Rock and roll tour musician Georgie Fame (née Clive Powell) has recorded over 20 albums and 14 hit singles. He is equally at home in the company of jazz groups and big...Read More
Rock and roll tour musician Georgie Fame (née Clive Powell) was born in Lancashire. Hired as a backing pianist for impresario Larry Parnes, by the age of 16 Georgie had toured Britain extensively, playing alongside Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Tony Sheridan, Freddie Canon, Jerry Keller, Dickie Pride, Joe Brown and many more. Georgie became part of Blue Flames, a band started by Billy Fury, which took up a three year residency at the Flamingo Club in London’s Soho district. They recorded their first album in 1963 and a string of hit records followed, including Yeh Yeh (the first recording that knocked The Beatles off the number one spot in the charts), Getaway and 1967’s The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde. Between 1967 and 1968, Georgie sang with the Count Basie Orchestra, and from 1970-73 worked in a partnership with fellow musician Alan Price (former keyboard player for The Animals). The duo were featured in their own television series “The Price of Fame,” made guest appearances on countless others, and produced the hit single Rosetta. Their partnership came to a close several years later, but the television exposure had made Georgie Fame a household name in Britain
Throughout his 40-year career, Georgie Fame has recorded over 20 albums and 14 hit singles. He is equally at home in the company of jazz groups and big bands, orchestras, rock groups and his own band, The Blue Flames. As a sideman, he has recorded with many artists, including Gene Vincent, Prince Buster, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Andy Fairweather-Low, Bill Wyman and Van Morrison. Ever on the road, Georgie Fame continues to perform his unique blend of jazz/rhythm and blues for live audiences at clubs and music festivals throughout Europe.
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