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Kokomo

Band, 1973-1991 GB
R&B/Soul and Pop

Formed in 1973, this blue-eyed soul band was made up from the remnants of several British groups. Vocalists Dyan Birch, Paddie McHugh and Frank Collins were ex members of Arrival, a superior pop harmony band, while Neil Hubbard (guitar) and Alan Spenner (bass) had previously worked with Joe Cocker's Grease Band. The line-up was completed by further formidable musicians, Tony O'Malley (piano), Jim Mullen (guitar), Terry Stannard (drums), Joan Linscott (congas) and journeyman saxophonist Mel Collins. This line-up split in January 1977, but a reconstituted version of the band appeared on the London gig circuit in the early 80's and recorded one album. The fluctuating activity of the group saw yet another reunion in the latter part of the 80's. This incarnation faltered when Alan Spenner died in August 1991.

     
Members
PortraitMel Collins
fl, sax *1947 GB
Frank Collins
bvoc, voc *1947 GB
PortraitNeil Hubbard
g *1948 GB
PortraitAlan Spenner
b, eb 1948-1991 GB
Terry Stannard
dr, perc GB
PortraitJim Mullen
g *1945 GB
PortraitDyan Birch
bvoc, voc *1949 GB
Paddie McHugh
bvoc, voc
PortraitTony O'Malley
*1948 GB
Popular Tracks   
I Can Understand It on Kokomo by Kokomo
Use Your Imagination on Kokomo by Kokomo
Angel - demo on To Be Cool: The Rehearsal Sessions by Kokomo
Anytime on Kokomo by Kokomo
Friend of Mine - Live Session on To Be Cool: The Rehearsal Sessions by Kokomo
Angel - Live Session on To Be Cool: The Rehearsal Sessions by Kokomo
Third Time Around on Kokomo by Kokomo
It Ain't Cool (to Be Cool No More) - Live Session on To Be Cool: The Rehearsal Sessions by Kokomo
Yes We Can Can on Kokomo by Kokomo
Looking for Something Real on To Be Cool: The Rehearsal Sessions by Kokomo

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Use Your Imagination (Danny Krivit Edit)Kokomo2018Album
Use Your ImaginationKokomo2014Album
Use Your ImaginationKokomo2014Album
Kokomo / Rise And ShineKokomo2007Compil.
To Be CoolKokomo2004Album
Live In Concert 1975Kokomo2001Album
The CollectionKokomo1991Compil.
Use Your Imagination / Cocomotion / Cocomotion '79Kokomo / El Coco1985Album
A Little Bit Further AwayKokomo1982Single
KokomoKokomo1982Album
Follow (the stars will bring you home)Kokomo1982Single
Precioso Gatito Sentado (Kitty Sittin' Pretty)Kokomo1976Single
Rise And ShineKokomo1975Album
Kitty Sittin' Pretty / Sweet Sugar ThingKokomo1975Single
Kitty Sittin' PrettyKokomo1975Single
KokomoKokomo1975Album
Use Your ImaginationKokomo1975Single
I'm Sorry BabeKokomo1975Single
AnytimeKokomo1975Single
I Can Understand ItKokomo1975Single
Rise And ShineKokomo1975Single
Strangers In Paradise / Snappin'Jimmy Foster / KokomoSingle
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