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    Flowers, Herbie (19th May 1938-Present)

    He is a bass guitarist, musician and composer born Brian Keith Flowers in Isleworth, Middlesex.  He is known for his session bass playing for stars including Elton John , David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Lou Reed, Frank Sinatra, George Harrison, Paul McCartney , Tom Jones, David Essex and many others.  Notable songs that he has appeared on are "Space Oddity" and "Walk on the Wild Side" as well as his performance on the albums Tumbleweed Connection by Elton John and Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds.  In the 1970s he became a member of CCS who had hits including "Tap Turns on the Water" and Blue Mink, who were successful with "Melting Pot".  He was a co-founder of the band Sky, and after they split up in 1990 he has concentrated on jazz.  He released the album Plant Life as a solo artist before joining the band T. Rex in 1977. As a songwriter he composer the No. 1 UK chart hit "Grandad" which was performed by Clive Dunn.    

     

    Paul McCartney Recordings

    No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) (Paul McCartney )                                     

    No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version) (Paul McCartney )                                   

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbie_Flowers
    2. www.loadofold.com/boots/flowers.html

     

    Here he is playing bass with Sky on their "Westway"...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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