The Colin Blunstone Band 1972-1974

The Colin Blunstone Band 1972-1974

Derek Griffiths


invited me to form a backing band for Colin who had just had another hit single " Say you don't mind "

Jim Toomeydrums

Pete Wingfield piano

Terry PooleBass Guitar/vocals

Colin was part way through recording his Ennismore album , and we all contributed to a couple of tracks on that.

I moved from Dalston Junction to Mapesbury RoadNW2 with my wife Joelle ( French girlfriend along the way to Naples )and our son Anthony (2)

We shared this large house with Les &Ez Nicol and their son Jesse (2)

I had kept in contact with Les Nicol from the Rupert's People Auditions.

Blunstone Band's



Colin lived close by in NW6 Inglewood Road

Jim lived in NW4 Denehurst Gardens.

Derek lived with his parents in East MoleseySurry

Pete lived in SW18 Standen Road.

Barry & Jackie Krost

Barry Kroste was Colin's manager, he also managed Cat Stevens and DustySpringfield.

Most of 1973 was spent touring Europe and America

Colin had been the lead singer in the Zombies a sixties group from St Albans who had two world wide hits " She's not there " and " Time of theSeason " both of these songs were written by RodArgent.

Colin was the face of the Zombies and so we were billed as " The New Zombies " when we toured the USAin March 1973

19th March -7th May


Gig List

The Cellar Door Washington (19/03/1973)

Paul's Mall Boston(26/03/1973)

Main Point Bryan MawrPennsylvania (29/03/1973)

Quiet Knight Chicago(04/04/1973)

Central State Uni Edmond Oklahoma(11/04/1973)

Armadillo Hall AustinTexas(12/04/1973)

Santa Rosa Theatre Houston Texas(15/04/1973)

Ebbets Field Denver Colorado(17/04/1973)

WinterlandSan Francisco(20/04/1973)

Troubador Los Angeles(24/04/1973)

Max's Kansas City New York (02/05/1973)

London 7th May 1973

return to the UK from Tour

Colin Blunstone

Journey Album

Recorded in August 1973 Abby Road Studios


Working with Colin Blunstone, Jim Toomey, Pete Winfield, Dereck Griffiths, Rod Argent, Duncan Brown, Mike Cotton, Nick Newell, John Beecham and the King Singers was a musical privilege.

Wonderful musicians produced a Wonderful album the title track.

Criticallyacclaimed but commercially unsuccessful, the disappointing Journey album sales forced Colin to disband the group in Spring 1974.

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