THEY ALSO SERVED
SINGER LILLIAN WALKER-MOSS (below, b.1945) was co-founder of Leiber & Stoller hitmakers The Exciters, best known for their January ‘63 US Number 4 single Tell Him, whose street-smart style paved the way for the likes of The Ronettes and The Shangri-Las.
The band opened for The Beatles on their 1964 US tour, but had no more hits. BASSIST BRUCE
BARTHOL (b.1947) was a member of Country Joe & The Fish from 1965 to 1968, and played on their anti-Vietnam broadside I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag. He later played with Formerly Fat Harry and Energy Crisis, was musical director for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and took part in reunions. GAINSBOURG ARRANGER ALAIN GORAGUER
(b.1931) first came to notice as a jazz pianist, working with writer-musician Boris Vian. He later wrote and arranged music for the likes of Nana Mouskouri, Jean Ferrat and Serge Gainsbourg, and conducted the latter’s 1965 France Gall-sung Eurovision winner Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son. His other credits include novelty single Sexy Dracula, blue movie
soundtracks, and the much-sampled score for the 1973 film La Planète Sauvage. MEMPHIS SOUL SINGER SPENCER WIGGINS
(b.1945) cut deep soul for the Goldwax and FAME labels, including I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You) with
Allman on guitar. In 1973 he left secular music to sing gospel in Miami. In 2013 he and his singing brother Percy joined The Bo-Keys for a cover of Chips Moman and Dan Penn’s Dark End Of The Street. SONGWRITER RON
ALTBACH (b.1946) was a member of Franco-American rockers King Harvest, and played organ on Dancing In The Moonlight, the 1972 hit later covered by Toploader which was inspired by a near-fatal mugging in the US Virgin Islands. He later contributed to The Beach Boys’ M.I.U and L.A. (Light Album) LPs, Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue and Mike Love’s Celebration.
‘GUYBO’ SMITH (b.1939) met Eddie Cochran in junior high school in California, playing on rock’n’roll classics C’mon
Everybody, Twenty Flight Rock and Summertime Blues, and Cochran’s sole LP released in his lifetime, Singin’ To My Baby (Eddie paid tribute with The Kelly Four’s 1959 instrumental Guybo, on which the bassist appeared). Smith also played with rockabilly talents Lee Denson and Glen Glenn. MANCHESTER BLUESMAN
VICTOR BROX (below, b.1941) played with the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation from 1968 to 1970, the year he portrayed the high priest Caiaphas on the original recording of Jesus Christ Superstar and his co-write Warning was covered by Black Sabbath. He also worked with Graham Bond, Dr. John, Alexis Korner, Dick HeckstallSmith and many more, played with his own Blues Train band, and recorded with wife Annette and daughter Kyla.
R&B SINGER CHUCK
JACKSON (b.1937) sang with Pittsburgh doo-woppers The Del-Vikings before going solo in 1957.
His signature song was his 1962 US hit version of Burt Bacharach co-write Any Day Now; the same year’s minor hit I Keep Forgettin’ was later covered by David Bowie in 1984. Jackson
also sang with
Dionne Warwick, Cissy Houston and
Tammi Terrell. GUITARIST STEFFEN BASHO-JUNGHANS
(b.1953) consciously aligned himself with his heroes when he adopted the name Basho in tribute to the Japanese poet and, more significantly, the avant-folk guitarist Robbie Basho. The East German released a series of low-key, engrossing albums from 1989 on, becoming prominent among a new generation of fingerpickers who built on the questing legacy of Basho and John Fahey – a virtuoso guitarist from behind the Berlin Wall, expanding the American Primitive tradition while making explicit the inadequacies of its name. CARDIACS KEYBOARDIST/ PERCUSSIONIST TIM QUY (b.1961) played punk-prog in Surrey’s unquantifiable, myth-making cult eccentrics from
1980 to 1990. He appeared on releases including 1988’s indie chart entry LP A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window and the single Is This The Life, a UK Number 80 hit in 1988. Quy left in June 1990 after a filmed gig in Salisbury; released on VHS, a dedication to him was mistaken as the announcement of his death. ORGANIST DON SHINN
(b.1945) played with West
Ham’s The Soul Agents, who were produced by Tony Hatch and regularly played with a young Rod Stewart. Later he backed Dusty Springfield with The Echoes, played sessions for James Taylor and Renaissance, recorded solo, and formed bluesy jazzers Dada, who would evolve into Vinegar Joe.
BASSIST PHIL SPALDING (b.1957) played with Bernie Tormé, Original Mirrors and
Toyah before joining Steve Hackett and Steve Howe in supergroup GTR. His other
credits included The Who, Ray Charles and Mick Jagger; he also played on
Mike Oldfield’s Moonlight
Shadow and Right Said
Fred’s I’m Too Sexy. IMPOSING PARISIEN ROCK
notable FRANÇOIS HADJI-LAZARO
(left, b.1956) mixed punk, ska, folk, country, chanson and more in Les Garçons Bouchers, Los Carayos and Pigalle, while his Boucherie Productions label released early recordings by Manu Chao’s band Mano Negra. He also acted, with credits including The City Of Lost Children, and made albums for young listeners. Chris Catchpole, John Mulvey and Ian Harrison