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Dave “Clem” Clempson


b. 5 Sept 1949, Tamworth, Staffordshire, Britain. Guitarist Dave ‘Clem’ Clempson accomplished early reputation as an associate of Bakerloo, an inventive blues-based trio that finished an excellent recording for Harvest Information. In Oct 1969 he changed Wayne Litherland in Colosseum with whom he continued to be for just two years. Clempson after that joined up with Humble Pie, whose make of brash rock and roll contrasted with this of his prior jazz rock and roll companies. Smokin’ (1972) and Eat It (1973) provided his most emphatic function, but by 1975 the quartet was shedding its path. Clempson after that formed Unusual Brew with bass participant Greg Ridley and drummer Cozy Powell, but this short-lived device dissolved once the last mentioned broke his wrist. Having briefly became a member of Steve Marriott’s All Superstars, the guitarist produced Rough Gemstone with ex-Uriah Heep vocalist David Byron. This ill-fated project collapsed in 1977 with Byron getting into a solo profession. The remaining music artists became referred to as Champ but Clempson’s nomadic route was resumed in 1979 when he departed to become listed on Roger Chapman. Through the 80s Clempson performed a few of his finest use Jack port Bruce and was especially well-known in Germany. In 1994 he was section of Cities FROM THE Heart, the record released to celebrate Bruce’s 50th birthday. He’s perhaps one of the most accomplished rock and roll guitarists to emerge from the past due 60s blues increase. His speedy accuracy playing is normally faultless, and seldom boring.

Quick Facts

Full Name Clem Clempson
Profession Guitarist
Nationality British
Music Groups Colosseum, Humble Pie, Hamburg Blues Band, Bakerloo, Sniff 'n' the Tears
Music Songs 30 Days in the Hole, I Don't Need No Doctor, Get Down to It, Black Coffee, Stone Cold Fever, Hot 'N' Nasty, Four Day Creep, I Walk on Gilded Splinters, Lost Angeles, You're So Good for Me, C'Mon Everybody, Honky Tonk Woman, Theme From an Imaginary Western, Hallelujah, I Wonder, Say No More, Thunderbox, Shine On, Morning Story, A Song For Jenny, Can't We Try Again, Groovin' With Jesus, Sweet Peace and Time, The Kettle, Sour Grain, I Believe to My Soul, Rollin' Stone, 79th And Sunset, Stormy Monday Blues, Debut, Send for Me, The Fixer
Albums In the Public Interest, Valentyne Suite, Performance Rockin' the Fillmore, Those Who Are About to Die Salute You, Rock On, Smokin', Daughter of Time, Street Rats, Thunderbox, Colosseum Live, The Royal Philharmonic Plays the Music of Rush, Loaded, Beyond the Blues, Ride Blue Divide, The Atmospheric Guitar, Clem Clempson - Rhythm & Blues, The Collectors Colosseum, The Rock Guitar Album, Clem Clempson - Acoustic Connection
Movies Jack Bruce & Friends in Concert

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The IT Crowd 2008 TV Series music - 1 episode
Pineapple Express 2008 writer: "The Fixer"
Monster 2003 writer: "A Road Runner: Road Runner's 'G' Jam" 1972, "Sweet Peace and Time" 1972 - as Dave 'Clem' Clempson
Une femme d'extérieur 2000 writer: "Back On The Road"
Pola X 1999 performer: "Pola X"
Your Friends & Neighbors 1998 writer: "Traveling Man Blues"
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1994 TV Series music - 1 episode
The American Way 1986 performer: "People Get Ready"
Saturday Night Live 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

The Guru 2002 musician: electric guitar and electric sitar
The Next Best Thing 2000 musician: guitar
The Beach 2000/I musician: guitars
Notting Hill 1999 music arranger: electric guitars / musician: electric guitar
The Mighty 1998 musician: electric guitar
Lawn Dogs 1997 musician: solo dobro guitar
G.I. Jane 1997 musician: guitar



Steve Marriott: Astoria Memorial Concert 2001 2004 Video documentary Guitar
Saturday Night Live 1981 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine 1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
Beat-Club 1969-1970 TV Series

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