Keef Hartley

Born: 
03/08/1944
City: 
Preston
Region: 
Lancashire
Country: 
England
Died: 
11/26/2011
Years Active: 
1960's-2011
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Drums
Notable Equipment: 
Played With: 

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Hartley's career began as the replacement for Ringo Starr as drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a popular Liverpool-based band. Subsequently he played and recorded with The Artwoods then achieved some notability as John Mayall's drummer before forming The Keef Hartley (Big) Band, mixing elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll into a jazz-rock sound comparable to Blood, Sweat, and Tears and Chicago. The group played at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and released four popular albums, including Halfbreed and The Battle of North West Six.

In November 1974, the UK music magazine, NME, reported that Hartley, who had been largely inactive since his band broke up in early 1972, had formed a new outfit called Dog Soldier. They recorded one album, the eponymously entitled Dog Soldier in 1975.

Discography

Released: 1967

Concerts