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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Jim Rodford (bass)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic bassist, also a powerful vocalist, Jim Rodford was born James Walter Rodford on July 7th, 1941 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.


THE BLUETONES


The Bluetones, from St. Albans (in Hertfordshire), is the first band I´ve known featuring Jim Rodford around 1961, but cannot find any other details:

THE BLUETONES #?
?
Jim Rodford
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!



MIKE COTTON SOUND


This was lineup #4 for Mike Cotton Sound, with Jim Rodford on bass (replacing Stu Morrison), in November 1964:

MIKE COTTON SOUND #4
?
Les Muscutt
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Dave Rowberry
keyboards
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
John Crocker
sax
Bernie Burns
drums

Next to leave was Dave Rowberry, who joined The Animals.

New keyboardist for Mike Cotton Sound is Steve Gray:

MIKE COTTON SOUND #5
?
Les Muscutt
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Steve Gray
keyboards
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
John Crocker
sax
Bernie Burns
drums

But Gray left soon.

New keyboardist for Mike Cotton Sound was eric Leese:

MIKE COTTON SOUND #6
?
Les Muscutt
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Eric Leese
keyboards
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
John Crocker
sax
Bernie Burns
drums

Next to leave was guitarist Les Muscutt.

New singer for Mike Cotton Sound was Lucas:

MIKE COTTON SOUND #7
?
Lucas
vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Eric Leese
guitar, keyboards
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
John Crocker
sax
Bernie Burns
drums

New keyboardist for Mike Cotton Sound was the great Peter Bardens:

MIKE COTTON SOUND #8
?
Lucas
vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Peter Bardens
keyboards
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
John Crocker
sax
Bernie Burns
drums

But Bardens left soon.

New guitarist for Mike Cotton Sound was Derek Griffiths:

MIKE COTTON SOUND #9
?
Lucas
vocals
Derek Griffiths
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
John Crocker
sax
Bernie Burns
drums

But Griffiths left after a while.

New guitarist for Mike Cotton Sound was Micky Moody replacing Derek Griffiths:

MIKE COTTON SOUND #10
?
Lucas
vocals
Micky Moody
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
John Crocker
sax
Bernie Burns
drums

But after one year in the band, Moody left and Griffiths rejoined.

So we have Derek Griffiths back in Mike Cotton Sound again:

MIKE COTTON SOUND #11
?
Lucas
vocals
Derek Griffiths
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
John Crocker
sax
Bernie Burns
drums

After a long time in the band, next to leave was sax player John Crocker.

In 1968, Nick Newell joins Mike Cotton Sound (replacing John Crocker):

MIKE COTTON SOUND #12
1968-?
Lucas
vocals
Derek Griffiths
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Mike Cotton
trumpet
John Beecham
trombone
Argentê
Bernie Burns
drums

And the next to leave was Jim Rodford, who left to form Argent.

Other info on members of Mike Cotton Sound (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (1): Nick Newell
To be covered (13): Peter Bardens, John Beecham, Bernie Burns, Mike Cotton, John Crocker, Brian Davison, Steve Gray, Derek Griffiths, Eric Leese, Lem Lubin, Micky Moody, Stu Morrison, Dave Rowberry
Not enough info (4): Jim Garforth, Lucas, Les Muscutt, Tony Pitt


ARGENT


After some embryonic lineups (featuring Mike Fennely on guitar and even Chris White on bass, this was the first known lineup of Argent:

ARGENT #?
1969-1974
Rod Argent
keyboards
Russ Ballard
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums

After several years and albums, Russ Ballard left to start a solo career in 1974.

When Russ Ballard left, he was replaced in Argent by two guitarists, John Verity and John Grimaldi:

ARGENT #?
1974-1976
Rod Argent
keyboards
John Verity
guitar, vocals
John Grimaldi
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums
Phoenixê
Phoenixê
Phoenixê

But after two more albums, the band finally split in mid 1976.


PHOENIX


After the band Argent split, John Verity, Jim Rodford and Bob Henrit form Phoenix with former mate Russ Ballard, as well as with Ray Minhinnett:

PHOENIX #?
?
John Verity
vocals, guitar
Russ Ballard
guitar, vocals
Ray Minhinnett
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums

They started recording their first album. After that, Minhinett left to form his own band.


BARBARA DICKSON BAND


Jim Rodford also played for Barbara Dickson, but I need to find details about the other players and the aproximate period. Help, please!:

BARBARA DICKSON BAND #?
?
Barbara Dickson
vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Barbara Dickson Band (I know up to 24 members)
Already covered (7): Dave Bronze, Andy Brown, Richard Brunton, Bob Jenkins, Martin Jenner, Jeff Seopardie, Jerry Stevenson
To be covered (16): Jeff Allen, Barbara Dickson, Troy Donockley, Neil Drinkwater, Russell Field, Peter Filleul, Isaac Guillory, Nick Holland, Gordon Huntley, Brad Lang, John Lingwood, Ian Lynn, Andy Nye, Julian Stringle, Gary Twigg, Pete Zorn


LIMEY


Jim Rodford was a member of Limey for a short period, before leaving to join The Kinks:

LIMEY #?
?
Jim Rodford
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help me with details about the complete lineup, please?

Other info on members of Limey (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (4): David Bowker, Stephanie DeSykes, Ian Kewley, Robin LeMesurier
Not enough info (2): Brian Engel, Pat McInerney


THE KINKS


In April 1978, Jim Rodford and Gordon Edwards joined The Kinks, in the middle of the tour promoting Misfits:

THE KINKS #?
Apr 78-1979
Ray Davies
vocals, guitar
Dave Davies
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Gordon Edwards
keyboards
Mick Avory
drums

In 1979, Edwards left The Kinks.

In 1979, Ian Gibbons joins The Kinks:

THE KINKS #?
1979-1984
Ray Davies
vocals, guitar
Dave Davies
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Ian Gibbons
keyboards
Mick Avory
drums

For their tour in 1979 promoting Low budget, The Kinks are augmented by Nick Newell on sax and additional keyboards:

THE KINKS #?
1979
Ray Davies
vocals, guitar
Dave Davies
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Ian Gibbons
keyboards
Nick Newell
sax, keyboards
Mick Avory
drums

In July 1984, drummer Mick Avory leaves The Kinks, and Jim Rodford calls his mate, the great Bob Henrit as Mick´s replacement:

THE KINKS #?
Jul 84-1989
Ray Davies
vocals, guitar
Dave Davies
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Ian Gibbons
keyboards
Bob Henrit
drums

This lineup stayed together until 1989, when Ian Gibbons left the band.

This was the personnel for The Kinks in February 1985, with Nick Newell added for gigs:

THE KINKS #?
?
Ray Davies
vocals, guitar
Dave Davies
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Mick Avory
drums
+

In 1989, Mark Haley arrives as new keyboardist for The Kinks:

THE KINKS #?
1989-1993
Ray Davies
vocals, guitar
Dave Davies
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Mark Haley
keyboards
Bob Henrit
drums

He stayed in the band until 1993, when Ian Gibbons rejoined.

In 1993, after 4 years, Ian Gibbons comes back to The Kinks:

THE KINKS #?
1993-1996
Ray Davies
vocals, guitar
Dave Davies
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Ian Gibbons
keyboards
Bob Henrit
drums

This was their final lineup, as the band sadly parted ways in 1996. What a great, legendary band!!

Other info on members of The Kinks (I know up to 22 members)
Already covered (1): Nick Newell
Old pages (2): Ian Gibbons, Andy Pyle
To be covered (18): Mick Avory, John Beecham, Mike Cotton, John Dalton, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Debi Doss, Gordon Edwards, John Gosling, Mark Haley, Claire Hamill, Bob Henrit, Alan Holmes, Davy Jones, Pete Quaife, Shirlie Roden, Jack Torbert, Pamela Travis


LONNIE DONEGAN BAND


Jim Rodford played 4 years with Lonnie Donegan Band in the 80s, but again, I cannot find complete details. This was the band lineup around 1989:

LONNIE DONEGAN BAND #?
?
Lonnie Donegan
vocals, banjo, guitar
Paul Henry
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Nick Payn
sax, flute, harmonica
Geoff Downs
drums

Lonnie Donegan Band played with different musicians in the period from 1990 to 1999, these are some of them:

LONNIE DONEGAN BAND #?
?
Lonnie Donegan
vocals, banjo, guitar
Paul Henry
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
OR
Peter Oakman
bass
Nick Payn
sax, flute, harmonica
Alan ´Sticky´ Wickett
percussion
OR
Russell Gilbert
percussion
Chris Hunt
drums

Other info on members of Lonnie Donegan Band (I know up to 33 members)
Already covered (1): Mike Paice
To be covered (16): John Beecham, Mike Bell, Paul Brett, Gerry Conway, Lonnie Donegan, Cliff Hall, Chris Hunt, Eddie Masters, Jackie McAuley, Roger McKew, Peter Oakman, Nick Payn, Roger Rettig, Monty Sunshine, Alan ´Sticky´ Wickett, John ´Willie´ Wilson
Not enough info (15): Pete Appleby, Mickey Ashman, Les Bennets, Stuart Brown, Roy Cooper, Jimmy Curie, Peter Donegan, Geoff Downs, Russell Gilbert, Alan Gresty, Paul Henry, Pete Huggett, Nick Nichols, Bob Renney, Denny Wright


JOHN SLAUGHTER BLUES BAND


This was another superb lineup for John Slaughter Blues Band, now with Jim Rodford on bass:

JOHN SLAUGHTER BLUES BAND #?
?
John Slaughter
guitar
Paul Cox
vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Richard Simmons
keyboards
Andy Hamilton
sax
Nick Payn
sax
John Beecham
trombone
Steve Dixon
drums

This was the lineup for John Slaughter Blues Band around July 1992, with John Bennett on trombone:

JOHN SLAUGHTER BLUES BAND #?
1992
John Slaughter
guitar
Paul Cox
vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Richard Simmons
keyboards
Andy Hamilton
sax
Nick Payn
sax
John Bennett
trombone
Steve Dixon
drums

Other info on members of John Slaughter Blues Band (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (2): Noel Norris, Mark Simkins
To be covered (11): John Beecham, John Bennett, Paul Cox, Steve Dixon, Martin Drover, Andy Hamilton, Al MacLean, Frank Mead, Nick Payn, Richard Simmons, John Slaughter
Not enough info (1): Chris Newman


JOHN COGHLAN´S DIESEL BAND


Sometime in the 80s, when Hilly Briggs wasn´t available, Chris Parren played with John Coghlan´s Diesel:

JOHN COGHLAN´S DIESEL BAND #?
?
John Verity
guitar, vocals
Ray Minhinnet
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Chris Parren
keyboards
John Coghlan
drums

Other info on members of John Coghlan´s Diesel Band (I know up to 34 members)
Already covered (3): Mick Grabham, John Gustafson, Chris Parren
Old pages (4): Ian Ellis, Bernie Marsden, Ray Minhinnett, Andy Pyle
To be covered (18): Jeff Bannister, Andy Bown, Jeff Brown, Chick Churchill, John Coghlan, Gordon Edwards, John Fiddler, Dave Lloyd, Jackie Lynton, Ray Majors, Phil May, Noel McCalla, Charlie McCracken, Micky Moody, Chrissie Stewart, John Verity, Bob Young, John Young
Not enough info (8): Mark Booty, Jon Bowers, Hilly Briggs, Paul Carr, Mike Grady, John Heywood, Mac McCaffrey, Rob Sas


BOBBY COCHRAN BAND


For a while, Jim Rodford played with Bobby Cochran when he toured Europe, but I haven´t any other info:

BOBBY COCHRAN BAND #?
?
Bobby Cochran
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Bobby Cochran Band (I know up to 14 members)
Already covered (1): Big Jim Sullivan
To be covered (12): Rod Argent, Gary Baldwin, Pete Baron, Tim Bogert, Bobby Cochran, Greg Errico, Brian Hodgson, Gavin Povey, Howard Tibble, Ben Waters, Geraint Watkins, Pete Wingfield


GB BLUES BAND


I need to find info G B Blues Band, as I only know that Jim Rodford and Bob Henrit were members. Help, please!:

GB BLUES BAND #?
?
Derek Griffiths
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of GB Blues Band (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (2): Derek Griffiths, Bob Henrit


RAY MINHINNETT BAND


In December 1996, Jim Rodford and Bob Henrit were part of Ray Minhinnet's Band, but cannot find the complete lineup:

RAY MINHINNETT BAND #?
1996
Ray Minhinnett
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Ray Minhinnett Band (I know up to 26 members)
Already covered (4): Gary Moberley, Noel Norris, Mike Paice, Chris Parren
Old pages (4): Don Airey, Ian Ellis, Ray Minhinnett, Andy Pyle
To be covered (13): Andy Beer, Stuart Blandamer, Bruce Boardman, Malcolm Bruce, Roger Cotton, Steve Dixon, Steve Farr, John Gordon, Paul Harris, Bob Henrit, Tony Hepworth, Nick Payn, Graham Walker
Not enough info (4): Andy Golden, Tony Ingram, Pete Nichols, Nigel Pike


POOR-MOUTH


Poor-Mouth was the band for guitarist and singer Jack-E McAuley (Jackie McAuley, a former member of Them). He assembled a backing band for concerts, Poor-Mouth, without an stable lineup, but always comprising superb musicians, such as John Gustafson (bass), Rod Demick (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), Chris Parren (keyboards), Nick Payn (sax, flute), Clive Bunker (drums), Howard Tibble (drums).

The band released two albums, but I don't have them, so I don't know if Chris Parren appears there. Help, please!
POOR-MOUTH #
?
Jackie McAuley
vocals, guitar
+ others culled from:
Rod Demick
bass
Phil Rynhart
bass
Jim Rodford
bass
Don Airey
keyboards
Chris Parren
keyboards
Tommy Lundy
Nick Payn
sax, flute
Clive Bunker
drums
Steve Dixon
drums
Howard Tibble
drums
Tony Ryan
drums

Other info on members of Poor-Mouth (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (2): John Gustafson, Chris Parren
Old pages (1): Don Airey
To be covered (6): Clive Bunker, Rod Demick, Steve Dixon, Jackie McAuley, Nick Payn, Howard Tibble
Not enough info (3): Tommy Lundy, Tony Ryan, Phil Rynhart


WICKED


In 1998, some of the musicians from The Rocky Horrow Show get together in a new band, Wicked:

WICKED #?
1998
Billy Miller
vocals
Kate O´Sullivan
vocals
Derek Griffiths
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Chris Parren
keyboards
Steve Rodford
drums

Other info on members of Wicked (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Parren
To be covered (2): Derek Griffiths, Steve Rodford
Not enough info (2): Billy Miller, Kate O´Sullivan


THE ZOMBIES


In March 1998, The Zombies reunited with original members plus additional live musicians:

THE ZOMBIES #?
1998
Colin Blunstone
vocals
Rod Argent
keyboards
Chris White
bass
Hugh Grundy
drums
+
Keith Airey
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Steve Rodford
drums

In March 1998, this was the lineup for The Zombies reunited with original members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone:

THE ZOMBIES #?
1998
Colin Blunstone
vocals
Keith Airey
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Rod Argent
keyboards
Steve Rodford
drums


ROD ARGENT BAND


Around May 1999, Rod Argent played some jazzy gigs as a trio:

ROD ARGENT BAND #?
1999
Rod Argent
keyboards
Jim Rodford
bass
Bobby Graham
drums

Other info on members of Rod Argent Band (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (5): Rod Argent, Bobby Graham, Alphonso Johnson, Robin Lumley, Pete Thomas
Not enough info (1): Chester Thompson


PHOENIX


In June 1999, Phoenix plays as a trio:

PHOENIX #?
1999
John Verity
vocals, guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums


MICK ABRAHAMS BAND


Jim Rodford has been part of Mick Abrahams Band, but cannot find the lineup or period. Help, please:

MICK ABRAHAMS BAND #?
?
Mick Abrahams
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Rodford appeared with Abrahams in November 2006 as a trio (who was the drummer?), standing for then-current bassist in the band, John Gordon.

Other info on members of Mick Abrahams Band (I know up to 10 members)
Old pages (1): Walt Monaghan
To be covered (8): Mick Abrahams, Dave Bristow, Clive Bunker, Ritchie Dharma, Tom Downing, Andrea Garabelli, John Gordon, Bob Sargeant


BLODWYN PIG


Jim Rodford has also been a member of Blodwyn Pig, but again, cannot find the info (maybe in 1990?). Help, please!:

BLODWYN PIG #2
Sep 70-?
Mick Abrahams
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Blodwyn Pig (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (3): Dave Bronze, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Barry Reynolds
Old pages (5): Ron Berg, Jack Lancaster, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Larry Wallis
To be covered (21): Mick Abrahams, Peter Banks, Bruce Boardman, Clive Bunker, Paul Burgess, Jackie Challoner, John Gordon, Tracy Graham, Bernie Hethrington, Dave Lennox, Jim Leverton, Gordon Murphy, Mick Parker, Nick Payn, Steve Rodford, Bob Skeat, Mike Summerland, Graham Walker, Sharon Watson, Big George Webley, Nigel Williams


THE ANIMALS


After The Animals II split, Hilton Valentine and John Steel formed Animals And Friends. This was the lineup for The Animals featuring Tony Liddle on vocals, formed around August 1999:

THE ANIMALS #?
Aug 99-Apr 01
Tony Liddle
vocals
Hilton Valentine
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Dave Rowberry
keyboards
John Steel
drums

In April 2001, Aemon Cronnin was briefly the singer for The Animals after Tony Liddle left:

THE ANIMALS #?
Apr 01- Sep 01
Aemon Cronnin
vocals
Hilton Valentine
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Dave Rowberry
keyboards
John Steel
drums

But in September 2001, Hilton Valentine left the band.

After original member Hilton Valentine left the band in 2001, Peter Barton (who was acting as their manager) joins as the new singer for The Animals along with John Williamson on guitar:

THE ANIMALS #?
Sep 01-Jun 03
Peter Barton
vocals
John Williamson
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Dave Rowberry
keyboards
John Steel
drums
(died)ê

But in June 2003, Dave Rowberry sadly passes away.

In June 2003, Mickey Gallagher rejoins The Animals due to Dave Rowberry´s death:

THE ANIMALS #?
Jun 03-Jun 04
Peter Barton
vocals
John Williamson
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Mickey Gallagher
keyboards
John Steel
drums
Argentê

But next to leave was Jim Rodford in June 2004, to join Argent full time.

Other info on members of The Animals (I know up to 42 members)
Old pages (1): Al Gay
To be covered (40): Peter Barton, Martin Bland, Vic Briggs, Greg Brown, Eric Burdon, Ian Carr, Mike Carr, Paul Carroll, Chas Chandler, Aemon Cronnin, Steve Dawson, Dave Dodsworth, Josh Elliott, George Fearon, Mickey Gallagher, Steve Grant, Steve Gregory, Jimmy Hall, Daniel Handley, Steve Hutchinson, Barry Jenkins, Robert Kane, Tony Liddle, Christian Madden, Danny McCulloch,... up to 40 musicians.


THE ZOMBIES (again)


This were The Zombies in March 2004:

THE ZOMBIES #?
2004
Colin Blunstone
vocals
Keith Airey
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Rod Argent
keyboards
Steve Rodford
drums


THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS


In July 2005, bassist Les Braid passed away. He was replaced in The Swinging Blue Jeans by Jim Rodford:

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS #?
2005-?
Ray Ennis
vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of The Swinging Blue Jeans (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (4): Peter Barton, Colin Manley, Peter Oakman, Terry Sylvester
Not enough info (7): Les Braid, Ralph Ellis, Ray Ennis, Mike Gregory, Norman Kuhlke, Alan Lovell, Ian McGee


MIKE BERRY BAND


Jim Rodford played with Mike Berry Band, but cannot find any details:

MIKE BERRY BAND #?
?
Mike Berry
vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Mike Berry Band (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Roger Brown
Not enough info (1): Mike Berry


THE KAST OFF KINKS


Jim Rodford and Ian Gibbons joined The Kast Off Kinks in 2008, replacing John Dalton and John Gosling:

THE KAST OFF KINKS #?
?
Dave Clarke
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Ian Gibbons
keyboards
Mick Avory
drums

Other info on members of The Kast Off Kinks (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (1): Ian Gibbons
To be covered (4): Mick Avory, John Dalton, John Gosling, Bob Henrit
Not enough info (1): Dave Clarke


THE BLUE BISHOPS


Around April 2008, Jim Rodford joins The Blue Bishops, staying several years with them. Don´t know if there were different lineups, but this is one of them:

THE BLUE BISHOPS #?
2008-?
Geoff Grange
vocals, guitar, harmonica
Simon Burrett
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Justin Hildreth
drums

They were sometimes joined by some famous friends, such as John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick on keyboards, or some of Jim Rodford´s sons.

Other info on members of The Blue Bishops (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (3): John Fisher, Justin Hildreth, Martin Turner
Not enough info (7): Jim Bryan, Simon Burrett, Geoff Grange, Chris Hook, Russ Rodford, Bob Sellins, Ben Smith


PHOENIX


And this was another lineup for Phoenix also in 2009 now with Jim Rodford on bass:

PHOENIX #?
2009
John Verity
vocals, guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums

Other info on members of Phoenix (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Mark Griffiths
Old pages (2): Ian Gibbons, Ray Minhinnett
To be covered (5): Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit, Bob Skeat, John Verity, Dave Wintour
Not enough info (1): Mark Troisi


THE RODFORD FILES


The Rodford Files was a band formed by Jim Rodford with his sons Steve and Russ, also containing other members. In 2009, they were a quartet:

THE RODFORD FILES #?
2009
Jim Rodford
bass, vocals
Russ Rodford
guitar
Derik Timms
guitar
Steve Rodford
drums

Sometimes, The Rodford Files acted as a (family) trio:

THE RODFORD FILES #?
?
Jim Rodford
bass, vocals
Russ Rodford
guitar
Steve Rodford
drums

Other info on members of The Rodford Files (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Steve Rodford
Not enough info (2): Russ Rodford, Derik Timms


ADAM FAITH BAND


Jim Rodford and Mick Avory have played together with Adam Faith & The Roulettes, but don´t know when this happened:

ADAM FAITH BAND #?
?
Adam Faith
vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Mick Avory
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Adam Faith Band (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Mick Avory, Adam Faith, Bob Henrit, Dougie Wright


ARGENT (again)


During July and December 2010, original members of Argent reunited to play in a new tour:

ARGENT #?
2010
Rod Argent
keyboards
Russ Ballard
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums

During January and February, original members of Argent reunited again to play in a new tour:

ARGENT #?
Jan 12-Feb 12
Rod Argent
keyboards
Russ Ballard
guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford
bass
Bob Henrit
drums

Other info on members of Argent (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (6): Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, John Grimaldi, Bob Henrit, Steve Rodford, John Verity


THE ZOMBIES (again)


This were The Zombies around August 2012:

THE ZOMBIES #?
2012
Colin Blunstone
vocals
Tom Toomey
guitar
Jim Rodford
bass
Rod Argent
keyboards
Steve Rodford
drums

Other info on members of The Zombies (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (5): Keith Airey, Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Colin Blunstone, Steve Rodford
Not enough info (5): Hugh Grundy, Darian Sahanaja, Sebastian Santa Maria, Tom Toomey, Chris White

Surprise arrived when it was announced that Jim Rodford passed away on January 20th, 2018, due to a fall. He was 76. What a great loss to rock music.

   26 BANDS (WITH 39 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Mick Abrahams Band  4 RECORDINGS:
  • All said and done - Mick Abrahams (1990)

    • Members: Mick Abrahams + Bruce Boardman, Clive Bunker, Dave Lennox, Andy Pyle (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Pete Fensome, Gordon Murphy + Nigel Pegrum
  • See my way - Mick Abrahams (July 2000)

    • Members: Mick Abrahams + Dave Lennox (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Dave Bronze, Paul Burgess, Tracy Graham, Mick Parker, Nick Payn, Andy Pyle, Steve Rodford, Mike Summerland, Graham Walker, Sharon Watson + Josh Phillips, Elliott Randall, Geoff Whitehorn
  • How many times - Mick Abrahams & Sharon Watson (2002)

    • Members: Mick Abrahams, Sharon Watson (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Mick Parker, Steve Rodford, Mike Summerland, Graham Walker + Dave Bronze, Paul Burgess, Nigel Neill, Nick Payn, Josh Phillips, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: Big George Webley)
  • Revived! - Mick Abrahams (2015)

    • Members: Mick Abrahams + John Gordon (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Martin Barre, Graham Walker + Mark Feltham, Paul Jones, Bernie Marsden, Frank Mead, Nick Payn, Josh Phillips, Elliott Randall, Beverley Skeete, Terry Taylor, Geoff Whitehorn, Bill Wyman
    Other info on members of Mick Abrahams Band (I know up to 10 members)
    Old pages (1):Walt Monaghan
    To be covered (8):Mick Abrahams, Dave Bristow, Clive Bunker, Ritchie Dharma, Tom Downing, Andrea Garabelli, John Gordon, Bob Sargeant
    The Animals  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Instinct - Animals & Friends (2004)

    • Members: Peter Barton, Mickey Gallagher, John Steel, Scott Whitley, John Williamson (RIP: Jim Rodford, Dave Rowberry)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Rod Argent, Eric Bell, Bev Bevan, Clive Bunker, Gerry Conway, Snake Davis, Aynsley Dunbar, Aziz Ibrahim, Paul Jones, Mik Kaminski, Jacqui McShee, Alan Silson, Rick Wakeman (RIP: Vicki Brown, Kelly Groucutt, Noel Redding, Pete Zorn)
    • Producer: Jerry Donahue
    Other info on members of The Animals (I know up to 42 members)
    Old pages (1):Al Gay
    To be covered (40):Peter Barton, Martin Bland, Vic Briggs, Greg Brown, Eric Burdon, Ian Carr, Mike Carr, Paul Carroll, Chas Chandler, Aemon Cronnin, Steve Dawson, Dave Dodsworth, Josh Elliott, George Fearon, Mickey Gallagher, Steve Grant, Steve Gregory, Jimmy Hall, Daniel Handley, Steve Hutchinson, Barry Jenkins, Robert Kane, Tony Liddle, Christian Madden, Danny McCulloch,... up to 40 musicians.
    Rod Argent Band   
    Other info on members of Rod Argent Band (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (5):Rod Argent, Bobby Graham, Alphonso Johnson, Robin Lumley, Pete Thomas
    Not enough info (1):Chester Thompson
    Argent  11 RECORDINGS:
  • Argent - Argent (1970)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • Ring of hands - Argent (1971)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • All together now - Argent (1972)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • In deep - Argent (1973)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Derek Griffiths
  • Nexus - Argent (1974)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • Encore - Argent (1974)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • Counterpoints - Argent (1975)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Bob Henrit, John Verity (RIP: John Grimaldi, Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Phil Collins
  • Circus - Argent (1975)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Bob Henrit, John Verity (RIP: John Grimaldi, Jim Rodford)
  • Hold your head up - Argent (1978)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • Rock giants - Argent (1982)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • In concert - Argent (1995) (LIVE)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Anthology - Argent (1976)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • The Best of Argent - an anthology - Argent (1976)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Derek Griffiths
    Other info on members of Argent (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (6):Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, John Grimaldi, Bob Henrit, Steve Rodford, John Verity
    Mike Berry Band   
    Other info on members of Mike Berry Band (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (1):Roger Brown
    Not enough info (1):Mike Berry
    Blodwyn Pig   
    Other info on members of Blodwyn Pig (I know up to 30 members)
    Already covered (3):Dave Bronze, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Barry Reynolds
    Old pages (5):Ron Berg, Jack Lancaster, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Larry Wallis
    To be covered (21):Mick Abrahams, Peter Banks, Bruce Boardman, Clive Bunker, Paul Burgess, Jackie Challoner, John Gordon, Tracy Graham, Bernie Hethrington, Dave Lennox, Jim Leverton, Gordon Murphy, Mick Parker, Nick Payn, Steve Rodford, Bob Skeat, Mike Summerland, Graham Walker, Sharon Watson, Big George Webley, Nigel Williams
    The Blue Bishops  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In the red - The Blue Bishops ( - )

    • Members: Justin Hildreth (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Rod Argent + John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick
    • Producer: Stuart Epps, John Leckie
    • Comments: Recorded with contributions by some band´s mates: Rod Argent and John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick on keyboards.
    Other info on members of The Blue Bishops (I know up to 11 members)
    To be covered (3):John Fisher, Justin Hildreth, Martin Turner
    Not enough info (7):Jim Bryan, Simon Burrett, Geoff Grange, Chris Hook, Russ Rodford, Bob Sellins, Ben Smith
    The Bluetones   
    Bobby Cochran Band   
    Other info on members of Bobby Cochran Band (I know up to 14 members)
    Already covered (1):Big Jim Sullivan
    To be covered (12):Rod Argent, Gary Baldwin, Pete Baron, Tim Bogert, Bobby Cochran, Greg Errico, Brian Hodgson, Gavin Povey, Howard Tibble, Ben Waters, Geraint Watkins, Pete Wingfield
    John Coghlan´s Diesel Band   
    Other info on members of John Coghlan´s Diesel Band (I know up to 34 members)
    Already covered (3):Mick Grabham, John Gustafson, Chris Parren
    Old pages (4):Ian Ellis, Bernie Marsden, Ray Minhinnett, Andy Pyle
    To be covered (18):Jeff Bannister, Andy Bown, Jeff Brown, Chick Churchill, John Coghlan, Gordon Edwards, John Fiddler, Dave Lloyd, Jackie Lynton, Ray Majors, Phil May, Noel McCalla, Charlie McCracken, Micky Moody, Chrissie Stewart, John Verity, Bob Young, John Young
    Not enough info (8):Mark Booty, Jon Bowers, Hilly Briggs, Paul Carr, Mike Grady, John Heywood, Mac McCaffrey, Rob Sas
    Mike Cotton Sound  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Jack and the beanstalk / Mother in law (SINGLE) - Lucas & Mike Cotton Sound (1968)

    • Members: John Beecham, Bernie Burns, Mike Cotton, John Crocker, Derek Griffiths (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • Soul serenade / We´ve got a thing going baby (SINGLE) - Lucas & Mike Cotton Sound (1968)

    • Members: John Beecham, Bernie Burns, Mike Cotton, John Crocker (RIP: Peter Bardens, Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Stan Roderick (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    Other info on members of Mike Cotton Sound (I know up to 19 members)
    Already covered (1):Nick Newell
    To be covered (13):Peter Bardens, John Beecham, Bernie Burns, Mike Cotton, John Crocker, Brian Davison, Steve Gray, Derek Griffiths, Eric Leese, Lem Lubin, Micky Moody, Stu Morrison, Dave Rowberry
    Not enough info (4):Jim Garforth, Lucas, Les Muscutt, Tony Pitt
    Barbara Dickson Band   
    Other info on members of Barbara Dickson Band (I know up to 24 members)
    Already covered (7):Dave Bronze, Andy Brown, Richard Brunton, Bob Jenkins, Martin Jenner, Jeff Seopardie, Jerry Stevenson
    To be covered (16):Jeff Allen, Barbara Dickson, Troy Donockley, Neil Drinkwater, Russell Field, Peter Filleul, Isaac Guillory, Nick Holland, Gordon Huntley, Brad Lang, John Lingwood, Ian Lynn, Andy Nye, Julian Stringle, Gary Twigg, Pete Zorn
    Lonnie Donegan Band   
    Other info on members of Lonnie Donegan Band (I know up to 33 members)
    Already covered (1):Mike Paice
    To be covered (16):John Beecham, Mike Bell, Paul Brett, Gerry Conway, Lonnie Donegan, Cliff Hall, Chris Hunt, Eddie Masters, Jackie McAuley, Roger McKew, Peter Oakman, Nick Payn, Roger Rettig, Monty Sunshine, Alan ´Sticky´ Wickett, John ´Willie´ Wilson
    Not enough info (15):Pete Appleby, Mickey Ashman, Les Bennets, Stuart Brown, Roy Cooper, Jimmy Curie, Peter Donegan, Geoff Downs, Russell Gilbert, Alan Gresty, Paul Henry, Pete Huggett, Nick Nichols, Bob Renney, Denny Wright
    Adam Faith Band   
    Other info on members of Adam Faith Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (4):Mick Avory, Adam Faith, Bob Henrit, Dougie Wright
    GB Blues Band   
    Other info on members of GB Blues Band (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (2):Derek Griffiths, Bob Henrit
    The Kast Off Kinks   
    Other info on members of The Kast Off Kinks (I know up to 7 members)
    Old pages (1):Ian Gibbons
    To be covered (4):Mick Avory, John Dalton, John Gosling, Bob Henrit
    Not enough info (1):Dave Clarke
    The Kinks  7 RECORDINGS:
  • Low budget - The Kinks (July 1979)

  • One for the road - The Kinks (June 1980) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Ian Gibbons, Nick Newell (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig
    • Comments: Great double live album, some CD release missed some track. I've bought the new reissue as 2CD, being the 2nd CD an enhanced CD showing live video footage for the computer. The album also features Nick Newell as additional keyboardist, so I guess he also toured with the band in that tour.
  • Give the people what they want - The Kinks (October 1981)

    • Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Ian Gibbons (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig
    • My opinion: With the hauntingly beautiful ´Better things´song.
  • State of confusion - The Kinks (May 1983)

    • Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Ian Gibbons (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig (RIP: Damian Korner)
    • Comments: The album was recorded between October 1982 to March 1983, except one song that was recorded in May and June 1981. The album included two additional tracks in the cassette version (´Noise´ and ´Long distance´). The CD reissue on Konk label includes 4 bonus tracks (2 of them being those mentioned songs).
  • Word of Mouth - The Kinks (November 1984)

    • Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Ian Gibbons, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig (RIP: David Baker)
    • Comments: Recorded in different periods: 3 tracks in June-July 1983 with Mick Avory on drums; fired sometime later and replaced by Bob Henrit who plays in the rest of the tracks, recorded in June, August and September 1984. CD remastered reissue on Konk label contains 2 bonus tracks.
    • My opinion: My favourite track is the fantastic ´Do it again´.
  • Think visual - The Kinks (December 1986)

    • Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Ian Gibbons, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig (RIP: David Baker, Damian Korner)
    • Comments: Think visual also features Mick Avory in one track.
  • The Road - live - The Kinks (1987) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Ian Gibbons, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Comments: The road - live is obviously a live album, recorded in the summer of 1987, and including a new studio track, ´The road´.
    3 COMPILATIONS:
  • Celluloid heroes - The Kinks (1976)

    • Members: Mick Avory, John Dalton, Dave Davies, Ray Davies (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • Come dancing with the Kinks - the best of The Kinks 1977-1986 - The Kinks (July 1986)

    • Members: Mick Avory, John Beecham, John Dalton, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Ian Gibbons, John Gosling, Bob Henrit, Alan Holmes, Nick Newell, Andy Pyle (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Clem Cattini, Ron Lawrence, Nick Trevisick
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig
    • Comments: This is a compilation originally released as a 2LP with 18 tracks. The CD reissue is missing 3 tracks, in order to fit into 1CD. It contains previously released material, but of important note is that there is a song only released as a single, ´Father Christmas´, and a rare track, ´Long distance´. As the period covered spawns through different Kinks lineups, I must say that other musicians appearing includes Ron Lawrence (bass), Alan Holmes (sax), John Beecham (trombone), Nick Newell (keyboards, sax), Nick Trevisik (drums), Clem Cattini (drums), plus future members Jim Rodford (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), Bob Henrit (drums).
  • Lost and found (1986-1989) - The Kinks (August 1991)

    • Members: Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Ian Gibbons, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    Other info on members of The Kinks (I know up to 22 members)
    Already covered (1):Nick Newell
    Old pages (2):Ian Gibbons, Andy Pyle
    To be covered (18):Mick Avory, John Beecham, Mike Cotton, John Dalton, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Debi Doss, Gordon Edwards, John Gosling, Mark Haley, Claire Hamill, Bob Henrit, Alan Holmes, Davy Jones, Pete Quaife, Shirlie Roden, Jack Torbert, Pamela Travis
    Limey  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Silver eagle - Limey (1977)

    • Members: Ian Kewley (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Rod Argent, Bob Henrit + Paul Keogh, John Knightsbridge, Garth Watt-Roy, Tommy Willis (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Alan Spenner)
    • Comments: Not much info about this band. Great musicians included: John Knightsbridge (guitar), Garth Watt-Roy (guitar), Paul Keogh (guitar), Alan Spenner (bass), Ian Kewley (keyboards), Tommy Eyre (flute, keyboards), and the rhythm section from Argent: Jim Rodford (bass, a brief member, later to join The Kinks) and Bob Henrit (drums).
    Other info on members of Limey (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (4):David Bowker, Stephanie DeSykes, Ian Kewley, Robin LeMesurier
    Not enough info (2):Brian Engel, Pat McInerney
    Ray Minhinnett Band   
    Other info on members of Ray Minhinnett Band (I know up to 26 members)
    Already covered (4):Gary Moberley, Noel Norris, Mike Paice, Chris Parren
    Old pages (4):Don Airey, Ian Ellis, Ray Minhinnett, Andy Pyle
    To be covered (13):Andy Beer, Stuart Blandamer, Bruce Boardman, Malcolm Bruce, Roger Cotton, Steve Dixon, Steve Farr, John Gordon, Paul Harris, Bob Henrit, Tony Hepworth, Nick Payn, Graham Walker
    Not enough info (4):Andy Golden, Tony Ingram, Pete Nichols, Nigel Pike
    Phoenix  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Phoenix - Phoenix (1976)

    • Members: Bob Henrit, John Verity (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Ray Staff
    Other info on members of Phoenix (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (1):Mark Griffiths
    Old pages (2):Ian Gibbons, Ray Minhinnett
    To be covered (5):Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit, Bob Skeat, John Verity, Dave Wintour
    Not enough info (1):Mark Troisi
    Poor-Mouth   
    Other info on members of Poor-Mouth (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (2):John Gustafson, Chris Parren
    Old pages (1):Don Airey
    To be covered (6):Clive Bunker, Rod Demick, Steve Dixon, Jackie McAuley, Nick Payn, Howard Tibble
    Not enough info (3):Tommy Lundy, Tony Ryan, Phil Rynhart
    The Rodford Files   
    Other info on members of The Rodford Files (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Steve Rodford
    Not enough info (2):Russ Rodford, Derik Timms
    John Slaughter Blues Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • All that stuff ain´t real - The John Slaughter Band (1994)

    • Members: John Beecham, Paul Cox, Steve Dixon, Martin Drover, Andy Hamilton, Al MacLean, Noel Norris, Nick Payn, Mark Simkins, Richard Simmons (RIP: John Slaughter + Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Mike Cotton
    • Technical: John Verity
    Other info on members of John Slaughter Blues Band (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (2):Noel Norris, Mark Simkins
    To be covered (11):John Beecham, John Bennett, Paul Cox, Steve Dixon, Martin Drover, Andy Hamilton, Al MacLean, Frank Mead, Nick Payn, Richard Simmons, John Slaughter
    Not enough info (1):Chris Newman
    The Swinging Blue Jeans   
    Other info on members of The Swinging Blue Jeans (I know up to 12 members)
    To be covered (4):Peter Barton, Colin Manley, Peter Oakman, Terry Sylvester
    Not enough info (7):Les Braid, Ralph Ellis, Ray Ennis, Mike Gregory, Norman Kuhlke, Alan Lovell, Ian McGee
    Wicked   
    Other info on members of Wicked (I know up to 6 members)
    Already covered (1):Chris Parren
    To be covered (2):Derek Griffiths, Steve Rodford
    Not enough info (2):Billy Miller, Kate O´Sullivan
    The Zombies  5 RECORDINGS:
  • Odessey and oracle revisited - the 40th anniversary concert - The Zombies (April 2009) (LIVE)

    • Members: Keith Airey, Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Steve Rodford (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Guests: Alex Brown
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 2008 by the original band, plus their new live musicians.
  • Breathe out, breathe in - The Zombies (2011)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Steve Rodford (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • Recorded live in concert at Metropolis Studios, London - The Zombies (2012) (LIVE)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Steve Rodford (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Comments: Live CD+DVD.
  • Live in the UK - The Zombies (2013) (LIVE)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Steve Rodford (RIP: Jim Rodford)
  • Still got that hunger - The Zombies (October 2015)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Steve Rodford (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Ted Jensen
    Other info on members of The Zombies (I know up to 11 members)
    To be covered (5):Keith Airey, Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Colin Blunstone, Steve Rodford
    Not enough info (5):Hugh Grundy, Darian Sahanaja, Sebastian Santa Maria, Tom Toomey, Chris White

       9 ALBUMS FOR 6 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Colin Blunstone Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • One year - Colin Blunstone (1971)

    • Members: Colin Blunstone
    • Guests: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit + Tony Visconti (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Jerry Boys
  • Ennismore - Colin Blunstone (1973)

    • Members: Colin Blunstone + Steve Bingham, Derek Griffiths, Byron Lyefook, Terry Poole, Michael Snow, Jim Toomey, Pete Wingfield
    • Guests: Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Producer: Rod Argent
  • Out of the shadows - Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent (January 2002)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone
    • Guests: Steve Rodford, Peter Van Hooke + Dave Bronze, Clem Clempson, Steve Sidwell, Phil Todd (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Nick Robbins
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Greatest hits - Colin Blunstone (September 2000)

    • Members: Colin Blunstone + Don Airey
    • Guests: Keith Airey, Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit, Steve Rodford, John Verity + Bob Skeat (RIP: Jim Rodford + Cozy Powell)
    Other info on members of Colin Blunstone Band (I know up to 10 members)
    Old pages (1):Don Airey
    To be covered (9):Steve Bingham, Colin Blunstone, Derek Griffiths, Mark Johns, Byron Lyefook, Terry Poole, Michael Snow, Jim Toomey, Pete Wingfield
    Clive Bunker Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Awakening - Clive Bunker (1998)

    • Members: Clive Bunker
    • Guests: Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Vikki Clayton + Graham Dee, Dave Lennox (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    Other info on members of Clive Bunker Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Clive Bunker
    Ray Davies Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Return to Waterloo OST - Ray Davies (July 1985)

    • Members: Ray Davies
    • Guests: Mick Avory, Ian Gibbons, Bob Henrit (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: (RIP: David Baker, Damian Korner)
    • Comments: Return to Waterloo was a movie directed, produced and written by Ray Davies. The best thing is that it contains tracks by The Kinks, never available on record. In March 1999, it was reissued on DVD together with a video compilation by The Kinks, Come dancing with The Kinks. The album was credited to Ray Davies, but it's mostly a Kinks album (except that Dave Davies is not featured). It features both Bob Henrit and Mick Avory.
    Other info on members of Ray Davies Band (I know up to 12 members)
    To be covered (5):Ray Davies, Steve Dixon, Geoff Dugmore, Mark Johns, Dick Nolan
    Not enough info (7):Pete Mathison, Adam Merrin, Todd O´Keefe, Bill Shanley, Bill Shannon, Keith Slettedahl, Anthony Zimmitti
    Michael Fennelly Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Lane changer - Michael Fennelly (1974)

    • Guests: Rod Argent, Russ Ballard, Bob Henrit, Dave Wintour + Jeff Beck, John Beecham, Mike Cotton, Mike Giles, Alan Holmes, Gaspar Lawal, Nick Newell, Henry Spinetti (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Mike Ross
    • Comments: Michael Fennelly was the singer and guitarist in the band Crabby Appleton (also appearing in some Steely Dan album). This was his first solo album, with great musicians involved.
    Other info on members of Michael Fennelly Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Michael Fennelly
    Bobby Graham Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Session man - The Bobby Graham Band ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Bobby Graham)
    • Guests: John Clare, John Skelton, Alan Warner (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    Moon Dogs  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Blues will get ya! - Moon Dogs ( - )

    • Members: Eddie Masters, Graham Walker
    • Guests: Rod Argent + Lindsey Bridgewater, Kwaku Dzidzornu, John Gordon (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    Other info on members of Moon Dogs (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (2):Eddie Masters, Graham Walker
    Not enough info (2):Paul Miller, Derik Timms

       2 SESSIONS (FOR 2 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Duncan Browne Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Duncan Browne - Duncan Browne (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Duncan Browne)
    • Guests: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, John Cameron, Bob Henrit, Keith Hodge (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mickie Most)
    Other info on members of Duncan Browne Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Duncan Browne
    The Doomsday Clock  1 RECORDINGS:
  • House of satire - The Doomsday Clock (1997)

    • Guests: Mick Abrahams, Rod Argent, Clive Bunker, Rob Burns, Graeme Edge, Tracy Graham, Robin Lumley, Mick Parker, Nick Payn (RIP: Jim Rodford)
    • Technical: Robin Black, Chris Blair
    • Comments: This was a project by Mark Law around 1996, recruiting Mick Abrahams, Jim Rodford and Clive Bunker as rhythm section, with additional vocalists and players.

    QUESTIONS:

    01. I´ve read that Mike Cotton Sound were used as backing band for Mary Hopkin album Postcard, can someone confirm me the musicians involved (Rodford too)?

    02. Was Jim Rodford a member of The Swinging Blue Jeans in the early 60s (not only in the 90s)?


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