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Graham Bond

Graham Bond

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birthday
28th
October, 1937
Death
8th
May, 1974
Birth Place
Romford, England
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Graham John Clifton Bond (28 October 1937 – 8 May 1974) was an English rock/blues musician and vocalist, considered a founding father of the English rhythm and blues boom of the 1960s.
Bond was an innovator, described as “an important, under-appreciated figure of early British R&B”, along with Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner. Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin and Ginger Baker first achieved prominence in his group, the Graham Bond Organisation. Bond was voted Britain’s New Jazz Star in 1961. He was an early user of the Hammond organ/Leslie speaker combination in British rhythm and blues – he “split” the Hammond for portability – and was the first rock artist to record using a Mellotron, on his There’s A Bond Between Us LP. As such he was a major influence upon later rock keyboardists: Deep Purple’s Jon Lord said “He taught me, hands on, most of what I know about the Hammond organ”.

instruments played
keyboards
saxophone
Vocals
Associated Acts

Don Rendell, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Organisation, Ginger Baker's Air Force

Birth Name

Graham John Clifton Bond

Genres

Rhythm and blues, blues-rock, blues, jazz

Website
Years Active

1960s 1974

Name

Graham Bond

Nationality

United Kingdom

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