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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Gary Pickford-Hopkins (vocals)


BIOGRAPHY:

Great, fine vocalist, he was very underrated in my opinion. Gary Pickford-Hopkins was born in Neath, Wales in 1948. The first band I know with him is The Smokestacks, when he was just 16.


Gary Pickford-Hopkins in 1975



BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
The Smokestacks [1964] 
Eyes Of Blue [1964-1970]5 recordings
Big Sleep [1970]1 recording
Wild Turkey [1971-Jun 74]8 recordings
Rick Wakeman Band [1974-1975]5 recordings + 1 compilation
Network [1978-?]1 recording
The Houseband [1980] 
The Broadcasters [1989-1990] 
Wild Turkey (again)   
Gary & Taff   
Wild Turkey (again)   


THE SMOKESTACKS


The Smokestacks was a band from Neath, in Wales. In 1964, the band included singer Gary Pickford-Hopkins and keyboardist Phil Ryan:

THE SMOKESTACKS #?
1964
Phil Ryan
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!
Eyes Of Blueê
Eyes Of Blueê

But I haven´t any other info about them. Help, please!

Other info on members of The Smokestacks (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Phil Ryan


EYES OF BLUE


Eyes Of Blue was a band from Wales. It´s very difficult finding info about their beginnings, so this is just my guess - so if someone can provide reliable info, it would be very nice.

I think this was their original lineup:

EYES OF BLUE #1
1964-?
êThe Smokestacks
Wyndham Rees
vocals
Gary Pickford-Hopkins
vocals, guitar
Melvyn Davies
guitar
Ritchie Francis
bass, keyboards
David Thomas
drums

I don´t know if their first two singles were recorded by this incarnation of the band, or by the following one (with John Weathers and Ray Taff Williams).

This was the new lineup for Eyes Of Blue when they were joined by John ´Pugwash´ Weathers:

EYES OF BLUE #?
?
êThe Smokestacks
Wyndham Rees
vocals
Ray Taff Williams
guitar
Ritchie Francis
bass
Phil Ryan
keyboards
John ´Pugwash´ Weathers
drums

They won the Battle of the Bands competition for Melody Maker in 1965.

After releasing 4 singles and their first album, Crossroads of time, Wyndham Rees left the band.

Eyes Of Blue


Around 1969, Eyes Of Blue became a quintet:

EYES OF BLUE #?
1969-1970
êThe Smokestacks
Ray Taff Williams
guitar
Ritchie Francis
bass
Phil Ryan
keyboards
John ´Pugwash´ Weathers
drums
Big Sleepê
Big Sleepê
Big Sleepê
Big Sleepê
Big Sleepê

The band was used by producer Lou Reizner in Buzzy Linhart´s album Buzzy (but I don´t know if this included Gary). They also played in the soundtrack for the movie Toy grabbers by Quincy Jones. And the band also appears in the movie Connecting rooms in 1969, starring Bette Davis.

They released their 2nd and last album, In fields of Ardath, again produced by Lou Reizner (with liner notes by Quincy Jones), and they soon split in 1970, to carry on under another monicker, Big Sleep.

Other info on members of Eyes Of Blue (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (4): Ray Bennett, Phil Ryan, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Ray Taff Williams


BIG SLEEP


Big Sleep


Big Sleep


Around 1970, the band Eyes Of Blue stopped working with this name, changing it to Big Sleep:

BIG SLEEP #?
1970
êEyes Of Blue
êEyes Of Blue
êEyes Of Blue
êEyes Of Blue
êEyes Of Blue
Ray Taff Williams
guitar
Ritchie Francis
bass
Phil Ryan
keyboards
John ´Pugwash´ Weathers
drums
Piblokto!ê
Piblokto!ê

They released the album Bluebell wood in 1971, but soon folded after a few months, not having played live in their brief life.

Other info on members of Big Sleep (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (3): Phil Ryan, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Ray Taff Williams


WILD TURKEY


Wild Turkey - from left to right: John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Graham Williams, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Jon Blackmore, Glenn Cornick


Wild Turkey was a band formed by Glenn Cornick (ex-Jethro Tull). After looking for musicians, I think this was their original lineup, early in 1971:

WILD TURKEY #1
1971
êHuman Leg
Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis
guitar
Graham Williams
guitar
Glenn Cornick
bass
John ´Pugwash´ Weathers
drums
Graham Bond Bandê
Graham Bond Bandê

But John Weathers and Graham Williams left very soon to join forces with Graham Bond.

Wild Turkey - from left to right: Jeff Jones, Glenn Cornick, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis, Jon Blackmore


This must be the second lineup for Wild Turkey, now with Jon Blackmore on guitar:

WILD TURKEY #2
?
Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis
guitar
Jon Blackmore
guitar
Glenn Cornick
bass
Jeff Jones
drums

Wild Turkey


In 1972, Mick Dyche replaced one of the original members in Wild Turkey (Jon Blackmore), in order to record their 2nd album, called Turkey, with the band also recruiting Steve Gurl on keyboards:

WILD TURKEY #?
1972-
êHarlot
Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis
guitar
Mick Dyche
guitar
Glenn Cornick
bass
Steve Gurl
keyboards
Jeff Jones
drums
Manê

Tweke Lewis left them in 1973 to join Man.

Wild Turkey - from left to right: Glenn Cornick, Mick Dyche, Bernie Marsden, Steve Gurl, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Jeff Jones


When Gary Tweke Lewis left Wild Turkey, they recruited Bernie Marsden. This was probably around 1973:

WILD TURKEY #?
?
êUFO
Bernie Marsden
guitar
Mick Dyche
guitar
Glenn Cornick
bass
Steve Gurl
keyboards
Jeff Jones
drums

Many years later, some live albums have appeared. Live in Edinburgh was recorded live in 1973, by the lineup with Jeff Jones.

Wild Turkey: Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Glenn Cornick


When Wild Turkey drummer Jeff Jones left them, he was replaced by Kevin Currie:

WILD TURKEY #?
? - Jun 74
Bernie Marsden
guitar
Mick Dyche
guitar
Glenn Cornick
bass
Steve Gurl
keyboards
Kevin Currie
drums
Rick Wakeman Bandê
Cozy Powell´s Hammerê
Babe Ruthê

The band was working in a third album, but disbanded when Pickford-Hopkins left in June 1974 to join Rick Wakeman.

The live album Final performance features the lineup with Kevin Currie. It was recorded on June 1974, plus 3 tracks from June 1973.

There's also a new album with unreleased tracks, called Rarest Turkey. It features different lineups, and among others: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Glenn Cornick, Bernie Marsden, Mick Dyche, Morgan Fisher, Gary 'Tweke' Lewis, Jon Blackmore, Kevin Currie, Steve Gurl, etc.

Wild Turkey


Wild Turkey



RICK WAKEMAN BAND


Rick Wakeman & Gary Pickford-Hopkins


This was the Rick Wakeman Band in 1974:

RICK WAKEMAN BAND #?
1974
êWild Turkey
Rick Wakeman
keyboards
Ashley Holt
vocals
Mike Egan
guitar
Roger Newell
bass
Barney James
drums

Rick Wakeman Band in 1975: Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Ashley Holt


Rick Wakeman Band in 1975: Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Barney James & Ashley Holt


Complete Rick Wakeman Band in 1975


This was the new Rick Wakeman Band still in 1974, now with James Crampton on guitar:

RICK WAKEMAN BAND #?
1974-1975
Rick Wakeman
keyboards
Ashley Holt
vocals
Jeff Crampton
guitar
Roger Newell
bass
John Hodgson
percussion
Barney James
drums

They toured in 1974, as well as during the Wembley special gig (with scenography on ice - see some videos below) and the Australian tour in 1975.

New drummer for Rick Wakeman Band is Barry Flather for the Japanese tour in 1975:

RICK WAKEMAN BAND #?
1975
Rick Wakeman
keyboards
Ashley Holt
vocals
Jeff Crampton
guitar
Roger Newell
bass
John Hodgson
percussion
Barry Flather
drums

After that, most of the band changed in 1975, only staying Ashley Holt, Roger Hodgson and Roger Newell with Rick.

Other info on members of Rick Wakeman Band (I know up to 43 members)
Already covered (5): Denny Ball, Dave Caswell, Barry De Souza, Stevie Lange, Bruce Lynch
To be covered (37): Jon Anderson, Steve Barnacle, Reg Brooks, Vicki Brown, Dave Colquhoun, Dave Cousins, Jeff Crampton, Chas Cronk, Dr Doom, John Dunsterville, Mike Egan, Rick Fenn, Tony Fernandez, Barry Flather, Frank Gibson Jr, Anthony Glynne, Chrissie Hammond, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Rick Hudson, Barney James, Sonia Jones, Cori Josias, Dave Lambert, Phil Laughlin,... up to 37 musicians.


NETWORK


Gary Pickford-Hopkins joins Network as their new vocalist, probably still in 1978:

NETWORK #1
?
Graham Foster
guitar, vocals
Andy Pyle
bass, vocals
John Gosling
keyboards
Ron Berg
drums

They recorded an album, but it remained unreleased for some reason. A pity, as it´s a great album with contribution by Jack Lancaster on sax.

Network split around 1979, probably after more lineup changes (I think Bruce Rowland also drummed for them).

Other info on members of Network (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (2): Ron Berg, Andy Pyle
To be covered (4): Graham Foster, John Gosling, Bruce Rowland, Dave Tedstone


THE HOUSEBAND


In 1980, friends Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray ´Taff´ Williams get together with a new project, called The Houseband:

THE HOUSEBAND #?
1980
Ray Taff Williams
guitar
Kevin Dunn
bass
Neill Adams
drums

Other info on members of The Houseband (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Ray Taff Williams


THE BROADCASTERS


The Broadcasters played from 1989 to 1990, don´t know if always with the same lineup:

THE BROADCASTERS #?
1989-1990
Ray Taff Williams
guitar
David Bell
bass
Terry Williams
drums

Other info on members of The Broadcasters (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Ray Taff Williams, Terry Williams


AND THEN...


It´s not easy tracking down Gary Pickford-Hopkins career, so I have big gaps in his bio. Can someone help me, please?


WILD TURKEY (again)


In the mid 90s (maybe 1996?) Wild Turkey was reformed by Glenn Cornick, with past members Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Tweke Lewis, and new drummer Brian Thomas

WILD TURKEY #?
?
Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis
guitar
Glenn Cornick
bass
Brian Thomas
drums

They released Stealer of years in 1996.


GARY & TAFF


Apart from playing in different bands, Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray ´Taff´ Williams have also toured as a duo, named Gary & Taff:

GARY & TAFF #?
?
Ray Taff Williams
guitar

Other info on members of Gary & Taff (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Ray Taff Williams


WILD TURKEY (again)


Wild Turkey in 2006 - from left to right: Mick Dyche, Clive Bunker, Brendan McGrath, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers & Glenn Cornick


Mick Dyche and Gary Pickford-Hopkins live in 2006 - copyright of the photo: Carlo Pavone


Gary Pickford-Hopkins live in 2006 with Wild Turkey - copyright of the photo: Carlo Pavone


Wild Turkey live in 2006 with special guest Ian Anderson - copyright of the photo: Carlo Pavone


Wild Turkey live in 2006 with special guest Ian Anderson - copyright of the photo: Carlo Pavone


In 2006, Wild Turkey reforms in order to record a new album, You & me in the jungle. It features some of the original members, such as Graham Williams or John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, as well as Glenn Cornick´s mate Clive Bunker on drums.

As far as I know, Graham Williams and Steve Gurl didn´t make the tour, so a new guitarist was recruited, Brendan McGrath, as well as two different keyboardists. In September 2006, Wild Turkey plays in Italy with Fabio Mastrogregori:

WILD TURKEY #?
2006
Mick Dyche
guitar
Brendan McGrath
guitar
Glenn Cornick
bass
Fabio Mastrogregori
keyboards
John ´Pugwash´ Weathers
percussion
Clive Bunker
drums

In 2006, Gonzalo Carrera joins Wild Turkey for the rest of tour (except Italy):

WILD TURKEY #?
2006
Mick Dyche
guitar
Brendan McGrath
guitar
Glenn Cornick
bass
Gonzalo Carrera
keyboards
John ´Pugwash´ Weathers
percussion
Clive Bunker
drums

Other info on members of Wild Turkey (I know up to 16 members)
Old pages (2): Mick Dyche, Bernie Marsden
To be covered (13): Jon Blackmore, Clive Bunker, Gonzalo Carrera, Glenn Cornick, Kevin Currie, Steve Gurl, Jeff Jones, Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis, Fabio Mastrogregori, Brendan McGrath, Brian Thomas, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Graham Williams


AND THEN...


Gary Pickford-Hopkins in 2010


Gary has been playing locally in pubs for more than 20 years in Port Talbot, Neath & Swansea.

Gary Pickford-Hopkins sadly passed away on June 22nd, 2013 after a long battle with jaw cancer.


DISCOGRAPHY: (27 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (2 credits)
  • The Stradey song / Theme from Stradey Park (SINGLE) - Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Llanelli RFC (1988)

  • GPH - Gary Pickford-Hopkins (2002)

    • Members: (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Guests: Andy Fairweather Low, Bob Jackson, Deke Leonard, Brian Thomas, Ray Taff Williams, Terry Williams
    • Comments: Recorded in 2002, this was Gary Pickford-Hopkins first solo album, featuring his mates Bonnie Tyler and Ray ´Taff´ Williams.
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (20 credits)
  • Journey to the centre of the Earth - live in concert - Rick Wakeman ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, Roger Newell, Rick Wakeman (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Comments: DVD+CD, recorded live in February 1975. There´s a special 30th anniversary edition with a bonus documentary.
  • Heart trouble / Up and down (SINGLE) - Eyes Of Blue (November 1966)

  • Supermarket full of cans / Don´t ask me to mend your broken heart (SINGLE) - Eyes Of Blue (1967)

  • Crossroads of time - Eyes Of Blue (1968)

    • Members: Phil Ryan, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Ray Taff Williams (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Comments: There´s a CD reissue with 3 bonus tracks.
  • Largo / Yesterday (SINGLE) - Eyes Of Blue (1968)

  • In fields of Ardath - Eyes Of Blue (October 1969)

    • Members: Ray Bennett, Phil Ryan, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Ray Taff Williams (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Producer: (RIP: Lou Reizner)
    • Technical: John Timperley
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Bluebell wood - Big Sleep (1971)

    • Members: Phil Ryan, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Ray Taff Williams (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Producer: (RIP: Lou Reizner)
    • Technical: John Timperley
  • Battle hymn - Wild Turkey (1972)

    • Members: Jon Blackmore, Glenn Cornick, Jeff Jones, Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Technical: Tom Allom
    • Comments: First album by the band. Some CD reissues contain 2 bonus live tracks.
  • Turkey - Wild Turkey (1973)

    • Members: Glenn Cornick, Mick Dyche, Steve Gurl, Jeff Jones, Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Technical: Robin Black
    • Comments: Second album by the band. Some CD reissue contains 6 bonus live tracks.
  • Journey to the centre of the Earth - Rick Wakeman (1974) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mike Egan, Ashley Holt, Barney James, Roger Newell, Rick Wakeman (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Guests: Will Malone (RIP: David Hemmings, David Measham)
    • Producer: (RIP: Lou Reizner)
    • Technical: Keith Grant
  • The Myths & legends of King Arthur & the knights of the round table - Rick Wakeman (April 1975)

    • Members: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, Roger Newell, Rick Wakeman (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Guests: Michael Baker, Derek Grossmith, Skaila Kanga, David Katz, Will Malone, Geoff Perkins (RIP: Tony Gilbert, Tony Harris, David Mason, David Measham)
    • Comments: Recorded from October 1974 to January 1975.
  • Unleashing the tethered one - the 1974 North American tour - Rick Wakeman (1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, Roger Newell, Rick Wakeman (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Guests: (RIP: David Measham)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1974.
  • The Private collection - Rick Wakeman (1995)

    • Members: Jeff Crampton, Tony Fernandez, Ashley Holt, Barney James, Roger Newell, Rick Wakeman (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Guests: John Gustafson, Jackie McAuley (RIP: David Hemmings, David Measham)
    • Technical: John Burns, Stuart Sawney, John Timperley
  • Stealer of years - Wild Turkey (1999)

  • Live in Edinburgh - Wild Turkey (2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: Glenn Cornick, Mick Dyche, Steve Gurl, Jeff Jones, Bernie Marsden (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1973, but released in 2001.
  • Rarest Turkey - Wild Turkey (2002)

    • Members: Jon Blackmore, Glenn Cornick, Kevin Currie, Mick Dyche, Steve Gurl, Jeff Jones, Alan ´Tweke´ Lewis, Bernie Marsden (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Guests: Morgan Fisher
    • Comments: Album of rarities, featuring 5 tracks recorded in 1974, 2 from 1972, 1 from 1973, and another live track from 1972, along with 5 bonus tracks from Gary Pickford-Hopkins backed by Morgan Fisher on keyboards.
  • You & me in the jungle - Wild Turkey (October 2006)

    • Members: Clive Bunker, Glenn Cornick, Mick Dyche, Steve Gurl, John ´Pugwash´ Weathers, Graham Williams (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 2006.
  • Network - Network ( - )

    • Members: Ron Berg, Graham Foster, John Gosling, Andy Pyle, Bruce Rowland (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Guests: Jimmy Chambers, Jack Lancaster
    • Comments: The album sadly remains unreleased.
  • Final performance - Wild Turkey ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Glenn Cornick, Kevin Currie, Mick Dyche, Steve Gurl, Bernie Marsden (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Comments: Recorded live at The Marquee in June 1974 at their last gig in the 70s, with 3 bonus tracks recorded live in June 1973.
  • Don´t dare to forget - Wild Turkey ( - )

    • Members: Glenn Cornick, Mick Dyche, Steve Gurl, Jeff Jones, Bernie Marsden (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (1 credit)
  • Recollections - the very best of Rick Wakeman (1973-1979) - Rick Wakeman (October 2000)

    • Members: Reg Brooks, Dave Cousins, Jeff Crampton, Chas Cronk, John Dunsterville, Mike Egan, Tony Fernandez, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, Roger Newell, Rick Wakeman (RIP: Barry De Souza, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Martyn Shields)
    • Guests: Bill Bruford, Ray Cooper, Steve Howe, Les Hurdle, David Katz, Will Malone, Judith Powell, Frank Ricotti, Chris Squire, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Alan White (RIP: David Hemmings, David Measham)
    • Technical: Keith Grant, Ken Scott, John Timperley
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (1 credit)
  • Women and children first - Ancient Grease (July 1970)

    • Members: Graham Williams
    • Guests: Phil Ryan (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Producer: John ´Pugwash´ Weathers (RIP: Lou Reizner)
    • Comments: The band Ancient Grease was called Strawberry Dust. Drummer John ´Pugwash´ Weathers produced them their only album (along with Lou Reizner), and brought his then-current bandmates in Eyes Of Blue to play in the album: Phil Ryan and Gary Pickford-Hopkins. Some CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
SESSIONS (3 credits)
  • You & me - Chick Churchill (1973)

    • Members: Chick Churchill
    • Guests: Martin Barre, Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson, Ric Lee, Leo Lyons, Bernie Marsden (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Cozy Powell)
    • Technical: Matthew Fisher
    • Comments: Chick Churchill was (and still is) the keyboardist in Ten Years After. This was his solo album. With some surprises in it: Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies (both from Supertramp), Gary Pickford Hopkins (vocals, later with Rick Wakeman), Bernie Marsden (guitar), Martin Barre (guitar, from Jethro Tull), Cozy Powell (drums), plus his companions in Ten Years After: Leo Lyons (bass) and Ric Lee (drums).
  • Mad fallen leaf - Andrea Vercesi (October 2009)

    • Guests: Clive Bunker, Andy Giddings, Jonathan Noyce (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Comments: Many ex-Jethro Tull musicians appear here, along with Gary Pickford-Hopkins, guesting in this album, although he also sang live with the band in some special gig in Italy (maybe in 2011?).
  • Live - Tetsu & The Good Times Roll Band (2012) (LIVE)

    • Members: Tetsu Yamauchi
    • Guests: (RIP: Gary Pickford-Hopkins)
    • Comments: Live album by ex-Faces bassist Tetsu Yamauchi.

QUESTIONS:

01. Was Gary a member of Cutting Crew or Drivers?

02. Did Frank Ricotti play live with Rick Wakeman Band when Gary was there, in January 1974?

03. Did Gary work with Cozy Powell (apart from appearing together in Chick Churchills´s solo album)?

04. Did bassist Ray Bennett play with Eyes Of Blue, circa 1968?

05. Did Gary work with the band Rare Bird?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 10


Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

Assorted links:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 26
Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Gary Pickford-Hopkins, please, also write me with the link.
  • Rick Wakeman - Sir Galahad
  • Rick Wakeman live in 1975 (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, David Measham, Roger Newell, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Rick Wakeman.

  • Rick Wakeman - Guinevere
  • Rick Wakeman live in 1975 (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, David Measham, Roger Newell, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Rick Wakeman.

  • Rick Wakeman - Guinevere
  • Rick Wakeman live in 1975 (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, David Measham, Roger Newell, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Rick Wakeman.

  • Rick Wakeman - The Last Battle
  • Rick Wakeman live in 1975 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, David Measham, Roger Newell, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Rick Wakeman.

  • Rick Wakeman - King Arthur
  • Rick Wakeman live in 1975 (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, David Measham, Roger Newell, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Rick Wakeman.

  • Rick Wakeman - Sir Lancelot And The Black Knight
  • Rick Wakeman live in 1975 (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Jeff Crampton, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Barney James, David Measham, Roger Newell, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Rick Wakeman.

  • Gary & Taff - Dimples
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Outlaw Blues
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Hey Joe
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - You Never Can Tell
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Smokestack Lightnin´
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Faraway Friends
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Ask Me No Questions
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Long Time Coming
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Bring It On Home
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Night Life
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Statesboro Blues
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - Master Blaster
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary & Taff - I´m Coming Home
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins and Ray Taff Williams live in 2004 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Ray Taff Williams.

  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Stuart Graves - Hey Joe
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Stuart Graves live in March 2009 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Stuart Graves, Gary Pickford-Hopkins.

  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Stuart Graves - Route 66
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Stuart Graves live in March 2009 (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Stuart Graves, Gary Pickford-Hopkins.

  • Spencer Davis & Gary Pickford-Hopkins - Gimme Some Lovin´
  • Spencer Davis and friends featuring Gary Pickford-Hopkins (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Spencer Davis, Gary Pickford-Hopkins. Rest of the musicians unknown to me.

  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Anthony Williams - You Never Can Tell
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Anthony Williams live (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Anthony Williams.

  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Anthony Williams - Dimples
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins & Anthony Williams live (Resolution: 720) (HQ)
    Featuring: Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Anthony Williams.

  • Deke Leonard - Everyday I Have The Blues
  • Deke Leonard´s Iceberg with Gary Pickford-Hopkins as special guest (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Deke Leonard, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Bob Richards, Ray Taff Williams, Will Youatt.

  • Deke Leonard - Johnny B Good
  • Deke Leonard´s Iceberg with Gary Pickford-Hopkins as special guest (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Michael Heatley, Deke Leonard, Gary Pickford-Hopkins, Bob Richards, Ray Taff Williams.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Graham Foster: for being such a great guitarist, as well as for his kindness and a wonderful present.

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Carlo Pavone: for allowing me to use his wonderful photos of Wild Turkey. See the links above to all his Wild Turkey photos (2013).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for info on Gary solo album (2003).

  • Also thanks for writing to:
  • Tony Wyn-Jones (2005).

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Gary Pickford-Hopkins mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Glenn Cornick (8)
    John ´Pugwash´ Weathers (8)
    Phil Ryan (7)
    Mick Dyche (6)
    Ritchie Francis (6)
    Steve Gurl (6)
    Ashley Holt (6)
    Barney James (6)
    Roger Newell (6)
    Rick Wakeman (6)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 26/June/2013 - Last modified on: 27/June/2013. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

    5 comments:

    1. Smokestacks.
      Gary Pickford Hopkins (vocals)
      Bobby Davies (drums)
      John Hocking (guitar)
      Phil Ryan (keyboard)
      Peter Randal replaced by Roger Miles (bass)

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    2. Houseband
      Gary Pickford Hopkins (vocals)
      Ray Taff Williams (guitar)
      Kevin Dunne (bass)
      Neil Adams (drums

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    3. Smokestacks.
      Gary Pickford Hopkins (vocals)
      Bobby Davies (drums)
      John Hocking (guitar)
      Phil Ryan (keyboard)
      Peter Randal replaced by Roger Miles (bass)
      Mike Smith (tenor sax)

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      1. Thank you, Anonymous, for all this info!

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    4. Hello. Thank you for this beautiful page about Gary that was a good friend of mine. I miss him so much. Gary sang in my cd "MAD FALLEN LEAF" (2009) in a song called "We are starting to sing this tune" and we recorded together "An Italian Love Song", a Gary unpublished song(probably a "Wild Turkey" unpublished song as he told me) written in 1972 when he was in London. I have made the arrangement of the piece and the mandolin. We also play together in Italy in 2011: two concerts in Alba (Cuneo) and Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza). For further information please write to me at andrea_vercesi@libero.it . All the best wishes from Italy. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrea-Vercesi/49460202311

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