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  a brief history                                                                                                    

  Early 1970's - North East England / band - Beckett

'Discovered' by  promoter/Author GEOFF DOCHERTY

        1974-76 invited by magical guitarist

           Paul Kossoff to form Back Street Crawler

         SIGNED BY AHMET ERTEGUN

TO ATLANTIC RECORDS

Studio albums x 6

                                      Beckett: w.e.a. raft records

           Back Street Crawler: Atlantic records

                      The Band Plays On + 2nd Street

        Crawler x 2 albums c.b.s./epic @ caribou ranch

                  Charlie - atlantic/atco

    Def Leppard pyromania. b/vox with 'Mutt' lange

    Tours  

                                   UK + USA + EUROPE + JAPAN    

          with Foreigner - Kansas - Robin Trower

      SLADE - SAHB - CAPT BEEFHEART - FREE

        Japan + Europe  w MICHAEL SCHENKER  

        RECORDING STUDIOS

         New York - Electric Ladyland + Atlantic NYC

             LOS ANGELES Crystal + Kyndon sound  

                Caribou Ranch Denver Colorado

   London - Island Basing St: + Olympic

            Ridge Farm  Surrey + Rockcliffe  Wales

             Eel pie + Sawmills Cornwall +Advision

                         Battery + A.I.R + Livingstone

                 FAMOUS-WHAT IF'S.. ?

             MOTT THE HOOPLE + AC:DC + IRON MAIDEN

       LEAD VOcals on album for 'non' band' - 'Charlie'    

    'It's Inevitable' 1983 - USA. Billboard & Mtv 'hit.

 

gigs

London Marquee Club & BBC Old Grey Whistle Test

                TOP TEN CLUB HAMBURG  'RESIDENCY'  TWICE

            Bottom Line Club NYC + Paradise Boston. mas.

         My Fathers Place

Budokan Tokyo + Osaka  Kyoto Hiroshima

 

          Tours  + 'shared bill gigs '

         slade (25 dates) roy woods' wizzard.  

beach boys & boz scaggs

@ Grosvenor House London CBS Convention

     captain beefheart ( 25 dates)   lindisfarne.      thin lizzy.

  free.        rod stewart  &  faces.     mott the hoople.

 sensational alex harvey band (33 dates)

 U2.   M.s.g.   doobie brothers.  iron maiden

  foreigner. rory gallagher. robin trower. kansas

         ac/dc -traffic - john martyn

       crystal palace bowl w santana+elvis costello  

london music festival-nazareth /earth wind fire

 DONNINGTON FESTIVAL with Y&T

( van.halen / ac:dc + the reading festival 1974

2021

       ..............kossoff the band plays on..............

                                           

koss ridge farm koss ridge farm solo

      paul kossoff

  Back St: Crawler

 

           ridge farm

     dorking-surrey

  the band plays on

               1975