Born in 1950, Dave Ball took up guitar at an early age. His first recording group was Ace Kefford Stand, with whom he released two singles. The group was composed of Ball, his brother, Denny, Ace Kefford (formerly of the Move), and Cozy Powell; they formed in 1967. He was a member of both Procol Harum and Bedlam for a portion of their histories, and has played on quite a few other artist's material. Among these artists are Long John Baldry, Jonathan Kelly, and Cozy Powell.