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CCS – Collective Awareness Culture – was an unlikely cooperation between blues traditionalist Alexis Korner (b. 19 Apr 1928, Paris, France, d. 1 January 1984, London, Britain; vocals/electric guitar), manufacturer Mickie Many (b. Michael Peter Hayes, 20 June 1938, Aldershot, Hampshire, Britain, d. 30 Might 2003, London, Britain), and arranger John Cameron (b. 1944, Britain). Shaped in 1970, the machine revolved around Korner and long-time associate Peter Thorup (b. 14 Dec 1948, d. 3 August 2007; vocals), plus many of Britain’s leading jazz music artists, including Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Les Condon (trumpets), Johnnie Watson, Don Lusher (trombones), Ronnie Ross, Danny Moss (saxophones), Ray Warleigh (flute), Herbie Bouquets, Spike Heatley (basses), Barry Morgan and Tony Carr (drums) and Costs Le Sage (tuned percussion). Even though specific line-up was dependant on availability, the device’s industrial, brass-laden sound continued to be unchanged over three albums. CCS liked several strike singles, each which was proclaimed by Korner’s exclusive growl. Their edition of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Entire Lotta Appreciate’, which offered because the theme to BBC tv’s THE SURFACE OF THE Pops, reached amount 13 in 1970, and the next year they liked two UK Top 10 entries with ‘Walkin’’ and ‘Touch Transforms On The Drinking water’. CCS was dissolved in 1973 when Korner and Thorup shaped Snape with Boz Burrell (bass) and Ian Wallace (drums), two previous members of Ruler Crimson.

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