Hummingbird (band)

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Hummingbird
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Hummingbird (1975)
Background information
Genres Rock
Years active 1974-1977
Labels A&M
Associated acts Beck, Bogert & Appice, Jeff Beck, Streetwalkers, The Jeff Beck Group
Past members Bobby Tench
Max Middleton
Clive Chaman
Bernie Holland
Conrad Isidore
Jeff Beck
Robert Ahwai
Bernard Purdie

Hummingbird were a British rock band, formed in 1974 by Bobby Tench of The Jeff Beck Group and Streetwalkers fame. Hummingbird recorded three successful albums, released by A&M using Ian "Sammy" Samwell as their record producer.[1] The original line up included members of the second Jeff Beck Group, vocalist and guitarist Bobby Tench,[2] keyboardist Max Middleton, bassist Clive Chaman, drummer Conrad Isidore and second guitarist Bernie Holland.[3] At the start of sessions for their first album they were joined by Jeff Beck for a brief period but he did not contribute to the album and left to work on his own project.[4] After the first album Bernie Holland was replaced by guitarist Robert Ahwai and drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie[5] replaced Isidore[3] on the next two albums,vocalists Madeline Bell and Liza Strike were brought in to complement the band. They found success mainly in the USA, also in Europe and Japan.

Personnel[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "For the Childrens Sake" /"You can keep your money" A&M AMS 7193 (1975)[3] From Hummingbird album
  • "Trouble maker"/"Gypsy Skies" A&M AMS 7254 (1976) From We Can't Go On Meeting Like This album[3]
  • "Madatcha"/"Anna's song" A&M AMS 7325(1977) from Diamond Nights Album[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Ian Samwell". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Bobby Tench". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Joynson, Vernon. The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras. Borderline. p. 415. 
  4. ^ Hjort and Hinman. Jeff's book: A Chronology of Jeff Beck's Career 1965-1980. p. 146. 
  5. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Bernard "Pretty" Purdie". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-12-17-2008. 

References[edit]

  • Hjort, Chris and Hinman, Doug. Jeff's book : A chronology of Jeff Beck's Career 1965-1980 : from the Yardbirds to Jazz-Rock. Rock 'n' Roll Research Press, (2000). ISBN 0-9641005-3-3
  • Joynson, Vernon. The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976. Borderline (2006). Reprinted (2008). ISBN 1899855157

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