Martin Pugh

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Martin Pugh is a British guitarist who came to prominence after joining blues-rock band Steamhammer in 1968, staying with that band through 5 years and 4 albums. The debut Steamhammer album, also known as Steamhammer, was released in 1969 and yielded a minor hit record in Europe, Junior's Wailing. Pugh also played on the first Rod Stewart solo album, along with fellow Steamhammer guitarist Martin Quittenton.[1]

He later joined Armageddon in 1975 with former Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf.[2] According to liner notes of a CD re-release of their only album on the Repertoire label in 1999, drug problems[3] interfered with the band's work ethic, despite the record having received favorable reviews and significant radio airplay upon its release. Their demise was finalized after the untimely death of Keith Relf in May 1976.

While he appears to have retired from music after 1975, he did emerge to play guitar on sessions with Hawaii-based rock & roll band, 7th Order[4] on their debut CD, The Lake of Memory - released on the Big Island Sounds label in 2007.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rod Stewart Album.
  2. ^ Keith Relf & Armageddon.
  3. ^ Louis Cennamo - "The Interview".
  4. ^ Martin Pugh - "About Us".
  5. ^ 7th Order - "The Lake of Memory".

External links[edit]

  • [1] www.steamhammer.com
  • [2] www.7thorder.com