Friday, January 06, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Robin Trower

Artist:Robin Trower
Song:Day Of The Eagle
Album:Day Of The Eagle: The Best Of Robin Trower

Guitarist Robin Trower has had a very successful solo career since leaving Procol Harum in 1971. He's never had a hit single. His success is as a live draw and album artist. He was born Mar. 9, 1945 in Catford, London, England but he grew up in Southend-On-Sea, Essex. He formed The Raiders in 1959 who became The Paramounts in 1960. Of course the other key member of The Paramounts was pianist Gary Brooker who was a teen at the time. They scored a top 40 hit in England in 1964 with their cover of Poison Ivy. But they were otherwise unsuccessful and they split up in 1966. Then Brooker formed Procol Harum and Trower joined as lead guitarist. Of course they had great success. But Trower left in 1971 and he formed the short lived group Jude with Frankie Miller which included bassist and singer James Dewar from Stone The Crows. When Trower formed his own band, he kept Dewar and added drummer Reg Isidore from Peter Bardens' group. Trower signed with Chrysalis Records. Day Of The Eagle is from Trower's 1974 album Bridge Of Sighs. It's probably his best known album. Of course as a power trio, there's no question that Jimi Hendrix was a big influence on Trower. But Trower has been very successful in his own right. This comp is a good intro to his music. Trower had his greatest success in the 70s. In 1981, he formed BLT with Cream bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Bill Lordan who replaced Isidore in Trower's band. Then Isidore replaced Lordan and the band name was changed to Truce. Trower has recorded for V12 Records since 1994. His new CD is Where you Are Going To and he will begin a US tour in April. Here's Robin Trower with James Dewar and Reg Isidore performing Day Of The Eagle at Le Bataclan in Paris 1973.

1 comment:

  1. I love some of his music that is very Blues oriented. I did not know about him in Procol Harem, interesting. He has a lot of talent and has been around. Thanks again Frank.