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The Colin Blunstone Band 1972-1974
invited me to form a backing band for Colin who had just had another hit single " Say you don't mind "
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.
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
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)
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
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.