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ANDY ELLISON

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Andy Ellison (front) at the Marc Bolan celebration concert

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Description: Vocalist, UK

Known For: Lead singer of groups “Johns Children” “Radio Stars” and “Jet”.

Instruments: Voice

Music Styles: Rock

Location: United Kingdom

Date Born: 5th July 1950
Location Born: Finchley, United Kingdom

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site:  Official site

Other Links: See below:

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Andy Ellison

Andrew “Andy” Ellison (born 5 July 1946 in Finchley, North London) is a musician and vocalist best known as the frontman in John’s Children, Jet and Radio Stars.

John’s children also featured Marc Bolan and Chris Townson. During the height of their popularity, Ellison carried a pillowcase stuffed with feathers, throwing them around the stage. On the group’s (in)famous 1967 tour with The Who, Ellison threw feathers around the stage so much that Roger Daltrey could not sing.

A song sung by Ellison, “It’s Been A Long Time,” appears on the soundtrack – better known for its contributions from The Spencer Davis Group and Traffic – to the film, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. “It’s Been A Long Time” also featured on the compilation album, Backtrack 1, a Track Records release featuring The Who and Jimi Hendrix amongst others.

Jet released a single album on CBS Records in 1975, toured as support to Hunter-Ronson and then became Radio Stars,[1] who had one UK Top 40 hit, “Nervous Wreck” in early 1978. It peaked at #39. The b-side to the single was a cover of Marc Bolan’s “Horrible Breath”, a John’s Children staple.

In the 1990s, Ellison fronted a reformed version of John’s Children. Radio Stars reformed for a one-off gig in London in 2008 to mark the release of their Something For the Weekend live release on Radiant Future Records.

Discography

Cornflake Zoo – solo singles, demos, and rarities – CD – Voiceprint VP364CD Release date: 11 September 2006

1.”You Can’t Do That” (Lennon–McCartney)
2.”Cornflake Zoo”
3.”Hippy Gumbo” (Marc Bolan)
4.”It’s Been A Long Time”
5.”Casbah Candy”
6.”Help!” (Lennon–McCartney)
7.”Fool From Upper Eden”
8.”Lucky Lie”
9.”Train In My Head”
10.”To The Beat of A Different Drummer”
11.”Life’s Too Short”
12.”Hurt Myself”
13.”She’s So Dissatisfied”
14.”Something She Said”
15.”Heather Lane”
16.”Anyway Goodbye”
Fourplay – self-published, 2008. CD-R EP featuring four new solo recordings written, recorded and produced by Ellison in 2007.
1.”Anyway Goodbye”
2.”She’s Trying To Kill Me”
3.”Cold Light”
4.”Cluster Bombs”

LINKS:

  1. ^ Radio-stars.com
  2. Jump up ^ Voiceprint CD
  3. Official site