Pete played a gig with Mick Moody at the Eel Pie
Club in Twickenham
called Rock Ola on the 11th November '09, a good
Here are some links of this gig with thanks to Stephen Barker
With many thanks to Jan Horjus, John, Dixie and Mike Healy for
Switch, Erotic Eel, Joe Poe, the Brunning Sunflower Blues Band
(first recording as vocalist on "Bullenstreet").
Black Cat Bones which later evolved into Leafhound,
<click here for sleeve notes, Leafhound "Growers
69:In October of this year, Pete French was the singer in Big
Bertha band, fronted by Cozy Powell (with Denny Ball and Dave Ball).
71:Featured in a Status Quo tribute single, "Status Rock"
credited to the Headbangers.
Pete was recruited into Atomic Rooster during the second quarter
of '71 as vocalist to record Rooster's 3rd LP, "In Hearing Of"
which was released July '71. Alongside Vincent, John and Paul, Pete sang
on this record and undertook the ensueing tours.
72: Joins Cactus with the Vanilla Fudge rhythm section of Tim
Bogert and Carmine Appice.Appears on their 4th album album 'Ot 'N'
Pete also appeared in "De Fehrer", a German Rock Opera.
76/77 recruited into German band Randy Pie.Appears on '77 album
Fast Forward. By end of '77 Randy Pie has disbanded.
78 Pete has a solo album released "Ducks
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|From John, August 23rd 2000.... I bought an anthology cd by
Cactus and he sings on one of the songs. The song is called "Bad
From "Dixie" Howard, August 24th 2000....I'd like to
add from The Cactus anthology CD. Carmine Appice states "the
Faces thing was really starting to explode and we wanted to go a bit
more in that direction". Filling the "English singer"
role, Bogert and Appice enlisted former Atomic Rooster frontman
Peter French. The Cactus "'ot 'N' Sweaty" LP (CD) 1972 is
one of the hardest rockin' boogie albums ever recorded. I still
listen to it once weekly and still wish I'd been at the concert that
side one was recorded at. I bought one of the Randy Pie LPs in 1976
(only because of French). Shortly after lost it to a friend. Really
can't remember what it sounded like, but I distinctly remember Peter
on the back of the cover. Thin as a rail, dark tanned and with a
shag haircut (in other words: definitive COOL- in an early Keith
Richards kind of way). I'm still trying to re acquire that album.
Feb. 6th 2002, the very
latest news in from Pete himself:
"Thought I'd send you an update to let
your site know that I have been asked to do a performance gig at the
Eel Pie Club -at the Cabbage Patch, 67 London Rd, Twickenham, on
6th March 2002. I will be guesting with John Iden of the
Yardbirds on Guitar,Gary Moberly on Keyboards,Sam Kelly on Drums,
Ted Collen on Bass, and Andy Thompson on Saxaphone, should be a fun
night, tell the fans. Previous info- have recently done two guest
appearances at York House Twickenham (Richmond Rythm & Blues
2001)they were both sellout shows, for the Mayor of Richmond's
charity bash. Well, I'm gonna close now, hope it's of use to you,
bye , - Pete French."
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