Lee Jackson (bassist)

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Lee Jackson
Birth name Keith Anthony Joseph Jackson
Born (1943-01-08) 8 January 1943 (age 71)[clarification needed]
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Origin London, England, United Kingdom
Genres Progressive rock, blues, boogie
Occupations Guitarist, singer-songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals
Years active Since 1960s
Associated acts The Nice, Jackson Heights, Refugee
Notable instruments
Vox V248 bass guitar

Lee Jackson (born 8 January 1943)[clarification needed] is an English bass guitarist and singer-songwriter, known for his work in The Nice, an English progressive-rock band.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born Keith Anthony Joseph Jackson in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Career[edit]

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[1]) and an almost percussive bass playing style.

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