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the Pale

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William James Eyden

4 May 1930 15 October 2004, born Hounslow, Middlesex 


Main instrument: Drums (see illustration!)

Record: A Whiter Shade of Pale (45 RPM) 

Who played drums on AWSoP? From Q Magazine

The Pete Best Club from Mojo (features a more genial photograph of Bill!)

Sessions list: all non-PH and non-Paramounts records (up to 1986) to which Procol Harum members contributed

Eyden obituary, and another

Visit YouTube for a glimpse of Bill in action ... though not, of course, on A Whiter Shade of Pale

Recordings (from All Music Guide)

1960

Jazz Five

Hooter

Drums

1964

Stitt, Sonny

Sonny's Blues

Drums

1966

Fame, Georgie

Sound Venture

Drums

1967

Fame, Georgie

Two Faces of Fame

Drums

1968

Fame, Georgie

Third Face of Fame

Drums

1986

Watts, Charlie

Live at Fulham Town Hall

Drums

1997

Procol Harum

Halcyon Daze: The Best of Procol Harum

Drums

1997

Tracey, Stan

Laughin' & Scratchin'

Drums

1997

Procol Harum

30th Anniversary Anthology

Drums

1998

Jazz at Ronnie Scott's

Jazz at Ronnie Scott's

Drums

 

Greatest Little Soul Band

Greatest Little Soul Band in the Land

Drums

 

Further information from 'Who's Who Of British Jazz' by John Chilton (Cassell 1997).

Bill Eyden played in Hounslow Army Cadet Corps Band at age thirteen and did National Service in the RAF (1948 1950).

He played with the Basil and Ivor Kirchin Band (Summer 52); Ray Kirkwood (1952 1955); Johnny Rogers (Summer 1953); Steve Race (October December 1953); Terry Brown; Jimmy Skidmore; Joe Muddel; Lennie Metcalfe (Late 1953 Summer 1954); Roy Fox; Johnny Rogers (again!); Harry Roy (Late 1954); The Malcolm Mitchell Big Band (April June 1955); Tubby Hayes (July 1955 September 1956); The Jazz Couriers (Tubby Hayes Ronnie Scott) (April 1957 July 1959); The Jack Sharpe Quartet; Pat Smythe, Vic Ash Karry Klein (1960); Tubby Hayes (again!) (late 1960 1961); The Terry Shannon Trio (1962); The Maurice Allen Trio; The Tubby Hayes Bobby Breen Octet; Long John Baldry (Early 1960's); Alexis Corner (Early 1960's); Wee Willie Harris (Late 1963, South America Tour); Georgie Fame (October 1964 December 1965); The Stan Tracey Trio; Dick Morrissey (Summer 1966); Tubby Hayes (Summer 1968); The Ian Henry Band; Charlie Watts Big band (1985 1986); Bill Le Sage; Bobby Wellins, etc (The 1990s).

 


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