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EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND
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The Edgar Broughton Band, founded in 1968 in Warwick, England, is an English progressive rock group. The band started their career as a blues group under the name of The Edgar Broughton Blues Band. However, when the band began to lean towards the emerging psychedelic movement, dropping the 'Blues' from their name. In 1968, the Broughtons moved to Notting Hill Gate, London, seeking a recording contract and a wider audience, and were picked up by Blackhill Enterprises. Blackhill landed them their first record deal, on EMI's progressive rock label Harvest Records, in December 1968. Their first single was "Evil"/"Death of an Electric Citizen", released in June 1969, which was also the first single released by Harvest. The first single was followed by the Broughtons' first album, Wasa Wasa. Wasa Wasa retained a heavily blues influenced sound that was hard-driven and propelled by Edgar Broughton's gritty vocal style, which was similar to that of Captain Beefheart and Howlin' Wolf. After a series of free concerts, many performed on the back of trucks and in the face of police harassment, the Broughtons entered into an attempt to capture their ferocious live sound on record by organising a performance at Abbey Road on 9 December 1969. In 1971, the band decided that existence as a power trio was limiting, and asked Victor Unitt, who had been playing meanwhile in The Pretty Things, to rejoin the band. In May, with the new lineup, they released possibly their finest work: their eponymous third album, which contained the classic "Evening Over Rooftops". Mike Oldfield also featured, on "Thinking Of You". This album has been said to mark the highest point in the Broughtons' career because of its sense of wholeness and completeness. In 1976, having recorded the live album "Live Hits Harder", the Edgar Broughton Band dissolved. However, Edgar and Steve Broughton together with Grant regrouped as The Broughtons to release Parlez-Vous English? in 1979. After this the band returned to a hiatus, recording no more studio material but touring infrequently throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The band then completed a European tour in 2007. The Edgar Broughton Band disbanded in 2010. They appear to have reformed as the EBB are playing Glastonbury Festival 2011 on the Glastonbury Fair Stage.

MEMBERS:

Robert "Edgar" Broughton - Vocals and Guitar
Steve Broughton - Drums
Victor Unitt 1968-69, 1970-73 replaced by John Thomas 1975 replaced by Terry Cottam 1976 - Guitar
Andrew Bristow 1989-93 replaced by Ian Hammond 1994-2010 - Guitar
Dennis Haines 1982-83 / Luke Broughton 1998-2010 - Keyboards
Kris Gray 1994-2010 - Bass

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All I Wanna Be
Down In The Jungle
Germany
B B Records 1979
Value: 10
AS THE BROUGHTONS

Apache Drop Out
Freedom
France
Harvest 2C006-04685
Value: 30

Apache Drop Out
Freedom
Germany
Harvest 1C006-04685
Value: 15

Apache Drop Out
Freedom
Spain
Harvest 1J006-04685
Value: 25

April In England
Waiting For You
Holland
CNR 144.695
Value: 25
AS THE BROUGHTONS

Evening Over Rooftops
Apache Drop Out
Japan
Harvest Odeon OR-2907
Value: 50

Evil
Death Of An Electric Citizen
France
Harvest 2C006-04117
Value: 30

Evil
Death Of An Electric Citizen
Holland
Harvest 5C006-04117
Value: 60

Evil
Death Of An Electric Citizen
Japan
Harvest Odeon OR-2343
Value: 200

Gone Blue / Someone
Mr. Crosby
France
Harvest 2C006-05041
Value: 40

Gone Blue / Someone
Mr. Crosby
Germany
Harvest 1C006-05041
Value: 25

Hotel Room
Call Me A Liar
France
Harvest 2C006-04853
Value: 30

Hotel Room
Call Me A Liar
Germany
Harvest 1C006-04853
Value: 20
DARK BLUE TEMPLATE

Hotel Room
Call Me A Liar
Germany
Harvest 1C006-04853
Value: 35
LIGHT BLUE TEMPLATE

Hotel Room
Call Me A Liar
Holland
Harvest 5C006-04853
Value: 20

Hotel Room
Call Me A Liar
Japan
Harvest Odeon EOR-10023
Value: 70

Out Demons Out
Momma's Reward
France
Harvest 2C006-04421
Value: 20

Out Demons Out
Momma's Reward
Holland
Harvest 5C006-04421
Value: 50

Out Demons Out
Momma's Reward
Italy
Harvest 3C006-04421
Value: 30

Out Demons Out
Momma's Reward
Japan
Harvest Odeon OR-2636
Value: 150

The Birth

Italy
Harvest
Value: 20

Up Yours
Officer Dan
France
Harvest 2C006-04495
Value: 15

Up Yours
Officer Dan
Germany
Harvest 1C006-04495
Value: 15

Up Yours
Officer Dan
Japan
Harvest Odeon OR-2667
Value: 70

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