Geoff Britton

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Geoff Britton (born Geoffrey Britton, 1 August 1943, in Lewisham, South East London) is a rock drummer known for his work with Paul McCartney's Wings[1] from 1974 to 1975, where he was featured on the Venus and Mars album.

Musician[edit]

Britton was one of the original members of the progressive rock band East of Eden which formed in Bristol in 1967. He stayed into early 1970 and played on the album Snafu. Afterward he joined The Wild Angels.[2] After leaving Wings in early 1975 Britton was a member of Manfred Mann's Earth Band from 1978 to 1979, playing on the Angel Station album.[3] In 1977 he was in the 'supergroup' Rough Diamond,[4] recording in London's Roundhouse Studios. In the early 1980s, he joined the power pop group The Keys, whose one album was produced by Joe Jackson.[5]

In 1989 he moved to Spain and began playing in the band "The Rockets".[6] From 1999 to 2004 he played with "Black Diamond". In 2008 he played some stints with "The Brink Band".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitch Mitchell: drummer with the Jimi Hendrix experience". The Times. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "USSR Angels". Sounds (Spotlight Publications). 28 August 1971. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Manfred Mann's Earth Band website". Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Two tracks to triumph". Beaver Country Times. 11 May 1977. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Mike Paulsen (2009). "The Keys : The Keys Album". New Wave Outpost. Archived from the original on March 21, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Rockets official website". Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Moraira Music Festival 2008". Retrieved 15 January 2010. [dead link]