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Driver 67

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A.k.a. Tax Loss

An alias used by the group Tax Loss in 1978 for the release of the single 'Car 67'. Due to the success of the single, reaching no.7 in the UK chart, they continued to use the name for two more singles, but had resorted back to their original identity by the end of 1979. The song, based on the woes of a taxi driver, was initially written by Paul Phillips when he was an actual London taxi driver waiting for a fare, with Pete Zorn, his brother-in-law and fellow band member, later adding the finishing touches. On 11th January 1979, they appeared on Top Of The Pops with a line-up consisting of Paul Phillips (singing taxi driver/operator), Pete Zorn (bass), Richard Burgess (drums), and Bill Zorn guesting on guitar. Tax Loss disbanded in 1981, but the popularity of 'Car 67' means that they will forever be seen as Driver 67. Somewhat reluctantly to start with, but wholeheartedly now, Phillips has accepted this and his release in November 2017, called 'Breathe', was effectively Driver 67's first album. For the various members, and line-ups, see the Tax Loss profile.

     
Members
PortraitRichard James Burgess
perc, dr *1949 GB
PortraitDave Mattacks
dr *1948 GB
PortraitIan Lynn
ep GB
PortraitPete Zorn
*1950 US
PortraitMartin Jenner
g, eg, acg GB
PortraitPaul Phillips
voc GB
Popular Tracks   
Car 67 (UK Single Version) [Extended Fade Mix] on The Album. The A-Sides. The B-Sides by Driver 67
Car 67 (US Version) on The Album. The A-Sides. The B-Sides by Driver 67
My Generation on My Generation by Driver 67
Headlights on The Album. The A-Sides. The B-Sides by Driver 67
Communications Breakdown on The Album. The A-Sides. The B-Sides by Driver 67
Woman Hits Man on Not There Yet by Driver 67
The Last Guided Tour on The Album. The A-Sides. The B-Sides by Driver 67
Hey Mister Record Man on The Album. The A-Sides. The B-Sides by Driver 67
If You Were Going My Way (UK Single Version) on The Album. The A-Sides. The B-Sides by Driver 67
My Crazy Friend on The Album. The A-Sides. The B-Sides by Driver 67

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
HeadlightsDriver 671979Single
Going My WayDriver 671979Single
Car 67Driver 671978Single
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