Great guitarist, he sadly remains very underrated!!
In 1972, he joins 'subversive' band Third World War, in time to record their 2nd album with them, Third World War II. This was the lineup:John joined Gnidrolog around 1973, after some internal problems in the band that led Nigel Pegrum and Stewart Goldring to abandon. This was the new lineup: But things never were the same, and after six months, they split.
In 1975, he's part of a band called Hug. It was formed by original Manfred Mann's drummer, Mike Hugg:They released an album, Neon dream, before disbanding.
In 1975, the original members of Renaissance started thinking about reforming the band. Since the band was still active, they decided using the name of their 2nd album as band name. That's how Illusion was born. They recorded some demos, trying to get a recording contract. But again, disgrace came when Keith Relf was electrocuted in his flat in Whitton on May 14th, 1976. They decided carrying on with new members, and that's when Knightsbridge joined them:They released an album, Out of the mist. Their 2nd album was called Illusion, being produced by Paul Samwell-Smith. They started recording a 3rd album, but due to lack of interest, the band decided calling it a day in late 1979. Fortunately, these songs have finally been released in 1989, forming the album, Enchanted caress. The album also features the last recording ever made by Keith Relf, a song called 'All the falling angels', and guest appearances by Chas Cronk (bass), Tony Fernandez (drums).
Around 1979, he joins Roy Hill Band:But when Roy Hill joins Strawbs, John also goes with them. This was in July 1980: But people missed the original vocalist, Dave Cousins, so after a couple of gigs, they decided not carrying on (Strawbs reformed soon later with some of the original members, without John).
In March 1983, old mate Jim McCarty reforms The Yardbirds, and John is called to be the lead guitarist:But, after a few months, they turned into Box of Frogs, without Knightsbridge.
Around 1985, he's part of the band Ruthless Blues:In 1989, this is their lineup: They released the album Ruthless Blues.
Around 1998, John Earle leaves:And it's hard for me tracing more lineups, but a remarkable musician who also played with them was superb Peter Stroud on bass.
John Knightsbridge left the band soon after. Help with current info, please!!
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