Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
We continue today with Phil Sutcliffe’s notes from the insert from the expanded CD; Simon Kirke has just suggested that he replace the drummer in the band Black Cat Bones:
“He auditioned the following week and proved his point.
“Paul Rodgers (December 17, 1949), was a docker’s son from Middlesbrough, one of seven children. At 12 he found his voice by hollering Good Golly Miss Molly with his mates, evolving through many bands, The Titans, The Intrepids, The Roadrunners, Wildflowers, he “never stopped believing”. He was fronting a Chicago R&B-fuelled outfit called Brown Sugar when Kossoff jammed with them at Finsbury Park hostelry, The Fickle Pickle. Excited by each other’s playing, over a Coke they agreed to form a new band to make the kind of music they had dreamed of. Kirke was game too. They asked around for a bass player.”
More next time, when we make an initial encounter with the truly extraordinary teenager called Andy Fraser.