John Locke (musician)
|Birth name||John Tilden Locke|
25 September 1943|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Origin||United States of America|
4 August 2006 (aged 62)|
Ojai, California, U.S.
|Genres||Hard rock, rock|
|Years active||1962 - 2006|
|Associated acts||Spirit, Nazareth|
Locke was born in Los Angeles, California. His father was a classical violinist and his mother sang operas and was a composer. In 1967 he formed the Red Roosters with the guitarist Randy California. A year later they had changed the name to Spirit and signed record deal for four albums. He remained involved with the band during most of his career. 
Besides Spirit, he performed on the Tom Rush album Wrong End of the Rainbow. In the period 1980-1982 he performed with the Scottish band Nazareth and appeared on three albums: The Fool Circle, 'Snaz, and 2XS. He also played keyboards on the Stray Cats album Gonna Ball, and on Randy California's solo albums Euro-American and Restless.
- Jones, Tim (November 2006). "John Tilden Locke". Record Collector. 329: 24.
- "Tom Rush - Wrong End Of The Rainbow". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
- "Nazareth (2) - The Fool Circle". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
- "Nazareth (2) - 'Snaz". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
- "Nazareth (2) - 2XS". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
- "Stray Cats - Gonna Ball". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
- "John Locke". The Independent. 2006-08-15. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
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