Rick Price (bassist)

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Rick Price
Birth name Richard Price
Born (1944-06-10) 10 June 1944 (age 70)
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Rock music
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass
Years active 1960-present
Associated acts Sight And Sound
The Move
Electric Light Orchestra
Wizzard
Wizzo Band
Price and Lee
Website rickprice.co.uk

Richard "Rick" Price (born 10 June 1944, Birmingham, England[1]) is an English bassist, who has played with various Birmingham based rock bands, most notably Sight and Sound, The Move (1969–1971), Electric Light Orchestra (1970) and Wizzard (1972–1975).[2][3]

Career[edit]

Price's first band was the Shadows inspired Cimarrons.[4] He then moved on to the Sombreros who later changed their name to Sight & Sound and moved in a more psychedelic direction.[4] He began collaborating with Mike Sheridan as a songwriting partnership.[4] In 1969 he joined The Move, staying with the group for two years including a tour of the United States.[4]

After leaving The Move he joined the Electric Light Orchestra before signing a contract with Gemini Records, and with Sheridan recorded the album This Is To Certify: Gemini Anthology, released around 1970.[4][5] He then joined former Move colleague Carl Wayne in Light Fantastic before forming Mongrel with future Wizzard drummers Charlie Grima and Keith Smart.[4][6]

He joined up again with Wood in the latter's new band, Wizzard, with whom he had two number one UK hit singles, "See My Baby Jive" and "Angel Fingers", as well as the no. 4 Christmas classic, "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" (all 1973).[4]

He joined the Wizzo Band on pedal steel guitar in 1975, after the split of Wizzard, but they broke up in 1978.[4]

Price is married to Dianne Lee of the 1970s duo, Peters and Lee.[7] Price tours with Lee as a duo, performing hits and new songs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 673–675. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ Kutner, Jon & Leigh, Spencer (2013) 1,000 UK Number One Hits, Omnibus Press, ISBN 978-1844492831
  3. ^ "Special Merit Picks", Billboard, 5 June 1971, p. 40. Retrieved 12 June 2014
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Eder, Bruce "Rick Price Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 12 July 2014
  5. ^ Eder, Bruce "This Is To Certify: Gemini Anthology Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 12 July 2014
  6. ^ Auslander, Philip (2006) Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music, The University of Michigan Press, ISBN 978-0472068685, p. 177
  7. ^ British Hit Singles and Albums, Guinness, 2005, p. 140

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