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Robin Trower (Robin Leonard Trower)

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Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Guitarist

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1945 - born March 9, in Catford, South East London, England)

 

a preeminent English rock guitarist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, and then again as the leader of his own Hendrixesque power trio.

 

 

1967 - Trower joined band Procol Harum, with whom he remained until 1972.

 

 

1973 - After going solo, he found the individual identity and style that have brought him acclaim to this day.

Before launching his own eponymous band he joined with singer Frankie Miller, bass player James Dewar and former Jethro Tull drummer Clive Bunker to form the short-lived combo Jude. Although this outfit played some well-received gigs, it did not record and soon split up.

 

 

1973 - Trower retained Dewar as a bassist, who took on lead vocals as well, and recruited drummer Reg Isidore (later replaced by Bill Lordan) to form the Robin Trower Band.

 

 

1974 - Perhaps Trower's most famous album is Bridge of Sighs. This album, along with his first and third solo albums, was produced by his former Procol Harum bandmate, organist Matthew Fisher. Guitarist Robin Trower's watershed sophomore solo disc remains his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Mixing obvious Hendrix influences with blues and psychedelia, then adding the immensely soulful vocals of James Dewer, Robin Trower pushed the often limited boundaries of the power trio concept into refreshing new waters. The concept gels best in the first track, "Day of the Eagle."

 

 

2003 - Trower's most recent album, Living Out of Time, features the return of veteran bandmates Dave Bronze on bass, vocalist Davey Pattison (formerly with Ronnie Montrose's band Gamma) and Pete Thompson on drums - the same lineup as the mid 1980s albums Passion and Take What You Need.

 

 

2006 - Trower toured the US and Canada in Summer. A second leg of the tour has been added for September and October. A 2008 World Tour kicks off in Ft. Pierce, FL January 16th. Current confirmed dates show the band scheduled through March 1st (St. Louis), followed by additional European dates.

 

Robin is married, with children.

 

 


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