You were briefly involved with The Nice, Jethro Tull, Roxy Music and even Pink Floyd for one gig. Do you sometimes feel like prog's 'nearly man'?
I know why you say that, but it's not the way I think. To be honest, I was too young when I got those chances to take full advantage. I was 19 when was in The Nice and the rest of them were about 25, so that caused its own problems. I did one gig with Floyd in Liverpool, standing in for Syd Barrett, and the guys did come to see me play a few times with The Nice when they were looking to bring in a permanent second guitarist. I really should have grasped the opportunity and pushed myself forward, but, again, my inexperience held me back. I waited for them to come to me, and instead they offered the job to David Gilmour.
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The day I stood in for Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett when he vanished in Liverpool 20:43, 6 JAN 2016 UPDATED 20:44, 6 JAN 2016 BY ALISTAIR HOUGHTON
On Syd Barrett's birthday, guitarist Davy O'List had to stand in for the troubled Pink Floyd star at the Liverpool Empire in 1967
In 1968, The Nice released their biggest single – a cover of Leonard Bernstein’s America. O’List left later that year and Nice keyboardist Keith Emerson went on to form supergroup Emerson Lake and Palmer.
After The Nice Davy played briefly with Jethro Tull and Roxy Music and in 1974 formed glam-influenced band Jet.
steelmonkey: 22 more days till I see a bunch of songs and A Passion Play sliver. Just learned that I will be joined by no less than 4 very good friends.Hurry July, 9.
Jun 17, 2019 19:37:50 GMT
steelmonkey: Wait...No APP sliver on Athens setlist. Sleepless nights to follow.
Jun 17, 2019 19:39:03 GMT
JTull 007: Don't give up Bernie. APP could still happen.... Praying for Little Sister's Immaculate Virginity to be winged away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision.
Jun 19, 2019 23:36:03 GMT
botanicman: Man....the bass line in "Everything in Our Lives" is incredible. Worth some study!
Jun 23, 2019 0:12:54 GMT
maddogfagin: Rather fine bass playing
Jun 24, 2019 13:13:58 GMT
steelmonkey: I'll study as advised !
Jun 25, 2019 3:42:42 GMT