Sunday, July 20, 2014

Family: How Many More Years (You're Gonna Wreck My Life)

The greatest Leicester band of the Sixties was Family. Here they are filmed at the Speakeasy in London in late 1967. The combination of blues and psychedelia reminds you that they were playing in the same era as Traffic and Jethro Tull.

BBC Music says of them:
Family were an English rock band that formed in late 1966 and disbanded in October 1973. Their style has been characterised as progressive rock, as their sound often explored other genres, incorporating elements of styles such as folk, psychedelia, acid, jazz fusion and rock and roll. 
The band achieved recognition in the United Kingdom through their albums, club and concert tours and appearances at festivals.
This original line up includes the singer Roger Chapman, the guitarist Charlie Whitney (whom we have seen with Tim Buckley) and the bass player Rick Grech, who later joined Blind Faith, often described as the first super group, with Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood.

More about Family from Family Bandstand and the Roger Chapman Appreciation Society.

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