Lee Jackson (bassist)
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Lee Jackson, during the Wolverhampton leg of the Keith Emerson & The Nice tour, October 2002
|Birth name||Keith Anthony Joseph Jackson|
8 January 1943 [|
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
|Origin||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Progressive rock, blues, boogie|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, vocals|
|Years active||Since 1960s|
|Associated acts||The Nice, Jackson Heights, Refugee|
|Vox V248 bass guitar|
Early life and education
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He was born Keith Anthony Joseph Jackson in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Jackson rose to prominence in the 1960s in The Nice, with fellow Englishmen, keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Brian Davison. He subsequently formed the band Jackson Heights and then the band Refugee, the latter with Davison and Swiss keyboardist Patrick Moraz.
Jackson has a hoarse singing voice (which has frequently drawn criticism, notably from Emerson) and an almost percussive bass playing style.