This is the list of the sessions I know Mick Grabham appears... I've classified them into several categories:

Nigel Olsson This was the first solo album by great drummer Nigel Olsson. He was Mick's companion in Plastic Penny. This album features great musicians: Mick Grabham (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Caleb Quaye (guitar), Kathi McDonald (vocals), Dee Murray (bass), Doris Troy (backing vocals), etc. 
Ray Fenwick

Keep America beautiful, get a haircut was the solo album from Ray. Recorded in 1971, but conceived while he was in Spencer Davis Group. With great friends and companions guesting here: Eddie Hardin & Pete York (both from Spencer Davis Group, then with their own duo Hardin-York), B.J. Cole & Mick Grabham (both in Cochise; Mick plays in 9 tracks), Dee Murray (bass) & Nigel Olsson (drums) (both from Elton John Band), Caleb Quaye (piano) & Roger Pope (drums) (both from Hookfoot), plus Hans Vermeulen (backing vocals, from Sandy Coast), Robert 'Polle' Eduard (backing vocals, from After Tea). A fantastic, superb album! Along the 5 bonus tracks, we can find more featured musicians: Tony Newman (drums), Vicky Brown (backing vocals), Margot Newman (backing vocals), Dave Hynes (drums). I hope someday I'll complete a page devoted to Ray Fenwick. He deserves it, of course!! In fact, most of the musicians in this album will be featured someday in my Olympus: Eddie Hardin, Pete York, B.J. Cole, Dee Murray, Roger Pope and Tony Newman!

(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)

Riding the rock machine - Groups and sessions 1962-1976 is a recent compilation that includes tracks from different outfits where Ray played. It includes a track from The Guitar Orchestra, "Ghost town", co-written by Ray and Mick. 

Big Three For info about this album, please visit my John Gustafson bio page. 
Sutherland Bros.
This band commanded by Gavin Sutherland (bass, vocals) and Ian Sutherland (guitar, vocals), comprised at this period the fine Tim Renwick (guitar), and Mick's former drummer, John 'Willie' Wilson. In this their last album as a band, they had help from Mick Grabham (guitar), Andy Pyle (bass), Rick Wills (bass), and John Shearer (percussion, later in Steve Hackett band and Byron Band). 
Matthew Fisher

(scan courtesy of Alex Gitlin)

This comeback album (his first album was from 1973) by former member in Procol Harum (as it was Mick, although they never were together in the band) has lots of great musicians in it. From my Olympus: Tim Renwick, Mick Grabham, Jim Dewar, Dave Mattacks, Mo Foster (bass), Henry Spinetti (drums). Plus: Paul Westwood (bass), Steve Bingham, Pete Zorn, John Verity & Rod Argent (backing vocals), Barry DeSouza (drums). Co-produced by Matthew and Chris White (former member of The Zombies, with Rod Argent).  


Dave Elliott Sorry, I don't know who he is.

In his 1st album, David Elliott, we can find there Albert Lee (guitar), Caleb Quaye (guitar), Nigel Olsson (drums), Dee Murray (bass), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Dave Mattacks (drums), and the whole lineup of Cochise: Mick Grabham (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Rick Wills (bass) and Roy O'Temro (drums).

His second album, Solid ground, again features Mick Grabham and B.J. Cole, plus John G. Perry (bass), Barry Beckett (keyboards), Chris Karan (drums), Terry Stannard (drums), and the Muscle Shoals guys: Jimmy Johnson (guitar), David Hood (bass) and Roger Hawkins (drums). 

Yvonne Elliman Hawaii-born singer, she once was Mary Magdalene in JesusChrist Superstar original album. Later, she joined Eric Clapton band, and she was re-discovered due to the huge success of Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

Food of love must be her 3rd solo album, with many fantastic musicians: John Gustafson (bass) and Peter Robinson (keyboards) (both from Quatermass), Mick Grabham, Caleb Quaye, Pete Townshend, Ann Odell (keyboards, from Blue Mink), Ray Cooper and Morris Pert (on percussion), Rossetta Hightower (vocals), Michael Giles (drums, from King Crimson), and later members of Penguin Cafe Orchestra (the recently deceased Simon Jeffes - he died in December 1997 - and John G. Perry).

Her recent compilation The best of Yvonne Elliman includes performances by many of the musicians who have played in her albums. The list is so long: Lee Ritenour, Steve Cropper and Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Booker T. & The MG's), Dr. John, Steve Hunter, Lowell George and Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Davey Johnstone and Dee Murray (Elton John band), etc. 

Ashton & Lord A great fest! Tony Ashton and Jon Lord backed by superb musicians: Mick Grabham (guitar), Peter Frampton (guitar), Ronnie Wood (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Terry Cox (drums, from Pentangle), Cozy Powell (drums), etc. 
Dave Greenslade
Dave Greenslade was (and currently, he IS again; watch my Clem Clempson bio page for more details) the keyboardist in Colosseum. This was a solo album, with a former member of his own band Greenslade: Tony Reeves (bass), plus Steve Gould (vocals), Mick Grabham (guitar), John G. Perry (bass), Dave Markee (bass), and the great Simon Phillips (drums). 
Kai Olsson
Kai is Nigel Olsson's younger brother. Kai was in the British band Longdancer, who were on Rocket Records (Elton John's label) in 1973/74. Dave Stewart was also in that group and later went to The Tourists and Eurythmics.

Mick plays in Kai's first solo album, called Once in a while. Also featuring Tim Renwick (guitar), Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums).

In Crazy love, his second album, we can find: Mick Grabham (guitar), Terry Britten (guitar), Barrie Guard (guitar, keyboards), Ray Taff Williams (guitar), Dave Wintour (bass), Herbie Flowers (bass), Cliff Hall (keyboards), Steve Nye (keyboards), Steve Simpson (violin), Andrew Jackman (mandolin), Ron Aspery (sax, from Back Door), Stuart Brooks (trumpet), Stuart Elliott (drums), Alan Coulter (drums), Linda Taylor (vocals), and from Manfred Mann Earth Band: Colin Pattenden (bass) and Chris Slade (drums).


VV.AA. What a title! Of course, there's no parts 1 to 4. Let's see the great members list: vocals: Elkie Brooks, Alice Cooper, Jim Dewar (1 track), Jim Dandy, Frankie Miller, Maddy Prior. Guitars: Mick Grabham (2 tracks), John Weider, Justin Hayward. Bass: John Entwistle. Keyboards: Nicky Hopkins (6 tracks), Eddie Jobson (2 tracks), Chick Churchill, Kirk Duncan. Sax: Howie Casey. Drums: Carmine Appice, Graham Deakin, Bill Bruford, Kenny Jones, Keith Moon, Jim Frank. Backing vocals: Doreen Chanter, Lesley Duncan, Kay Garner, etc.

Musicians mentioned in this page that I have projected to cover in my site someday: And short tributes to:


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Page created by Miguel Terol on: 14/January/1998. Last modified on: 17/May/2002.