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Monday, 20 February 2012

Bill Eyden (drums)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Ivor Kirchin Band [1952] 
Ray Kirkwood Group [1952-1955] 
Johnny Rogers Group [1953] 
Steve Race Group [Oct 53-Dec 53] 
Roy Fox Group [1954] 
Johnny Rogers Group [1954] 
Harry Roy Group [1954] 
Malcolm Mitchell Orchestra [Apr 55-Jun 55] 
Ray Ellington Group   
Tubby Hayes Group [Jul 55-?]10 albums + 2 compilations
Dizzy Reece Group [Jul 55-?]2 albums
Tubby Hayes Group (again) [1956-Sep 56] 
The Jazz Couriers [Apr 57-Jun 59]6 albums
Jackie Sharpe Group [?] 
Pat Smythe Group   
Tubby Hayes Group (again) [1958-?] 
The Jazz Five [1960-?]1 album
Tubby Hayes Group (again) [1961-?] 
Terry Shannon Group [1962] 
Maurice Allen Group   
Wee Willie Harris Band [1963] 
Harry South Orchestra [1964]1 album
Long John Baldry Band [1964] 
Alexis Korner Band [?] 
Georgie Fame Band [Oct 64-Dec 65]5 albums
Stan Tracey Orchestra [1965-?]1 album
Ronnie Scott Group [?]2 albums
Ian Hamer Group [?]1 album
Dick Morrissey Group [1966-?]2 albums
Tubby Hayes Group (again) [1968-?] 
Kenny Baker Group [1974]1 album
Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis Group [1977] 
Tony Scott Group [1981] 
Ian Henry Group   
Charlie Watts Group [Dec 85-Jul 87]1 album
Dick Morrissey Group (again) [?] 
Bill Le Sage Group [1990]2 albums
Bobby Wellins Group   
Bill Le Sage Group (again) [2000-?] 
Jack Honeyborne Group   
Ken Baldock Group [2003] 

BIOGRAPHY:

Veteran drummer, he was born William James Eyden in Hounslow, Middlesex, England on May 4th, 1930. He started playing piano, before switching to drums. He has played in many bands, mostly in the jazz camp, becoming a professional musician in 1952.

Bill Eyden



IVOR KIRCHIN BAND


The Ivor Kirchin Band was obviously led by drummer Ivor Kirchin. But he suffered a car accident in the summer of 1952, so his son Basil left his own band to lead this one, and got Bill Eyden as drummer, until Ivor got recovered:

IVOR KIRCHIN BAND #?
?
Ivor Kirchin
leader
Basil Kirchin
drums
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!
The Kirchin Bandê
The Kirchin Bandê

Then, Eyden left and Ivor and Basil kept working together, forming in September 1952 what was known as The Kirchin Band.



RAY KIRKWOOD GROUP


From 1952 to 1955, Bill Eyden was playing with Ray Kirkwood, but I´ve found impossible getting any other info about that:

RAY KIRKWOOD GROUP #?
1952-1955
Ray Kirkwood
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!


JOHNNY ROGERS GROUP


Bill Eyden was playing with Johnny Rogers during the summer of 1953:

JOHNNY ROGERS GROUP #?
1953
Johnny Rogers
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!


STEVE RACE GROUP


From October to December 1953, Bill Eyden appeared backing pianist Steve Race on Steve´s TV appearances:

STEVE RACE GROUP #?
Oct 53-Dec 53
Steve Race
piano
Bill Eyden
drums
+ probably others, unknown to me. Help!


ROY FOX GROUP


In 1954, Bill Eyden played in Roy Fox Group:

ROY FOX GROUP #?
1954
Roy Fox
trumpet, leader
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Roy Fox Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Stan Tracey


JOHNNY ROGERS GROUP (again)


In 1954, Bill Eyden rejoined Johnny Rogers for a short spell:

JOHNNY ROGERS GROUP #?
1954
Johnny Rogers
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!


HARRY ROY GROUP


Bill Eyden was a member of Harry Roy Group at the end of 1954:

HARRY ROY GROUP #?
1954
Harry Roy
arranger, clarinet
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!



MALCOLM MITCHELL ORCHESTRA


Bill Eyden was the drummer of the Malcolm Mitchell Big Band from April to June 1955:

MALCOLM MITCHELL ORCHESTRA #?
Apr 55-Jun 55
Malcolm Mitchell
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Malcolm Mitchell Orchestra (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Malcolm Mitchell, Stan Tracey


RAY ELLINGTON GROUP


Billy Eyden was also a member of Ray Ellington Group, but don´t know when:

RAY ELLINGTON GROUP #?
?
Ray Ellington
vocals
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Ray Ellington Group (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (2): John McLaughlin, Ted Speight


TUBBY HAYES GROUP


Bill Eyden started playing with Tubby Hayes in 1955, although I´m sure I'm missing many lineups, so any help would be very welcomed.

This was the third lineup for Tubby Hayes & His Orchestra, in July 1955:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
Jul 55
Tubby Hayes
sax
Pete Blannin
bass
Harry South
piano
Dave Usden
trumpet
Dickie Hawdon
trumpet
Mike Senn
sax
Jackie Sharpe
sax
Bill Eyden
drums

The band is shortened to Tubby Hayes Quartet in July 1955:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
Jul 55-?
Tubby Hayes
sax
Pete Blannin
bass
Harry South
piano
Bill Eyden
drums

The album The swinging giant, volume 1 includes track from the above mentioned lineups.

With Tubby Hayes, Bill Eyden also backed other jazz musicians, such as Dizzy Reece.


DIZZY REECE GROUP


This was the Dizzy Reece Quintet in July 1955 (formed by Dizzy with the Tubby Hayes Quartet):

DIZZY REECE GROUP #?
Jul 55-?
êTubby Hayes Group
êTubby Hayes Group
êTubby Hayes Group
êTubby Hayes Group
êTubby Hayes Group
Dizzy Reece
trumpet
Tubby Hayes
sax
Pete Blannin
bass
Harry South
piano
Bill Eyden
drums
Tubby Hayes Groupê
Tubby Hayes Groupê
Tubby Hayes Groupê
Tubby Hayes Groupê
Tubby Hayes Groupê

Other info on members of Dizzy Reece Group (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (1): Pete Blannin
To be covered (3): Tubby Hayes, Phil Seamen, Harry South


TUBBY HAYES GROUP (again)


In January 1956, this was the personnel of Tubby Hayes & His Orchestra:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
1956
Tubby Hayes
sax
Pete Blannin
bass
Harry South
piano
Ian Hamer
trumpet
Dickie Hawdon
trumpet
Mike Senn
sax, clarinet
Jackie Sharpe
sax
Bill Eyden
drums

In February 1956, Tubby Hayes reunites His Orchestra:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
1956
Tubby Hayes
sax
Pete Blannin
bass
Harry South
piano
Ian Hamer
trumpet
Dickie Hawdon
trumpet
Mike Senn
sax
Jackie Sharpe
sax
Bill Eyden
drums
+
Bobbie Breen
vocals, percussion

There's a collective live album called British Modern Jazz Scene 1956, recorded live in February 1956 by Tubby Hayes & His Orchestra (this lineup, 7 tracks), Vic Ash Quartet (4 tracks) and New Jazz Group (4 tracks).

In July 1956, the Tubby Hayes Group was formed by:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
Jul 56-Sep 56
Tubby Hayes
sax
Pete Elderfield
bass
Harry South
piano
Dickie Hawdon
trumpet
Bill Eyden
drums

Eyden left the band in September 1956, but he would rejoin several times, as we´re going to read.

THE JAZZ COURIERS


The Jazz Couriers - from left to right: Bill Eyden, Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes


In April 1957, Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott joined forces, as The Jazz Couriers:

THE JAZZ COURIERS #1
Apr 57-May 57
êTubby Hayes Group
êTubby Hayes Group
Tubby Hayes
sax
Ronnie Scott
sax
Malcolm Cecil
bass
Terry Shannon
piano
Bill Eyden
drums

But, after several weeks, Malcolm Cecil was replaced by Phil Bates in May.

The Jazz Couriers - featuring Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes (the 2nd from right), Terry Shannon, Phil Bates, Bill Eyden (the one on the right)


After just one month after their creation, The Jazz Couriers changed the bassist in May 1957:

THE JAZZ COURIERS #2
May 57-Jun 58
Tubby Hayes
sax
Ronnie Scott
sax
Phil Bates
bass
Terry Shannon
piano
Bill Eyden
drums

Some tracks by this lineup appear in The swinging giant, vol 2.

Phil Bates left the band in June 1958, being replaced by Jeff Clyne.

A different lineup of The Jazz Couriers happened in June 1958, with newcomer Jeff Clyne:

THE JAZZ COURIERS #3
Jun 58-Jun 59
Tubby Hayes
sax
Ronnie Scott
sax
Jeff Clyne
bass
Terry Shannon
piano
Bill Eyden
drums

Eyden and Clyne left around June 1959.

Other info on members of The Jazz Couriers (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (7): Malcolm Cecil, Jeff Clyne, Tubby Hayes, Spike Heatley, Kenny Napper, Ronnie Scott, Phil Seamen


JACKIE SHARPE GROUP


Bill Eyden worked with former bandmate Jackie Sharpe Quintet sometime during 1958 or 1959 (can´t find confirmation of the date):

JACKIE SHARPE GROUP #?
?
Jackie Sharpe
sax
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Jackie Sharpe Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Jimmy Deuchar, Ron Simmonds


PAT SMYTHE GROUP


Bill Eyden also played with pianist Pat Smythe at the end of the 50s:

PAT SMYTHE GROUP #?
?
Pat Smythe
piano
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!



TUBBY HAYES GROUP (again)


This is the lineup of Tubby Hayes group in 1958:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
1958
Tubby Hayes
sax
Phil Bates
bass
Terry Shannon
piano
Bill Eyden
drums


THE JAZZ FIVE


The Jazz Five was formed in 1960 by Vic Ash and Harry Klein as co-leaders:

THE JAZZ FIVE #1
1960
êTubby Hayes Group
Vic Ash
sax
Harry Klein
sax
Malcolm Cecil
bass
Brian Dee
piano
Bill Eyden
drums
Tubby Hayes Groupê

But Bill Eyden rejoined Tubby Hayes that same year, being replaced by Tony Mann. This lineup appears in their album The five of us (some tracks with Eyden recorded in October 1960, some others with Mann recorded in November 1960).

Other info on members of The Jazz Five (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (2): Vic Ash, Malcolm Cecil


TUBBY HAYES GROUP (again)


This was the Tubby Hayes Quartet in March 1961:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
1961
Tubby Hayes
sax
Jeff Clyne
bass
Terry Shannon
piano
Bill Eyden
drums

And this was the Tubby Hayes Quartet in May 1961:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
1961
Tubby Hayes
sax
Jeff Clyne
bass
Victor Feldman
piano
Bill Eyden
drums

This was the Tubby Hayes Big Band in December 1961:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
1961
Tubby Hayes
sax
Jeff Clyne
bass
Terry Shannon
piano
Jimmy Deuchar
trumpet
Les Condon
trumpet
Eddie Blair
trumpet
Ronnie Ross
sax
Bobby Wellins
sax
Bob Efford
sax
Keith Christie
trombone
Ken Wray
trombone
Alan Civil
horns
Bill Eyden
drums
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help!


TERRY SHANNON GROUP


In 1962, Bill Eyden joins Terry Shannon Trio:

TERRY SHANNON GROUP #?
1962
Terry Shannon
piano
Bill Eyden
drums
+ another one unknown to me. Help!



MAURICE ALLEN GROUP


Bill Eyden was also part of Maurice Allen Trio in the early 60s:

MAURICE ALLEN GROUP #?
?
Maurice Allen
piano
Bill Eyden
drums
+ another one, unknown to me. Help!



WEE WILLIE HARRIS BAND


In 1963, Bill Eyden was part of Wee Willie Harris Band for a South American tour, but I haven´t any other details:

WEE WILLIE HARRIS BAND #?
1963
Wee Willie Harris
vocals
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Wee Willie Harris Band (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Roger Bunn, Brian Gregg, Jet Harris


HARRY SOUTH ORCHESTRA


This was the superb configuration of Harry South Orchestra in May 1964:

HARRY SOUTH ORCHESTRA #?
1964
Harry South
arranger, conductor
Phil Bates
bass
Terry Shannon
piano
Ian Hamer
trumpet
Greg Bowen
trumpet
Les Condon
trumpet
Jimmy Deuchar
trumpet
Ronnie Scott
sax
Dick Morrissey
sax
Tubby Hayes
sax, flute
Alan Branscombe
sax
Roy Willox
sax
Joe Temperley
sax
Bobby Lamb
trombone
Keith Christie
trombone
John Marshall
trombone
Ken Wray
trombone
Bill Eyden
drums
+
Johnny Grant
vocals

Other info on members of Harry South Orchestra (I know up to 40 members)
To be covered (26): Derrick Abbott, Gordon Beck, Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Ian Carr, Tony Coe, Les Condon, Bert Courtley, Jimmy Deuchar, Jackie Dougan, Georgie Fame, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Bobby Lamb, John Marshall, Dick Morrissey, Ray Premru, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Scott, Ronnie Scott, Phil Seamen, Harry South, Gib Wallace, Derek Watkins, Kenny Wheeler,... up to 26 musicians.


LONG JOHN BALDRY BAND


For a while in 1964, Bill Eyden was also a member of Long John Baldry band, Hoochie Coochie Men, but I haven't been able to find proper info. Any ideas?

LONG JOHN BALDRY BAND #?
1964
Long John Baldry
vocals
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

My guess is: The Hoochie Coochie Men were formed in January 1964, and had 4 lineups (that I know). Bill Eyden joined Georgie Fame in October 1964, then Eyden should have played with one of the three first lineups by the Hoochie Coochie Men. This would lead to think that the band should also include Rod Stewart (vocals), Geoff Bradford (guitar), Cliff Barton (bass) or maybe Pete Blannin (I don´t think so). The rest of the members should change depending on when Eyden joined. Possible bandmembers: Ian Armit or Johnny Parker (piano), Al Gay and/or Art Themen (sax). Can someone help with this mess, please?

Other info on members of Long John Baldry Band (I know up to 105 members)
Already covered (12): Aliki Ashman, Dave Ball, Denny Ball, Cliff Barton, Cal Batchelor, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Jimmy Horowitz, Felix Krish, Billy Law, Harry Reynolds, Bob Weston
Old pages (7): Ian Armit, Pete Blannin, Keith Boyce, Rod Edwards, Al Gay, Ernie O´Malley, Micky Waller
To be covered (85): Tony Ashton, Cliff Aungier, Long John Baldry, Geoff Bradford, Gary Breit, Hugh Brockie, Charity Brown, Norm Brown, Paul Brown, Tom Brown, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Roger Carey, Liane Carroll, Chris Castle, Jacko Ciminello, Elaine Clark, Mick Clarke, Tom Connor, Charlie Coolie, Myra Cooper, Randall Coryell, Butch Coulter, John Dickie, Vince Dietrich, Jim Fish,... up to 85 musicians.


ALEXIS KORNER BAND


Bill Eyden was also part of Alexis Korner Band, probably before 1965:

ALEXIS KORNER BAND #?
?
Alexis Korner
vocals, guitar
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help me with additional info about period and musicians, please?

Other info on members of Alexis Korner Band (I know up to 100 members)
Already covered (8): Cliff Barton, Davy Graham, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gordon Hunte, Binky McKenzie, Nick South, Bob Weston, Mike Zwerin
Old pages (2): Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson
To be covered (89): Ron Aspery, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond, Colin Bowden, Jim Bray, Graham Broad, Vernon Brown, Victor Brox, Jack Bruce, Ted Bunting, Graham Burbidge, Boz Burrell, Chris Capon, David Castle, Eric Clapton, Tony Cole, Mel Collins, Mike Collins, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Lol Coxhill, Danny Craig, Cyril Davies, Jim Diamond,... up to 89 musicians.


GEORGIE FAME BAND


Georgie Fame and Bill Eyden


Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames: Speedy, Bill Eyden and unknown (to me) sax player


Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames featuring Bill Eyden and Speedy (others are unknown to me)


Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames featuring Bill Eyden and Speedy (others are unknown to me)


Another different lineup for George Fame & The Blue Flames in October 1964, marking the reunion with an old friend, Colin Green, who was the original guitarist in the band. Bill Eyden is the new drummer, replacing mythical Phil Seamen:

GEORGIE FAME BAND #?
Oct 64-Nov 64
Georgie Fame
vocals, keyboards
Colin Green
guitar
Peter Coe
sax
Speedy Acquaye
percussion
Bill Eyden
drums

A new musician is added in November 1964, great sax player Glenn Hughes:

GEORGIE FAME BAND #?
Nov 64-Mar 65
Georgie Fame
vocals, keyboards
Colin Green
guitar
Peter Coe
sax
Glenn Hughes
sax
Speedy Acquaye
percussion
Bill Eyden
drums

And another musician adds as a permanent member of Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames in March 1965, old mate Eddie Thornton:

GEORGIE FAME BAND #?
Mar 65-Dec 65
Georgie Fame
vocals, keyboards
Colin Green
guitar
Eddie Thornton
trumpet
Peter Coe
sax
Glenn Hughes
sax
Speedy Acquaye
percussion
Bill Eyden
drums
The Sidewindersê
Stan Tracey Groupê

But in December 1965 (or maybe in October 1965?), Bill Eyden leaves (to be replaced by a young Mitch Mitchell).

Other info on members of Georgie Fame Band (I know up to 49 members)
Already covered (5): Speedy Acquaye, Cliff Barton, Harry Beckett, Tex Makins, Joe Moretti
Old pages (4): Rick Brown, Ray Minhinnet, Ray Russell, Micky Waller
To be covered (39): Colin Allen, Harvey Burns, Clive Burrows, Peter Coe, Elton Dean, Lyn Dobson, Mick Eve, Georgie Fame, Hughie Flint, Tommy Frost, Mike Gorman, Colin Green, Jon Hiseman, Glenn Hughes, Henry Lowther, Greg Lyon, John Marshall, John McLaughlin, Roy Mills, Mitch Mitchell, Dick Morrissey, Jimmie Nicol, Brian Odgers, Chris Pyne, Red Reece,... up to 39 musicians.


STAN TRACEY ORCHESTRA


Bill Eyden joined Stan Tracey Trio at the end of 1965 (probably October 1965):

STAN TRACEY ORCHESTRA #?
1965
Stan Tracey
keyboards
Rick Laird
bass
Bill Eyden
drums

They were the resident band at Ronnie Scott´s club, thus playing with many visiting stars.

Some track recorded by them appeared in two albums: Laughin´ and scratchin´ (it includes 5 tracks recorded live in October 1965 with Eyden plus 2 tracks from August 1965 with Ronnie Stephenson), as well as in Jazz at Ronnie Scott´s.

When backing Ronnie Scott, they were credited as Ronnie Scott Quartet.

Other info on members of Stan Tracey Orchestra (I know up to 35 members)
Already covered (1): Harry Beckett
To be covered (31): Roy Babbington, John Barclay, Guy Barker, Stuart Brooks, Jeff Clyne, Tony Coe, Jeff Daly, Dave Green, Malcolm Griffiths, Ian Hamer, Pete King, Rick Laird, Mornington Lockett, Henry Lowther, Geoff Perkins, Gerard Presencer, Chris Pyne, Alan Skidmore, Bryan Spring, Ronnie Stephenson, John Stevens, Jamie Talbot, Art Themen, Danny Thompson, Phil Todd,... up to 31 musicians.


RONNIE SCOTT GROUP


When backing Ronnie Scott, The Stan Tracey Trio were credited as Ronnie Scott Quartet:

RONNIE SCOTT GROUP #?
?
êStan Tracey Orchestra
êStan Tracey Orchestra
êStan Tracey Orchestra
Ronnie Scott
sax
Stan Tracey
keyboards
Rick Laird
bass
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Ronnie Scott Group (I know up to 33 members)
Already covered (2): Speedy Acquaye, Harry Beckett
To be covered (23): Lennie Bush, Malcolm Cecil, Les Condon, John Critchinson, Tony Crombie, Chris Dagley, Jimmy Deuchar, Jackie Dougan, Martin Drew, Derek Humble, Gary Husband, Chris Karan, Rick Laird, Mornington Lockett, Ron Matthewson, Dick Pearce, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Scott, Phil Seamen, Ron Simmonds, Alan Skidmore, Ronnie Stephenson, Stan Tracey


SONNY STITT GROUP


Bill Eyden also played with Sonny Stitt, in the album Live at Ronnie Scott, recorded in May 1965 with:

SONNY STITT GROUP #?
1965
Sonny Stitt
sax
Dick Morrissey
sax
Phil Bates
bass
Harry South
piano
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Sonny Stitt Group (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (4): Red Holloway, Dick Morrissey, Harry South, Sonny Stitt


IAN HAMER GROUP


Bill Eyden played with one of Ian Hamer´s groups, but can´t find the details (probably 1966 or a bit later):

IAN HAMER GROUP #?
?
Ian Hamer
trumpet
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Ian Hamer Group (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (10): Alan Branscombe, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Ron Matthewson, Dick Morrissey, Kenny Napper, Darryl Runswick, Alan Skidmore, Harry South, Spike Wells


DICK MORRISSEY GROUP


In September 1966, this was the Dick Morrissey Quartet, recording the album Here and now and sounding good:

DICK MORRISSEY GROUP #?
1966
Dick Morrissey
sax
Phil Bates
bass
Harry South
piano
Bill Eyden
drums


TUBBY HAYES GROUP (again)


In Autumn 1968, we find Bill Eyden playing with Tubby Hayes again, but this time I couldn´t find the members names:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
1968
Tubby Hayes
sax
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

This was the Tubby Hayes Big Band in November 1970, although Hayes couldn´t attend due to illness, and Harry South was asked to be the conductor:

TUBBY HAYES GROUP #?
1970
Harry South
conductor
Ron Matthewson
bass
Mike Pyne
piano
Ian Hamer
trumpet
Les Condon
trumpet
Alan Downey
trumpet
Hank Shaw
trumpet, flugelhorn
Ronnie Ross
sax
Pete King
sax
Alan Skidmore
sax
Brian Smith
sax
Chris Pyne
trombone
David Horler
trombone
Maurice Pratt
trombone
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Tubby Hayes Group (I know up to 88 members)
Already covered (1): Speedy Acquaye
Old pages (1): Pete Blannin
To be covered (57): Kenny Baker, Gordon Beck, Walter Bishop Jr, Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Johnny Butts, Leon Calvert, Jeff Clyne, Les Condon, Bert Courtley, Jimmy Deuchar, Jackie Dougan, Alan Downey, Bob Efford, Art Ellefson, Victor Feldman, Tony Fisher, Allan Ganley, Bill Geldard, Herb Geller, Ian Hamer, Cliff Hardie, Joe Harris, Dickie Hawdon, Tubby Hayes,... up to 57 musicians.


AND THEN...


Strangely enough, Eyden´s most remembered work wasn't made in jazz music, but in rock. He was the drummer in the original recording of Procol Harum's ´A whiter shade of pale´, even though he wasn't a member of the band. He was just hired in a session basis.

And then, I haven't been able to find info about him for the next years... Any help with additional info would be welcomed.


KENNY BAKER GROUP


This was the Kenny Baker´s All Stars lineup that recorded the live album Baker´s jam in December 1974:

KENNY BAKER GROUP #?
1974
Kenny Baker
trumpet
Tony Archer
bass
Tony Lee
piano
Danny Moss
sax
Tommy Whittle
sax
Don Lusher
trombone
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Kenny Baker Group (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (9): Vic Ash, Kenny Baker, Jack Fallon, Tubby Hayes, Bill Le Sage, Don Lusher, Danny Moss, Stan Tracey, Tommy Whittle


EDDIE ´LOCKJAW´ DAVIS GROUP


In 1977, two great jazz players make a powerful team in the Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Harry 'Sweets' Edison Quintet:

EDDIE ´LOCKJAW´ DAVIS GROUP #?
1977
Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis
sax
Harry ´Sweets´ Edison
trumpet
Bill Le Sage
piano
Spike Heatley
bass
Bill Eyden
drums

They appear in 1 live track (recorded in June 1977) in a collective live album Jazz Na Koncertnom Podiju Vol 3, released in 1979.

Other info on members of Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis Group (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (5): Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Johnny Griffin, Spike Heatley, Bill Le Sage


TONY SCOTT GROUP


In February 1981, Tony Scott played some concerts backed by Bebop Preservation Society, led by Bill Le Sage:

TONY SCOTT GROUP #?
1981
Tony Scott
clarinet, sax, piano
Bill Le Sage
piano
Spike Heatley
bass
Hank Shaw
trumpet
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Tony Scott Group (I know up to 38 members)
Already covered (1): Paul Motian
To be covered (21): Alan Broadbent, Jaki Byard, Kenny Clarke, Eddie Daniels, Richard Davis, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Henry Grimes, Percy Heath, Spike Heatley, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, Teddy Kotick, Bill Le Sage, Eddie Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Tony Oxley, Tony Scott, Horace Silver, Leon Thomas, Collin Walcott


IAN HENRY GROUP


Bill Eyden also was a member of Ian Henry Quartet:

IAN HENRY GROUP #?
?
Ian Henry
piano
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!



CHARLIE WATTS GROUP


In December 1985, the Charlie Watts Orchestra plays a gig at Fulham Town Hall. Don't hold your breath while reading the personnel list: :)

CHARLIE WATTS GROUP #?
Dec 85
Charlie Watts
drums
Gail Ann Dorsey
vocals
Julie Dennis
vocals
Jack Bruce
cello
Ron Matthewson
bass
Dave Green
bass
Stan Tracey
keyboards
Jim Lawless
vibes
Bill Le Sage
vibes
Colin Smith
trumpet
John Huckridge
trumpet
Steve Sidwell
trumpet
Harry Beckett
trumpet
Ted Emmett
trumpet
Jimmy Deuchar
trumpet
Dave DeFries
trumpet
Paul Rutherford
trombone
Annie Whitehead
trombone
Chris Pyne
trombone
John Picard
trombone
Alan Skidmore
sax
Don Weller
sax
Evan Parker
sax
Bobby Wellins
sax
Danny Moss
sax
Courtney Pine
sax
Pete King
sax
Ray Warleigh
sax
Willie Garnett
sax
Gail Thompson
sax
Olaf Vas
flute, clarinet
John Stevens
drums
Bill Eyden
drums

The gig was recorded for TV, and some months later, part of the concert appeared in the live album Live at Fulham Hall (although I think the vocalists don´t appear in the tracks featured in the album).

In October 1986, the Charlie Watts Orchestra plays one gig at the Berlin Jazz Festival:

CHARLIE WATTS GROUP #?
Oct 86
Charlie Watts
drums
Mario Castronari
bass
Lennie Bush
bass
Mike Pyne
piano
Jim Lawless
vibes
Colin Smith
trumpet
John Huckridge
trumpet
Steve Sidwell
trumpet
Ted Emmett
trumpet
Jimmy Deuchar
trumpet
Dave DeFries
trumpet
Mike Hough
trombone
Annie Whitehead
trombone
Chris Pyne
trombone
John Picard
trombone
Alan Skidmore
sax
Don Weller
sax
Evan Parker
sax
Bobby Wellins
sax
Danny Moss
sax
Jan Battermy
sax
Pete King
sax
Ray Warleigh
sax
Gail Thompson
sax
Olaf Vas
flute, clarinet
John Stevens
drums
Bill Eyden
drums

The gig was recorded and broadcasted in German TV.

Subsequent tour of the Charlie Watts Orchestra, during June-July 1987, shows again some changes, but still with Eyden:

CHARLIE WATTS GROUP #?
Jun 87-Jul 87
Charlie Watts
drums
Mario Castronari
bass
Lennie Bush
bass
Jim Lawless
vibes
Colin Smith
trumpet
John Huckridge
trumpet
Steve Sidwell
trumpet
Ted Emmett
trumpet
Jimmy Deuchar
trumpet
Dave DeFries
trumpet
Mike Hough
trombone
Annie Whitehead
trombone
Chris Pyne
trombone
John Picard
trombone
Alan Skidmore
sax
Don Weller
sax
Evan Parker
sax
Bobby Wellins
sax
Danny Moss
sax
Jan Battermy
sax
Pete King
sax
Ray Warleigh
sax
Gail Thompson
sax
Olaf Vas
flute, clarinet
John Stevens
drums
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Charlie Watts Group (I know up to 50 members)
Already covered (1): Harry Beckett
To be covered (48): Julian Arguelles, Alan Barnes, Jan Battermy, Jack Bruce, Lennie Bush, Mario Castronari, Tom Cawley, Dave DeFries, Julie Dennis, Jimmy Deuchar, Iain Dixon, Gail Ann Dorsey, Ted Emmett, Bernard Fowler, Willie Garnett, Dave Green, Mike Hough, John Huckridge, Luis Jardim, Anthony Kerr, Pete King, Jim Lawless, Bill Le Sage, Brian Lemon, Henry Lowther,... up to 48 musicians.


DICK MORRISSEY GROUP


In the late 80s, this was one of the editions of the Dick Morrissey-Spike Robinson Group:

DICK MORRISSEY GROUP #?
?
Dick Morrissey
sax
Spike Robinson
sax
Alec Dankworth
bass
Bill Le Sage
piano
Bill Eyden
drums

There´s a 2CD live, Live at The Bull - tribute vols 1-2, and one of the albums feature this lineup.

Other info on members of Dick Morrissey Group (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (1): Brian Godding
To be covered (12): Johnny Burch, Mike Carr, Alec Dankworth, Jackie Dougan, Bill Le Sage, Dick Morrissey, Simon Morton, Derek Nash, Phil Seamen, Terry Smith, Harry South, Bryan Spring


BILL LE SAGE GROUP


In 1990, Bill Le Sage worked with a different band unit:

BILL LE SAGE GROUP #?
1990
Bill Le Sage
piano
Dave Cliff
guitar
Malcolm Creese
bass
Jimmy Hastings
sax
Bill Eyden
drums
+ a percussionist, unknown to me. Help!


BOBBY WELLINS GROUP


Bill Eyden played with mate Bobby Wellins in his group, probably in the nineties:

BOBBY WELLINS GROUP #?
?
Bobby Wellins
sax
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Bobby Wellins Group (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (6): Lol Coxhill, Pete Jacobsen, Jim Mullen, Bryan Spring, Bobby Wellins, Spike Wells


BILL LE SAGE GROUP (again)


In year 2000, we find Bill Eyden playing with Bill Le Sage's Bebop 2000 with bass virtuoso Laurence Cottle:

BILL LE SAGE GROUP #?
2000
Bill Le Sage
piano
Laurence Cottle
bass
Steve Waterman
trumpet
Gilad Atzmon
sax, clarinet
Bill Eyden
drums
(died)ê

They recorded the album Confirmation. Bill Le Sage died soon after, and some of his friends kept on with the band name as a tribute to him.

Some of Bill Le Sage kept on with the band name (Bill Le Sage´s Bebop 2000) as a tribute to him. This was their lineup in 2002, with LeSage's pupil John Critchinson:

BILL LE SAGE GROUP #?
2002
John Critchinson
piano
Alec Dankworth
bass
Steve Waterman
trumpet
Gilad Atzmon
sax, clarinet
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Bill Le Sage Group (I know up to 15 members)
Old pages (1): Laurence Cottle
To be covered (11): Gilad Atzmon, Malcolm Creese, John Critchinson, Alec Dankworth, Jimmy Hastings, Tubby Hayes, Spike Heatley, Pete King, Bill Le Sage, Bryan Spring, Steve Waterman


JACK HONEYBORNE GROUP


Bill Eyden was a member of Jack Honeyborne Quintet, but don´t know more details:

JACK HONEYBORNE GROUP #?
?
Jack Honeyborne
Bill Eyden
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!



KEN BALDOCK GROUP


In 2003, Bill Eyden was still playing (hey, he was 73!), now with Ken Baldock Quintet:

KEN BALDOCK GROUP #?
2003
Ken Baldock
bass
John Critchinson
piano
Henry Lowther
trumpet
Stan Sulzmann
sax
Bill Eyden
drums

Other info on members of Ken Baldock Group (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (3): John Critchinson, Henry Lowther, Stan Sulzmann


AND MORE...


Bill Eyden


Apart from all that, he also taught drums at schools in Ealing, West London. He also played in some West End shows (such as Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Mitford Girls and Promises, Promises).

Bill Eyden sadly passed away on October 15th, 2004 in Isleworth, Middlesex. What a great drummer.


DISCOGRAPHY: (63 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (37 credits)
  • ...After lights out - Tubby Hayes Quintet (1956)

    • Members: Dickie Hawdon, Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1956.
  • A New star... - Dizzy Reece (1956)

    • Members: Pete Blannin, Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Dave Goldberg, Tubby Hayes, Phil Seamen)
    • Guests: Ronnie Scott (RIP: Lennie Bush, Tony Crombie)
    • Comments: Recorded in May and July 1955.
  • The Jazz Couriers (EP) - The Jazz Couriers (1957)

    • Members: Ronnie Scott (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
    • Comments: EP with 3 songs, recorded in August 1957.
  • The Jazz Couriers - The Jazz Couriers (1957)

    • Members: Ronnie Scott (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jimmy Deuchar)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1957.
  • The Eighth wonder (EP) - Tubby Hayes (1958)

    • Members: (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
    • Comments: EP recorded in March 1958.
  • The Jazz Couriers in concert - The Jazz Couriers (1958)

    • Members: Ronnie Scott (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
    • Comments: Recorded live in two concerts the same day in February 1958.
  • The Couriers of jazz! - The Jazz Couriers (1958)

    • Members: Ronnie Scott (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1958.
  • Introducing Tubbs - Tubby Hayes (1961)

    • Members: Stan Roderick (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Dave Goldberg, Tubby Hayes, Don Lusher)
    • Guests: Ray Premru, Alfie Reece
  • Tubbs - Tubby Hayes (1962)

    • Members: Stan Roderick (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Dave Goldberg, Tubby Hayes, Don Lusher)
    • Guests: Ray Premru, Alfie Reece
  • Live At Ronnie Scott´s - Sonny Stitt (1965)

    • Members: Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Dick Morrissey, Sonny Stitt)
    • Guests: Rick Laird
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1965. It has also been reissued as Sonny´s blues.
  • In the meantime / Telegram (SINGLE) - Georgie Fame (02/1965)

  • Like we used to do / It ain´t right (SINGLE) - Georgie Fame (07/1965)

  • Something / Outrage (SINGLE) - Georgie Fame (10/1965)

  • Sound venture - Georgie Fame & The Harry South Big Band (1966)

    • Members: Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Tony Coe, Les Condon, Bert Courtley, Georgie Fame, Colin Green, Ronnie Scott, Ray Warleigh, Kenny Wheeler, Roy Willox (RIP: Gordon Beck, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, John Marshall, Dick Morrissey, Phil Seamen)
    • Guests: Tony Fisher, Stan Tracey
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1966.
  • The Two faces of Fame - Georgie Fame (1967)

    • Members: Rick Brown, Lyn Dobson, Georgie Fame, Hughie Flint, Harry South, Eddie Thornton (RIP: Bill Eyden, John Marshall, Dick Morrissey, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Guests: Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Tony Coe, Les Condon, Tony Oxley, Ronnie Scott, Derek Watkins, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Gordon Beck, Jeff Clyne, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Pete King)
    • Comments: This album was recorded with Georgie Fame´s own band, plus the Harry South Orchestra in some tracks. The A-side was recorded live in March 1967, and the B-side contains studio tracks.
  • Here and now and sounding good - The Dick Morrissey Quartet (1967)

    • Members: Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Dick Morrissey)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1966.
  • The Third face of Fame - Georgie Fame (1968)

    • Members: Georgie Fame, John McLaughlin (RIP: Bill Eyden, John Marshall, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Guests: Greg Bowen, Tony Coe, Les Condon, Art Ellefson, Ronnie Scott, Terry Smith, Harry South, Derek Watkins, Tommy Whittle (RIP: Gordon Beck, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes)
    • Technical: Mike Ross, Mike Ross
    • Comments: Recorded during February and March 1968.
  • England´s late jazz great Tubby Hayes - Tubby Hayes (1969)

    • Members: Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Les Condon, Bert Courtley, Jackie Dougan, Victor Feldman, Bill Geldard, David Horler, Ron Matthewson, Kenny Napper, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Brian Smith, Harry South, Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins, Spike Wells, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Allan Ganley, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Pete King, Mike Pyne, Ronnie Ross, Ken Wray)
    • Guests: Derrick Abbott, Vic Ash, Tony Kinsey, Ray Premru (RIP: Lennie Bush)
  • Baker´s jam - Kenny Baker´s All Stars (1975)

    • Members: Tommy Whittle (RIP: Kenny Baker, Bill Eyden, Tony Lee, Don Lusher, Danny Moss)
    • Comments: Recorded live in December 1974.
  • Live Fulham Town Hall - The Charlie Watts Orchestra (03/1986)

    • Members: Jack Bruce, Dave DeFries, Ted Emmett, Willie Garnett, Dave Green, John Huckridge, Jim Lawless, Ron Matthewson, Evan Parker, John Picard, Courtney Pine, Chris Pyne, Steve Sidwell, Alan Skidmore, Colin Smith, Gail Thompson, Stan Tracey, Olaf Vas, Ray Warleigh, Charlie Watts, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Annie Whitehead (RIP: Harry Beckett, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Pete King, Bill Le Sage, Danny Moss, Paul Rutherford, John Stevens)
    • Technical: Keith Grant
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1986.
  • Sonny´s blues - Sonny Stitt (1995)

    • Members: Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Dick Morrissey, Sonny Stitt)
    • Guests: Rick Laird
  • Portrait - Tubby Hayes (10/2000)

    • Members: Alan Branscombe, Ronnie Scott (RIP: Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
    • Guests: Tony Kinsey (RIP: Lennie Bush, Tony Crombie, Jack Fallon, Bill Le Sage)
  • Confirmation - Bill Le Sage Be-Bop 2000 (2001)

    • Members: Gilad Atzmon, Laurence Cottle, Steve Waterman (RIP: Bill Eyden, Bill Le Sage)
  • The First and last words - The Jazz Couriers (01/2002)

    • Members: Kenny Napper, Ronnie Scott (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes, Phil Seamen)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jimmy Deuchar)
    • Comments: It contains recordings from 1957, 1958 and 1959.
  • Legacy - Ronnie Scott (07/2002)

    • Members: Les Condon, Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey (RIP: Lennie Bush, Tony Crombie, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Kenny Graham, Derek Humble, Phil Seamen, Ken Wray)
    • Guests: Victor Feldman, Kenny Napper (RIP: Tubby Hayes, Pete King)
  • Live at The Bull - tribute vols 1-2 - Dick Morrissey - Spike Robinson (2007)

    • Members: Alec Dankworth, Simon Morton (RIP: Bill Eyden, Bill Le Sage, Dick Morrissey, Spike Robinson)
    • Comments: Double live album. One CD was recorded in 1987, and the other CD was recorded in 1988.
  • Acropolis - The Ian Hamer Sextet ( - )

    • Members: Alan Branscombe, Ron Matthewson, Kenny Napper, Darryl Runswick, Alan Skidmore, Harry South, Spike Wells (RIP: Bill Eyden, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Dick Morrissey)
  • The Swinging giant vol 1 - Tubby Hayes Quartet And His Orchestra ( - )

    • Members: Pete Blannin, Dickie Hawdon, Harry South (RIP: Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
  • The Swinging giant vol 2 - Tubby Hayes Quintet - The Jazz Couriers ( - )

    • Members: Dickie Hawdon, Ronnie Scott, Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
  • The Eighth wonder - Tubby Hayes ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
  • The Yellow rose session 1956 - Tubby Hayes ( - )

    • Members: Pete Blannin, Dickie Hawdon, Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes)
    • Comments: Recorded live in January 1956.
  • Some of my best friends - Jazz Couriers ( - )

    • Members: Ronnie Scott (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jimmy Deuchar)
  • The Five of us - The Jazz Five ( - )

    • Members: Vic Ash, Malcolm Cecil (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Comments: Recorded in October and November 1960. The album was released in the States under a different title, The hooter, and with slight changes in some tracks.
  • Live at the Ealing Jazz Festival - Bill Le Sage ( - )

    • Members: Gilad Atzmon, Steve Waterman (RIP: Bill Eyden, Bill Le Sage)
  • Changing the jazz at Buckingham Palace - Dizzy Reece - Tubby Hayes ( - )

    • Members: Dickie Hawdon, Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Tubby Hayes, Phil Seamen)
    • Guests: (RIP: Lennie Bush)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
    • Comments: Recorded in two different sessions in July 1956: two tracks by Tubby Hayes (with Bill Eyden), and 4 tracks by Dizzy Reece.
  • The Night is Scott and you´re so swingable - Ronnie Scott ( - )

    • Members: Rick Laird, Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey (RIP: Lennie Bush, Tony Crombie, Bill Eyden)
    • Comments: Recorded in two different sessions in July 1964 and November 1965.
  • Laughin´ and scratchin´ - Stan Tracey ( - )

    • Members: Rick Laird, Stan Tracey (RIP: Bill Eyden, Ronnie Stephenson)
    • Comments: Recorded live. Two tracks from August 1965 (with Rick Laird and Ronnie Stephenson), and 5 tracks from October 1965 (with Rick Laird and Bill Eyden).
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (2 credits)
  • Blue Hayes - the Tempo anthology - Tubby Hayes (11/2004)

    • Members: Pete Blannin, Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Les Condon, Bill Geldard, Dickie Hawdon, David Horler, Ron Matthewson, Kenny Napper, Chris Pyne, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Harry South, Spike Wells, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Mike Pyne, Phil Seamen)
    • Guests: (RIP: Derek Humble)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation.
  • The Little giant - Tubby Hayes (01/2007)

    • Members: Pete Blannin, Les Condon, Victor Feldman, Dickie Hawdon, Kenny Napper, Ronnie Scott, Harry South (RIP: Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Pete King, Phil Seamen, Ken Wray)
    • Guests: John Burden, Brian Perrin, Colin Wright (RIP: Lennie Bush, Kenny Clare, Tony Crombie, Max Harris, Don Honeywell, Derek Humble, Vic Lewis)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (7 credits)
  • Speak low - VVAA (1958)

    • Guests: Victor Feldman, Eddie Harvey, Kenny Napper, Don Rendell, Ronnie Scott (RIP: Lennie Bush, Tony Crombie, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Allan Ganley, Tubby Hayes, Derek Humble, Phil Seamen, Ken Wray)
    • Comments: Sampler by the Tempo record label, with recordings (some unreleased) from 1955 to 1957.
  • Retrospect through 21 years of BBC Jazz Club - VVAA (1968)

    • Guests: Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Tony Coe, Tony Fisher, Cliff Hardie, Brian Perrin, Ronnie Scott, Harry South, Derek Watkins (RIP: Gordon Beck, Bill Eyden, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Dick Morrissey)
  • Jazz na koncertnom podiju vol 3 - VVAA (06/1979)

    • Guests: Spike Heatley, Harvey Weston (RIP: Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Bill Eyden, Bud Freeman, Johnny Griffin, Bill Le Sage, Eddie Moore, Dewey Redman, Art Taylor)
    • Comments: Recorded live at Ljubljana Jazz Festivals held in 1977 and 1978, and featuring tracks by: Johnny Griffin-Art Taylor Quartet (June 1978), Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis-Harry ´Sweets´ Edison Quintet (June 1977, with Bill Eyden), Bud Freeman Quartet (June 1978, with Harvey Weston), Dewey Redman Quartet (June 1978).
  • Jazz at Ronnie Scott´s - VVAA (01/1998)

    • Guests: Alan Branscombe, Malcolm Cecil, Jackie Dougan, Victor Feldman, Rick Laird, Ronnie Scott, Harry South, Stan Tracey (RIP: Lennie Bush, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Allan Ganley, Tubby Hayes, Roland Kirk, Wes Montgomery, Dick Morrissey, Ronnie Stephenson, Sonny Stitt, Ben Webster)
    • Comments: Sampler of live recordings made at the famous club, featuring Roland Kirk, Tubby Hayes, Ben Webster, Victor Feldman, Sonny Stitt, the own Ronnie Scott, Wes Montgomery, Stan Tracey, Ernest Ranglin and Dick Morrissey.
  • Keeping tempo - VVAA (08/2001)

    • Guests: Vic Ash, Pete Blannin, John Burden, Leon Calvert, Malcolm Cecil, Les Condon, Victor Feldman, Dickie Hawdon, Kenny Napper, Don Rendell, Ronnie Scott, Harry South, Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins (RIP: Lennie Bush, Jeff Clyne, Tony Crombie, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Wilton Gaynair, Dave Goldberg, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes, Derek Humble, Ronnie Ross, Phil Seamen, Ken Wray)
    • Comments: Sampler from the Jasmine label featuring classic British modern jazz.
  • Jazz at The Flamingo - 10th anniversary tribute - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Pete Blannin, Alan Branscombe, George Chisholm, Les Condon, Bert Courtley, Jackie Dougan, Eddie Harvey, Ray Premru, Don Rendell, Stan Roderick, Ronnie Scott, Tommy Whittle (RIP: Tony Crombie, Jimmy Deuchar, Bill Eyden, Jack Fallon, Allan Ganley, Tubby Hayes, Bill Le Sage, Ronnie Ross)
    • Comments: Sampler of live tracks recorded from 1953 to 1959. Artists featured are: Flamingo All Stars, London Jazz Quartet, Ronnie Ross Quintet (with Pete Blannin), Eddie Thompson Trio, Tommy Whittle Quintet, Tony Crombie Orchestra, Harry Klein & Derek Smith Trio and The Jazz Couriers (with Bill Eyden).
  • Modern jazz scene 1956 - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Vic Ash, Pete Blannin, Dickie Hawdon, Harry South (RIP: Bill Eyden, Allan Ganley, Ian Hamer, Tubby Hayes)
    • Comments: Recorded live in February 1956 by Tubby Hayes & His Orchestra (7 tracks, featuring Pete Blannin and Bill Eyden), Vic Ash Quartet (4 tracks) and New Jazz Group (4 tracks).
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Lotta sax appeal - VVAA (09/2003)

    • Guests: Don Bagley, Bill Barber, Harry Betts, Pete Blannin, Bart Caldarell, Serge Chaloff, Gil Coggins, John Coppola, Sonny Criss, Vic Dickenson, Kenny Drew, Don Elliot, Bob Fitzpatrick, Mickey Folus, Bob Gioga, Bernie Glow, Freddie Green, Fred Guy, Al Haig, Roy Haynes, Connie Henry, Skeets Herfurt, John Howell, George Hunt, Lee Konitz, Phil Leshin, Lou Levy, Sam Marowitz, Art Pepper, Gene Ramey, Don Rendell, George Roberts, Sonny Rollins, Joe Shulman, Carl Smith, Harry South, Herbie Steward, Bob Swift, Earl Swope, Ed Warren, Bobby Whitlock, Francis Williams, John Williams, Booty Wood (RIP: Gene Ammons, Cat Anderson, Irving Ashby, Buster Bailey, Harold ´Shorty´ Baker, Dud Bascomb, Count Basie, Ray Bauduc, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Louie Bellson, Tex Beneke, Chu Berry, Barney Bigard, Walter Bishop Jr, Art Blakey, Walter Bolden, Pete Brown, Ray Brown, Ralph Burns, Lennie Bush, Don Byas, Red Callender, Toots Camarata, Conte Candoli, Harry Carney, Benny Carter, Al Casey, Sidney Catlett, Buck Clayton, Cozy Cole, John Coltrane, Eddie Condon, Bob Cooper, Tony Crombie, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Miles Davis, George Dixon, Jimmy Dorsey, Eddie Durham, Allen Eager, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Teddy Edwards, Herschel Evans, Bill Eyden, Maynard Ferguson, Pops Foster, Bud Freeman, Russ Freeman, Barry Galbraith, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Tyree Glenn, Paul Gonsalves, Dexter Gordon, John Graas, Stephane Grappelli, Wardell Gray, Sonny Greer, Bob Haggart, Roy Hall, Jimmy Hamilton, Otto Hardwick, Bill Harris, Coleman Hawkins, Tubby Hayes, Percy Heath, Neal Hefti, Shelton Hemphill, Woody Herman, Earl Hines, Johnny Hodges, Chubby Jackson, Franz Jackson, Milt Jackson, Illinois Jacquet, Budd Johnson, Don Johnson, J J Johnson, Claude Jones, Hank Jones, Jo Jones, Wallace Jones, Duke Jordan, Louis Jordan, Taft Jordan, Connie Kay, Wynton Kelly, Barney Kessel, Gene Krupa, Tommy Ladnier, Don Lamond, Harold Land, Eddie Lang, Don Lanphere, Ed Lewis, Fud Livingston, Lawrence Lucie, Henry Mancini, Shelly Manne, Irwin ´Marky´ Markowitz, Dodo Marmarosa, Warne Marsh, Wendell Marshall, Howard McGhee, Ray McKinley, Jackie McLean, Glenn Miller, Dan Minor, James Moody, Brew Moore, Chauncey Morehouse, Benny Morton, Sal Mosca, Gerry Mulligan, Vido Musso, Ray Nance, Sam Nanton, Fats Navarro, Johnny Otis, Hot Lips Page, Walter Page, Truck Parham, Charlie Parker, Leo Parker, Oscar Peterson, Oscar Pettiford, Flip Phillips, Bud Powell, Specs Powell, Russell Procope, Paul Quinichette, Bill Rank, Django Reinhardt, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Red Rodney, Shorty Rogers, Adrian Rollini, Jimmy Rowles, Ernie Royal, Pee Wee Russell, Bill Russo, Al Sears, Bud Shank, Charlie Shavers, Frank Signorelli, Omer Simeon, Zoot Sims, Willie Smith, Jack Sperling, Jess Stacy, Rex Stewart, Slam Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Billy Strayhorn, Joe Sullivan, Billy Taylor, Frank Teschemacher, Lucky Thompson, Claude Thornhill, Juan Tizol, Frankie Trumbauer, Charlie Ventura, Jack Washington, Ben Webster, Freddie Webster, Dickie Wells, George Wettling, Claude Williams, Cootie Williams, Mary Lou Williams, Teddy Wilson, Kai Winding, Lester Young, Bob Zurke)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset sampler from the Jasmine label.
MUSICALS / CASTS (1 credit)
  • Two gentlemen of Verona (London cast) - VVAA (1973)

SESSIONS (9 credits)
  • Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)

    • Members: Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, David Knights, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Robin Trower (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Comments: The original album didn´t include their biggest, massive hit ´A whiter shade of pale´ (with Bill Eyden and Ray Royer playing), but it appeared in later reissues. CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
  • A Whiter shade of pale / Lime street blues (SINGLE) - Procol Harum (05/1967)

    • Members: Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Bobby Harrison, David Knights, Keith Reid, Ray Royer
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Producer: (RIP: Denny Cordell)
    • Technical: Keith Grant
    • Comments: Debut single by Procol Harum, recorded with the then-current lineup of Gary Brooker (vocals, piano), Ray Royer (guitar), David Knights (bass), Matthew Fisher (keyboards), plus Bill Eyden (drums) on a session basis, brought by producer Denny Cordell. The band´s drummer, Bobby Harrison, didn´t play on the A-side.
  • Curried jazz - The Indo-British Ensemble (1969)

    • Guests: Leon Calvert, Chris Karan, Ray Swinfield, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Bill Eyden)
  • The Greatest little soul band in the world - J J Jackson (1969)

    • Members: Terry Smith (RIP: Dick Morrissey)
    • Guests: Chris Parren, Rico Rodrigues, Larry Steele, Jeff Whittaker (RIP: Bill Eyden, John Marshall)
  • Skid marks - Jimmy Skidmore (1972)

    • Guests: Alan Branscombe, Willie Garnett (RIP: Bill Eyden, Ronnie Ross)
  • Africa calling - Wilton ´Bogey´ Gaynair (02/2006)

    • Members: (RIP: Wilton Gaynair)
    • Guests: Shake Keane (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Bill Eyden)
    • Comments: This album was recorded in June 1960, but remained unreleased until 2006.
  • Blue Bogey - Wilton ´Bogey´ Gaynair ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Wilton Gaynair)
    • Guests: Kenny Napper (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1959.
  • Extracts from infinity - Stephen Plews ( - )

    • Guests: Roberto Bellatalla, Steve Berry, Iain Dixon, Peter Fairclough, Ed Jones, Trevor Tomkins, Mike Walker (RIP: Jeff Clyne, Bill Eyden)
  • Spring can really hang you up the most - Spike Robinson ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Spike Robinson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1985.
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (6 credits)
  • The Best of Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1987)

    • Members: Dave Ball, Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Matthew Fisher, Bobby Harrison, David Knights, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Robin Trower (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Producer: Chris Thomas (RIP: Denny Cordell)
  • Halcyon daze - the best of Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1997)

    • Members: Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Matthew Fisher, Mick Grabham, David Knights, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Robin Trower (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
  • 30th anniversary anthology - Procol Harum (11/1997)

    • Members: Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Matthew Fisher, Bobby Harrison, David Knights, Ray Royer, Robin Trower (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Producer: Chris Thomas, Tony Visconti (RIP: Denny Cordell)
    • Technical: Glyn Johns, Ken Scott (RIP: Henry Lewy)
    • Comments: 3CD boxset comprising 4 albums, plus several unreleased tracks.
  • Greatest hits - Procol Harum (12/2000)

    • Members: Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Matthew Fisher, David Knights, Keith Reid, Robin Trower (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
  • Classic tracks & rarities - an anthology - Procol Harum (03/2002)

    • Members: Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Matthew Fisher, Bobby Harrison, David Knights, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Robin Trower (RIP: B J Wilson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Producer: Chris Thomas (RIP: Denny Cordell)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation with a few rare tracks.
  • Secrets of the hive - the best of Procol Harum - Procol Harum (08/2007)

    • Members: Dave Ball, Dave Bronze, Gary Brooker, Mark Brzezicki, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Matthew Fisher, Mick Grabham, David Knights, Matt Pegg, Keith Reid, Ray Royer, Don Snow, Pete Solley, Robin Trower, Geoff Whitehorn
    • Guests: (RIP: Bill Eyden)
    • Producer: Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Chris Thomas (RIP: Denny Cordell, Jerry Leiber)

QUESTIONS:

01. Did Bill play with Yusef Lateef, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, Zoot Sims and Al Cohn?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 9


From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), 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: 4
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 Bill Eyden, please, also write me with the link.
  • Georgie Fame - Monkeying Around
  • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames (also Gary Farr & The T-Bones) live in August 1965. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Speedy Acquaye, Bill Eyden, Georgie Fame, Gary Farr, Eddie Thornton. Others (my guess: Colin Green / Tex Makins / Peter Coe / Glenn Hughes) unknown to me.

  • Georgie Fame - Walking The Dog
  • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames live in 1965. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Speedy Acquaye, Bill Eyden, Georgie Fame, Eddie Thornton. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Georgie Fame - Point Of No Return
  • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames on TV. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Speedy Acquaye, Bill Eyden, Georgie Fame. Rest of the band unknown to me.

  • Georgie Fame - Monkeying Around
  • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Speedy Acquaye, Peter Coe, Bill Eyden, Georgie Fame, Glenn Hughes. Bassist (probably Cliff Barton) unknown to me.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Chris Mercer: for help at identifying musicians in the Georgie Fame videos (2012).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    20/February/2012 - Page added to the blog.
    02/October/2003 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Bill Eyden mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Tubby Hayes (32)
    Terry Shannon (25)
    Ronnie Scott (22)
    Phil Bates (21)
    Harry South (20)
    Jimmy Deuchar (17)
    Tony Hall (17)
    Lennie Bush (11)
    Jeff Clyne (11)
    Ian Hamer (11)
    Harry Klein (11)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 02/October/2003 - Last modified on: 01/March/2012. 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.

    1 comment:

    1. Here given description about many good musical bands with the songs which contains on the very CD. I will surely buy few of this CD for my own.

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