Geoff Britton

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Geoff Britton
Birth name Geoffrey Britton
Born (1943-08-01) 1 August 1943 (age 72)
Lewisham, South East London
Instruments Drums
Notable instruments
Drums, percussion

Geoffrey Britton (born 1 August 1943, in Lewisham, South East London) is a rock drummer known for his work with Paul McCartney & Wings[1] from August 1974 to January 1975, where he was featured on the Venus and Mars album.


Britton was one of the original members of the progressive rock band East of Eden which formed in Bristol in 1967. He stayed into early 1970 and played on the album Snafu. Afterward he joined The Wild Angels.[2] After leaving Wings in early 1975 Britton was a member of Manfred Mann's Earth Band from 1978 to 1979, playing on the Angel Station album.[3] In 1977 he was in the 'supergroup' Rough Diamond,[4] recording in London's Roundhouse Studios. In the early 1980s, he joined the power pop group The Keys, whose one album was produced by Joe Jackson.[5]

In 1989 he moved to Spain and began playing in the band "The Rockets".[6] From 1999 to 2004 he played with "Black Diamond". In 2008 he played some stints with "The Brink Band"[7]


  1. ^ "Mitch Mitchell: drummer with the Jimi Hendrix experience". The Times. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "USSR Angels". Sounds (Spotlight Publications): 2. 28 August 1971. 
  3. ^ "1979 - Angel Station: ALBUM NOTES". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Doyle, Tom (11 May 1977). "Two tracks to triumph". Beaver Country Times. p. C-4. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Keys :The Keys Album". New Wave Outpost. 2009. Archived from the original on 21 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Rockets official website". Archived from the original on 15 July 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Moraira Music Festival 2008". Retrieved 15 January 2010. [dead link]