Bobby Harrison was born in London in 1939. He began his musical career as the drummer for the proto-prog outfit Procol Harum. When he left that group, he formed a band called Freedom and was featured on four of their albums between 1970 and 1972. The following year he worked on albums by Patrick Campbell and Matthew Fisher. His next move was to Snafu in 1974; he recorded three albums with them. The first was the self-titled release that came out that same year and the last was All Funked Up, coming out in 1975. Harrison's solo album titled Funkist was released the same year. In 1978, he worked on an album called Nobody's Business by a group of the same name. He also released Solid Silver (with Icelandic group Mezzoforte) in the mid-'80s.