Formed in 1971, the innovative UK rock band B.B. Blunder comprised Brian Godding (b. 19 August 1945, Wales; vocals, guitar, keyboards), Brian Belshaw (b. 25 February 1944, Wigan, Lancashire, England; bass/vocals) and Kevin Westlake (b. 5 March 1947, Eire, d. 29 September 2004; drums/vocals), all ex-members of Blossom Toes. The trio’s sole album, Workers’ Playtime, displayed an appreciably heavy sound, but this power was combined with a penchant for quirky melody, notably on the loose ‘Rocky Ragbag’ the choral ‘New Day’, and the gritty ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’. The set featured sterling support from Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll and Mick Taylor, but is equally renowned for an imaginative sleeve design, which was a typographical spoof copy of the BBC publication Radio Times, both on the front and inside. B.B. Blunder also supported ex-Action singer Reggie King during his brief solo career but, unable to translate its cult appeal into wider success, the band was dissolved in 1972. Godding subsequently joined Centipede, a jazz rock collective, which included Julie Driscoll and her husband Keith Tippett.
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