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Trapeze

Wolverhampton, England hard rock outfit Trapeze formed in 1968, teaming lead vocalist John Jones and guitarist/keyboardist Terry Rowley(both ex-members of the Montanas, famed for the hit "You've Got to Be Loved") with singer/guitarist Mel Galley, bassist Glenn Hughes, anddrummer Dave Holland. Signing to the Moody Blues' Threshold Records imprint, Trapeze issued its self-titled debut album in 1970; Jones andRowley returned to the Montanas soon after, and in 1970 the remaining trio resurfaced with Medusa. The group toured extensively both at homeand abroad, and although their fusion of rock and ...read more

Wolverhampton, England hard rock outfit Trapeze formed in 1968, teaming lead vocalist John Jones and guitarist/keyboardist Terry Rowley(both ex-members of the Montanas, famed for the hit "You've Got to Be Loved") with singer/guitarist Mel Galley, bassist Glenn Hughes, anddrummer Dave Holland. Signing to the Moody Blues' Threshold Records imprint, Trapeze issued its self-titled debut album in 1970; Jones andRowley returned to the Montanas soon after, and in 1970 the remaining trio resurfaced with Medusa. The group toured extensively both at homeand abroad, and although their fusion of rock and funk was cited as a prime influence on bands like ZZ Top, their commercial success wasminimal. In the wake of the third Trapeze album, 1972's You Are the Music...We're Just the Band, Hughes replaced Roger Glover in DeepPurple. Guitarist Rob Kendrick and bassist Pete Wright signed on for Trapeze's 1974 effort Hot Wire, followed a year later by a self-titled LP; in1976, the core trio of Galley, Hughes, and Holland reunited, although no new recordings were forthcoming. Hughes again exited prior to 1978'sHold On, which featured Wright in addition to new guitarist Pete Goalby; Trapeze then disbanded, with Galley joining Whitesnake (and, later,Black Sabbath), while Holland tenured with Judas Priest. Galley, Hughes, and Holland reformed once more in 1991, with a May 1992 London gigyielding the Welcome to the Real World live album. « hide

Similar Bands: Glenn Hughes, Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Barclay James Harvest, Wishbone Ash

LPs
Hold On
1978

Trapeze (1976)
1976

Hot Wire
1974

2.5
1 Votes
You Are the Music...We're Just the Band
1972

4.1
4 Votes
Medusa
1970

4.1
10 Votes
Trapeze
1970

3.5
4 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the Boat Club 1975
2006

Welcome to the Real World
1992

Live in Texas: Dead Armadillos
1980

Compilations
High Flyers - The Best Of Trapeze
1996


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