At secondary school I pass all my exams except music! There’s a message here
somewhere, as music has been my profession since 1967!
Still living at home after leaving school, my parents are not of the opinion that
music is a career, so I join the Civil Service as a tax officer. By night I’m
playing organ in R&B and soul bands.
My first pro job is a month-long residency at the Star club in Hamburg. I then
play in various backing bands for singers including Percy Sledge, P J Proby and
My own band
In the early 70’s I form my own band called Listen