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James Dewar

Band/Career History

The Gleneagles early60s- resident band at Glasgow's Lindella Ballroom
James Dewar-bass/vocals
Alec Bell-guitar
Ross Nelson-guitar
Jimmy Smith-saxophone
David Miller-drums

Lulu and the Luvvers 1963 -Decca single Shout / Le Phonograph club regulars
James Dewar-bass/vocals-left in 1965
Alec Bell-guitar
Ross Nelson-guitar
Jimmy Smith-saxophone
David Miller-drums
(Lulu)-Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie-vocals (age 15)

Sock 'Em JB 1967
Frankie Miller(ex-Del-Jack )-vocals-split after a few months
John McGinnis(ex-Blues Council)-piano
James Dewar-bass/vocals

Power 1967-resident act at the Burns Howff
James Dewar-bass/vocals
John McGinnis(ex-Blues Council)-piano
Leslie Harvey-guitar
Maggie Bell-vocals

Stone the Crows 1969-LPs (with Dewar) Stone the Crows(1969), Ode to John Law(1970), BBC Radio One Live In Concert(1998),The BBC Sessions Volume 1 1969-1970(1998), BBC Sessions Volume 2(1998). Discovered by Led Zeppelin's manager Peter Grant.
James Dewar-bass/vocals-left February 1971
John McGinnis-piano-February 1971
Leslie Harvey-guitar
Maggie Bell-vocals
Colin Alle(ex-John Mayall)-drums

Jude 1971
Frankie Miller-vocals
James Dewar-bass/vocals
Robin Trower-guitar
Clive Bunker (ex-Jethro Tull)-drums

Robin Trower 1972/1974-LPs Twice Removed From Yesterday(1973), Bridge of Sighs(1974), Twice Removed From Yesterday/Bridge of Sighs(BGO-1996)
Robin Trower-guitar
James Dewar-bass/vocals
Reg Isadore-drums
Matthew Fisher-producer

Robin Trower 1974/76-LPs For Earth Below(1975), BBC Radio One Live(1994), Live(1976), For Earth Below/Live(BGO-1997), Long Misty Days(1976), Long Misty Days/In City Dreams(BGO-1997)
Robin Trower-guitar
James Dewar-bass/vocals
Bill Lordan(ex-Sly Stone)-drums
Matthew Fisher-producer(For Earth Below)

Robin Trower 1977-LP In City Dreams(1977), King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Robin Trower In Concert(1995), Long Misty Days/In City Dreams(BGO-1997),
Robin Trower-guitar
James Dewar-vocals
Bill Lordan(ex-Sly Stone)-drums
Rusty Allen(ex-Sly Stone)-bass

Robin Trower 1978-LP Caravan to Midnight(1978), Caravan to Midnight/Victims of the Fury(BGO-1997)
Robin Trower-guitar
James Dewar-vocals
Bill Lordan(ex-Sly Stone)-drums
Rusty Allen(ex-Sly Stone)-bass
Paulhino Dacosta-percussion

Robin Trower 1980-LP Victims of the Fury(1980), Caravan to Midnight/Victims of the Fury(BGO-1997)
Robin Trower-guitar
James Dewar-bass/vocals
Bill Lordan(ex-Sly Stone)-drums

Robin Trower 1980-LP Back It Up(1983)
Robin Trower-guitar
James Dewar-vocals, bass on "Back It Up" and "Islands"
Dave Bronze(ex Gamma)-bass
Bobby Clouter-drums
Alan Clarke-drums on "Back It Up" and "Islands"

James Dewar 1998-CD Stumbledown Romancer (dealers listing the CD as available-US-UK-CAN) (1998) previously unreleased material originally recorded in 1970s
James Dewar-bass/vocals/acoustic guitar/electric guitar/tambourine
Matthew Fisher-producer, organ, piano and synthesizers
Peter van Hooke-drums
Bill Lordan(ex-Sly Stone)-drums
John Allair-fender piano
David Hayes(Van Morrison's Caledonian Express)
John Platania-guitar
Dahoud Shar(Van Morrison's Caledonian Express)-drums
Mo Foster-bass
Dave Mattacks(Soul Orchestra, and Fairport Convention )-drums
Andy McMasters(ex-Motors)-Piano
Alan Jones-bass
Paul Westwood-bass
Graham Jarvis-drums
Martin Jenner-guitar

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Updated 1-7-1999