Rock Island

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Chicago's Rock Island were active for a brief period during the late '60s and early '70s, and featured vocalist B.J.Taylor, guitarist Mike Kennedy, keyboardist Bob "Cobb" Bussinger, bassist…
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Chicago's Rock Island were active for a brief period during the late '60s and early '70s, and featured vocalist B.J.Taylor, guitarist Mike Kennedy, keyboardist Bob "Cobb" Bussinger, bassist Tony Curcio, and drummers Frank Schallis and Ray Mancino. Versatile but directionless, the group flirted with everything from Nuggets-style garage rock to trippy psychedelia to bluesy hard rock with proto-progressive tendencies -- generally with derivative and less than inspired results. This meant that their eponymous 1970 debut also proved to be their last release. Kennedy went on to a long career as session man and, unlikely as it may seem, some small early-'80s recognition with New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Horsepower.