This band was formed in December 1972 and originally known as Ace Flash and the Dynamos. The members were professional musicians from other bands and the group was popular on the pub circuit in Britain.
They released their debut album Five a Side in 1974 which produced their hit song “How Long” followed by Time for Another in 1975 and No Strings in 1977. The song “How Long” is believed to have been an instrumental influence on Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs.
The band eventually moved to America but disbanded in 1977 with most of the members returning to the UK and joining Frankie Miller’s Band.
Philip “Phil” Harris (guitar) (1972-1976)
Alan “Bam” King (guitar, vocals) (1972-1977)
Paul Carrack (keyboards, vocals) (1972-1977)
Terry “Tex” Comer (bass) (1972-1977)
Steve Witherington (drums) (1972-1973)
Brian “Chico” Greenwood (drums) (1973-1974)
Fran Byrne (drums) (1974-1975)
Jon Woodhead (guitar) (1976-1977)
Rock ‘n’ Roll Runaway (Paul Carrack/Terry ” Tex ” Comer/Alan King/Philip Harris)
Here they are with their hit record “How Long”…