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Bassist for Kevin Ayers in 1972 BBC Session?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Din Of Win, Jan 9, 2014.


  1. Din Of Win

    Din Of Win

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    Hey all,

    I've been listening to Kevin Ayers' "BBC In Concert [Hampstead Theatre Club, 20 September 1972], and the bass is incredible.

    Does anyone know who the bassist was on this recording?

    :bassist:
     
  2. anserdudu

    anserdudu

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    after a youtube research it says it was Mike Oldfield on bass (backing band were "The whole world"), there are some on tunes on that tube...
     
  3. Din Of Win

    Din Of Win

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    I didn't think about Youtube :/

    I also thought that it was right between Mike Oldfield and Archie Legget, i wasn't sure if it was one of them or someone else. Thanks :)
     
  4. Din Of Win

    Din Of Win

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    Found out! It was actually Archie Legget in the specific recording i was asking about.

    :scowl: Kevin actually said his name right at the beginning of the first song, "Take it away Archie..." :eek:
     
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  6. anserdudu

    anserdudu

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    ok, now I've learned something new too, thanks
     
  7. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

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    Gotta check that out. After reading this thread and went on a Youtube hunt and found some Ayers BBC clips with Oldfield on bass, and his playing was sublime.

    /rick
     

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