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Colin Pattenden
Colin Roy Pattenden (born November 1947,[1] Farnborough, Kent, England)[2] is an English bass guitarist, chiefly known for his membership of Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Pattenden was taught guitar but learned to play bass from tuition books, chiefly those of Carol Kaye, the American bassist guru.[3] Pattenden worked as a session guitarist for Engelbert Humperdinck and Leapy Lee in the 1960s.[4] He played in MMEB from its formation in 1971. Pattenden featured on seven Earth Band albums from their debut in 1972 to The Roaring Silence in 1976. Pattenden quit MMEB in 1977
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Farnborough, London
Farnborough is an area of Greater London
Greater London
within the London
London
Borough of Bromley. It is located south west of Orpington. It is also 13.4 miles (21.6 km) southeast of Charing Cross.Contents1 History1.1 2008 aeroplane crash2 Geography 3 Nearby areas 4 Transport 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The village name derives from Fearnbiorginga, meaning village among the ferns on the hill. Old records date from 862 when Ethelbert, King of Wessex, gave away 950 acres at Farnborough. The village was not included in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
survey, but the manor existed in the Middle Ages and was held in the 13th century by Simon de Montfort.[2] The village evolved on the main road from London
London
to Hastings
Hastings
which originally ran via Church Road and Old Hill (to the south of the village)
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Bass Guitar
The bass guitar[1] (also known as electric bass,[2][3][4] or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses. The four-string bass is usually tuned the same as the double bass,[5] which corresponds to pitches one octave lower than the four lowest pitched strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G).[6] The bass guitar is a transposing instrument, as it is notated in bass clef an octave higher than it sounds. It is played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick
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Carol Kaye
Carol Kaye
Carol Kaye
(born March 24, 1935) is an American musician, known as one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, playing on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years.[1] As a session musician, Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector
Phil Spector
and Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She is credited with the bass tracks on several Simon & Garfunkel hits and many film scores by Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and Lalo Schifrin
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Session Musician
Session musicians, studio musicians, or backing musicians are musicians hired to perform in recording sessions or live performances. Session musicians are usually not permanent members of a musical ensemble or band. They work behind the scenes and rarely achieve individual fame in their own right as soloists or bandleaders. However, top session musicians are well-known within the music industry, and some have become publicly recognized, such as the Wrecking Crew and Motown's The Funk
Funk
Brothers. Many session musicians specialize in playing common instruments such as guitar, piano, bass, or drums. Others are specialists, and play brass, woodwinds, and strings. Many session musicians play multiple instruments, which lets them play in a wider range of musical situations, genres and styles
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Engelbert Humperdinck (singer)
Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936) is an English pop singer. Humperdinck has been described as "one of the finest middle-of-the-road balladeers around."[1] His singles "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz" both topped the UK music charts in 1967, and sold more than a million copies each.[2] In North America, he also had chart successes with "After the Lovin'" (1976) and "This Moment in Time" (1979)
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Leapy Lee
Leapy Lee (born Graham Pulleyblank, but later changed to Lee Graham, 2 July 1939, Eastbourne, England)[1] is an English singer, best known for his 1968 single "Little Arrows", which reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart,[2] and was a Top 40 country and pop hit in the United States.Contents1 Career 2 Discography2.1 Albums 2.2 Singles3 See also 4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit] The song "Little Arrows", written by Albert Hammond
Albert Hammond
and Mike Hazlewood, was also the title track of his first album, released in 1968 on Decca Records. It reached No. 71 in the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
album chart.[3] "Little Arrows", released in the UK by MCA Records, became a hit, reaching No. 2 in the charts. In the US, the record reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
chart and No. 11 on the country chart. The record made No. 1 on the Canadian country music chart
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Peter Cox (musician)
Peter John Cox (born 17 November 1955) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the British pop duo Go West.Contents1 Early career and Go West 2 Solo career 3 Discography3.1 Solo albums 3.2 Solo singles4 References 5 External linksEarly career and Go West[edit] Peter John Cox sang in his school choir and later as a chorister at The Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. In his early twenties he worked in a 'covers' band for The Mecca Organisation. While in residency in a Sheffield nightclub he began writing with longtime collaborator Richard Drummie, with whom he eventually signed a publishing deal. For the next few years, Cox and Drummie tried to land a recording contract until, with the help of manager John Glover and producer Gary Stevenson, the duo finally recorded the songs which would become their first two singles. After signing a deal with Chrysalis Records, their first single, "We Close Our Eyes", was a Top 5 hit in the UK Singles Chart
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Mungo Jerry
Mungo Jerry
Mungo Jerry
are a British rock
British rock
group who experienced their greatest success in the early 1970s, with a changing line-up that has always been fronted by Ray Dorset. The group's name was inspired by the poem " Mungojerrie
Mungojerrie
and Rumpleteazer," from T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.[1] The group's biggest hit was "In the Summertime". It remains their most successful song.[1][2] They had nine charting singles in the UK, including two number ones, and five top 20 hits in South Africa.[3][4]Contents1 History1.1 Formation and original band: 1970–71 1.2 Line-up changes and side-projects: 1972–1980s2 Members 3 Discography 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksHistory[edit] Formation and original band: 1970–71[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification
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Kent
Kent
Kent
/kɛnt/ is a county in South East England
England
and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London
Greater London
to the north west, Surrey
Surrey
to the west and East Sussex
East Sussex
to the south west. The county also shares borders with Essex
Essex
along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais
Pas-de-Calais
along the English Channel
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Somewhere In Afrika
Somewhere in Afrika
Somewhere in Afrika
is the eleventh album by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, released in 1983. It is their last studio album recorded for their long time record label Bronze Records. They would record their next studio album, Criminal Tango
Criminal Tango
for Virgin Records
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Noel McCalla
Noel McCalla (born 4 November 1956, London, England)[1] is a British rock singer. He was the lead vocalist for the rock group Manfred Mann's Earth Band from 1991 until 2009.Contents1 Early life 2 Musical career 3 Manfred Mann 4 X-Factor 5 ReferencesEarly life[edit] McCalla was born to Hubert Sylvester McCalla, a minister in a gospel church, and Elizabeth Victoria McCalla, in North London, England. There were eight children in the family. He attended Alexandra Park infant school in London, but was withdrawn at the age of nine, as the family moved to Coventry, where he attended Hillfarm Junior School and began studies at Barkers Butts Secondary School, Musical career[edit] At 15, McCalla dropped out of school to work with a band called Black and White Notes. They gigged and eventually supported The Shadows. He then joined Moon, who were signed to Epic Records. After splitting from the band, he stayed with Epic Records, releasing a solo album
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John Trotter (drummer)
John Trotter (born 1966, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) is an English and Australian drummer. He began playing the drums aged 11. He studied with Barry Black at Ronnie's Drum Shop and made his first recordings in the shops basement studio aged 14. He became a full-time professional on leaving school at 16 with The Don Smith Band at Newcastle’s Mayfair Ballroom
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Geoff Dunn
Geoffrey Edwin "Geoff" Dunn (born 26 February 1961 in Clapham, South West London, England) was, from 2002 until 2007, the drummer with the rock band Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Prior to joining the Earth Band, his long list of credits includes a stint playing and recording with Van Morrison, featuring on the albums Too Long in Exile, A Night in San Francisco, Days Like This[1] and The Healing Game. He is currently a member of Procol Harum, and appears on their recent live albums One Eye to the Future – Live in Italy 2007, The Spirit of Nøkken and MMX References[edit]^ Collis, John (1997). Van Morrison: Inarticulate Speech of the Heart. Da Capo Press. pp. 187–188. ISBN 9780306808111
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Watch (Manfred Mann's Earth Band Album)
Watch is the eighth album by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, a studio album with several live tracks released in 1978. It is the first album recorded with new bassist Pat King
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Angel Station
Angel Station
Angel Station
is the ninth album released by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, released in 1979. Several line-up changes were made for this album. Ex-Wings drummer Geoff Britton replaced founding drummer Chris Slade and Steve Waller
Steve Waller
replaced guitarist Dave Flett. Britton left the band soon after due to illness, and was replaced by John Lingwood.Contents1 Background 2 Track listing2.1 Side one 2.2 Side two 2.3 1999 CD re-issue Bonus Tracks3 Personnel3.1 The Earth Band 3.2 Additional Musicians 3.3 Technical4 Notes 5 External linksBackground[edit] Angel Station
Angel Station
features a six-note descending theme in most of the songs on the album, woven into the context of each song in a different way. "Hollywood Town" and "You Are, I Am" share a common tune and basic arrangement. They occupied almost identical positions on either side of the LP
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