b. 3 October 1943, Calcutta, India. Raised in India and England, Hogan eventually took up the steel guitar, becoming very well known on the UK country music scene. In 1987, he played in various bands, including Jon Derek’s Country Fever. He formed his own band, Hogan’s Heroes, with which he performed at his own annual festival. Later, this band became the long-term backing group for guitarist Albert Lee, touring extensively throughout Europe. Among engagements played by Hogan And his Heroes have been 1988’s International Festival of Country Music at Wembley, London, 1992’s Glastonbury Festival, as well as appearances at international festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Yilas Jazz and Blues Festival in Lapland. In 2000, they appeared at Martin Taylor’s International Guitar Festival at Kirkmichael and in 2003 were at the Fairport Convention Festival. Among other musicians with whom Hogan has worked are Pete Oakman and Jed Kelly, while members of the band have included Pete Wingfield (piano), Brian Hodgson (bass), and Peter Baron (drums).
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