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2009 UK band Prodigy sampled a 40 year old Manfred Mann track featuring my bass, the track "Stand Up" was the theme for the movie "Kick Ass" . To date it has sold over 1.3 million copies and is certified double platinum in the UK. http://www.whosampled.com/The-Prodigy/Stand-Up/

September 2005 to present - Living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 

May - June 2007, July - August 2006 - US Midwest tour with West Coast blues artist Ron Thompson & the Resistors

2000- 2005 Touring with Cannonball artist Big John Dickerson. Gigs with various local and national acts in mid-west. Gigs and recording with Lisa (Krieger) York.

Winter 1998 Mustique Blues Festival, 2 weeks in Caribbean with Big Jay McNeely, Dana Gillespie & Dave Kelly. Live CD recorded.

1987- 2005 Gigs in MN and upper midwest with blues artists including Bo Diddley (1987-99), Larry Davis, Earl King, Syl Johnson, EC Scott, Long John Baldry, Ron Thompson& Mark Naftalin, Chuck Berry. Played on "Good Woman is Hard to Find" CD with Percy Strother with European tour. Bassist and/or musical director for mid-west shows with Platters, Coasters, Drifters, Shirelles, Marvellettes, Fabian, Shangri La's, Del Vikings (most with Lisa York on keyboards)

1985-86 Minneapolis - Recorded with Viola Wills, Hoopsnakes.

1982-85 Toured with Laura Branigan. Gigs with Dr. John.

1981 New York - Studio work. Gigs with Dr. John. Wrote for "Music & Sound Output".

1979-81 Toured UK and Ireland with Marianne Faithfull. Recorded "Broken English" and " Dangerous Aquaintances". (multi-million seller) Co-wrote four of the songs. Wrote and recorded two movie scores. Wrote equipment reviews and articles for "Sound International" magazine.

1976-79 Various sessions including recording with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Sessions with Ringo Starr for his own label. Albums with Charlie Musselwhite, Sam Mitchell, Stan Webb's Chickenshack, Raf Ravenscroft (sax player on "Baker Street") Toured with Chickenshack. Gigged with Gary Moore. Video for Pete Townshend's solo album. TV with Grace Jones. Gigs with Joanne Kelly, Bluegrass band "Alive & Pickin"( with Adrian Legg & Robin McKidd, Viola Wills,Pacific Eardrum(with Dave Macrae , Joy Yates, Isaac Guillory, ,Big Jim Sullivan, & Tony Hicks} and various London blues, country and fusion jazz bands.

1976 Recorded "Two Days Away" for Elkie Brooks, produced by Leiber &; Stoller. Co-wrote song with Leiber & Stoller. Album produced three top five singles in Europe. Toured with Elkie.

1974-76 Toured U.S. with Chris Jagger. U.S. TV included American Bandstand and In Concert. Various sessions including Joan Armatrading "Back to the Night", Chris Farlowe.

74-76 Harmonica on Robert Palmer "Sneaking Sally" & "Pressure Drop". Toured with Rufus Thomas, Martha Reeves, Viola Wills. Toured and recorded "Dance" with Arthur Brown.

1973 Rejoined Vinegar Joe. Recorded two albums and toured U.S. before Robert Palmer left and band dissolved. Recorded with Chris Jagger. Mick Jagger producing.

1973 London - Hospitalized from car accident. Recorded solo album for VIRGIN Records

"Manor Live". Gigs with Graham Bond and poet Pete Brown in France.

1972 USA - Left Vinegar Joe and moved to south California. Joined Climax . Toured U.S. for nine monhs behind #1 "Precious & Few. Also attended Dr. John "Gumbo" sessions.

1971 London - Joined Dada Nine piece Atlantic Records soul/jazz rock band featuring 3 singers- Robert Palmer, Elkie Brooks,Jimmy Chambers. Toured U.S. including Fillmore East. Also gigged and recorded with Graham Bond. By request of Ahmet Ertegun, Dada becomes Vinegar Joe, a six piece blues rock band on Atlantic in U.S. and Island Records in Europe. Recorded debut Album.

1970-71 London - Various sessions including Dr. John "Sun Moon & Herbs" with Eric Clapton,

Mick Jagger, Ray Draper, Walter Davis Jr., & Graham Bond. Session for Shirley Goodman, (Shirley & Lee) produced by Dr. John. Session with Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock & Doris Troy for P.P. Arnold. Over 200 jingle sessions from 1969-71 including Maxwell House, Guinness, Michelin Tires, Sure Deodorant, Arthur Treachers.

1969-71 London - Joined Manfred Mann Chapter 3. Guitarless jazz rock band with five horns. Recorded two albums. Toured U.S. and Europe. First U.S. gig was Fillmore West with Janis Joplin, Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs.

1967-69 London - Recorded and toured Europe with East of Eden, European "art rock" band. Played regularly on jingle sessions, also trombone and bass duo.

1966-67 Turkey - Crete - U.S. Air bases - Variety & Top 40 bands.

1964-66 London - Various blues bands - gigs with Graham Bond Organization.




UNITED KINGDOM-Elkie Brooks, Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, Manfred Mann, East Of Eden, Joan Armatrading, Gary Moore, Sam Mitchell, Doris Troy, Stan Webb's Chicken Shack, Graham Bond, Arthur Brown, Grace Jones, Joanne Kelly, Adrian Legg, Dana Gillespie, Dave Kelly, Chris Jagger, Pete Brown, PP Arnold, Dana Gillespie, Casablanca,Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Suns of Arqa.

UNITED STATES-Mac Rebbenack AKA Dr John, Chuck Berry ,Bo Diddley, Laura Branigan, Leiber & Stoller, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, Rufus Thomas, Martha & the Vandellas, Earl King, Shirley Goodman, Syl Johnson, Marvelettes, Shirelles, Del Vikings, Shangri La's, Inkspots, Climax, Sonny Geraci, Ron Thompson & the Resistors, Mark Naftalin, Charlie Musselwhite, , Big Jay McNeely, Fabian, Tracy Nelson, Cash McCall, EC Scott, Percy Strother, Larry Davis, Viola Wills, Joe King Carrasco


Minnesota Rock & Country Hall Of Fame 2008 Minnesota Music Award - Bassist -2005   Minnesota Music Award - Bassist - 2002  Minnesota Music Award - Bassist 1997    Minnesota Blues Society - Bassist 1990


"The DeCapo Jazz & Blues Lover's Guide To The United States" Christiane Bird

"Faithfull" Marianne Faithfull with David Dalton -

"As Tears Go By"

"The God of Hellfire: The Crazy Life and Times of Arthur Brown"  Polly Marshall

"Rock Record" Terry Hounsome

"Who's Who in Rock" William York (no relation)

"Billboard Book of Top 40 records"

"Blues-The British Connection" Bob Brunning

"The Great Rock Discography" M.C. Strong

"Graham Bond" "The Mighty Shadow" Harry Shapiro

"The Five Phases of Manfred Mann" Greg Russo

The Tonight Show - (USA)
Kenny Everett Show - (UK)
Solid Gold - (USA)
Top of the Pops - (UK)
Don Kirschner's In Concert - (USA)
VH1 Behind The Music - (USA)
American Bandstand - (USA)
Old Grey Whistle Test - (UK)
Smokey Joe's Cafe (Lieber & Stoller bio) - (USA)

VENUES PLAYED include        

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York      Carnegie Hall, New York                                         Disneyland, California                                              Disneyworld, Florida                                                Fillmore East                                                                    Fillmore West                                                               Houston Astrodome                                                        King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena Arkansas               Paris Olympia                                                             Queen Elizabeth Hall, London                                    Royal Albert Hall, London,                                                Vienna Opera House

SONGWRITING CREDITS include songs on albums by Marianne Faithfull, Elkie Brooks, East of Eden, Sam Mitchell, Vinegar Joe, Rosetta Hightower, Sunscreen, and the movies " Craft" and "Jeopardy"