band Apostolic Intervention in 1966:

APOSTOLIC INTERVENTION #?
?
Angus Shirley
guitar
Bob Argent
bass
Dino Dines
keyboards
Jerry Shirley
drums

Steve Marriott (who was to form Humble Pie with Jerry Shirley sometime later) gave the band a new song, ´(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me´, that became the band´s first single. Marriott also acted as producer and played bass in the song as well as performing backing vocals.


WAGES OF SIN


Tim Renwick joins Wages Of Sin, circa 1968, replacing Ivan Carling:

WAGES OF SIN #?
1968
Colin Freeman
Dino Dines
keyboards
Vic Farrar
Jerry Shirley
drums


KEEF HARTLEY BAND


One of the finest blues bands I've ever heard, believe me! This was the first incarnation of the band:

KEEF HARTLEY BAND #1
?
Owen Finnegan
vocals
Ian Cruickshank
guitar (as Spit James)
Gary Thain
bass
Dino Dines
keyboards
Keef Hartley
drums

They started recording their first album, but they felt something didn't work. So they changed the vocalist.

They try with a different vocalist, but again, no luck:

KEEF HARTLEY BAND #2
?
Sam Holland
vocals
Ian Cruickshank
guitar (as Spit James)
Gary Thain
bass
Dino Dines
keyboards
Keef Hartley
drums

But they finally called the great Miller Anderson to join as vocalist and lead guitarist, in November 1968:

KEEF HARTLEY BAND #3
Nov 68-?
Miller Anderson
guitar, vocals
Ian Cruickshank
guitar (as Spit James)
Gary Thain
bass
Dino Dines
keyboards
Keef Hartley
drums

Keef found in Miller a fantastic companion, a superb guitarist and singer, who composed most of the songs.

With Miller's voice, they release the fantastic album, Halfbreed, recorded in three days, with a funny introduction where you can hear John Mayall's conversation with Keef, when he tells him he's out of Bluesbreakers band. The track is appropiately named ´Sacked´. Dino (here, credited as Peter Dines) co-writes half of the tracks in the album. Notice has to be made about all the guitar parts in the album were recorded by Spit. Miller just included the vocals, no guitars.

In the album, there's a horn section to enrich their sound (mainly Hartley former bandmates in John Mayall band):

  • Henry Lowther (trumpet, violin)

  • Harry Beckett (trumpet)

  • Lyn Dobson (tenor sax, flute)

  • Chris Mercer (tenor sax)

  • But, after a while, Spit James left the band, leaving Miller Anderson as the only guitarist.


    AND THEN


    I don´t know what Dino did meanwhile, but he finally rejoined Keef Hartley Band.


    KEEF HARTLEY BAND (again)


    Dino Dines comes back to the band for a while:

    KEEF HARTLEY BAND #7
    ?-Dec 70
    Miller Anderson
    guitar, vocals
    Gary Thain
    bass
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    Keef Hartley
    drums

    But the new members don't stay long time in the band, and they leave the band in December 1970, after recording some superb sessions for BBC Radio 1.

    The band released Overdog, still with help from Dino Dines on keyboards and Colosseum drummer Jon Hiseman.


    MILLER ANDERSON BAND


    After releasing his solo album, Bright city, Miller Anderson assembled a band to make some concerts. Although he didn't tour, there are at least some sessions for the BBC in 1971. He called many of his friends that played in the album:

    MILLER ANDERSON BAND #1
    1971
    êKeef Hartley Band
    êKeef Hartley Band
    Miller Anderson
    guitar
    Gary Thain
    bass
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    Pete Wingfield
    keyboards
    Lyn Dobson
    flute
    Eric Dillon
    drums
    Keef Hartley Bandê
    Keef Hartley Bandê

    They performed 4 songs for those sessions: ´To whom it may concern´, ´Shadows ´cross my wall´, ´On the ship to nowhere´ and ´High tide, high water´.


    HEMLOCK


    Around January 1973, Miller Anderson formed his own band with Mick Weaver, called Hemlock:

    HEMLOCK #1
    Jan 73-1974
    êKeef Hartley Band
    Miller Anderson
    guitar, vocals
    Jim Leverton
    bass
    Mick Weaver
    keyboards
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    Eric Dillon
    drums
    Savoy Brownê
    Savoy Brownê
    Savoy Brownê

    They released a self-titled album, Hemlock, with help from Pete Willsher on steel guitar and Miller´s mate Chris Mercer on sax. They toured supporting Procol Harum in England in March 1973, followed by another tour supporting Savoy Brown and Uriah Heep. The band in the tour was advertised as Miller Anderson With Hemlock.

    In the tour, the chemistry between Kim Simmonds (leader in Savoy Brown) and Miller finished with the offer of forming a band together (a variation of Savoy Brown called The Boogie Brothers), and Miller took Hemlock´s rhythm section with him, so Hemlock´s life was quite short.


    AND THEN


    Dino was to join David Bowie live band, but finally, he joined instead glam band T.Rex, commanded by the great, much-missed Marc Bolan.


    T REX


    In November 1974, Dino Dines joins T Rex:

    T REX #?
    Nov 74-Dec 74
    Marc Bolan
    vocals, guitar
    Micky Finn
    percussion, vocals
    Jack Green
    guitar
    Steve Currie
    bass
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    Gloria Jones
    keyboards, vocals
    Davy Lutton
    drums
    + 2 backing vocalists. Who were they?

    They recorded the album Bolan´s zip gun.

    After an American tour, Jack Green and long-time member Micky Finn left in December 1974.

    This is the new lineup for T Rex in January 1975:

    T REX #?
    Jan 75-1975
    Marc Bolan
    vocals, guitar
    Tyrone Scott
    guitar, vocals
    Steve Currie
    bass
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    Gloria Jones
    keyboards, vocals
    Davy Lutton
    drums

    Their new album was Futuristic dragon. But Tyrone Scott didn't last too long in the band.

    Now, Marc Bolan assumes all the guitar duties in T Rex. This should be still in 1975, I think:

    T REX #?
    1975-Aug 76
    Marc Bolan
    vocals, guitar
    Steve Currie
    bass
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    Gloria Jones
    keyboards, vocals
    Davy Lutton
    drums

    Gloria Jones left the band in August 1976 to become a mother.

    And then, Marc Bolan changes T Rex completely, only keeping Dino, who recruits his old mate Miller Anderson:

    T REX #?
    Aug 76-1977
    Marc Bolan
    vocals, guitar
    Miller Anderson
    guitar
    Herbie Flowers
    bass
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    Tony Newman
    drums
    Donovan Bandê

    They only released an album, Dandy in the underworld. With lots of guests and former members: Gloria Jones (backing vocals), Scott Edwards (bass), Steve Currie (bass), Paul Humphrey (drums), Paul Fenton (drums), Davy Lutton (drums), and from Gonzalez: Chris Mercer (sax), Steve Gregory (flute), Bud Beadle (flute, sax), Colin Jacas (backing vocals).

    Miller left the band to join Donovan for a tour.

    With Miller Anderson´s exit, T Rex becomes a quartet again:

    T REX #?
    1977-Sep 77
    Marc Bolan
    vocals, guitar
    Herbie Flowers
    bass
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    Tony Newman
    drums
    (died)ê

    But soon after, Marc Bolan´s tragic death happened in a car accident, on September 16th, 1977.

    Since that, dozens of post-humous albums have been released: some are live, some contain unreleased tracks, outtakes, etc. The original albums have also been reissued with lots of bonus tracks.


    AND THEN...


    And then, I haven't known of any musical ventures by him for many years. He probably kept on playing sessions, but I don't have more info. Can anybody help, please?


    X-T-REX


    As we can guess by the name, X.T.Rex was a sort of tribute to T.Rex. Miller and Dino Dines team with singer Darryl Read around 1993:

    X-T-REX #
    ?
    Darryl Read
    vocals
    Miller Anderson
    guitar
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    + others unknown to me (maybe Paul Feldon?)

    They played a British tour.


    T REXTASY


    During the last years, Dino Dines was usually making guest appearances with another T. Rex tribute band, called T Rextasy, led by singer Danielz.

    T REXTASY #
    Danielz
    vocals
    Dino Dines
    keyboards
    + others unknown to me. Help!

    I think there are some live recordings by the band, joined by him and mate Miller Anderson. Can anyone confirm me that, please?

    And next thing I knew was very sad news. On January 29th, 2004, Peter Dines died. Rest in peace.

    DISCOGRAPHY: (20 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

    ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (15 credits)
    • (Tell me) Have you ever seen me (SINGLE) - Apostolic Intervention (04/1967)

      • Members: Jerry Shirley (RIP: Dino Dines)
      • Producer: (RIP: Steve Marriott)
    • Halfbreed - Keef Hartley Band (03/1969)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Ian Cruickshank, Lyn Dobson, Henry Lowther, Chris Mercer (RIP: Harry Beckett, Dino Dines, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain)
      • Guests: John Mayall
      • Producer: Neil Slaven
      • Technical: Derek Varnals
      • Comments: In Halfbreed, there's a horn section to enrich their sound (mainly Hartley former bandmates in John Mayall band): Henry Lowther (trumpet, violin), Harry Beckett (trumpet), Lyn Dobson (tenor sax, flute), Chris Mercer (tenor sax). CD reissue by Deram contains 1 bonus track.
    • Bright city - Miller Anderson (1971)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Eric Dillon, Lyn Dobson (RIP: Dino Dines, Gary Thain)
      • Guests: Madeline Bell, Neil Hubbard, Liza Strike, Mick Weaver (RIP: Harry Beckett)
      • Producer: Neil Slaven
      • Comments: Miller Anderson recorded his first solo album, Bright city, in 1971, soon after he left Keef Hartley Band. That's why we can find here many of his bandmates here: the late, much-missed Gary Thain, Mick Weaver and Peter Dino Dines.
      • My opinion: It's a fantastic and very fine album. Some of my favourite tracks are ´High tide, high water´ and ´Alice mercy´ to name a few, although all the tracks are really superb.
    • Overdog - Keef Hartley Band (04/1971)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Dave Caswell, Lyle Jenkins, Ingrid Thomas, Mick Weaver (RIP: Dino Dines, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain)
      • Guests: Jon Hiseman (RIP: Johnny Almond)
      • Producer: Neil Slaven
      • Technical: Roy Thomas Baker, Robin Black, John Punter
      • Comments: Recorded during October 1970 to January 1971. The tracks from 1970 contain ex-members Dave Caswell, Lyle Jenkins and Dino Dines, who left the band in December, but the new band is Hartley, Anderson, Thain and Weaver.
    • Hemlock - Hemlock (1973)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Eric Dillon, Jim Leverton, Mick Weaver, Pete Willsher (RIP: Dino Dines)
      • Guests: Chris Mercer, Chrissie Stewart
      • Producer: Neil Slaven
      • Technical: John Burns
    • Bolan´s zip gun - T Rex (02/1975)

      • Members: Paul Fenton, Gloria Jones, Davy Lutton (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines, Micky Finn)
    • Futuristic dragon - T Rex (01/1976)

      • Members: Paul Fenton, Gloria Jones, Howard Kaylan, Davy Lutton, Tyrone Scott, Mark Volman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines)
      • Guests: B J Cole, Jimmie Haskell, Danny Thompson
    • Dandy in the underworld - T Rex (03/1977)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Paul Fenton, Herbie Flowers, Gloria Jones, Davy Lutton, Tony Newman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines)
      • Guests: Bud Beadle, Scott Edwards, Steve Gregory, Steve Harley, Paul Humphrey, Colin Jacas, Chris Mercer
      • Comments: At the time of recording this album, this was the lineup for T.Rex: Marc Bolan (guitar, vocals) / Miller Anderson (guitar) / Herbie Flowers (bass) / Dino Dines (keyboards) / Tony Newman (drums). Other guests in the album: Gloria Jones (backing vocals, Marc Bolan's girlfriend), Scott Edwards (bass), Steve Currie (bass), Paul Humphrey (drums), Paul Fenton (drums), Davey Lutton (drums), and from Gonzalez: Chris Mercer (sax), Steve Gregory (flute), Bud Beadle (flute, sax), Colin Jacas (backing vocals).
    • Billy super duper - Marc Bolan & T Rex (10/1982)

      • Members: Paul Fenton, Herbie Flowers, Gloria Jones, Bill Legend, Davy Lutton, Tony Newman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines, Micky Finn)
      • Guests: Manny Elias, Stuart Gordon, Larry Stabbins
      • Comments: Unreleased recordings from 1972-1977.
    • Live 1977 - Marc Bolan & T Rex (1997)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Herbie Flowers, Gloria Jones, Tony Newman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines)
      • Comments: Double live CD. The first CD contains concerts from March 1977, while the 2nd CD is a concert from November 1974, with a different lineup.
    • Dazzling raimant - T Rex (1997)

      • Members: Gloria Jones, Davy Lutton (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines)
    • Prince of players - the alternate Dandy in the underworld - T Rex (08/1998)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Herbie Flowers, Tony Newman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Dino Dines)
    • Not foolish, not wise - Keef Hartley Band (1999)

      • Members: Danny Allmark, Miller Anderson, Derek Austin, Dave Caswell, Ian Cruickshank, Mike Davis, Lyn Dobson, Martin Drover, Henry Lowther, Junior Marvin, Chris Mercer, Nick Newell, Terry Noonan, Michael Rosen, Ingrid Thomas, Barbara Thompson, Roger Wade, Pete Wingfield, Pete York (RIP: Harry Beckett, Dino Dines, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain, Derek Wadsworth)
      • Producer: Neil Slaven
      • Comments: In 1999 it has been released a new live album by the band. Not foolish, not wise comprises old live recordings, plus some studio tracks. Sadly, it doesn't include any info about the musicians involved, so we just can´t but guess who appears there.
    • Bump´n´grind - Marc Bolan & T Rex (07/2000)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Paul Fenton, Howard Kaylan, Bill Legend, Davy Lutton, Tony Visconti, Mark Volman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines, Micky Finn)
      • Guests: Howie Casey, Sue Glover, Bridget St John (RIP: Vicki Brown)
    • Trip and glide in the ballrooms of T. Rextasy - T Rextasy ( - )

    COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (3 credits)
    • Metal guru - T Rex (10/1997)

      • Members: Miller Anderson, Paul Fenton, Herbie Flowers, Jack Green, Gloria Jones, Howard Kaylan, Bill Legend, Tony Newman, Tyrone Scott, Mark Volman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines)
      • Guests: Bud Beadle, B J Cole, Scott Edwards, Steve Gregory, Steve Harley, Jimmie Haskell, Paul Humphrey, Chris Mercer
      • Producer: Tony Visconti
      • Comments: 7CD boxset comprising their latest studio albums as well as older tracks.
    • Solid gold rapid action - Marc Bolan & T Rex (08/1998)

      • Members: Herbie Flowers, Jack Green, Gloria Jones, Howard Kaylan, Bill Legend, Davy Lutton, Tony Newman, Mark Volman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines, Micky Finn)
      • Guests: Bud Beadle, David Bowie, J J Cale, B J Cole, Burt Collins, Steve Harley, Ian McDonald, Chris Mercer, Danny Thompson (RIP: Harry Nilsson)
      • Producer: Tony Visconti
    • 20th century boy - the ultimate collection - Marc Bolan & T Rex (08/2002)

      • Members: Howard Kaylan, Bill Legend, Davy Lutton, Mark Volman (RIP: Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Dino Dines, Micky Finn)
      • Guests: Burt Collins, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie, Ian McDonald, Barry St John (RIP: Vicki Brown)
      • Producer: Tony Visconti
      • Technical: Dan Hersch
    ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (1 credit)
    • Collectomatic vol 1 - Darryl Read (1997)

      • Members: Bill Legend, John Tuck (RIP: Gus Yeadon)
      • Guests: Miller Anderson, Stevie Forest, Volker Janssen, Terry Stamp, Paul Thompson (RIP: Dino Dines)
      • Producer: (RIP: Tony Meehan)
    SESSIONS (1 credit)
    QUESTIONS:

    01. Did Dino play with Donovan?

    02. He also played with The Hollies and PP Arnold, but I can't find details. Help, please!

    03. Which was his relationship with the band Flasher? He appears in one of their albums (see below for the credit).


    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 9


    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:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitri Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    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:

    THANKS:

    Special Thanks to:
  • Andrew: for telling me about the very sad news of Peter´s death.

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend and great fan, for all his help and gifts regarding Keef Hartley and Miller Anderson recordings.
  • Justin Purington: for info on the lineup in Miller Anderson BBC recordings (1999).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    26/November/2010 - Page added to the blog.
    19/July/2003 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Dino Dines mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Miller Anderson (11)
    Marc Bolan (11)
    Steve Currie (10)
    Gloria Jones (8)
    Davy Lutton (8)
    Paul Fenton (6)
    Herbie Flowers (6)
    Bill Legend (6)
    Chris Mercer (6)
    Tony Newman (6)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 19/July/2003 - Last modified on: 28/November/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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