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2 Apr 2017

Geoff Whitehorn “ Whitehorn” 1974 UK Prog Jazz Rock







Geoff Whitehorn “ Whitehorn” 1974 UK Prog Jazz Rock
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English guitarist and vocalist Jeff Whitehorn played in the If and Crawler bands. Whitehorn also took part in the records of other bands and musicians such as Bad Company, Kevin Ayers, Elkie Brooks, The Who, Roger Waters, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Ocean, Paul Rodgers. Currently playing in Procol Harum. In addition, he released several solo works, the first of which - “Whitehorn”, was released back in 1974, and is now a rarity, and musically no less valuable than any “classic” album Manfred Mann’s Earth Band……..
Geoffrey Charles ‘Geoff’ Whitehorn is a guitarist and singer-songwriter, who has played as a member of If, Crawler and Procol Harum. 

In August 1973, Whitehorn joined the pioneering British jazz-rock band, If, in what was their third and final line-up, appearing on their last two albums, “Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces” (1974) and “Tea Break Over, Back On Your 'Eads” (1975). During that period, he recorded his first solo album, “Whitehorn” (1974, Stateside), featuring fellow If members Dick Morrissey and Cliff Davies. 

In 1976 - 1979, Whitehorn played in the band Crawler (formerly known as Back Street Crawler), replacing the band’s founder Paul Kossoff after the latter’s death. 

In 1991, he joined the group Procol Harum, and is now their longest serving guitarist, having played on all of their recent recordings, such as “The Long Goodbye, One More Time” - Live in Utrecht 1992 and “The Well’s on Fire” as well as on Procol Harum’s live DVDs in Denmark and at Union Chapel, and one recorded with an orchestra in 2006 at Ledreborg Castle, again in Denmark. 

Whitehorn has also contributed to the recordings and performances of other artists, such as Bad Company, Jethro Tull, Kevin Ayers, Elkie Brooks, The Who, Roger Waters, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Ocean and Paul Rodgers. In 2007, he worked with Elkie Brooks on her UK tour. ………..


Albums 

Whitehorn (1974) 
Geoff Who? (1990) 
Big in Gravesend (1994)

Credits 
Bass – Gerry Morris 
Guitar, Lead Vocals – Geoff Whitehorn 
Keyboards – Peter Arneson

Tracklist 
A1 Makin’ It Funky 2:57 
A2 Fire Fire 6:00 
A3 Day Of Awakening 5:17 
A4 U.F.O. 3:48 
B1 Mamma Said 4:41 
B2 Fall Out 4:10 
B3 My Mind Within 4:55 
B4 Snake In The Grass 3:58 
B5 Blue Jiver 3:17 

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