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The Colin Blunstone Band 1972-1974

The Colin Blunstone Band 1972-1974

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Derek Griffiths

guitar

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invited me to form a backing band for Colin who had just had another hit single " Say you don't mind "

Jim Toomeydrums

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Pete Wingfield piano

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Terry PooleBass Guitar/vocals

Colin was part way through recording his Ennismore album , and we all contributed to a couple of tracks on that.

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I moved from Dalston Junction to Mapesbury RoadNW2 with my wife Joelle ( French girlfriend along the way to Naples )and our son Anthony (2)

We shared this large house with Les &Ez Nicol and their son Jesse (2)

I had kept in contact with Les Nicol from the Rupert's People Auditions.

Blunstone Band's

Location

1972/1974

Colin lived close by in NW6 Inglewood Road

Jim lived in NW4 Denehurst Gardens.

Derek lived with his parents in East MoleseySurry

Pete lived in SW18 Standen Road.

Barry & Jackie Krost

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Barry Kroste was Colin's manager, he also managed Cat Stevens and DustySpringfield.

Most of 1973 was spent touring Europe and America

Colin had been the lead singer in the Zombies a sixties group from St Albans who had two world wide hits " She's not there " and " Time of theSeason " both of these songs were written by RodArgent.

Colin was the face of the Zombies and so we were billed as " The New Zombies " when we toured the USAin March 1973

19th March -7th May

USA

Gig List

The Cellar Door Washington (19/03/1973)

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Paul's Mall Boston(26/03/1973)

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Main Point Bryan MawrPennsylvania (29/03/1973)

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Quiet Knight Chicago(04/04/1973)

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Central State Uni Edmond Oklahoma(11/04/1973)

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Armadillo Hall AustinTexas(12/04/1973)

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Santa Rosa Theatre Houston Texas(15/04/1973)

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Ebbets Field Denver Colorado(17/04/1973)

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WinterlandSan Francisco(20/04/1973)

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Troubador Los Angeles(24/04/1973)

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Max's Kansas City New York (02/05/1973)

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London 7th May 1973

return to the UK from Tour

Colin Blunstone

Journey Album

Recorded in August 1973 Abby Road Studios

London

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Working with Colin Blunstone, Jim Toomey, Pete Winfield, Dereck Griffiths, Rod Argent, Duncan Brown, Mike Cotton, Nick Newell, John Beecham and the King Singers was a musical privilege.

Wonderful musicians produced a Wonderful album the title track.

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Criticallyacclaimed but commercially unsuccessful, the disappointing Journey album sales forced Colin to disband the group in Spring 1974.

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