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Ian Gillan Band

Band, 1975-1978 GB

Gillan, inspired by his appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 1975 (in Roger Glover's project 'The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast'), formed this band for the express purpose of recording an album, in December 1975. They were originally called 'Shand Grenade', but the name was soon changed to The Ian Gillan Band for commercial reasons. Original Line-Up Ian Gillan - Vocals Ray Fenwick - Guitar John Gustafson - Bass Mark Nauseef - Drums Mike Moran - Keyboards In February 1976, Mike Moran left the band and was replaced by Mickey Lee Soule, who was himself replaced by Colin Towns in May of that year. This would be the line-up for the next 2 years. However, he disbanded it in June 1978, as he wanted to produce a much harder sound, so he and Towns went on to form Gillan, in July 1978.

PortraitMike Moran
PortraitMickey Lee Soule
p, clv, org *1946 US
PortraitIan Gillan
voc *1945 GB
PortraitJohn Gustafson
b, voc 1942-2014 GB
PortraitRay Fenwick
g, voc *1946 GB
PortraitColin Towns
key *1948 GB
PortraitMark Nauseef
dr, perc *1953 US
Popular Tracks   
Child In Time on Child In Time by Ian Gillan Band
Lay Me Down on Child In Time by Ian Gillan Band
Child In Time - Studio Demo on Rarities 1975-1977 by Ian Gillan Band
You Make Me Feel So Good on Child In Time by Ian Gillan Band
Shame on Child In Time by Ian Gillan Band
Down The Road on Child In Time by Ian Gillan Band
My Baby Loves Me on Child In Time by Ian Gillan Band
Let It Slide on Child In Time by Ian Gillan Band
Finally The Finale - Studio Demo on Rarities 1975-1977 by Ian Gillan Band
Smoke On The Water - Live on Live At The Rainbow by Ian Gillan Band

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
The Silver StormIan Gillan Band2015Album
Classics 5CDIan Gillan Band / Gillan2010Album
AnthologyIan Gillan Band2009Compil.
Sounds Of PurplePaice Ashton & Lord Malice In Wonderland Ian Gillan Band ,Live At The Rainbow Glenn Hughes Live In Australia Steve Morse2009Album
Clear Air Turbulence / ScarabusIan Gillan Band2007Album
Ian Gillan BandIan Gillan Band2006Compil.
Clear Air TurbulenceIan Gillan Band2005Compil.
Poor Boy HeroIan Gillan Band2003Compil.
Rarities 1975-1977Ian Gillan Band2003Compil.
AnthologyIan Gillan Band2001Compil.
Live Yubin Chokin Hall, Hiroshima 1977Ian Gillan Band2001Album
At The RainbowIan Gillan Band2001Album
No Fire Without SmokeGillan And The Ian Gillan Band2000Compil.
Live At The RainbowIan Gillan Band1998Album
At The RainbowIan Gillan Band1984Album
Live At The Budokan - Volumes I & IIIan Gillan Band1983Album
Live At The Budokan Vol.2Ian Gillan Band1978Album
Live At The BudokanIan Gillan Band1978Album
Smoke On The WaterIan Gillan Band1978Single
Clear Air TurbulenceIan Gillan Band1977Album
Country Lights / Poor Boy HeroIan Gillan Band1977Single
UntitledIllusion / Ian Gillan Band1977Album
ScarabusIan Gillan Band1977Album
Clear Air TurbulenceIan Gillan Band1977Album
Twin Exhausted / Five MoonsIan Gillan Band1977Single
Mad ElaineIan Gillan Band1977Single
Child In TimeIan Gillan Band1976Album
You Make Me Feel So GoodIan Gillan Band1976Single
Down The RoadIan Gillan Band1976Single
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