Their self-effacing name towards the contrary, Typical White Band was not — mostly of the white groups to cross the colour line and become successful and credibility playing funk, making use of their tight, fiery sound also belying their Scottish heritage, evoking American R&B hotbeds like Detroit, Memphis, and Philadelphia instead. Vocalist/bassist Alan Gorrie, guitarists Hamish Stuart and Onnie McIntyre, tenor saxophonist Malcolm Duncan, keyboardist/saxophonist Roger Ball, and drummer Robbie McIntosh comprised the initial Typical White Music group lineup. Veterans of several Scottish spirit and jazz groupings, they produced their debut in 1973 because the starting action at Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Theater comeback gig, shortly issuing their debut LP, Present Your Hands, to little see. After implementing the abbreviated moniker AWB, a calendar year later the music group released their self-titled sophomore work, topping the American pop graphs using the Arif Mardin-produced instrumental “GRAB the Parts.” The record’s mammoth achievement was even so tempered with the Sept 23, 1974 loss of life of McIntosh, who passed away in a Hollywood party after overdosing on heroin. Ex-Bloodstone drummer Steve Ferrone changed McIntosh for AWB’s third recording, 1975’s Slice the Wedding cake, which scored a high Ten hit using its name track in addition to two other graph entries, “EASILY Ever Lose This Heaven” and “College Boy Crush.” (PLACE IT Where You WANT TO BUY, issued later on that same yr, was just a retitled and repackaged Display Your Hands.) With 1976’s Spirit Searching, the group reclaimed the entire Typical White Music group name, rating their final Best 40 strike with “Queen of My Spirit.” Following a live Individual to individual, they released Benny & Us, a cooperation with soul story Ben E. Ruler. However, after following outings, including 1978’s Warmer Marketing communications, 1979’s Experience No Fret, and 1980’s Glow, didn’t recapture the power of AWB’s maximum, the group dissolved in 1982, with Ferrone later on signing up for Duran Duran and Stuart documenting with Paul McCartney. Gorrie, Ball, and McIntyre reformed Typical White Music group in 1989, tapping vocalist Alex Ligertwood because of their comeback work Aftershock. Oft-sampled by hip-hop companies through the entire 1990s, the group continuing touring ahead of releasing Spirit Tattoo in 1996. The live record, In person, followed 3 years later.
|1||Was formed in 1971.|
|2||The original lineup featured Alan Gorrie (guitar, bass guitar and vocals), Hamish Stuart (guitar, bass guitar and vocals), Onnie McIntyre (vocals, rhythm guitar), Malcolm Duncan (tenor saxophone), Roger Ball (keyboards, saxophones) and Robbie McIntosh (drums).|
|3||The original drummer Robbie McIntosh died in September of 1974 of a heroin overdose. He was replaced by Steve Ferrone, the band's first black member.|
|4||The band's first and most famous hit, "Pick Up The Pieces", was released in July of 1974 in the UK without success, but when it was released in America in October of the same year, it began to make an impression, and eventually reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles chart on the first of March 1975. Although Robbie McIntosh played on the track, he didn't live to see the colossal success it went on to have.|
|Behind the Candelabra||2013||TV Movie performer: "If I Ever Lose This Heaven"|
|One Hit Wonderland||TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012|
|Iron Man 2||2010||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|Semi-Pro||2008||performer: "Pick Up The Pieces"|
|Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares||TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006|
|Running with Scissors||2006||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces" 1975|
|Driver: Parallel Lines||2006||Video Game performer: "Pick Up The Pieces" / writer: "Pick Up The Pieces"|
|Everybody Hates Chris||2005||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Roll Bounce||2005||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason||2004||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|Taxi||2004/I||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|Starsky & Hutch||2004||performer: "Cut The Cake"|
|Barbershop 2: Back in Business||2004||performer: "Wanna B Where U R Thisizzaluvsong"|
|Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars||2002||Video short performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|Undercover Brother||2002||performer: "Pick Up The Pieces"|
|Crazy as Hell||2002||"Picking Up the Pieces"|
|My Own Private Oshawa||2002||TV Special performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|Bowfinger||1999||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|That '70s Show||1999||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||1998||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Suicide Kings||1997||performer: "Cut The Cake"|
|Private Parts||1997||performer: "Pick Up The Pieces"|
|Booty Call||1997||performer: "Just the Way You Like It"|
|The People vs. Larry Flynt||1996||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|Swingers||1996||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces"|
|Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood||1996||"Time to Shine"|
|Fox Hunt||1996||performer: "Pick Up The Pieces"|
|Kids||1995||performer: "I'm the One"|
|The Spirit of '76||1990||performer: "Pick Up The Pieces"|
|The Falcon and the Snowman||1985||performer: "PICK UP THE PIECES" / writer: "PICK UP THE PIECES"|
|Superman II||1980||performer: "Pick Up the Pieces" - as The Average White Band / writer: "Pick Up the Pieces" - as The Average White Band|
|Top of the Pops||1976-1980||TV Series performer - 3 episodes|
|Queen City||2013||Average White Band|
|Soul Train||1975||TV Series||Guests|
|80s Rewind Festival 2011||2011||TV Special||Themselves|
|VH-1 Where Are They Now?||2002||TV Series documentary||Themselves|
|Average White Band in Concert||2001||Video||Themselves|
|Rock Concert||1974-1977||TV Series||Themselves|
|Top of the Pops||1975-1980||TV Series||Themselves / Pick Up The Pieces|
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