Week of October 13, 2002

Little Free Rock


Peter Illingworth - Guitar, Vocals 
Frank Newbold - Bass, Vocals, Percussion
Paul Varley - Drums 


Little Free Rock (Transatlantic TRA 208) 1969 

This group was a later version of Purple Haze who included ex-David John and The Mood guitarist Peter Illingworth. Their album is basically heavy psychedelia with some Cream influences. The songs are well structured with fine melodies and good guitar, with the best tracks being "Roman Summer Nights", "Lost Lonely Castles In The Sky", "Dream", "Tingle" and "Evil Woman". 

Frank Newbold was later involved in the Astral Navigations Thundermother project. 

For more information check the bands website: http://www.illingworth70.freeserve.co.uk

(Vernon Joynson/Costas Arvanitis)
Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson
   ISBN 1 899855 04 1

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