Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for Chicken Shack

Chicken Shack

This article is about blues band. For Chicken shack (disambiguation), see Chicken Shack (disambiguation).
Chicken Shack
Genres Blues
Years active 1965–1973
1976–present
Labels Blue Horizon, Deram Records, Nova, Shark, Warner Music Group, Gull, Epic Records, RCA Records, SPV (Germany), Strange Fruit Records, Mystic,
Associated acts Savoy Brown, Broken Glass, Fleetwood Mac, UFO
Members Stan Webb
Gary Davies
Jim Rudge
Past members See Members

Chicken Shack are a British blues band, founded in the mid-1960s by Stan Webb (guitar and vocals), Andy Silvester (bass guitar), and Alan Morley (drums), who were later joined by Christine Perfect (McVie) (vocals and keyboards) in 1968. Chicken Shack has performed with various line-ups, Stan Webb being the only constant member.

Career

David 'Rowdy' Yeats and Andy Silvester had formed Sounds of Blue in 1964 as a Stourbridge based rhythm and blues band. They invited Stan Webb, who was leaving local band The Shades 5, to join them. The band also included Christine Perfect and Chris Wood (later to join Traffic) amongst others in their line up.[1] With a new line-up Chicken Shack was formed as a trio in 1965,[2] naming themselves after Jimmy Smith's Back at the Chicken Shack album. 'Chicken shacks' (open-air roadside chicken stands) had also been frequently mentioned in blues and R&B songs, as in Amos Milburn's hit, "Chicken Shack Boogie". Over the next few years the band had a residency at the Star-Club,[1] Hamburg with Morley, then Al Sykes, Hughie Flint (who was John Mayall's drummer when Eric Clapton was in the band) and later Dave Bidwell on drums.

They made their first UK appearance at the 1967 National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor and signed to Mike Vernon's Blue Horizon record label in the same year;[1] releasing Forty Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve in early 1968. A mainstay of the British blues boom, and a regular at UK festivals (Stan Webb's wandering through the crowd with a 200ft extension to his guitar lead during the band's set was a regular occurrence[citation needed]), Chicken Shack enjoyed some commercial success, with Christine Perfect voted Best Female Vocalist in the Melody Maker polls two years running. They had two minor hits with "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Tears in the Wind",[1] after which Perfect left the band in 1969 when she married John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. She was replaced by Paul Raymond from Plastic Penny.[1]

After being dropped by Blue Horizon, pianist Paul Raymond, bassist Andy Silvester, and drummer Dave Bidwell all left in 1971 to join Savoy Brown.[1] At this point Webb reformed the band as a trio with John Glascock on bass and Paul Hancox on drums, and they recorded Imagination Lady.[1] The line-up did not last; Glascock left to join Carmen, while Webb was recruited for Savoy Brown in 1974 and recorded the album Boogie Brothers with them.[1]

From 1977 until the present Webb has revived the Chicken Shack name on a number of occasions, with a rotating membership over the next 30 years of British blues musicians including, at various times, Paul Butler (ex-Jellybread, Keef Hartley Band)(guitar), Keef Hartley, ex-Ten Years After drummer Ric Lee and Miller Anderson, some of whom came and went several times. The band has remained popular as a live attraction in Europe throughout.

Webb remains as their only constant band member.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Personnel

Members

Current members
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals (1965–1974, 1976–present)
  • Gary Davies – guitar (1988–present)
  • Jim Rudge – bass (1998–present)
Former members

Lineups

1965–1968 1968 1968 1968
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Alan Morley – drums
  • Andy Silvester – bass
  • Christine Perfect – keyboards, vocals
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Andy Silvester – bass
  • Christine Perfect – keyboards, vocals
  • Al Sykes – drums
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Andy Silvester – bass
  • Christine Perfect – keyboards, vocals
  • Hughie Flint – drums
1968–1969 1969–1971 1971 1971–1972
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Andy Silvester – bass
  • Christine Perfect – keyboards, vocals
  • Dave Bidwell – drums
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Andy Silvester – bass
  • Dave Bidwell – drums
  • Paul Raymond – keyboards
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • John Glascock – bass
  • Paul Hancox – drums
1972 1972–1974 1974–1976 1976–1978
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Hancox – drums
  • Bob Daisley – bass
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Rob Hull – bass
  • Alan Powell – drums
  • David Wilkinson – keyboards

Disbanded

  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Robbie Blunt – guitar
  • Paul Martinez – bass
  • Ed Spivock – drums
  • Dave Winthrop – saxophone
1978–1979 1979–1980 1980 1980–1981
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Robbie Blunt – guitar
  • Ed Spivock – drums
  • Dave Winthrop – saxophone
  • Steve York – bass
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Butler – guitar
  • Bob Daisley – bass
  • Keef Hartley – drums
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Butler – guitar
  • Ric Lee – drums
  • Alan Scott – bass
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Butler – guitar
  • Ric Lee – drums
  • Andy Pyle – bass
1981 1981–1983 1983–1986 1986–1987
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Butler – guitars
  • Ric Lee – drums
  • Andy Pyle – bass
  • Tony Ashton – keyboards
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Andy Pyle – bass
  • Russ Alder – drums
  • Miller Anderson – guitar
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Andy Pyle – bass
  • Miller Anderson – guitar
  • John Gunzell – drums
  • Roger Saunders – guitar
  • Andy Scott – bass
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • John Gunzell – drums
  • Jan Connolly – bass
  • David Wilkinson – keyboards
  • Dave Winthrop – saxophone
1987 1987–1988 1988–1991 1991–1993
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • David Wilkinson – keyboards
  • Bev Smith – drums
  • Wayne Terry – bass
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • David Wilkinson – keyboards
  • Bev Smith – drums
  • David Wintour – bass
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • David Wilkinson – keyboards
  • Bev Smith – drums
  • David Wintour – bass
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • David Wilkinson – keyboards
  • Bev Smith – drums
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • James Morgan – bass
1993–1998 1998–2002 2002–2008 2008–2010
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Bev Smith – drums
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • James Morgan – bass
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Bev Smith – drums
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • Jim Rudge – bass
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • Jim Rudge – bass
  • Mick Jones – drums
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • Jim Rudge – bass
  • Mick Jones – drums
  • Dave Winthrop – saxophone
2010–2012 2012–2013 2013–present
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • Jim Rudge – bass
  • Dave Winthrop – saxophone
  • Chris Williams – drums
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • Jim Rudge – bass
  • Romek Parol – drums
  • Stan Webb – guitar, vocals
  • Gary Davies – guitar
  • Jim Rudge – bass

Timeline

<timeline> ImageSize = width:1000 height:675 PlotArea = left:200 bottom:120 top:0 right:25 Alignbars = justify DateFormat = dd/mm/yyyy Period = from:01/01/1965 till:01/07/2015 TimeAxis = orientation:horizontal format:yyyy Legend = orientation:vertical position:bottom columns:4 ScaleMajor = increment:2 start:1965 ScaleMinor = increment:1 start:1965

Colors =

 id:voc value:red legend:Vocals
 id:ww value:gray(0.5) legend:Wind_instruments
 id:g    value:green legend:Guitars
 id:key value:purple legend:Keyboards
 id:b  value:blue legend:Bass
 id:dr  value:orange legend:Drums
 id:alb  value:black legend:Studio_releases

LineData =

 at:01/07/1968 layer:back
 at:01/02/1969
 at:01/11/1969
 at:01/04/1970
 at:02/02/1972
 at:01/08/1973
 at:01/01/1977
 at:01/07/1977
 at:01/01/1978
 at:01/07/1978
 at:01/01/1979
 at:01/01/1980
 at:01/01/1999
 at:01/01/2001
 at:01/01/2002
 at:01/01/2004
 at:01/01/2006
 at:01/07/2006

PlotData =

 width:10 textcolor:black align:left anchor:from shift:(10,–4)
 bar:Stan Webb from:start till:01/07/1974 color:g
 bar:Stan Webb from:start till:01/07/1974 color:voc width:3
 bar:Stan Webb from:01/07/1976 till:end color:g
 bar:Stan Webb from:01/07/1976 till:end color:voc width:3
 bar:Robbie Blunt from:01/07/1976 till:01/07/1979 color:g
 bar:Paul Butler from:01/07/1979 till:01/09/1981 color:g
 bar:Miller Anderson from:01/09/1981 till:01/07/1986 color:g
 bar:Roger Saunders from:01/07/1983 till:01/07/1986 color:g
 bar:Gary Davies from:01/07/1988 till:end color:g
 bar:Dave Winthrop from:01/07/1976 till:01/07/1979 color:ww
 bar:Dave Winthrop from:01/07/1986 till:01/05/1987 color:ww
 bar:Dave Winthrop from:01/07/2008 till:01/07/2010 color:ww
 bar:Christine Perfect from:01/01/1968 till:01/07/1969 color:key
 bar:Christine Perfect from:01/01/1968 till:01/07/1969 color:voc width:3
 bar:Paul Raymond from:01/07/1969 till:01/05/1971 color:key
 bar:David Wilkinson from:01/09/1972 till:01/07/1974 color:key
 bar:David Wilkinson from:01/07/1986 till:01/07/1993 color:key
 bar:Tony Ashton from:01/05/1981 till:01/09/1981 color:key
 bar:Andy Sylvester from:start till:01/05/1971 color:b
 bar:John Glascock from:01/05/1971 till:01/05/1972 color:b
 bar:Bob Daisley from:01/05/1972 till:01/09/1972 color:b
 bar:Bob Daisley from:01/07/1979 till:01/05/1980 color:b
 bar:Rob Hull from:01/09/1972 till:01/07/1974 color:b
 bar:Paul Martinez from:01/07/1976 till:01/07/1978 color:b
 bar:Steve York from:01/07/1978 till:01/07/1979 color:b
 bar:Alan Scott from:01/05/1980 till:01/09/1980 color:b
 bar:Andy Pyle from:01/09/1980 till:01/07/1986 color:b
 bar:Andy Scott from:01/07/1983 till:01/07/1986 color:b
 bar:Jan Connolly from:01/07/1986 till:01/05/1987 color:b
 bar:Wayne Terry from:01/05/1987 till:01/09/1987 color:b
 bar:David Wintour from:01/09/1987 till:01/07/1991 color:b
 bar:James Morgan from:01/07/1991 till:01/07/1998 color:b
 bar:Jim Rudge from:01/07/1998 till:end color:b
 bar:Alan Morley from:start till:01/06/1968 color:dr
 bar:Al Sykes from:01/06/1968 till:01/08/1968 color:dr
 bar:Hughie Flynt from:01/08/1968 till:01/10/1968 color:dr
 bar:Dave Bidwell from:01/10/1968 till:01/05/1971 color:dr
 bar:Paul Hancox from:01/05/1971 till:01/09/1972 color:dr
 bar:Alan Powell from:01/09/1972 till:01/07/1974 color:dr
 bar:Ed Spivock from:01/07/1976 till:01/07/1979 color:dr
 bar:Keef Hartley from:01/07/1979 till:01/05/1980 color:dr
 bar:Ric Lee from:01/07/1980 till:01/09/1981 color:dr
 bar:Russ Alder from:01/09/1981 till:01/07/1983 color:dr
 bar:John Gunzell from:01/07/1983 till:01/05/1987 color:dr
 bar:Bev Smith from:01/05/1987 till:01/07/2002 color:dr
 bar:Mick Jones from:01/07/2002 till:01/07/2010 color:dr
 bar:Chris Williams from:01/07/2010 till:01/07/2012 color:dr
 bar:Romek Parol from:01/07/2012 till:01/07/2013 color:dr

</timeline>

Discography

Albums

Singles

Year Name UK[8]
1968 "It's Okay With Me Baby" -
1968 "When The Train Comes Back" -
1969 "I'd Rather Go Blind" 14
1969 "Tears in the Wind" 29

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Larkin C 'Virgin Encyclopedia of Sixties Music' (Muze UK Ltd, 1997) ISBN 0-7535-0149-X p110
  2. ^ a b "Stan Webb's Chickenshack – Beginnings". Stanwebb.co.uk. 3 February 1946. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stan Webb's Chickenshack – 1970s". Stanwebb.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stan Webb's Chickenshack – 1980s". Stanwebb.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Stan Webb's Chickenshack – 1990s". Stanwebb.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stan Webb's Chickenshack – 2000s". Stanwebb.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Stan Webb's Chickenshack – Personnel". Stanwebb.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2007). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 104. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

Further reading

External links