Ade Shaw

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Adrian Shaw (born 2 January 1947, in Hampstead, North London), frequently known as Ade Shaw, is a musician primarily working in the psychedelic field. He has a long history dating back to the 1960s working with such acts as Hawkwind,[1] Country Joe McDonald, Arthur Brown, and the Deviants. Shaw played bass for former Tyrannosaurus Rex percussionist Steve Peregrin Took's band in 1974[1] and three years later, while appearing with Hawkwind on the former other half of Tyrannosaurus Rex Marc Bolan's TV show, was himself invited to join T.Rex; however Bolan's death very shortly thereafter prevented this.[2][3]

Shaw co-founded Magic Muscle, and since 1990 has been a member of British psychedelic outfit the Bevis Frond. He has also recorded many albums as a solo artist and co-run the independent record label Woronzow Records with Bevis Frond’s Nick Saloman. Since 2011 Shaw has also been a member of the band Hawklords.


  1. ^ a b Ian Abrahams. Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins. p. 94. Retrieved 6 February 2010. - this page contains a lot of Shaw info, not just his Hawkwind stint.
  2. ^ Abrahams op. cit. p98
  3. ^ Mark Paytress. Bolan: Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar. p. 512. Retrieved 17 June 2016.