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Bakerloo

BakerlooFormed: 1969 Split: 1969

Line-up:
David (Clem) Clempson - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals (Wilnecote)
[formerly of The Vipers and Harwell Reaction]
[later of Humble Pie, Colosseum]
John Hinch - Drums (Lichfield)
[formerly of The Pinch]
Terry Poole - Bass Guitar (Leyfields)

October 1969
Dave Clempson replaces guitarist James Litherland in Colosseum

29/06/69 - Bakerloo, DJ – Dave Stuart, The Spot ClubGigs:
29/06/69
Bakerloo
DJ – Dave Stuart

The Spot Club

01/09/69
Tea & Symphony
Locomotive, Earth, Samson, Bakerloo
Cannon Hill Park Birmingham

History of Bakerloo
Bakerloo were formed as The Bakerloo Blues Line in February 1968, in Tamworth, Staffordshire and split in Summer 1969. The Line-up I have is:

Keith Baker drums (born 14.4.1948, in Birmingham, Warwickshire) (ex May Blitz, to Warm Dust, Summer? 1969? - May? 1970? Uriah Heep, May - Oct 1970, then presumably quit music). After Keith left The Bakerloo and before he joined Uriah Heep, he was in a band called Daddy in Aug 1969. Baker only spent a short time in this group. This band in early 1970 became Supertramp.

Terry Poole bass, lead vocals (born 19?? Chesterton Way? Leyfields) (ex May Blitz, to Graham Bond, Vinegar Joe);

Clem Cempson lead guitar, backing vocals, organ, harmonica (born David Clempson, 5.9.1949, in Bailey Avenue? Hockley? Tamworth) (to Colosseum, Oct 1969 - Aug 1970, Sep 1970 - Oct 1971, Humble Pie, Oct 1971 - Mar 1975, Strange Brew, Jul - Aug 1975 etc).

Not sure when John Hinch (born in 1948, at 98 Gala Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire) joined the band? Hinch was in a band called Hiroshima (1972 - 1973), with singer Rob Halford (born Robert John Arthur Halford, 25.8.1951, in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire) who both went on to join Judas Priest in May 1973. Hinch left Priest in 1975.

As for Bakerloo they released an album 'Bakerloo' (Harvest SHVL 762, Dec 1968) and a 45 'Driving Backwards' / 'Once Upon A Time' (Harvest HAR 5004, 11 Jul 1968). As far as I know Baker played on the album as did one Jerry Salisbury on trumpet.

The Bakerloo Blues Band (formed in Feb 1968, in Tamworth, Staffordshire - Mar 1968); Bakerloo (formed in Mar 1968, in Tamworth, Staffordshire - Oct 1969): Dave Clempson Lead & Slide Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, Harpsichord, Piano (Feb 1968 - Oct 1969) (born David Clempson, 5.9.1949, at Bailey Avenue? Hockley? Tamworth) (ex The Vipers, Harwell Reaction); Terry Poole Bass (Feb - Mar 1968 - Dec 1969) (born Leyfields, Staffordshire); John Hinch Drums (Feb - Mar 1968) (born Frederick John Hinch, 19.7.1947, at 98 Gala Lane? Litchfield, Staffordshire) (ex The Pinch, Sep 1966 - Feb 1968); Keith Baker Drums (Mar 1968 - Oct 1969) (born 19.4.1948, in Birmingham, Warwickshire); Jerry Sailsbury Trumpet (played on album 'Bakerloo' Track 3). Gigs: 1969: 29 Jun - The Spot Club; 1 Sep - Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, Warwickshire (with Locomotive, Earth, Sampson). Album: Bakerloo (Harvest SHVL 762, Aug 1969). Single: 'Driving Backwards' / 'Once Upon A Time' (Harvest HAR 5004, 11 Jul 1969). May Blitz (formed in Earl 1969, in England): Jamie Black Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals (Earl 1969 - 1971) (born James Black, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada); Terry Poole Bass (Earl 1969 - 1970); Reid Hudson Bass, Vocals (1970 - 1971) (born in 1948, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada); Keith Baker Drums (Earl 1969 - May 1970) (ex Daddy, Warm Dust); Tony Newman Vibes, Drums, Percussion (May 1970 - 1971) (born Richard Anthony Newman, 17.3.1943, in Southampton, Hampshire) (ex Sounds Incorporated, 1961 - Dec 1966, The Jeff Beck Group, Feb - Jul 1969).

Judas Priest (formed in Sep 1969, in Birmingham, Warwickshire): John Hinch Drums (May 1973 - Aug 1975) (born Frederick John Hinch, 19.7.1947, at 98 Gala Lane, Litchfield, Staffordshire) (ex The Pinch, Sep 1966 - Feb 1968, The Bakerloo Blues Line, Feb - Mar 1968, Bakerloo, Mar 1968 - Oct 1969); Al Atkins Lead Vocals, Guitar (born Allan John Atkins, 14.10.1947, in Marsh Lane, Stone Cross, West Bromwich, Staffordshire) (ex The Reaction, Bitta Sweet, Sugar Stack, The Blues Condition, Halfbreed, Chapters of Life, The Jug Blues Band, Evolution); Les Binks Drums (born James Leslie Binks, 5.4.1948, in Portadown, Armagh, Northern Ireland); Dave Holland Drums (born David Holland, 5.4.1948, in Wolverhampton, Warwickshire) (ex Fancy, Trapeze); Glen Tipton Lead Guitar, Keyboards (May 1974 - ) (born Glen Raymond Tipton, 25.10.1948, in Blackheath, Staffordshire) (ex Shave ‘n’ Dry, 1970 - 1971, Merlin, 1971, The Flying Hat Band, 1971 - May 1974); Bruno Stapenhill Bass Sep 1969 - Apr 1970) (born Brian Stapenhill, in 1949, at Yew Tree Estate, West Bromwich, Staffordshire) (ex The Reaction, Bitta Sweet, Sugar Stack, The Blues Condition, Lion, Halfbreed, Chapters of Life, The Jug Blues Band, Evolution); Ian Hill Bass (Oct 1970 - ) (born Ian Frank Hill, 20.1.1951, in Yew Tree Estate, West Bromwich, Staffordshire) (ex Freight); John Ellis Drums (Oct 1970 - 6 Oct 1971) (born 19.9.1951, in Yew Tree Estate, West Bromwich, Staffordshire) (ex Freight); Rob Halford Lead Vocals, Harmonica (May 1973 - 4 Jul 1991, Jul 2003 - ) (born Robert John Arthur Halford, 25.8.1951, in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire) (ex Thark, 1966 - 1969? Athens Wood, 1969 - 1973, Abraxis, Lord Lucifer, Hiroshima); Kenny ‘K K’ Downing Lead Guitar (Oct 1970 - ) (born Kenneth Kevin Downing, 27.10.1951, in Yew Tree Estate, West Bromwich, Staffordshire) (ex Freight); Ernie Chataway Lead Guitar Sep 1969 - Apr 1970) (born Earnest Chataway, in 1952, in Birmingham, Warwickshire); John 'Fezza' Partridge Drums (Sep 1969 - Apr 1970) (born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire); Chris 'Congo' Campbell Drums (Dec 1971 - May 1973) (born Christopher Louis Campbell).

The Bakerloo Blues Band (formed in Feb 1968, in Tamworth, Staffordshire - Mar 1968); Bakerloo (formed in Mar 1968, in Tamworth, Staffordshire - Oct 1969): Dave Clempson Lead & Slide Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, Harpsichord, Piano (Feb 1968 - Oct 1969) (born David Clempson, 5.9.1949, at Bailey Avenue, Hockley, Tamworth) (ex The Vipers, Harwell Reaction); Terry Poole Bass (Feb - Mar 1968 - Oct 1969) (born Leyfields, Staffordshire); John Hinch Drums (Feb - Mar 1968) (born Frederick John Hinch, 19.7.1947, at 98 Gala Lane, Litchfield, Staffordshire) (ex The Pinch, Sep 1966 - Feb 1968); Keith Baker Drums (Mar 1968 - Oct 1969) (born 19.4.1948, in Birmingham, Warwickshire); Jerry Sailsbury Trumpet (played on album 'Bakerloo' Track 3).

Gigs:

1969: 29 Jun - The Spot Club; 1 Sep - Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, Warwickshire (with Locomotive, Earth, Sampson).

Album: Bakerloo (Harvest SHVL 762, Aug 1969).

Single: 'Driving Backwards' / 'Once Upon A Time' (Harvest HAR 5004, 11 Jul 1969).

May Blitz (formed in Earl 1969, in England): Jamie Black Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals (Earl 1969 - 1971) (born James Black, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada); Terry Poole Bass (Earl 1969 - 1970); Reid Hudson Bass, Vocals (1970 - 1971) (born in 1948, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada); Keith Baker Drums (Earl - Aug 1969); Tony Newman Vibes, Drums, Percussion (Aug 1969 - 1971) (born Richard Anthony Newman, 17.3.1943, in Southampton, Hampshire) (ex Sounds Incorporated, 1961 - Dec 1966, The Jeff Beck Group, Feb - Jul 1969).

Daddy (Aug 1969 - Jan 1970, when the band became Supertramp): Rick Davies Organ, Vocals (Aug 1969 - Jan 1970) (born Richard Davies, 22.7.1944, in Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire); Roger Hodson Bass, Vocals; Richard Palmer Guitar, Vocals (born Richard Jeffrey Charles Palmer-James, 11.7.1947, in Bournemouth, Dorset); Nigel 'Ollie' Olsson Drums (Aug 1969, one day) (born 10.2.1949, in Wallasey, Cheshire); Keith Baker Drums (Aug 1969) (born 19.4.1948, in Birmingham, Warwickshire); Bob Millar Percussion (Aug 1969 - Jan 1970) (born Robert Millar, 2.2.1950).
 
The Bakerloo Blues Line played the Crown Hotel, Birmingham, Warwickshire on 1.10.1968. The Bakerloo Blues Line first played the Marquee Club on Tues 26.11.1968, supporting Jethro Tull, their last gig at the club. Then on Tues 10.12.1968, supporting Led Zeppelin, their first gig at the club. Then on Frid 10.1.1969 supported by Village.

Bakerloo first played the Marquee Club on Thur 6.2.1969, supporting Locomotive, along with Earth, Ray Everett and Tea and Symphony. Then on Frid 28.2.1969, supported by Earth (later called Black Sabbath). Then on Tues 11.3.1969, supported by Earth, Ray Everett, Locomotive. 

Thanks to: John Warburg


Tamworth Herald Feature

Tamworth Herald – 27/06/69
“BAKERLOO” ON RIGHT LINE
“Bakerloo” – a group which includes two Tamworth lads in it’s line-up – has a single and L.P. released within the next few weeks

Clem Clempson of Bailey Avenue, Hockley and Terry Poole of Chesterton Way, Leyfields, form part of the now famous “Bakerloo”.

The group is well-known in London and Birmingham and enquiries have been flooding record shops as to when the outfit will release a record.

The trio signed a recording contract on the newly formed E.M.I. “Harvest” label last week. They have a single called “Driving Bachwards” released on July 11 and an L.P. called “Gang Bang” five weeks later.

The trio have been together for 14 months and play a mixture of jazz, blues and classical music, giving their own interpretation.

Clem plays lead guitar and Terry is bass player and “Bakerloo” plan to play in Birmingham to promote the two releases.

Said manager, Jim Simpson, “The single is very commercial and very unlike their style, but it should get a lot of radio plays which will draw attention to the forthcoming L.P.”


John Hinch
A history by John Warburg
Judas Priest (formed in Sep 1969, in Birmingham, Warwickshire): Al Atkins lead vocals (born Allan John Atkins, 14.10.1947, in Marsh Lane, Stone Cross, West Bromwich); Glenn Tipton lead guitar (born Glenn Raymond Tipton, 25.10.1947, in Blackheath, Staffordshire); Les Binks drums (born James Leslie Binks, 5.4.1948, in Wolverhampton, Warwickshire); Dave Holland drums (born David Holland, 5.4.1948, in Wolverhampton); John Hinch drums (born in 1948, at 98 Gala Lane? Lichfield, Staffordshire); Ian Hill bass (born Ian Frank Hill, 20.1.1951, in Yew Tree Estate, West Bromwich); Rob Halford lead vocals (born Robert John Arthur Halford, 25.8.1951, in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire); Kenny 'K K' Downing lead guitar (born Kenneth Downing Jr, 27.10.1951, in Yew Tree Estate, West Bromwich); Bruno Stappenhill bass (born Brian Stappenhill, in 1949, in West Bromwich); Ernie Chataway lead guitar (born Earnest Chataway, in 1952, in West Bromwich) (ex Earth, who became Black Sabbath); John Perry lead guitar (born 19?? died Sep 1969, in a car crash); Chris 'Congo' Campbell (born Christopher Louis Campbell, 19??).

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