Portrait Drawing Mick Taylor Rolling Stones

Michael Kevin "Mick" Taylor (born 17 January 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English musician, best known as a former member of John Mayalls Bluesbreakers (1966–69) and The Rolling Stones (1969–74). Since resigning from the Rolling Stones in December 1974 Taylor began working with numerous other artists and has released solo albums. Taylor was listed in Rolling Stone magazines 2012 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, ranked at 37th place Taylor was born to a working-class family in Welwyn Garden City, but was raised in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, where his father worked as a fitter for De Havilland aircraft company.[2] He began playing guitar at age nine, learning to play from his mothers younger brother. As a teenager, he formed bands with schoolmates and started performing concerts under names such as The Juniors and the Strangers. They also appeared on television and put out a single.[3] Part of the band was recruited for a new group called The Gods, which included Ken Hensley (later of Uriah Heep fame). In 1966, The Gods opened for Cream at the Starlite Ballroom in Wembley. In 1965 at age 16, Taylor went to see a John Mayalls Bluesbreakers performance at "The Hop" Community Centre, Welwyn Garden City. A drummer friend of the Juniors, Danny Bacon, remembers: "On the night in question, I had gone to The Hop with some guys from our band, former schoolmates and Ex-Juniors Mick Taylor and Alan Shacklock. It was after John Mayall <b>…<b>

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  1. Chicken Shack were part of the whole mid-late 60’s British blues/rock explosion that brought us bands like John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, Savoy Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Bakerloo, Tramline, Juicy Lucy, etc.
    The main focus of the band in the beginning (1967-70) was guitarist Stan Webb, and pianist Christine Perfect, who was later known as Christine McVie after marrying bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac, a band she eventually joined full-time.
    Anyways…the first few Chicken Shack LP’s were very much blues driven, much like that of the early Fleetwood Mac. Though by 1971/72 they were stripped down to a trio, and went for a much heavier hard rock sound as evidenced on their 1972 album release “Imagination Lady”.
    Stan Webb later went on to play with ‘Broken Glass’, a band that also featured future Robert Plant guitarist Robbie Blunt. Robbie also played guitar with a late 70’s incarnation of ‘Stan Webbs Chicken Shack’ as well. After ‘Broken Glass’, Stan played with Savoy Brown for awhile.

    Here’s a video that uploaded sometime ago featuring two songs from the 1972 Chicken Shack LP “Imagination Lady”. The imagery within this video is sourced from photos/scans of my vinyl LP; jacket/cover, labels etc.

    Daughter Of The Hillside / Crying Won’t Help You Now…

    Blocked in America? Wow…too bad. I’m in Canada and I see it fine, even when I’m logged out of my YouTube account. As a matter of fact I was in Mexico recently and watched it there also.
    Damned Yankee’s and all their silly copyright laws…Lol.
    I’ll see what else I can dig up from the same LP…but odds are you won’t be able to see that in the USA either.
    Not much else available from this album other than a few recent Stan Webb solo performances…seems whoever has the rights to the music on that LP music is pretty tight.
    HI Dave and BF. Oh I see that it is blocked now. It didn’t used to be, and I’m sure it’s still visible in other countries. I logged out, and it’s blocked…though I can still see it while logged in.
    Shame, because I think you guys would have really enjoyed these songs. Very cool hard rock/blues…much different than Chicken Shack’s earlier stuff with Christine. Comparable to the band’s ‘Broken Glass’, ‘Stray Dog’, and the heavier stuff off Savoy Browns “Boogie Brothers” album, which also featured Stan Webb.

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