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Henry McCullough
Henry Campbell Liken McCullough
(born 21 July 1943, Portstewart) is a Northern Irish guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who has played guitar in such bands as Sweeney's Men, Spooky Tooth, Paul McCartney & Wings, and The Grease Band. He turned up in many different places as sideman or a performer in his own right. In 2008, he recorded Poor Man's Moon, featuring the single, "Too Late to Worry". McCullough first came to prominence in the early 1960s as the teenage lead guitarist with The Skyrockets showband from Enniskillen. In 1964, with three other members of The Skyrockets, he left and formed a new showband fronted by South African born vocalist Gene Chetty, which they named Gene And The Gents. In 1967 McCullough moved to Belfast where he joined Chris Stewart (bass), Ernie Graham (vocals) and Dave Lutton (drums) to form the psychedelic band The People. Later that year the band moved to London and were signed by Chas Chandler's management team, who changed the group’s name to Eire Apparent. Under Chandler's guidance, despite only having one single released, they toured with groups such as Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, The Move and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, as well as Eric Burdon And the Animals. Things went well until, in Vancouver, Canada in mid February 1968, while the band was touring with The Animals, McCullough was busted for possession of marijuana and sent back to The United Kingdom (officially because of 'visa problems'), and Mick Cox flew out to take his place in the band. (read more on wikipedia)

Links To Peel

Henry McCullough contributed on guitar on Bill Oddie's 1970 "Ilkla Moor Bah'at" single which was signed to Peel's Dandelion Record label. After that Peel kept an interest in Henry's music career including those who he collaborated with other musicians and his solo material. However after the 70's Peel seemed to have lost interest in Henry's music, perhaps because of the punk influence, which led to Peel to reject many traditional rock acts.

Festive Fifty Entries

  • None

Sessions

No solo sessions. Played one session backing Joe Cocker as a member of the Grease Band.

Recorded: 1969-09-29. Broadcast: 11 October 1969. Repeated: 17 January 1970

  • Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Darling Be Home Soon / Hello Little Friend / Delta Lady

Other Shows Played

Henry McCullough - Mind Your Own Business FULL ALBUM38:28

Henry McCullough - Mind Your Own Business FULL ALBUM

The full album of 'Mind Your Own Business' by Henry McCullough

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