Had things exercised differently, Dave Richmond may have been among the better-known bassists to emerge from the United kingdom Invasion. Not really that he’s performed badly, anyway, however in 1963 he previously the good good luck to enter on the floor floor of 1 of the best possible British pop/rock and roll bands from the 1960s, when he became the bassist in that which was then referred to as the Man-Hugg Blues Brothers, arranged by Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg. That group, which ultimately renamed themselves Manfred Mann, continued to create six years’ value of generally outstanding and always amazing recordings. But Richmond wasn’t to last previous a lot more than the producing of their initial strike, “5-4-3-2-1” — he discovered himself changed by Tom McGuinnes immediately after the documenting time that yielded that one. Fortunately for the resourceful and talented Richman, he previously no lack of function afterward, and performed on information by Elton John, Marvin, Welch & Farrar, and Olivia Newton-John, amongst others, through the 1970s and beyond. The British-born Richmond was raised in Thornton, near Blackpool, and afterwards in Torquay. His initial device was the ukulele, and he examined Hawaiian electric guitar — as he represents it, the fateful minute in his musical lifestyle emerged when his old brother placed on a record known as “Big Sound from Winnetka,” offering Bob Haggard over the double-bass and Ray Bauduc in the drums, which became his preferred documenting of most and gravitating toward the audio from the upright bass. He later on do a stint within the Royal Atmosphere Force like a bandsman. Back civilian existence, Richmond was recruited to try out in what became Manfred Mann, and he could mske the change from upright bass to electrical bass acoustic guitar — but he wasn’t in a position to make the leap from jazz to R&B. Another members discovered his playing as well complicated for what these were searching for, and he was changed soon after their first documenting sessions (instantly ahead of a genuine gig) by Tom McGuinness, who spent all of those other decade using the music group. Meanwhile, Richmond approved through among the latter-day variations from the John Barry Seven, and moved into program work, which noticed him use such luminaries as Dusty Springfield, Cilla Dark, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin (on “Je T’aime”), the Shadows, and Elton John (including “Your Music”). In newer years, he offers gravitated back again to an older type of jazz and big-band music, including use the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra as well as the String of Pearls Orchestra under Chris Smith.
|1||Member of The John Barry Seven (bass guitar) circa 1963/4.|
|2||Member of Manfred Mann (bass) circa 1962/3.|
|As Time Goes By||1992||TV Series||Band Member|
|Only Fools and Horses....||1989||TV Series||Bass Player|
|Are You Being Served?||1977||music: "Rocking Rollers" - uncredited|
|The Opening of Misty Beethoven||1976||writer: "Confunktion" - uncredited|
|30 Years of 'Last of the Summer Wine'||2003||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Bass|
|25 Years of 'Last of the Summer Wine'||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - bass guitarist (uncredited)|
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