T-Bones

Formed in 1964, the T-Bones - Gary Farr (b. England, d. August 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals/harmonica), Winston Weatherill (lead guitar), Andy McKechnie (rhythm guitar), Stuart Parkes (bass)…
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Formed in 1964, the T-Bones - Gary Farr (b. England, d. August 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals/harmonica), Winston Weatherill (lead guitar), Andy McKechnie (rhythm guitar), Stuart Parkes (bass) and Andrew Steele (drums) - were one of several groups active on London, England’s R&B circuit. They made their recording debut in November that year with an uncompromising reading of ‘How Many More Times’, a powerful Howlin’ Wolf song later popularized by Led Zeppelin. Two further singles and an excellent EP completed the T-Bones’ catalogue, but the group was unable to make a significant commercial breakthrough. Steele, who later joined the Herd, was replaced by Brian Walkley in early 1965, and by the following year only Farr remained from the unit’s original line-up. The singer continued to front the T-Bones until early 1967. This late-period version included Keith Emerson (keyboards) and Lee Jackson (bass), but their sole recorded legacy rests with ‘It I Had A Ticket’, on which they backed jazz trombonist Chris Barber. Emerson and Jackson were later reunited in the Nice, while Farr embarked on a solo career. (NB: Not to be confused with the US instrumental group of the same name.)