Shotgun Express

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Formed in London, England in May 1966, the Shotgun Express was a pivotal R&B/white soul act. It evolved when Peter B’s Looners, an instrumental act comprising of Pete Bardens (b. Peter Bardens, 19 June…
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Formed in London, England in May 1966, the Shotgun Express was a pivotal R&B/white soul act. It evolved when Peter B’s Looners, an instrumental act comprising of Pete Bardens (b. Peter Bardens, 19 June 1945, Westminster, London, England, d. 22 January 2002, Malibu, California, USA; keyboards), Peter Green (b. Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England; guitar), Dave Ambrose (bass), and Mick Fleetwood (drums) took on board the vocalists Rod Stewart (b. Roderick David Stewart, 10 January 1945, Highgate, London, England) and Beryl Marsden. Green left the line-up for John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers in July 1966. He was replaced firstly by John Moorshead (also spelled Moreshead and Morshead), then Phil Sawyer. Released in October 1966, ‘I Could Feel The Whole World Turning’ was a promising debut, showcasing the two vocalists interwoven voices. However, Stewart quit to join the Jeff Beck Group in February 1967 and is not featured on the second Shotgun Express single, ‘Funny Neither Could I’. The band split up soon after Stewart’s departure. Fleetwood joined Green in John Mayall’s band before founding Fleetwood Mac. Ambrose joined Brian Auger while Bardens later found fame with Camel.