This is intended to be a homage to very many musicians I've loved since I started listening to music. My intention is to tell what I know about them, hoping that those people who like them too, will help me fill numerous gaps, which I may have in their careers and discographies. Sorry, but there are no MP3 audio files here at all, just info (and love for the musicians).


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Friday, 9 March 2012

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BIOGRAPHY:

Exquisite guitarist, Bernie Holland has played in many great bands along the years. I haven´t found any biographical data about him, and the first band I know with Bernie is Bluesology.


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Bluesology [?] 
Nucleus [Sep 69-Dec 69] 
Jody Grind [Nov 69-1970]1 recording + 1 compilation
Ferris Wheel  1 recording
The Humblebums [1970]1 recording
Love Affair [1971] 
Patto [1971] 
Dick & The Firemen [1971-?] 
Bonno   
Dick & The Firemen (again) [May 73] (1 gig) 
Stomu Yamash´ta Band [1974]2 recordings + 1 compilation
Georgie Fame Band [1974-?]1 recording
Hummingbird [Aug 74-?]2 recordings
Isaac Guillory Band  1 compilation
Hinkley´s Heroes [1976-Jan 77] 
Harry Miller Group [1977] 
Rocks [1978-?] 
Diamond Dust [1985-?] 
Van Morrison Band [1989-1991]1 recording
Out Of The Blue   
Kokomo   
Kata B Band [2013-?] 


BLUESOLOGY


Bluesology was formed in 1966 by Long John Baldry as his backing band. They went through several lineup changes, but I can´t find the lineup(s) with Bernie Holland:

BLUESOLOGY #?
?
Long John Baldry
vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Fred Gandy
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

They released 3 singles from 1965 to 1967, but I don't know if Bernie plays there.

There's an album called Rare tracks, where we can find Bernie Holland playing in some song.

Other info on members of Bluesology (I know up to 20 members)
Already covered (2): Jimmy Horowitz, Caleb Quaye
To be covered (17): Long John Baldry, Chris Bateson, Rex Bishop, Stewart Brown, Marc Charig, Freddie Creasey, Elton Dean, Paul Gale, Fred Gandy, Pete Gavin, Pat Higgs, Neil Hubbard, Marsha Hunt, Mick Inkpen, Elton John, Dave Murphy, Alan Walker


NUCLEUS


Bernie Holland was an original members of Nucleus formed in September 1969:

NUCLEUS #1
Sep 69-Dec 69
Ian Carr
trumpet, flugelhorn
Bernie Holland
guitar
Jeff Clyne
bass
Karl Jenkins
keyboards, oboe
Brian Smith
sax, flute
John Marshall
drums

When Holland left in December after 3 months, he was replaced by Chris Spedding.

Other info on members of Nucleus (I know up to 43 members)
Already covered (1): Harry Beckett
Old pages (3): Allan Holdsworth, Billy Kristian, Ray Russell
To be covered (38): Roy Babbington, Gordon Beck, Bob Bertles, Paul Carmichael, Ian Carr, Geoff Castle, Jeff Clyne, Tony Coe, Aureo De Souza, Chris Fletcher, Nic France, Jon Hiseman, Joe Hubbard, Karl Jenkins, Dill Katz, Tony Levin, Dave MacRae, Davide Mantovani, John Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Chucho Merchan, Jim Mullen, Jocelyn Pitchen, Tony Roberts, Roger Sellers,... up to 38 musicians.


JODY GRIND


This is third lineup for Jody Grind, reformed in November 1969, again with superb musicians:

JODY GRIND #3
Nov 69-1970
Bernie Holland
guitar
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums

Their second album, Far canal, was released in July 1970.

On some gigs, some of Tim´s musicians friends turned up and jammed with the band; for example: Elton Dean on sax or Boz Burrell on bass.

For a European tour, Jody Grind got a bassist, the superb Roger Sutton:

JODY GRIND #4
?
Bernie Holland
guitar
Roger Sutton
bass
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums

In latter days of Jody Grind, the drummer´s seat was also filled by Barry Jenkins:

JODY GRIND #5
?
Bernie Holland
guitar
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Barry Jenkins
drums

The last Jody Grind was at Guilford Town Hall, with Tim playing organ and clavinet (through a wah wah pedal), and Bernie Holland played drums on a massive two bass drum kit. He also played guitar and drums simultaneously on some songs!!

Other info on members of Jody Grind (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Ivan Zagni
Old pages (1): Tim Hinkley
To be covered (6): Pete Gavin, Martin Harryman, Barry Jenkins, Roger Sutton, Barry Wilson, John Woods


FERRIS WHEEL


Ferris Wheel was a band that had two great singers, Linda Lewis and Marsha Hunt. Bernie Holland was a member of the band, but can´t find more info:

FERRIS WHEEL #?
?
Bernie Holland
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Ferris Wheel (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (6): Terry Edmunds, Dennis Elliott, Marsha Hunt, Linda Lewis, Barry Reeves, Michael Snow


THE HUMBLEBUMS


In February 1970, The Humblebums played some sessions with backing musicians (don´t know if they were part of the usual live band, or just played a one-off appearance):

THE HUMBLEBUMS #
1970
Billy Connolly
vocals, guitar
Gerry Rafferty
vocals, guitar
+
Bernie Holland
guitar
Darryl Runswick
bass
Mike Travis
drums

Other info on members of The Humblebums (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (1): Gerry Rafferty
To be covered (1): Darryl Runswick


LOVE AFFAIR


For a short time in 1971, Bernie Holland was a member of Love Affair:

LOVE AFFAIR #?
1971
Gus Yeadon
keyboards, vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Bob Sapsed
bass
Morgan Fisher
keyboards
Maurice Bacon
drums

Other info on members of Love Affair (I know up to 43 members)
Old pages (3): Morgan Fisher, Paul Martinez, Dave Wendells
To be covered (39): Ray Auld, Maurice Bacon, Bill Ball, Bob Banasiak, Peter Bardens, Barry Barney, Eunon Brady, Rex Brayley, Phil Chesterton, John Cook, Dave Dulake, Steve Ellis, Bob England, Bill Gibbard, Lynton Guest, Chip Hawkes, Ian Henderson, Mick Jackson, Sean Jenkins, Robin Lodge, Martin Lyon, Mike Mann, Georgie Michael, Phil Mitchell, Kevin Morris,... up to 39 musicians.


PATTO


During 1971, Patto´s bassist Clive Griffiths was ill for some time, and unable to play on a tour, the band called their friend Bernie Holland to play bass in that tour:

PATTO #?
1971
Mike Patto
vocals
Ollie Halsall
guitar
Bernie Holland
bass
John Halsey
drums
+
Clive Griffiths
ill, unable to tour

When the tour ended, Bernie was asked to stay in the band, now as guitarist, but he finally didn´t stay.

Other info on members of Patto (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (8): Roy Babbington, Dave Brooks, Pete Davey, Clive Griffiths, Ollie Halsall, John Halsey, Mike Patto, Gary Windo


DICK & THE FIREMEN


Dick & The Firemen was conceived as a parallel band by great drummer John Halsey around 1971, featuring guest appearances by some of his old friends. The first lineups were formed by:

DICK & THE FIREMEN #?
1971-?
Mike Patto
vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Boz Burrell
bass, vocals
Alan Spenner
bass
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Marc Charig
trumpet
John Halsey
drums


BONNO


Bernie Holland formed the band Bonno, but I haven´t any details about the complete list of players and period:

BONNO #?
?
êKeith Cross Band
Bernie Holland
guitar
Dave Ambrose
bass
John Lingwood
drums
+ maybe others unknown to me. Help!
Steamhammerê

Help with info, please!

Other info on members of Bonno (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (2): Dave Ambrose, John Lingwood


DICK & THE FIREMEN (again)


In May 1973, Dick & The Firemen played another one-off gig with lots of friends playing together:

DICK & THE FIREMEN #?
1973
Mike Patto
vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Andy Gee
guitar
Boz Burrell
bass
Clive Griffiths
bass
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Zoot Money
keyboards
Marc Charig
trumpet
Mel Collins
sax
John Halsey
drums
Ian Wallace
drums
Eddie McHenry
drums

Other info on members of Dick & The Firemen (I know up to 19 members)
Old pages (1): Tim Hinkley
To be covered (17): Boz Burrell, Marc Charig, Mel Collins, Elton Dean, Andy Gee, Clive Griffiths, Carol Grimes, John Halsey, Neil Hubbard, Simon Kirke, Henry McCullough, Eddie McHenry, Zoot Money, Mike Patto, Alan Spenner, Bobby Tench, Ian Wallace


STOMU YAMASH´TA BAND


In 1974, Bernie Holland joins Stomu Yamash´ta:

STOMU YAMASH´TA BAND #?
1974
Stomu Yamash´ta
keyboards
Sammi Abu
vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Hugh Hopper
bass
Brian Gascoigne
keyboards
Hisako Yamash´ta
violin
Mike Travis
drums

Other info on members of Stomu Yamash´ta Band (I know up to 31 members)
Already covered (2): Gary Boyle, Morris Pert
To be covered (16): Al Di Meola, Karen Friedman, Brian Gascoigne, Rosko Gee, Doni Harvey, Hugh Hopper, Daniel Humair, Brother James, John Lingwood, Nigel Morris, Jerome Rimson, Ric Sanders, Klaus Schulze, Michael Shrieve, Pat Thrall, Steve Winwood


GEORGIE FAME BAND


Around 1974, we find this new edition of Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, but I´m missing some of the players:

GEORGIE FAME BAND #?
1974
Georgie Fame
vocals, keyboards
Bernie Holland
guitar
Henry Lowther
trumpet
Alan Skidmore
sax
Elton Dean
sax
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Georgie Fame Band (I know up to 50 members)
Already covered (7): Speedy Acquaye, Cliff Barton, Harry Beckett, Bill Eyden, Tex Makins, Joe Moretti, Big Jim Sullivan
Old pages (4): Rick Brown, Ray Minhinnet, Ray Russell, Micky Waller
To be covered (38): 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 38 musicians.


HUMMINGBIRD


In August 1974, Bobby Tench forms his own band, Hummingbird. The initial lineup was:

HUMMINGBIRD #1
Aug 74-?
Bobby Tench
guitar, vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Clive Chaman
bass
Max Middleton
keyboards

Their first album, Hummingbird, contained guest appearance by Linda Lewis on vocals. Conrad was later replaced by Bernard Purdie.

Other info on members of Hummingbird (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (1): Conrad Isidore
To be covered (5): Robert Ahwai, Clive Chaman, Max Middleton, Bernard Purdie, Bobby Tench


ISAAC GUILLORY BAND


A superb player, who sadly left us too soon. Steve played in Isaac´s band on and off from 1975 to 1981. One of the most usual lineups was:

ISAAC GUILLORY BAND #?
?
Isaac Guillory
guitar, vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Jim Cuomo
sax
Tony Hicks
drums
OR
Trevor Morais
drums

Other info on members of Isaac Guillory Band (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Steve York
To be covered (5): Jim Cuomo, Isaac Guillory, Tony Hicks, Trevor Morais, Tim Stone


HINKLEY´S HEROES


This is one of the all-star lineups for Hinkley´s Heroes, during 1976 until January 1977::

HINKLEY´S HEROES #?
1976
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Mike Patto
vocals
Eric Burdon
vocals
Roger Chapman
vocals
Henry McCullough
guitar
Bobby Tench
guitar, vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Jim Cregan
guitar
Mick Ralphs
guitar
Brian Robertson
guitar
Charlie Whitney
guitar
Boz Burrell
bass
Poli Palmer
keyboards
Mel Collins
sax
John Halsey
drums
Mitch Mitchell
drums

Other info on members of Hinkley´s Heroes (I know up to 31 members)
Already covered (1): Andrew Love
Old pages (4): Jim Cregan, Tim Hinkley, Jimmy McCulloch, Steve Simpson
To be covered (25): Maggie Bell, Eric Burdon, Billy Burnette, Boz Burrell, Wayne Carson, Roger Chapman, Mel Collins, Kiki Dee, Donnie Fritts, John Halsey, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Wayne Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Henry McCullough, Mitch Mitchell, Spooner Oldham, Poli Palmer, Mike Patto, Dan Penn, Mick Ralphs, Brian Robertson, Julio Segovia, Bobby Tench, Charlie Whitney


HARRY MILLER GROUP


In 1977, Harry Miller formed his own fantastic Harry Miller Quintet:

HARRY MILLER GROUP #?
1977
Harry Miller
bass
Bernie Holland
guitar
Trevor Watts
sax
Alan Wakeman
sax
Louis Moholo
drums

Other info on members of Harry Miller Group (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (12): Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Mongezi Feza, Malcolm Griffiths, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, Paul Nieman, Mike Osborne, Keith Tippett, Stan Tracey, Alan Wakeman, Trevor Watts


ROCKS


Around 1978, Chris Stainton and Mike Patto form a new band together, called Rocks:

ROCKS #1
1978-?
Mike Patto
vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
Fred Gandy
bass
Chris Stainton
keyboards
John Halsey
drums

After a tour, the band split, without having recorded any material (Patto sadly died soon after).

Other info on members of Rocks (I know up to 5 members)
Old pages (1): Chris Stainton
To be covered (3): Fred Gandy, John Halsey, Mike Patto


AND THEN...


And then, I have a huge gap not knowing of any bands featuring Bernie, although he still played in sessions. Can someone help me with additional info, please?


DIAMOND DUST


Around 1985, Bernie Holland formed his band Diamond Dust, named after the famous tune he composed for Jeff Beck (the song appears in Jeff Beck´s masterpiece Blow by blow):

DIAMOND DUST #?
1985
Bernie Holland
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

But I don´t know about other players in the band.


VAN MORRISON BAND


Tracing the multiple Van Morrison live lineups is impossible, so I just mention the ones I know with Bernie Holland.

This was Van Morrison Band around June 1989:

VAN MORRISON BAND #?
1989
Van Morrison
vocals, guitar, sax
Bernie Holland
guitar
Brian Odgers
bass
Richie Buckley
sax
Dave Early
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

This was Van Morrison Band in January 1990:

VAN MORRISON BAND #?
1990
Van Morrison
vocals, guitar, sax
Bernie Holland
guitar
Brian Odgers
bass
Georgie Fame
keyboards, vocals
Haji Ahkba
flugelhorn
Dave Early
drums

This was Van Morrison Band in July 1990 at their appearance at Montreux Festival:

VAN MORRISON BAND #?
1990
Van Morrison
vocals, guitar, sax
Bernie Holland
guitar
Brian Odgers
bass
Georgie Fame
keyboards, vocals
Neil Drinkwater
keyboards
Steve Gregory
sax
Richie Buckley
sax
Eddie Freil
Dave Early
drums

This was Van Morrison band in August 1990:

VAN MORRISON BAND #?
1990
Van Morrison
vocals, guitar, sax
Bernie Holland
guitar
Brian Odgers
bass
Georgie Fame
keyboards, vocals
Neil Drinkwater
keyboards
Steve Gregory
sax
Richie Buckley
sax
Dave Early
drums

This was Van Morrison Band sometime in 1991:

VAN MORRISON BAND #?
1991
Van Morrison
vocals, guitar, sax
Bernie Holland
guitar
Alec Dankworth
bass
Georgie Fame
keyboards, vocals
Neil Drinkwater
keyboards
Haji Ahkba
trumpet
Dave Early
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Van Morrison Band (I know up to 168 members)
Already covered (2): Doreen Chanter, Big Jim Sullivan
Old pages (3): Herbie Armstrong, Tim Hinkley, Katie Kissoon
To be covered (160): Teressa ´Terry´ Adams, Haji Ahkba, John Allair, John Altman, Robin Aspland, Bill Atwood, Chris Barber, Peter Bardens, Guy Barker, Crawford Bell, George Bell, Jay Berliner, Colin Blakeley, June Boyce, Helen Bradley, Liam Bradley, Charlie Brown, Richie Buckley, Justin Carroll, Cindy Cashdollar, Mario Cipollina, Johnny Colla, Bill Combes, Jim Condie, Phil Coulter,... up to 160 musicians.


OUT OF THE BLUE


Out Of The Blue is a jazz-blues band formed Bernie Holland with vocalist Julie Garner:

OUT OF THE BLUE #?
2001-?
Julie Garner
vocals
Bernie Holland
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

I don´t know about other members. They were recording an album in 2001, but don´t know if it was finally released. Does anybody know?


KOKOMO


This was a special lineup for a reunion of Kokomo in May 2008:

KOKOMO #?
2008
Dyan Birch
vocals
Frank Collins
vocals
Paddy McHugh
vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Bernie Holland
guitar
Adam Phillips
guitar
Mark Smith
bass
Tony O´Malley
keyboards, vocals
Mel Collins
sax
Andy Hamilton
sax
Glen LeFleur
drums

Other info on members of Kokomo (I know up to 20 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Mercer
To be covered (18): Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Neil Conti, Andy Hamilton, Neil Hubbard, Glen LeFleur, Jody Linscott, Paddy McHugh, Trevor Morais, Jim Mullen, Tony O´Malley, Pino Palladino, Adam Phillips, Mark Smith, Alan Spenner, Terry Stannard, John Sussewell


KATA B BAND


Bernie Holland plays from time to time with Kata B:

KATA B BAND #?
2013
Kata B
keyboards
Bernie Holland
guitar
Mick Eve
sax
Bobby Stignac
percussion
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Kata B Band (I know up to 8 members)
Already covered (1): Bobby Stignac
To be covered (3): Winston Delandro, Mick Eve, Kuma Harada


AND THEN...


Bernie currently is a guitar teacher. He has also composed music for films and TV.

DISCOGRAPHY: (47 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (9 credits)
  • Ferris Wheel - Ferris Wheel (1970)

    • Members: Terry Edmunds, Dennis Elliott, Bernie Holland, Linda Lewis, Michael Snow
    • Guests: Jimmy Horowitz, George Sweetnam
    • Producer: (RIP: Ian Samwell)
    • Comments: I think this was the 2nd album by the band.
  • Open up the door - The Humblebums (1970)

    • Members: Bernie Holland (RIP: Gerry Rafferty)
    • Guests: Terry Cox, Barry Dransfield, Reg Guest
    • Technical: John Wood
  • Far canal - Jody Grind (July 1970)

    • Members: Pete Gavin, Tim Hinkley, Bernie Holland
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • Comments: Reissued in 2007 as part of the 2CD Interaction - an anthology, including their 2 complete albums, One step on and Far canal, plus three unreleased tracks.
  • One by one - Stomu Yamash´ta´s East Wind (1974)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Brian Gascoigne, Bernie Holland, Nigel Morris (RIP: Hugh Hopper)
    • Comments: Soundtrack from the movie of the same title.
  • Hummingbird - Hummingbird (1975)

    • Members: Clive Chaman, Bernie Holland, Conrad Isidore, Max Middleton, Bobby Tench
    • Guests: Linda Lewis
    • Producer: (RIP: Ian Samwell)
  • We can´t go on meeting like this - Hummingbird (1976)

    • Members: Robert Ahwai, Clive Chaman, Bernie Holland, Max Middleton, Bernard Purdie, Bobby Tench
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Liza Strike (RIP: Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: (RIP: Ian Samwell)
  • Go - Stomu Yamash´ta (1976)

    • Members: Al Di Meola, Karen Friedman, Rosko Gee, Bernie Holland, Brother James, Klaus Schulze, Michael Shrieve, Pat Thrall, Steve Winwood
    • Guests: Lennox Laington, Junior Marvin
  • Right now - Georgie Fame (1979)

    • Members: Georgie Fame + Colin Green, Bernie Holland, Henry Lowther, Brian Odgers, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Speedy Acquaye)
    • Guests: Steve Gregory, Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Parker, Terry Smith, Henry Spinetti (RIP: Barry Morgan)
  • Enlightenment - Van Morrison (February 1990)

    • Members: Van Morrison + Neil Drinkwater, Georgie Fame, Steve Gregory, Bernie Holland, Brian Odgers, Steve Pearce (RIP: Dave Early)
    • Guests: Dave Bishop, Malcolm Griffiths, Henry Lowther, Frank Ricotti, Fiachra Trench, Steve Waterman, Gavyn Wright
    • Technical: Mick Glossop
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (3 credits)
  • The Complete Go sessions - Stomu Yamash´ta´s Go (April 2005)

    • Members: Al Di Meola, Karen Friedman, Rosko Gee, Doni Harvey, Bernie Holland, Brother James, Jerome Rimson, Klaus Schulze, Michael Shrieve, Pat Thrall, Steve Winwood
    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Doreen Chanter, Martyn Ford, Paul Jackson, Ruby James, Lennox Laington, Linda Lewis, Junior Marvin, Peter Robinson, Jess Roden, Liza Strike
    • Comments: Compilation including the 3 complete albums recorded by the band: Go (1976), Go live from Paris (1976) and Go too (1977).
  • The Atlantic years - Isaac Guillory ( - )

    • Members: Bernie Holland (RIP: Isaac Guillory)
    • Guests: B J Cole, Fred Gandy, Pete Gavin (RIP: Roger Pope)
    • Producer: (RIP: Ian Samwell)
    • Comments: This album is a reissue of Isaac´s first solo album, comprising almost all the tracks, plus 4 unreleased ones.
  • Interaction - a Jody Grind anthology - Jody Grind ( - )

    • Members: Pete Gavin, Tim Hinkley, Bernie Holland, Barry Wilson, Ivan Zagni
    • Guests: Louis Cennamo
    • Comments: Compilation comprising their whole two albums: One step on and Far canal, plus 3 unreleased tracks.
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (3 credits)
  • Shangri-La - The Rutles (1996)

    • Members: Ricky Fataar, John Halsey, Neil Innes, Mickey Simmonds (RIP: Ollie Halsall)
    • Guests: Bernie Holland + John Altman, Doug Boyle, Malcolm Foster
    • Producer: Steve James
  • Archaeology - The Rutles (October 1996)

    • Members: Ricky Fataar, John Halsey, Neil Innes, Mickey Simmonds (RIP: Ollie Halsall)
    • Guests: Bernie Holland + John Altman, Doug Boyle, Malcolm Foster
    • Producer: Steve James
    • Technical: Steve Price
  • A Decade - Aliki Ashman ( - )

    • Members: Aliki Ashman + Ginger Baker, Harry Reynolds
    • Guests: Arthur Brown, Bernie Holland, Chris Stainton + Clive Chaman, Dave Dowle (RIP: Charley Charles)
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (3 credits)
  • Rare tracks - VVAA (1975)

    • Guests: Ian Anderson, Ginger Baker, Rex Bishop, Stewart Brown, Jack Bruce, Marc Charig, Eric Clapton, Fred Gandy, Pete Gavin, Kevin Godley, Pat Higgs, Bernie Holland, Jimmy Horowitz, Neil Hubbard, Marsha Hunt, Mick Inkpen, Elton John, Linda Lewis, Dave Murphy, Caleb Quaye, Alan Walker (RIP: Long John Baldry, Elton Dean, Alex Harvey, Jimi Hendrix, Nicky Hopkins)
    • Comments: This album contains rare tracks from 60s bands from the Polydor catalog: Stu Brown & Bluesology (featuring Caleb Quaye), Jack Bruce, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone, Alex Harvey & His Soul Band, Fairport Convention, Nicky Hopkins, Soft Machine, John´s Children, Kevin Godley, Jethro Tull (mispelled as Jethro Toe), The High Numbers, Linda Lewis and Cream.
  • Guitar workshop volume two - VVAA (1976)

    • Guests: Bernie Holland, Adrian Legg, Pete Willsher (RIP: Peter Banks, Bob Foster, Isaac Guillory)
    • Comments: Sampler with tracks by Isaac Guillory, Bob Foster, Adrian Legg, Bernie Holland, Pete Willsher, Peter Banks, with 2 tracks each one.
  • Jazz ´80 - VVAA (1980)

    • Guests: Sol Amarfio, John Anderson, Kari Bannerman, Chris Barber, Joey Baron, John Bennett, Graham Burbidge, Dave Burns, Paul Cohen, Mike Cotton, Georgie Fame, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Steve Gregory, Malcolm Griffiths, Albert Hall, Ernie Henry, Bernie Holland, Henry Lowther, Ron Matthewson, Brian Odgers, Teddy Osei, Alan Parker, Vic Pitt, Emmanuel Rentzos, Ronnie Scott, Dick Smith, Eddie Smith, Ed Soph, John Taylor, Clark Terry, Ray Warleigh, Jimmy Wilkins, Richard Williams (RIP: Darko Adams, Jackie Armstrong, Kenny Baker, Kenny Ball, Count Basie, Eddie Bert, Henry Coker, Willie Cook, Wendell Culley, Martin Drew, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Frank Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Grey, Pat Halcox, Max Harris, Thad Jones, Ronnie Mathews, Tommy McQuater, Carmen McRae, George Melly, Billy Mitchell, James Moody, Barry Morgan, Joe Newman, Johnny Parker, Cecil Payne, Sonny Payne, Benny Powell, Chano Pozo, Marshall Royal, Bill Shepherd, Monty Sunshine, Mac Tontoh, Ronnie Verrell, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Williams, Snooky Young)
    • Comments: 2CD sampler featuring tracks by: Clark Terry (with Frank Wess), Joe Williams, Count Basie (2 tracks, with Frank Foster, Snooky Young, and Frank Wess), National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames (with Bernie Holland), Osibisa (with Mac Tontoh), Ronnie Scott, Acker Bilk, George Melly, Dizzy Gillespie (with James Moody) and Carmen McRae.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Around the world - where jazz meets world music - VVAA (1991)

    • Guests: Cyro Baptista, Ignacio Berroa, Pandit Dinesh, Hamid Drake, Paul Dunmall, Gavin Harrison, Bernie Holland, Jakko M Jakszyk, Nick Marrero, Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, Daniel Ponce, Marc Ribot, Tony Roberts, John Scofield, Andy Sheppard, Lew Soloff, Danny Thompson, Steve Turre, Nana Vasconcelos (RIP: George Landry, Jim Pepper, Yomo Toro)
    • Producer: Steve Swallow, Allen Toussaint
    • Comments: Sampler with tracks by Nana Vasconcelos, Jim Pepper, Danny Thompson (with Bernie Holland), Dizrhythmia, Yomo Toro, The Wild Tchoupitoulas, Daniel Ponce, Andy Sheppard, Helcio Milito, Evan Lurie and Buckwheat Zydeco.
SESSIONS (23 credits)
  • Ragtime cowboy jew - Stefan Grossman (1970)

    • Guests: Gerry Conway, Jerry Donahue, Pat Donaldson, Fred Gandy, Bernie Holland, Mike Kowalski, Larry Steele, Jim Toomey (RIP: Peter Bardens, Sandy Denny, Son House, Trevor Lucas)
  • Outlander - Meic Stevens (1970)

    • Guests: Dennis Elliott, Bernie Holland, Michael Snow, George Sweetnam, Chris Taylor
    • Producer: (RIP: Ian Samwell)
    • Technical: Roy Thomas Baker
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 9 bonus tracks taken from the same sessions.
  • Ferguslie Park - Stealers Wheel (1974)

    • Members: Joe Egan, Peter Robinson (RIP: Gerry Rafferty, Andrew Steele)
    • Guests: Steve Gregory, Richard Hewson, Bernie Holland, Joe Jammer, Chris Mercer, Gary Taylor
    • Technical: Phill Brown, Rhett Davies
    • Comments: This band was commanded by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan. But they included two former Chris Mercer colleagues, drummer Rod Coombes (from Juicy Lucy), and DeLisle Harper (from Gonzalez).
      When they recorded Ferguslie Park, their second album, produced by songwriters Leiber & Stoller, Stealers Wheel was a duo: Egan & Rafferty plus some other musicians. Here, we can find: Bernie Holland (guitar), Joe Jammer (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards), Andrew Steele (drums), and from Gonzalez: Chris Mercer (sax) and Steve Gregory (sax).
  • Fantasies from a corner seat - Harvey - Graham Cooper Andrews (1975)

    • Guests: John Beecham, Mike Cotton, Pat Donaldson, Bernie Holland, Darryl Runswick, Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Jim Toomey, Pete Willsher, Pete Wingfield
  • Back to the night - Joan Armatrading (1975)

    • Members: Joan Armatrading + Gerry Conway, Jean Roussel
    • Guests: Steve York + Dave Brooks, Tony Carr, Phil Chen, John Halsey, Bernie Holland, Chris Karan, Gaspar Lawal, Ron Matthewson, Tony Newman, Colin Pincott, Andy Summers
    • Producer: Pete Gage
    • Comments: A great artist, I love her albums. Back to the night was produced by Pete Gage, so he brought Steve York with him (playing bass and harmonica). Also featured: Bernie Holland (guitar), Colin Pincott (guitar), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve York (bass, harmonica), Phil Chen (bass), Ron Matheson (bass), Jean Roussel (keyboards), Dave Brooks (sax), Tony Newman (drums), Tony Carr (drums), Gerry Conway (drums), John Halsey (drums), Chris Karan (percussion), Gaspar Lawal (percussion).
  • Another fine mess - Back Door (1975)

    • Members: Colin Hodgkinson, Dave MacRae (RIP: Ron Aspery, Tony Hicks)
    • Guests: Mike Gibbs, Bernie Holland (RIP: Peter Thorup)
  • The New goodies LP - The Goodies (1975)

    • Members: Suzanne Lynch, Dave MacRae, Brian Odgers, Alan Parker, Jacqui Sullivan, Joy Yates (RIP: Barry Morgan)
    • Guests: Bob Bertles, Toni Campo, Tony Carr, Clem Cattini, Tony Fisher, Bernie Holland, Chris Hughes, Tom Parker, Geoff Wright (RIP: Gordon Huntley, Joe Moretti, Derek Watkins)
    • Technical: Aaron Chakraverty
    • Comments: Recorded almost live (that´s what the cover says) during June & July 1975.
  • Not a little girl anymore - Linda Lewis (1975)

    • Members: Linda Lewis + Robert Ahwai, Phil Chen, Jim Cregan, Domino, Steve Gregory, Max Middleton, Darryl Lee Que
    • Guests: Richard Bailey, Clive Chaman, Gerry Conway, Jerry Friedman, Bernie Holland, Duncan Mackay, Jeff Mironov, Annette Peacock, Lenny Pickett, Lance Quinn, Jean Roussel, Liza Strike, Snowy White (RIP: Bob Babbitt, Lowell George, Phil Kraus)
    • Comments: Not a little girl anymore features (as always) fantastic musicians: Jim Cregan (guitar, vocals), Robert Ahwai (guitar), Bernie Holland (guitar), Lowell George (guitar), Jerry Friedman (guitar), Jeff Mironov (guitar), Lance Quinn (guitar), Clive Chaman (bass), Phil Chen (bass), Bob Babbitt (bass), Snowy White (bass), Max Middleton (keyboards), Duncan Mackay (keyboards), Jean Roussel (keyboards), Derek Smith (keyboards), Steve Gregory (sax), Lenny Pickett (flute), Tower of Power (horns), Jack Jennings (percussion), Phil Kraus (percussion), Carlos Martin (percussion), Ted Sommers (percussion), Richard Bailey (drums), Gerry Conway (drums), and backing vocals by Capability Brown, Annette Peacock, Liza Strike. There´s a expanded edition on CD in 2011.
  • Right or wrong - Stealers Wheel (1975)

    • Members: Joe Egan, Dave Wintour (RIP: Gerry Rafferty, Andrew Steele)
    • Guests: David Briggs, Hugh Burns, Bernie Holland, Chris Mercer
    • Comments: Their third album is Right or wrong. But they split after the null success of the album.
  • Someday - Harvey Andrews (1976)

    • Guests: Mo Foster, Bernie Holland, Bob Jones, Chris Mercer, Jim Toomey, Mark Warner, Pete Willsher, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Ron Carthy)
    • Comments: He is a folk singer. He collaborated with Dutch band Focus for a while. In this album, we can find great musicians: Bernie Holland (guitar), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Mo Foster (bass), Jim Toomey (drums), Pete Willsher (steel guitar), and from Gonzalez: Ron Carthy (trumpet) and Chris Mercer (sax).
  • Nothing to do with us! - The Goodies (1976)

    • Members: Dave MacRae, Brian Odgers, Alan Parker, Graham Preskett, Chris Rae, Jacqui Sullivan, Joy Yates (RIP: Ron Aspery)
    • Guests: Tony Burrows, Tony Carr, Paul Cosh, Jeff Daly, Ray Flacke, Bernie Holland, John Huckridge, David Katz, Billy Kristian, Stevie Lange, Henry Lowther, Chas Mills, Chris Pyne, Jeff Seopardie, Russell Stone, Geoff Wright (RIP: Derek Watkins)
  • Horft i rodann - Jakob Magnusson (1976)

    • Members: Jakob Magnusson
    • Guests: Roy Babbington, Phil Collins, John Giblin, Preston Heyman, Bernie Holland, Neil Hubbard, Tony Roberts, Darryl Runswick, Ray Russell, John Sussewell (RIP: Alan Spenner)
  • The Best Dreams / Dream on (SINGLE) - The Best Dreams (1979)

    • Guests: George Chandler, Bernie Holland, Billy Kristian, Tom Parker, Liza Strike, Claire Torry (RIP: Graham Jarvis)
    • Producer: (RIP: Ronnie Bond)
    • Comments: Sort of song for advertising, with great musicians involved.
  • You scare me to death - Marc Bolan (1981)

    • Members: (RIP: Marc Bolan)
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Bernie Holland, Paddy McHugh, Brian Odgers (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Graham Todd)
    • Comments: Collection of unreleased songs recorded by Marc Bolan in 1966. The instrumental parts were recorded in 1981 for this release.
  • Human error - Poli Palmer (1985)

    • Members: Poli Palmer
    • Guests: Mel Collins, Sam Kelly, Nick Pentelow, Steve Simpson, Geoff Whitehorn + Bernie Holland, John Surman (RIP: Boz Burrell)
    • Comments: The solo album by this great veteran shows him playing with many of his usual bandmates in Roger Chapman band: Geoff Whitehorn (guitar), Steve Simpson (guitar), Boz Burrell (bass), Mel Collins (sax), Nick Pentelow (sax), Sam Kelly (drums), plus Bernie Holland (guitar) and John Surman (sax).
  • Love and death - Marc Bolan (1987)

    • Members: (RIP: Marc Bolan)
    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Bernie Holland, Paddy McHugh, Brian Odgers (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Graham Todd)
  • Whatever - Danny Thompson (1987)

    • Members: Danny Thompson + Tony Roberts
    • Guests: Bernie Holland
    • Comments: Recorded by Danny Thompson with Tony Roberts and Bernie Holland, who composed most of the tracks together.
  • Shadow play - Vic Abram (1988)

    • Guests: Adrian Askew, Bernie Holland, Jacqui McShee, Mark Nauseef, Tony Roberts (RIP: Steve Baker)
    • Producer: Danny Thompson
  • Whatever next - Danny Thompson (May 1989)

    • Members: Danny Thompson + Tony Roberts
    • Guests: Paul Dunmall, Bernie Holland
    • Comments: Again, mostly composed by the team of Danny Thompson, Tony Roberts and Bernie Holland.
  • Elemental - Danny Thompson (September 1990)

    • Members: Danny Thompson + John Etheridge, Tony Roberts
    • Guests: Paul Dunmall, Bernie Holland, Gary Kettel, Henry Lowther, Chris Pyne, Alan Skidmore, Stan Tracey (RIP: Paul Brook, Tony Levin, Derek Watkins)
  • Er cof am blant y cwm - Meic Stevens (1993)

    • Guests: Arran Ahmun, Brian Breeze, Richard Dunn, Bernie Holland
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1993.
  • Whatever´s best - Danny Thompson (1995)

    • Members: Danny Thompson + John Etheridge, Tony Roberts
    • Guests: Paul Dunmall, Bernie Holland, Alan Skidmore, Stan Tracey
  • Cherkazoo and other stories... - Ian Gillan (June 1999)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + John Gustafson, Mike Moran
    • Guests: Roger Glover + Bernie Holland, Dave Wintour, Pete York (RIP: Jon Lord + Andrew Steele)
    • Comments: Cherkazoo and other stories was an album assembled of unreleased tracks. Ian Gillan had recorded a never-released soundtrack for an animated children film, the story of "Cherkazoo". There are 8 tracks from that soundtrack, and the album (up to 18 songs) was filled with more outtakes from Gillan's early solo career. The list of musicians included is not known completely. Some of the musicians credited are: Bernie Holland (guitar), Dave Wintour (bass), Andy Steele (drums), Mike Moran (keyboards), Roger Glover. So, why have I included this album in John Gustafson sessions? Because there is a track co-written by Gillan/Glover/Gustafson, "Monster in paradise". It was part of that children soundtrack, but Gustafson also used it in his album by Hard Stuff.
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (5 credits)
  • Stuck in the middle with you - Stealers Wheel (1978)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Joe Egan, Paul Pilnick, Peter Robinson, Tony Williams, Dave Wintour (RIP: Gerry Rafferty, Andrew Steele)
    • Guests: David Briggs, Hugh Burns, Steve Gregory, Bernie Holland, Joe Jammer, Chris Mercer, Gary Taylor
    • Comments: Stuck in the middle with you must be a later compilation.
  • The Very best of Stealers Wheel - Stealers Wheel (1995)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Joe Egan, Paul Pilnick, Peter Robinson, Tony Williams, Dave Wintour (RIP: Gerry Rafferty, Andrew Steele)
    • Guests: David Briggs, Hugh Burns, Steve Gregory, Richard Hewson, Bernie Holland, Joe Jammer, Chris Mercer, Gary Taylor
    • Producer: (RIP: Jerry Leiber)
    • Technical: Phill Brown, Rhett Davies, Geoff Emerick, Bob Ludwig
  • The Best of the Transatlantic years - Stefan Grossman (June 2002)

    • Guests: Harvey Burns, Gerry Conway, Jerry Donahue, Pat Donaldson, Colin Gibson, Bernie Holland, Mike Kellie, Mike Kowalski, Darryl Runswick, Chris Slade, Larry Steele, Danny Thompson, Alan White, Ian Whiteman (RIP: Trevor Lucas, Big Jim Sullivan)
  • Mercury high the story of Ian Gillan - Ian Gillan (September 2004)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, John Gustafson, Dave Lloyd, Mike Moran, Steve Morris, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice + Randy Brecker, Simon Clarke, Albie Donnelly, Christine Faith, Malcolm Griffiths, Bernie Holland, John Huckridge, Carol Kenyon, Phil Kenzie, Roddy Lorimer, Andy Newmark, Simon Phillips, Peter Robinson, Tim Sanders, Ira Siegel, Paul Spong, Vaneese Thomas, Leslie West, Dave Wintour (RIP: Jon Lord + Derek Healey, Andrew Steele)
  • Best of the Goodies - The Goodies ( - )

    • Members: Suzanne Lynch, Dave MacRae, Brian Odgers, Alan Parker, Jacqui Sullivan, Joy Yates (RIP: Barry Morgan)
    • Guests: Bob Bertles, Toni Campo, Tony Carr, Clem Cattini, Tony Fisher, Bernie Holland, Chris Hughes, Tom Parker, Geoff Wright (RIP: Gordon Huntley, Joe Moretti, Derek Watkins)

QUESTIONS:

01. Bernie had a jazz-rock trio at the beginning of the 80s. Who were the musicians in that trio?

02. What was the musical relationship between Bernie Holland and Ian Gillan?

03. Can someone help me with additional info on Bluesology?

04. Was Bernie a member of Stealers Wheel?

05. Was Bernie involved in any band or musical project with Sam Gopal?

06. Was Bernie involved in Aynsley Dunbar´s band Blue Whale?

07. Did Danny Thompson play live gigs with Bernie Holland and Tony Roberts?

08. Was Bernie a member of The Foresters? If so, does he appear in any of their singles?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 30


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 great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

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:

THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Steve York: for info on him playing with Bernie for Isaac Guillory (2001).
  • Tim Hinkley: for fantastic info on Jody Grind (2003).
  • Aliki Ashman: for her kindness and info (2002).
  • Kata B: for her messages with info about her gigs (2013).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for the Hummingbird albums and info on Bernie playing in a Back Door album (2000).
  • Satoshi Ogata: for his comments (2000).
  • Colin Tebb: for his comments (2004).

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Bernie Holland mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Brian Odgers (8)
    Steve Gregory (7)
    Tony Roberts (7)
    Danny Thompson (7)
    Andrew Steele (6)
    Linda Lewis (5)
    Henry Lowther (5)
    Chris Mercer (5)
    Alan Parker (5)
    Gerry Rafferty (5)

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