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Friday Fun – OTT Car

“American Car” – Clive Gregson

The above track is taken from one of my favourite albums “Strange Persuasions”

At the end of 1984 Gregson released his first solo record, Strange Persuasions, described by Hot Press as “a truly exceptional piece of work”.

Clive Gregson (born 4 January 1955, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, England) is an English singer/songwriter, musician and record producer. He has toured in bands, provided backup for well-known musicians, and written songs that have been covered by Kim Carnes, Norma Waterson and Nanci Griffith.

His start in the music business was as a founding member and leader of Any Trouble, a band that released five albums and performed hundreds of gigs but which broke-up at the end of 1984.

Around the same time of the release of “Strange Persuasions” he partnered up with vocalist, Christine Collister. This partnership was to prove to be highly successful and helped re-invigorate British folk-rock in the late 80s and early 90s. So much so they were described in Rolling Stone Magazine as “the state of the art in British folk-rock”, the same magazine have also described him “one of their 1,000 Greatest Guitarists”.

Their first four albums all achieved chart success and numerous tours of the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan further established Gregson’s name in the world of British folk-rock.

Throughout this period Clive was also a member of the Richard Thompson Band and in demand as a record producer and session musician. He compiled his second solo project, Welcome To The Workhouse and by October 1992 was performing as a solo artist again.

To buy the music of Clive Gregson click HERE

May 6, 2011 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Humour, Old Music | , , , , | Leave a comment


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