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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Brian Chatton (keyboards)


BANDS:
  • The Three Jets [1961-1965]
  • Warriors [Nov 65-1968]
  • John Walker Band [1968]
  • Hickory [1968-1969]
  • Flaming Youth [1969-1970]
  • Eclection [1970]
  • Jackson Heights
  • Snafu [1974]
  • Rock Follies [1975]
  • Michael Chapman Band [1976]
  • Brian Parrish Band [1976]
  • Eric Burdon Band [1976]
  • John Miles Band [Dec 77-?]
  • Michael Chapman Band [1978]
      • The All Star Rock Band [Jul 79] (Casual band - 1 gig)
  • John Miles Band
  • Pat Travers Band
  • The Hollies [1981]
  • John Miles Band [1984]
  • Meat Loaf Band [1984-1985]
  • Boys Don´t Cry
  • The Mystic Orchestra [2008]

BIOGRAPHY:

Keyboard virtuoso, to me Brian Chatton has never achieved the appreciation he deserved. He was born Brian Charles Chatton on July 19th, 1948 in Bolton, England. His career started in the early 60s.


THE THREE JETS


The Three Jets was an early band formed by Brian Chatton and Barry Reynolds, probably around 1961:

THE THREE JETS #?
1961-1965
Brian Chatton
keyboards
+ another one unknown to me. Help!

But I haven´t any other info about them. If someone could help with the other members, period, etc., it would be very appreciated.


WARRIORS


Brian Chatton joined Warriors around November 1965, when their original lead guitarist Mike Brereton left. Then, Rod Hill, who was rhythm guitarist, switched to lead, and they looked for a keyboardist:

WARRIORS #5
Nov 65-Aug 67
Jon Anderson
vocals, as Johnny Anderson
Rodney Hill
guitar
David Foster
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Ian Wallace
drums

In August 1967, Jon Anderson leaves the band.

Warriors carried on in August 1967 as a quartet:

WARRIORS #6
Aug 67-1968
Rodney Hill
guitar
David Foster
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Ian Wallace
drums

But they finally parted ways sometime in 1968.

Other info on members of Warriors (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (4): Jon Anderson, David Foster, Rodney Hill, Ian Wallace


JOHN WALKER BAND


John Walker (real name, John Maus) was one of The Walker Brothers. When he started touring (probably around 1968), this was his live band:

JOHN WALKER BAND #?
1968
êThe Walker Brothers
John Maus
vocals, as John Walker
Gordon Smith
guitar
Ronnie Caryl
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Phil Collins
drums
Hickoryê
Hickoryê
Hickoryê
Hickoryê

All the musicians later remained together as Hickory.


HICKORY


At the end of 1968, the band Hickory was formed:

HICKORY #1
1968-1969
êJohn Walker Band
êJohn Walker Band
êJohn Walker Band
êJohn Walker Band
Gordon Smith
guitar, vocals
Ronnie Caryl
bass, guitar, vocals
Brian Chatton
keyboards, vocals
Phil Collins
drums, vocals
Flaming Youthê
Flaming Youthê
Flaming Youthê
Flaming Youthê


FLAMING YOUTH


Flaming Youth was the new name for the band Hickory in the spring of 1969:

FLAMING YOUTH #1
1969-?
êHickory
êHickory
êHickory
êHickory
Gordon Smith
guitar, vocals
Ronnie Caryl
bass, vocals
Brian Chatton
keyboards, vocals
Phil Collins
drums, vocals

They were managed by Ken Howard / Alan Blaikey team, and were originally formed to serve as backing band for John Walker (from Walker Brothers), but they went their own way instead.

They released an album, fully composed by Howard & Blaikley, called Ark 2.

After a while, Flaming Youth augmented the lineup for touring, including sax player Dave Brook:

FLAMING YOUTH #2
?
Gordon Smith
guitar, vocals
Ronnie Caryl
bass, vocals
Brian Chatton
keyboards, vocals
Dave Brook
sax
Phil Collins
drums, vocals
Genesisê

But after some months, Brian Chatton left.

Other info on members of Flaming Youth (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Ronnie Caryl, Phil Collins, Gordon Smith


ECLECTION


This is one of the less famous editions of Eclection, now with lead singer Dorris Henderson, around 1970:

ECLECTION #?
1970
Dorris Henderson
vocals
Eric Johns
guitar
David Bowker
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Steve Smith
drums

Other info on members of Eclection (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (1): Gary Boyle
To be covered (7): David Bowker, Gerry Conway, Dorris Henderson, Trevor Lucas, Poli Palmer, Michael Rosen, Mike Woods


JACKSON HEIGHTS


Jackson Heights was a band formed by Lee Jackson (ex-The Nice). After a first album, the lineup changed, and Brian Chatton joined the band in 1971:

JACKSON HEIGHTS #?
1971-?
Lee Jackson
vocals, guitar
John McBurnie
guitar, vocals
Brian Chatton
keyboards, vocals

They released 5th avenue bus in 1972. It was followed by Ragamuffin´s fool and Bump and grind in 1973. All the albums featured guest drummer Mike Giles.

Other info on members of Jackson Heights (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (9): Bias Boshell, Charlie Harcourt, Lee Jackson, John McBurnie, Roger McKew, Patrick Moraz, Tommy Sloane, Mario Tapia, John Woods


SNAFU


Around 1974, Brian Chatton joined superb band Snafu, replacing Pete Solley (who joined Procol Harum):

SNAFU #2
1974
Bobby Harrison
vocals, percussion
Micky Moody
guitar
Colin Gibson
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Terry Popple
drums

But Chatton leaves very soon (being replaced by Tim Hinkley). But Snafu´s third album, All funked up, still contains contributions by Brian Chatton, with help from Mel Collins (sax) and backing vocals by Liza Strike and Viola Wills.

Other info on members of Snafu (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (7): Clem Clempson, Colin Gibson, Bobby Harrison, Tim Hinkley, Micky Moody, Terry Popple, Pete Solley


ROCK FOLLIES


In 1975, Andy Mackay (from Roxy Music) was asked to compose the music for a TV series, Rock follies, about a female trio (one of the singers was the marvellous Julie Covington). Andy composed the music, but a stable band was formed to play all the music as well as appearing in the series.

ROCK FOLLIES #1
1975-?
Andy Mackay
sax
Ray Russell
guitar
Tony Stevens
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Peter Van Hooke
drums

An album was released from those performances, called Rock follies.

Other info on members of Rock Follies (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Parren
To be covered (4): Andy Mackay, Ray Russell, Tony Stevens, Peter Van Hooke


MICHAEL CHAPMAN BAND


This was the Michael Chapman Band around April 1976:

MICHAEL CHAPMAN BAND #?
1976
Michael Chapman
vocals, guitar
Rick Kemp
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Keef Hartley
drums

Michael Chapman recorded a live album, Pleasures of the street, but I´m not sure of the lineup as I haven´t it.


BRIAN PARRISH BAND


Sometime in the 70s (maybe around 1974?), Brian Parrish assembled a live band for gigs:

BRIAN PARRISH BAND #?
?
Brian Parrish
vocals, guitar
Brian Chatton
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Sorry, don´t know the other members´ names. Help, please!

As he was sharing management (Chas Chandler) with Eric Burdon, Eric used Brian Parrish Band as his own band for a tour, with Brian Parrish as guest guitar.


ERIC BURDON BAND


Brian Chatton played with Eric Burdon Band for a while, but can´t find proper info about the whole lineup:

ERIC BURDON BAND #
Eric Burdon
vocals
Brian Parrish
guitar
Brian Chatton
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Eric Burdon Band (I know up to 106 members)
To be covered (105): Robert Ahwai, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Derek Austin, Ronnie Barron, Les Binks, Tom Blades, Tony Braunagel, Greg Brown, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Eric Burdon, Rob Burns, Aalon Butler, Carl Carlton, Mike Carr, Jackie Carter, Paul Christie, Steve Conte, Chris Couchois, Pat Couchois, Mark Craney, Paul Crowder, Pat Crumly, Russ Cummings, Frank Diez,... up to 105 musicians.


JOHN MILES BAND


Brian Chatton joined John Miles band in December 1977 (replacing Gary Moberley):

JOHN MILES BAND #?
Dec 77-?
John Miles
vocals, guitar
Bob Marshall
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Barry Black
drums

During one tour supporting Jethro Tull, John Miles´ drummer, Barry Black couldn´t play due to some injury, so Tull´s mighty Barriemore Barlow offered to play with them too:

JOHN MILES BAND #?
?
John Miles
vocals, guitar
Bob Marshall
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Barriemore Barlow
drums

Other info on members of John Miles Band (I know up to 16 members)
Already covered (3): Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Gary Moberley
To be covered (5): Barriemore Barlow, Barry Black, Brendan Healy, John Miles, Laurie Wisefield


MICHAEL CHAPMAN BAND


And a different configuration for the Michael Chapman Band around January 1978:

MICHAEL CHAPMAN BAND #?
1978
Michael Chapman
vocals, guitar
B J Cole
steel guitar
Rod Clements
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Andy Ward
drums

Other info on members of Michael Chapman Band (I know up to 23 members)
Already covered (1): Keef Hartley
To be covered (19): Laurie Allan, Jack Asselman, Alex Atterson, Bruce Barthol, Michael Chapman, Rod Clements, B J Cole, Mike Hoddinnot, Rick Kemp, Alamo Leal, Barry Morgan, Doug Morter, Nigel Pegrum, Mick Ronson, Jerry Soffe, Steffi Stephan, Paul Sutton, Johnny Van Derrick, Andy Ward


THE ALL STAR ROCK BAND


This was an awesome project, The All Star Rock Band, where Jon Anderson and Brian Chatton reunited after many years. What a lineup!!

THE ALL STAR ROCK BAND #1
Jul 79
Jon Anderson
vocals
Allan Holdsworth
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards

Sadly, they only played a one-off concert (at ´Live Music Show´ in London, in July 1979), but didn't record any material.

Other info on members of The All Star Rock Band (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (1): Adrian Tilbrook
To be covered (3): Jon Anderson, Jack Bruce, Allan Holdsworth


JOHN MILES BAND (again)


Then, Chatton then returned to John Miles Band (which lineup, please?).


PAT TRAVERS BAND


Brian Chatton played live with Pat Travers at the Marquee club in and around the late 70s, but don´t know more details about the lineup:

PAT TRAVERS BAND #
1977
Pat Travers
guitar, vocals
Brian Chatton
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Pat Travers Band (I know up to 29 members)
Already covered (1): Clive Edwards
To be covered (27): Tommy Aldridge, Carmine Appice, Pete Cowling, Barry Dunaway, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Dyche, Roy Dyke, Steve Fister, Eric Frates, Sandy Gennaro, Don Harriss, Topper Headon, Joey Jelf, Dave LaRue, Pat Marchino, Nicko McBrain, Rick Navarro, Kevin Rian, Jerry Riggs, Allan Schwartzberg, Sean Shannon, Tony Spinner, T M Stevens, Pat Thrall, Pat Travers,... up to 27 musicians.


THE HOLLIES


In 1981, Brian Chatton wrote a song for mythical band The Hollies, ´Take my love and run´. It was a hit, and Brian was asked to play with them in TV appearances promoting the album:

THE HOLLIES #?
?
Allan Clarke
vocals
Tony Hicks
guitar
Bobby Elliott
drums
+
Alan Coates
vocals, guitar
Brian Chatton
keyboards
+ another one unknown to me. Help!

Due to success, Brian Chatton also wrote more songs for The Hollies´ next album, who marked Graham Nash reunion with his old mates. The album is What goes around. Brian also acted as producer here.

Other info on members of The Hollies (I know up to 24 members)
To be covered (23): Peter Arnesen, Paul Bliss, Bernie Calvert, Allan Clarke, Alan Coates, Bobby Elliott, Vic Farrell, Dennis Haines, Eric Haydock, Tony Hicks, Peter Howarth, Steve Lauri, Jamie Moses, Graham Nash, Ian Parker, Don Rathbone, Mikael Rickfors, Ray Stiles, Steve Stroud, Terry Sylvester, Klaus Voormann, Carl Wayne, Pete Wingfield


JOHN MILES BAND (again)


In 1984, we find Brian Chatton touring again with John Miles:

JOHN MILES BAND #?
1984
John Miles
vocals, guitar
Bob Marshall
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!


MEAT LOAF BAND


This was Meat Loaf´s superb backing band, Neverland Express, for their tour in 1984-1985:

MEAT LOAF BAND #?
1984-1985
Meat Loaf
vocals
Bob Kulick
guitar
Johnny Golden
bass
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Paul Jacobs
keyboards
Andy Wells
drums
Doreen Chanter
backing vocals
Kati Mac
backing vocals

But I have a video recording from 1985, it´s a German TV appearance to promote the Bad attitude album, and it seems the lineup has been reduced (Bob Kulick is not there, and I don´t see Kati Mac). Was this a real live lineup, or just a special one-off gig?

Other info on members of Meat Loaf Band (I know up to 54 members)
Already covered (2): Doreen Chanter, Stevie Lange
To be covered (51): Pearl Aday, Mark Alexander, Ray Andersen, Jeff Bova, Tom Brislin, Chuck Burgi, Steve Buslowe, Domenic Cicchetti, Renee Cologne, Paul Crook, Karla DeVito, Rory Dodd, Sarah Douglas, Frank Doyle, Mark Doyle, Randy Flowers, Dave Gellis, Paul Glanz, Amy Goff, Elaine Goff, Johnny Golden, Steve Hunter, Carolyn Jablonski, Paul Jacobs, Davey Johnstone,... up to 51 musicians.


BOYS DON´T CRY


Jeff Seopardie´s next project was the band Boys Don't Cry. Mostly a joint project with singer Nick Richards, they had a very good live lineup:

BOYS DON´T CRY #?
?
Nick Richards
vocals
Nico Ramsden
guitar
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Mark Smith
bass
Jeff Seopardie
percussion

They released several albums, having a big hit with the song ´I wanna be a cowboy´ (this song was later used in the soundtrack for the movie The last boy scout, starring Bruce Willis). Many years later, this song was in the news again, as Seopardie / Chatton / Ramsden & Richards have sued Kid Rock for plagiarism on his song 'Cowboy', as it´s supposed he has copied their song.
Other info on members of Boys Don´t Cry (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Jeff Seopardie
To be covered (2): Nico Ramsden, Mark Smith


AND THEN...


And then, I haven´t more info about Brian´s musical activities. I think he worked in some solo albums, as well as developing his Uzlot project with mate Jon Anderson and Stuart Hamm, but I never knew if it finally materialized.

As a composer, he wrote Sheena Easton´s hit ´Madness, money and music´.


THE MYSTIC ORCHESTRA


This was a project trying to capture the feeling of listening to many rock anthems, covers of famous tunes by Led Zeppelin, Cream, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix. The show was called Flashback - The Classic Rock Experience, with a great live band, including Spanish metal singer, Jose Antonio Manzano. This was part of the lineup around August 2008:

THE MYSTIC ORCHESTRA #?
2008
Jose Antonio Manzano
vocals
Katrina Chester
vocals
Elizabeth Eagan
vocals
Phil Hilborne
guitar
Jamie Humphries
guitar
Brian Chatton
keyboards
Dave Boruff
sax, keyboards
Adam Troughear
drums
+
Chuck Negron
vocals, special guest
+ others unknown to me. Help!


I need info about additional members, as well as knowing if there were different lineups. In the beginning, other names were announced as part of the band, such as Derek St Holmes. Can someone help here, please?

Other info on members of The Mystic Orchestra (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (2): Dave Boruff, Phil Hilborne

DISCOGRAPHY: (35 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (3 credits)
  • Playing for time - Chatton (1981)

    • Members: Brian Chatton
    • Guests: Barry Black, Phil Collins, Andy Dalby, Steve Holley, Johnny Mars, John McBurnie, James Morgan, Gary Twigg
  • Spellbound - Chatton (1989)

  • Chatton classic covers - chapter one - Chatton (2000)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (19 credits)
  • Ark 2 - Flaming Youth (10/1969)

    • Members: Ronnie Caryl, Brian Chatton, Phil Collins, Gordon Smith
  • Ragamuffins fool - Jackson Heights (1972)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Lee Jackson, John McBurnie
    • Guests: Tony Connor, Mike Giles, Laurie Jay
  • The Fifth Avenue bus - Jackson Heights (1972)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Lee Jackson, John McBurnie, Roger McKew
    • Guests: Mike Giles, Dave Watts
    • Technical: David Hentschel
  • Birds of a feather - Jackson Heights (1972)

  • Bump´n´grind - Jackson Heights (1973)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Lee Jackson, John McBurnie, Roger McKew
    • Guests: Liz Edwards, Keith Emerson, Mike Giles, Ian Green, Louise Jopling, Chris Laurence, Helen Liebmann, Brian Mack, Donald McVay, Ian Paice, Godfrey Salmon, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Johnny Van Derrick, Ian Wallace)
    • Producer: Martin Robinson
  • All funked up - Snafu (1975)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Colin Gibson, Bobby Harrison, Tim Hinkley, Micky Moody, Terry Popple
    • Guests: Mel Collins, Liza Strike (RIP: Viola Wills)
  • Love on my mind - Brian Parrish (1976)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Brian Parrish
    • Guests: Howie Casey, Mick Eve, Dick Parry, Jerome Rimson, Liza Strike, Peter Van Hooke, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Viola Wills)
    • Comments: This album was recorded by Brian Parrish in 1974, but it remained unreleased until 1976.
  • Rock Follies - Rock Follies (1976)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Andy Mackay, Ray Russell, Tony Stevens, Peter Van Hooke
    • Guests: Robin Williams
  • Pat Travers - Pat Travers (1976)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Pete Cowling, Roy Dyke, Pat Travers
    • Guests: Mike Kellie
    • Comments: A great guitarist. This album featured his band: Pat Travers (guitar, vocals), Peter 'Mars' Cowling (bass), Roy Dyke (drums). But the album also has collaborations by Brian Chatton (keyboards), and Mike Kellie (drums on the track ´Boom boom (out go the lights)´).
  • More Miles per hour - John Miles (1979)

    • Members: Barry Black, Brian Chatton, John Miles
    • Guests: Andrew Powell
    • Producer: Alan Parsons
  • Sympathy - John Miles (1980)

    • Members: Barry Black, Brian Chatton, John Miles
    • Guests: Andrew Powell
    • Producer: Gary Lyons, Alan Parsons
  • Miles high - John Miles (1981)

    • Members: Barry Black, Brian Chatton, John Miles
    • Guests: Richard Hewson
  • What goes around... - Hollies (07/1983)

    • Members: Paul Bliss, Brian Chatton, Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash, Steve Stroud, Terry Sylvester
    • Guests: Mike Batt, Joe Lala, Alan Tarney (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Technical: Wally Traugott
  • Bad attitude - live! - Meat Loaf (1985)

    • Members: Doreen Chanter, Brian Chatton, Johnny Golden, Paul Jacobs, Bob Kulick, Kati Mac, Meat Loaf (RIP: Wells Kelly)
    • Comments: Live video recorded in 1985.
  • Boys Don´t Cry - Boys Don´t Cry (1987)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Nico Ramsden, Jeff Seopardie (RIP: Mark Smith)
    • Guests: Adrian Lee (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Technical: Ian Cooper
    • Comments: CD edition contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • Halfway to somewhere - Pat Travers (1995)

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Kevin Rian, Pat Travers
    • Producer: Mike Varney
  • Who the am dam do you think we am? - Boys Don´t Cry ( - )

  • Hits out of hell - Meat Loaf ( - )

    • Members: Brian Chatton, Meat Loaf
    • Comments: Live video recorded in 1984-1985. Now released as a DVD.
  • Songwriter plus band 1978-1989 - Brian Parrish ( - )

    • Members: Les Binks, Brian Chatton, Brian Parrish
    • Guests: Mick Eve, Dave Lennox, Beryl Marsden
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • In search of Eddie Riff - Andy Mackay (06/1974)

    • Members: Andy Mackay
    • Guests: Brian Chatton, Roger Glover, John Gustafson, Eddie Jobson, Phil Manzanera, John Porter, Bruce Rowland, Lloyd Watson
    • Comments: He (still) is the sax from Roxy Music. This was his first solo album. With several companions from the band: Phil Manzanera, John Porter, Eddie Jobson, Paul Thompson, John Gustafson, and some other guests: Lloyd Watson (guitar, from Manzanera's band 801), and Roger Glover (bass), Brian Chatton (keyboards), Bruce Rowlands (drums).
  • Vapour Trails - Vapour Trails (1979)

    • Members: Phil Curtis, Andy Dalby, John McBurnie
    • Guests: David Benoit, Bill Champlin, Brian Chatton, Mel Collins, Betsy Cook, Paulinho Da Costa, John Ferraro, Steve Holley, Brian Mann, Michael Omartian, Dave Rose, Tom Scott, William ´Smitty´ Smith (RIP: Vivienne McAuliffe)
    • Producer: Larry Carlton
LIBRARY ALBUMS (2 credits)
  • Vapour Trails - Chatton (1980)

  • Industrial variety - Chatton ( - )

SESSIONS (8 credits)
  • Squire - Alan Hull (05/1975)

    • Members: Colin Gibson (RIP: Kenny Craddock, Alan Hull)
    • Guests: Brian Chatton, Ray Jackson, Ray Laidlaw, Albert Lee, Micky Moody, Terry Popple, Jean Roussel (RIP: Lesley Duncan)
    • Technical: Mike Bobak
    • Comments: These are some of the musicians featured on Squire: Albert Lee (vocals), Kenny Craddock (keyboards, guitar), Ray Jackson (harp, mandolin, vocals), Jean Roussel (keyboards), Ray Laidlaw (drums), Jo Newman (backing vocals), and the almost complete Snafu lineup: Micky Moody (guitar), Colin Gibson (bass), Brian Chatton (keyboards), Terry Popple (drums).
  • Hearts on fire - Baker Gurvitz Army (1976)

  • Humanesque - Jack Green (1980)

    • Members: Ian Ellis, Jack Green, Mac Poole
    • Guests: Ritchie Blackmore, Brian Chatton, Mel Collins, Andy Dalby, Pete Tolson
    • Comments: Recorded during April and May 1980.
  • Reverse logic - Jack Green (1981)

    • Members: Ian Ellis, Jack Green
    • Guests: Brian Chatton, Mel Collins, Andy Dalby, Simon Fox, Pete Tolson
  • Cette ville ne sera jamais comme les autres - Paul-Jean Borowsky (1982)

  • Dieu est mort personne n´y croit - Jean-Pierre Huser (1982)

  • Half the day´s gone and we haven´t earned a penny - Kenny Lynch (1983)

    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Ray Allen, Graham Broad, Brian Chatton, Richard Cottle, Geoff Driscoll, Martin Drover, Bruce Dukov, Keith Gemmell, Delisle Harper, Dave MacRae, Valerie Masters, Annie McCaig, Zoot Money, Charlie Morgan, Mick Parker, Nico Ramsden, Pete Thompson, Pete Thoms, Rick Wakeman, Godfrey Wang, Ray Warleigh, Gavyn Wright, Joy Yates (RIP: Jim Capaldi, Barry De Souza)
  • Best revenge - Keith Emerson (1986)

    • Members: Keith Emerson
    • Guests: Brian Chatton, Aynsley Dunbar, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Derek Wilson (RIP: Brad Delp)
    • Comments: Of course, he's the keyboard wizard from The Nice and Emerson Lake & Palmer (or Emerson Lake & Powell, the variant with my much missed Cozy Powell). Other musicians featured in this soundtrack are Mike Sheppard (guitar, bass), Aynsley Dunbar (drums), Derek Wilson (drums), as well as Brian Chatton.
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
  • Flying in & out of stardom - Baker Gurvitz Army (08/2003)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz, Paul Gurvitz, Pete Lemer, Snips
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Irene Chanter, Brian Chatton, Martyn Ford, Ken Freeman, Ann Odell (RIP: Kay Garner)
    • Producer: Eddie Offord

QUESTIONS:

01. Brian was supposed to be part of Flashback The Rock Experience along with Phil Hilborne and Derek St Holmes, but don´t know if he finally played with them. Anybody knows?

02. Did Brian produce some album by the band Choke?

03. Who were the other band members in Eric Burdon Band? Maybe Kenny Parry, Dave Dover? And the drummer: Les Binks or maybe Terry McCurker? Help, please! The year should be 1976...

04. Was Brian a member of the live bands of Jon Anderson and Phil Collins, or did he only played with them in the early bands?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 10


Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

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 fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

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: 14
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 Brian Chatton, please, also write me with the link.
THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Brian Chatton: for his messages (2003).
  • Jeff Slater: for info on Hickory and John Walker Band (2006).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Mike Tolan: my friend, for great effort trying to investigate the details on Chatton playing in Eric Burdon Band (2001).
  • Wendy Craig: for lots of info about The Warriors (2007).
  • Ken Krapf: for info on Uzlot (2007).

  • Thanks to:
  • Gareth North: for correcting an error in the Boys Don´t Cry credits (2010).
  • Kevin Leonard: for asking (2004).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    06/April/2011 - Page added to the blog.
    14/September/2000 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Brian Chatton mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Andy Dalby (6)
    John McBurnie (6)
    Barry Black (4)
    Mel Collins (4)
    Mike Giles (4)
    Nico Ramsden (4)
    Phil Collins (3)
    Lee Jackson (3)
    Bob Marshall (3)
    John Miles (3)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 14/September/2000 - Last modified on: 29/November/2011. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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