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Lone Star

This traditional UK hard rock quintet was formed in 1975 by Kenny Driscoll (lead vocals), Tony Smith (guitar), Paul ‘Tonka’ Chapman (b. 9 June 1954, Cardiff, Wales; acoustic guitar), Pete Hurley (bass) and Dixie Lee (drums). Focusing on dynamic heavy rock and roll, they attracted substantial attention using their Roy Thomas Baker-produced debut, providing a strategy and sound not really dissimilar to early Queen’s pomp/hard rock and roll method. Driscoll was changed by John Sloman in 1977 prior to the launch of Firing On All Six. This recording forced the dual guitars of Chapman and Smith towards the forefront and focused on heavier materials. Soon after its launch the music group disintegrated, with Sloman becoming a member of Uriah Heep, Chapman changing Michael Schenker in UFO and Dixie Lee teaming up with Crazy Horses.

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