ALAN RUSHTON info
Magnificent drummer! It's
a pity that he seems not to be active in music (I'd love to be wrong!).
His career has been very close to Ray Russell, as they played together
in many albums from late 60s to mid 70s. In fact, I only know 1 album with
Alan that doesn't feature Ray too. :)
Turn circle is Ray Russell's first
solo album, and it was recorded by:
Dragon hill is credited to Ray Russell
Quartet, recorded in 1969 and comprising the same musicians:
Other musicians appearing on the album are: Harry
Beckett (trumpet), Bud Parkes (trumpet) Lyn Dobson (sax), Nick Evans (trombone).
Rites and rituals is Ray's next album.
It was recorded in August 1970 by:
June 11th 1971: live at the ICA is a
live album with:
Live at the I.C.A. / Retrospective is
the CD reissue of June 11th 1971: live at the ICA. But that's not all.
While the 1st CD is the original live concert, the 2nd CD shows unreleased
live and studio material recorded from 1968 to 1978. Other musicians appearing
in the bonus tracks Ron Matthewson (bass), Pete Lemer (keyboards), Brian
Miller (keyboards), Gary Windo (sax). This is a killer album! The live
part is simply breath-taking! All the musicians play fantastic, but I'd
say the wildest performances come from Ray and Alan.
Rock Workshop was a strange project, a sort of
loose agrupation, where different musicians would join for the albums.
I don't know if it was just a studio project, or if they also played concerts.
The first album was recorded in 1970 by Ray Russell's usual mates, plus
the great Alex Harvey on vocals:
The album was titled Rock Workshop.
Their second (and last album) was called The
very last time, with these musicians:
Running Man was another band formed by Ray Russell,
with some of his friends, around 1972:
They released a self-titled album, Running Man.
Finally, after almost 30 years, it has been recently reissued on CD. I
like it a lot.
The band soon turned into Gary Windo Quartet. Approximately
the same musicians:
Another joint project with Ray Russell. This was 1973,
and its name was Mouse:
They only released an album, Lady killer.
Next solo album by Ray Russell was Secret
asylum. It was recorded in 1973 by:
And then, I haven't been able to trace more credits
or bands with Alan. Can anybody help here, please?
1. Was Alan a member of Bob
Downes band, or did he play in Bob albums in a session basis?
2. Has Alan even fronted
his own band? I once saw an ad for a 1970 concert, and he was advertised
3. Was he ever involved with
a combo called The Scratch Orchestra?
Albums with Ray Russell:
Albums with Rock Workshop:
Turn circle (1968, with Ray
Russell, Ron Matthewson, Royston Fry)
Dragon hill (1969, with Ray
Russell, Ron Matthewson, Royston Fry, Harry Beckett, Bud Parkes, Lyn
Dobson, Nick Evans) (as Ray Russell Quartet)
Rites & rituals (1971, with Ray
Russell, Daryl Runswick, Tony Roberts, Harry Beckett, Nick Evans)
June 11th 1971: live at the ICA (1971,
with Ray Russell, Darryl Runswick, Tony Roberts,
Harry Beckett, Ron Matthewson, Pete Lemer, Gary Windo) (reissued as a 2CD
as Live at the I.C.A./Retrospective)
Secret asylum (1973, with Ray
Russell, Daryl Runswick, Gary Windo, Harry Beckett)
Albums with Running Man:
Rock Workshop (1970, with Ray
Russell, Alex Harvey, Alan Greed, Daryl Runswick, Harry Beckett, Bud
Parkes, Tony Roberts, Bob Downes, Derek Wadsworth, Robin Jones)
The very last time (1971, with Ray
Russell, Alan Greed, Daryl Runswick, Harry Beckett, Bud Parkes, Tony
Roberts, Bob Downes, Derek Wadsworth, Tony Uter)
Albums with Mouse:
Running Man (1972, with Ray
Russell, Alan Greed, Gary Windo, Harry Beckett) (CD reissue: Jul 2000)
Lady killer (1973, with Ray
Russell, Al Clare, Jeff Watts)
Bob Downes Open Music (Electric
city, 1970, with Ray Russell,
Chris Spedding, Herbie Flowers, Darryl Runswick, Dave Brooks, Kenny Wheeler,
Bud Parkes, Harry Beckett, Ian Carr, Don Fay, Clem Cattini, Robin Jones)
Bob Downes (Deep down
heavy, 1970, with Ray Russell,
Chris Spedding, Laurie Allan)
Bill Fay (Time of last persecution,
1971, with Darryl Runswick, Tony Roberts, Bud Parkes, Nick Evans)
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