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This melodic Uk country rock outfit – Stewart Dark brown (vocals), Mick Grabham (guitar, ex-Plastic Penny), B.J. Cole (b. 17 June 1946, London, Britain; pedal steel electric guitar), Rick Wills (bass) and John ‘Willie’ Wilson (b. 8 July 1947, Cambridge, Britain; drums) – produced its saving debut in 1970. The self-confidence shown on Cochise continuing on its successor, Swallow Stories, where a understand of modern Americana was improved by several assisting music artists, including Tim Renwick (b. 7 August 1949, Cambridge, Britain) and Cal Batchelor. The second option duo’s rapport with drummer Wilson resurfaced inside a following clothing, Quiver. New lead vocalist John Gilbert also produced his debut on Swallow Stories. Another line-up switch ensued when Wilson departed for Quiver and was changed by Roy Otemro, but Cochise split up in 1972 following a release of the third album, UP TO NOW. Cole and Wills became well known session music artists; the latter was also an associate of several rings including Peter Frampton’s Camel, Roxy Music and later on versions of the tiny Encounters, while Grabham became a member of Procol Harum where he continued to be until their break-up in 1977. Their catalogue was reissued on Spiral Information in 2002.

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