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Norman Haines

b. Birmingham, Britain. Haines was an associate of aspiring Midlands-based defeat group, the Brumbeats. Having turned from acoustic guitar to keyboards, he created the Locomotive in 1966. He published a lot of their materials, like the reggae-influenced strike, ‘Rudi’s In Like’ (1968). Locomotive after that pursued much, progressive audio, the design of which Haines adopted upon the group’s disintegration in 1969. He created a new music group, the Sacrifice, with Neil Clark (acoustic guitar), Andy Hughes (bass) and Jimmy Skidmore (drums). Nevertheless, Haines’ record organization, Parlophone Records, had been unhappy using the name as well as the device’s 1970 debut, ‘Daffodil’, was acknowledged to ‘the Norman Haynes Music group’ (sic). This, with corrected spelling, became the device’s official name. Den Of Iniquity ensued which musically ambitious collection is currently rightly thought to be among the classics of its period. Its shows included a stunning remake of ‘Mr. Armageddon’, previously documented by Locomotive, and two excellent, extended instrumentals, ‘Rabbits’ and ‘Existence IS INDEED Unkind’. Haines after that disbanded his group, documenting ‘Provide It FOR YOU Girl’ like a solo designer in 1972. He consequently left music entirely.

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