This UK band started life as a glam-rock outfit known as Chinastreet and comprised vocalist Steve Prangell, guitarists Pat Shayler and Danny Gwylym, John Barr (bass) and Steve Hopgood (drums). In 1981 they changed their name to Chinatown and switched to a hard rock style similar to Thin Lizzy and UFO. Their sound was characterized by Prangell’s stratospheric vocals and the dual guitar interplay of Shayler and Gwylym. After one album, recorded live, the band split up with only drummer Steve Hopgood resurfacing later. He went on to play with Persian Risk and Paul Di’Anno’s Battlezone.
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