Monday, 18 July 2011

Britain's is a country which says "Happy Bithday" to Brian Auger and old men remember the beauty of Julie Driscoll

Brian Auger, jazz and rock keyboardist is 71 today.

Things you possible didn't know about Brian, that he :

* in 1965 Auger formed the group 'The Steampacket', along with Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, Vic Briggs and Rod Stewart.

* with Julie and the band, 'Trinity', he went on to record several hit singles, notably a cover version of David Ackles' 'Road to Cairo':

and Bob Dylan's 'This Wheel's on Fire':

* in 1969 they appeared performing in the USA on the nationally telecast '33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee'.

* in 1970 he formed 'Brian Auger's Oblivion Express', which had the future 'Average White Band' drummers Robbie McIntosh and Steve Ferrone, as well as guitarist Jim Mullen.

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