The Grease Band

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The Grease Band
Genres Psychedelic rock
Years active 1969–1975
Associated acts Joe Cocker, Spooky Tooth, Wings

The Grease Band was a British rock band that started out as Joe Cocker's backing band.[1] They recorded two albums in the 1970s. They are probably most widely known for their performance of The Beatles song, "With a Little Help from My Friends", with Joe Cocker at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.[1]

Their keyboard player was Chris Stainton, another Sheffield born man (known to his friends as Robin) who went on to tour extensively with Eric Clapton. Bassist Alan Spenner and rhythm guitarist Neil Hubbard went on to play in the UK white soul band Kokomo; following this, Spenner worked in support of the late 1970s/early 1980s incarnation of Roxy Music. Drummer Bruce Rowland later joined Fairport Convention.[1] Henry McCullough was the Grease Band's lead guitarist, a role he later occupied in Paul McCartney's Wings, and continues today as a solo artist.[2] Rowland, Spenner, Hubbard and McCullough all played on the original 1970 recording of Jesus Christ Superstar.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bruce Eder. "The Grease Band - Biography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Henry McCullough - BIOGRAPHY". Oldflattop.com. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Joe Viglione. "The Grease Band - The Grease Band - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Amazing Grease - The Grease Band - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 December 2014.