Musician. He began his career playing lead guitar in local bands around Sioux City, Iowa, before moving to Colorado, where he joined the group Zephyr in 1972. Having much success, he joined the band The James Gang in 1973, recording two hit songs, "Bang!" (1973) and "Miami" (1974). Receiving much acclaim for his talents, he was recruited for session work and was signed by Nemperor Records, releasing his solo album "Teaser" in 1975. That same year, he replaced guitarist Richie Blackmore in the British rock group Deep Purple, playing on their album "Come Taste the Band" and went with the group on a world tour. After Deep Purple disbanded in March 1976, he went back on the road with his solo band and recorded his second album "Private Eyes". His final show was with guitarist Jeff Beck in Miami, Florida, on December 3, 1976, the eve before his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
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When I first heard your music a few years after your death - the "Private Eyes" album. I thought, had you lived, you'd probably have ended up playing in a group like the Eagles. Not unlike your buddy, Joe Walsh. Well, circumstances seem ripe for collabora...(Read more) -
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