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Britton, Geoff

He is a drummer and percussionist born in Lewisham, S. London, England.

He became a member of the folk-rock band East of Eden and in 1974 joined Paul McCartney & Wings for a year, performing on the Venus and Mars album.  In 1977 he became a member of the group Rough Diamond  when he met the guitarist Jools Cooper at a recording session. They would later form The Rockets.

In 1978 he joined up with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, also for a year, and appeared on their Angel Station. Other bands he has performed with throughout his career include The Pirates, Chicken Shack, The Wild Angels and The Mike Oldfield Band.

As a member of Wings he appears in the films One Hand Clapping and Wingspan, and he appears as himself in the 1977 documentary Empty Hand . He joined The Keys in the early 1980s and moved to Spain in 1989 when he was a member of The Rockets.

1999 saw him joining up with Black Diamond and he stayed with them for ne next 5 years until 2004.  In 2008 he joined The Brink Band and in 2010 became a member of the band Black Glitter.

Paul McCartney & Wings recordings
Lunchbox/Odd Sox (Paul McCartney )

Here he is drumming on Wings’ “Junior’s Farm”…

Sources:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Britton
  2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0110180/
  3. https://www.discogs.com/artist/519699-Geoff-Britton