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Tommy Bolin History

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Thomas Richard Bolin...

was born on 1st August 1951 in Sioux City Iowa. He started out as a hopeful drummer. He even tried the piano before switching to guitar at the age of 13. He later moved to Denver, Colorado, where he formed/joined the band American Standard.


0001

1964 to 1965

Denny & the Triumphs

 
People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Steve Bridenbaugh (kbr); Denny Foote (bss); Brad Larvick (drm); Brad Miller (gtr); Dave Stokes (vcl).

A group comprising of high school mates doing covers. They played anything and everything. Denny was later sacked, after which they transformed themselves into A Patch Of Blue.


0002

1965 to 1967

A Patch Of Blue

 
People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Steve Bridenbaugh (kbr); Brad Larvick (drm); George Larvick (bss); Brad Miller (gtr); Dave Stokes (vcl).

This is what remained of Denny & Triumphs after Denny had been sacked.


0003

Sometime during 1967 and/or 1968

American Standard

 
People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Jeff Cook (vcl); amongst others.

A Denver-based local group named "Crosstown Bus" kicked their own guitar player after hearing Bolin play. Bolin was asked to join and they became American Standard.


0004

Sometime during 1967 and/or 1968

Lonnie Mack

 
People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Lonnie Mack (gtr); and whoever else.

Bolin left Denver for a short tour in Cincinnatti as part of Lonnie Mack's backing group before returning to Denver and co-founding Ethereal Zephyr.


0005

1968 to 1971

(Ethereal) Zephyr


People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Robbie Chamberlain (drm); Candy Givens (vcl/pno); David Givens (bss/vcl); John Faris (kbr/sxp/vcl); and probably others too at various occasions.

They began as Ethereal Zephyr. They dropped the "Ethereal" after just a few months.


0006

1971 to 1972

Zephyr


People involved
Bobby Berge (drm); Tommy Bolin (gtr); Candy Givens (vcl/pno); David Givens (bss/vcl); John Faris (kbr/sxp/vcl).


0007

1972 to 197?

Energy

People involved
Bobby Berge (drm); Tommy Bolin (gtr); Stanley Sheldon (bss); Jeremy Steig (flt); Tom Stephenson (kbr).

Energy was a jazz-rock fusion group who just couldn't get a record deal. They were unfortunately considered too 'uncommercial' with extensive solos and improvisations. They did, however, manage to gain a considerable reputation as a high-quality backing group. Thus they got numerous gig opportunities with e.g. John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Eddie Gomez, Sugar Cane Harris, Albert King (who became somewhat of a mentor for Bolin), and others.


0008

197? to 1973

Energy

 
People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Jeff Cook (vcl); Gil Evans (drm); Stan Sheldon (bss); Jeremy Steig (flt).

Energy didn't release any albums. They did however record some studio material, which were "posthumously" released.


0009

May/August 1973

Zephyr

People involved
Bobby Berge (drm); Tommy Bolin (gtr); Candy Givens (vcl); David Givens (bss); John Faris (kbr).

Zephyr got back together for a reunion gig in May at Art's Bar & Grill, an event that was recorded. Apparently they got together for a second gig also in August.


0010

Sometime during 1973

Billy Cobham

People involved
Ray Barretto (cng); Tommy Bolin (gtr); Ron Carter (bss); Billy Cobham (prc); Joe Farrell (flt/sxp); Jam Hammer (pno/snt); Jimmy Owens (fhr); Lee Sklar (bss); John Tropea (gtr).

Bolin went to New York to participate in the recordings of a would-be solo album by Jeremy Steig. During demo recordings for this album, Cobham heard Bolin and offered him a job on his forthcoming album. Bolin guests on all but two tracks. The ultimate jazz-rock fusion album!


0011

August 1973 to October 1974

The James Gang

 

People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Jim Fox (drm); Roy Kenner (vcl); Dale Peters (bss); and possibly others as well.

Besides James Gang, Bolin also played with other guys during time of the road, e.g. a band called the Good Rats. Apparently, tapes from these 'extra-curricular' activities do actually exist - though nothing official so far.


0012

Sometime during 1974

Tommy Bolin & Friends

People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Russell Bizet (drm); Jeff Cook (vcl); Archie Shelby (prc); Stanley Sheldon (bss).

Bolin gigged at Ebbets Field in Denver, Colorado, during June. He probably played other places and times too but at least the Denver gig was recorded.


0013

Sometime during 1974

Rainbow Canyon

 
People involved
Norman Conton, Chester Florence, Gregory Grandillo, Bill Hanna, Alan Howarth and Buddy Maver, together with Tommy Bolin (gtr).

Bolin guested on one track only, viz. "Rollin' In The Rockies". He did it as a favour to the producer James Fox who had earlier been in James Gang with Bolin.


0014

Sometime during 1974

Dr. John

 
People involved
Dr John (pno/vcl?), together with Tommy Bolin (gtr) and others.

Bolin did some guitar work for an album called Hollywood Be Thy Name, but his bits were apparently re-recorded later by others. Thus Bolin's guitar is not heard on the published album.


0020

During 1974

Moxy

People involved
Earl Johnson (gtr); Terry Juric (bss); Buzz Shearman (vcl); Bill Wade (drm); with sessioners Terry Stephenson (kbr) and Tommy Bolin (gtr).

Tommy Bolin does all but two guitar solos on Moxy's first album (known as "The Black Album"). All rythm guitar and two of the solos (those on "Sail On Sail Away" and "Can't You See I'm A Star") were performed by Earl Johnson. He was actually supposed to have done all the guitar parts, but got into a disagreement with the producer and was consequently tossed out of the studio. Tommy Bolin, being nearby, was asked to fill in for him.

Contrary to what you might have read on these pages earlier (and perhaps elsewhere as well), Tommy Bolin does not play on Moxy's second album. Nor does Buddy Caine perform on Moxy's first album, although he is credited on the album for being a full-time member (he joined after the recordings had finished).


0015

December 1974

Alphonse Mouzon

People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); Henry Davis (bss); Jay Graydon (gtr); Alphonse Mouzon (drm/vcl/kbr); Jerry Peters (kbr); Lee Ritenour (gtr).

With Bolin guesting on 5 tracks: "Snow Bound", "Carbon Doxide", "Golden Rainbows", "Nitroglycerin" and a studio jam called "The Real Thing" which, however, wasn't released until the 1993 CD reissue.


0016

April to October 1975

Tommy Bolin


 
People involved
Bob Berge (drm); Tommy Bolin (gtr/vcl/pno); Phil Collins (prc); Rafael Cruz (prc); Sammy Figueroa (prc); David Foster (kbr); Ron 'The Wizard' Fransen (pno); Jan Hammer (drm/kbr); Glenn Hughes (bvc); Jeff Porcaro (drm); Prairie Prince (drm); Dave Sanborn (sxp); Stanley Sheldon (bss); Paul Stallworth (bss); Michael Walden (drm); and the Sniffettes [= Tommy Bolin; Dave Brown; Lee Kiefer] (bvc).

Initially Atlantic had offered Bolin a solo deal, but after some disagreements about the choice of a producer, Bolin decided that he would fair better doing some demos by himself instead. He got help from a lot of friends, incl. members of the Beach Boys (!) who helped him furnish his singing technique. The album was subsequently recorded 'for real' during May/June 1975, during which time Bolin was recruited to Deep Purple.


0017

June 1975 to March 1976

Deep Purple Mk IV

 
People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr); David Coverdale (vcl); Glenn Hughes (bss/vcl); Jon Lord (kbr); Ian Paice (drm).

Bolin was recruited to step in for Blackmore. They managed one album, Come Taste the Band (1975). Although his participation had its clear highlights, his drug addiction eventually took its toll. After a disasterous concert at Wembley in March 1976, Deep Purple decided to give it up.


0018

April/May 1976

Tommy Bolin Band

People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr/vcl); Norma Jean Bell (sxp/bvc); Mark Stein (kbr/bvc); Reggie McBride (bss); Narada Michael Walden (drm).

Toured the US - they visited Ebbets Field during May. TBB also did a package tour with Steve Marriott and Robin Trower.


0019

May to August 1976

Tommy Bolin (Band)


People involved
Carmine Appice (drm); Norma Jean Bell (sxp/prc/bvc); Bobby Berge (drm); Tommy Bolin (gtr/pno/vcl); Bobbye Hall (prc); Reggie McBride (bss/bvc); Mark Stein (kbr/bvc); and a string section arranged by Del Newman.


0021

August to October 1976

Tommy Bolin Band

People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr/vcl), with: Norma Jean Bell (sxp/bvc); Johnnie Bolin (drm); Jimmy Haslip (bss); Mark Stein (kbr/vcl).

Bell, Bolin and Stein formed the nucleus of the touring band, but others also appeared at various gigs. They toured the US, supporting e.g. Jeff Beck Group. On 20th September 1976, they recorded for the King Biscuit's Flower Hour in Albany NY. On 22nd September 1976, they did a promotional session for WBCN-FM Radio at the Northern Lights Recording Studio.


0022

November to December 1976

Tommy Bolin Band

People involved
Tommy Bolin (gtr/vcl), with: Norma Jean Bell (sxp/bvc); Johnnie Bolin (drm); Marcus Craney (drm); Max Gronenthal (kbr); Jimmy Haslip (bss); Mark Stein (kbr/vcl).


0023

December 4th, 1976

A tragic Saturday morning in Miami, during a US tour supporting Jeff Beck, Bolin's girlfriend called the police telling them she had found Bolin seemingly unconcious and was unable to wake him up. His death was later officially declared as caused by 'multiple drug intoxication' (or heroin OD).


Don't forget to check Tommy Bolin's Official Website for more stuff, like the most recent releases.

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