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Graham Bond
Graham (*1937 in Romford) was a jazz and blues musician who allegedly did not know his own date of birth and claimed to be the illegitimate son of the magician Aleister Crowley. He sang and played the saxophone and keyboard. His achievements include introducing the Hammond organ and the Mellotron to rock music.
In 1963 he founded the Graham Bond Organization in London. He had previously played with Don Rendell in 1961 and then replaced Cyril Davies in Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated. His band was a talent factory from which, similar to the formations of Alexis Korner and John Mayall, important musicians of the English scene emerged who then became successful in their own bands, e.g. B. John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman. In 1966 he became a criminal and broke up the band. In 1968 he went to America and recorded two solo albums there. In 1970 he became a member of Ginger Baker's Air Force, where he played saxophone; he can also be heard on some of this band's recordings.
Graham Bond died in 1974 at the age of 36 when he was hit by an incoming underground train.
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The Sound Of '65
Columbia SX 1711
released 1965
Graham Bond, alto sax, Hammond organ, mellotron, vocals
Dick Heckstall-Smith, tenor sax
Ian Hammer, trumpet
John Hockridge, trumpet
Jack Bruce, bass, vocals
Ginger Baker, drums
There's A Bond Between Us
Columbia SX 1750
released 1965
Graham Bond, alto sax, Hammond organ, mellotron
Dick Heckstall-Smith, tenor sax, baritone sax
Jack Bruce, harmonica, bass
Ginger Baker, drums
Singles & Rarities Vol.1
Rock-In-Beat-Records RB 394
The Graham Bond Quartet
Duffy Power
Ernest Ranglin and The G.Bs
Singles & Rarities Vol.2
Rock-In-Beat-Records RB 395
Graham Bond
Winston G.
Jack Bruce

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