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Mike Vickers

g, fl, *1940 GB, Southampton
Musician / Composer / Conductor of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. Michael Graham Vickers Matt Parsons Orchestra

Michael "Mike" Vickers (born 18 April 1940) is a British musician who came to prominence as guitarist, flautist and saxophonist with the 1960s band, Manfred Mann. He was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England. He originally played flute and saxophone but with the increasing popularity of guitars in bands it was decided that Manfred Mann should have a guitarist in its line-up. Vickers volunteered for this role but he was always happiest playing woodwind. His tough flute soloing on hard blues tracks such as "Without You" prefigured the work of Ian Anderson with Jethro Tull five years later. As the group were all multi-instrumentalists who delighted in instrumental solos, multi-tracking was used to allow Vickers to perform on guitar and woodwind on the same recordings, while drummer Mike Hug

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Soundtrack
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Getaway Car on Kpm 1000 Series: A Moog for More Reasons by Mike Vickers
On the Brink - 1999 Remaster on I Wish I Were A Group Again by Mike Vickers
Sunshine Superman - 1999 Remaster on I Wish I Were A Group Again by Mike Vickers
Jet Set on Kpm 1000 Series: Brass Plus Moog by Mike Vickers
Main Theme: Dracula A.D. 1972 on Dracula A.D. 1972 by Mike Vickers
I Remember on Kpm 1000 Series: A Moog for More Reasons by Mike Vickers
Pigtails on Kpm 1000 Series: A Moog for More Reasons by Mike Vickers
Turning Point on Kpm 1000 Series: A Moog for All Reasons by Mike Vickers
Time Trial on Kpm 1000 Series: Brass Plus Moog by Mike Vickers
Breakthrough on Kpm 1000 Series: A Moog for More Reasons by Mike Vickers

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Adding Machine / Elastic BandMike Vickers2019Single
Dracula A.D. 1972 / The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (Original Music From The Classic Hammer Horrors)Mike Vickers / John Cacavas2012Compil.
Dracula A.D. 1972 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Mike Vickers2009Album
The EMIDISC Theme / On The BrinkSaint Etienne / Mike Vickers1996Single
Industry 17 - Serious BusinessAlan Hawkshaw, Zack Laurence, Brian Bennett, Mike Vickers1991Album
Planet EarthMike Vickers, Alan Hawkshaw1991Album
Industry 16 - PanoscopeMike Vickers, Patrick Wilson, Adam Routh, Russell Emanuel, Gary Peskett, Steve Gray, Kevin Malpass1990Album
Industry 9 - TechnicolorMo Foster / Mike Vickers1989Album
Points Of ImpactRay Russell / Nick Ingman / Mike Vickers1984Album
Captain KremmenKenny Everett & Mike Vickers1978Single
An Album Of Space And Science Fiction Tracks And Unusual Brass FanfaresMike Vickers, Ernest Berk, Bill McGuffie1978Album
A Day At The RacesMike Vickers1976Album
A Moog For More ReasonsMike Vickers1975Album
Electronic MusicMike Vickers1974Album
Brass Plus MoogMike Vickers1972Album
A Moog For All ReasonsMike Vickers1972Album
I Wish I Were A Group AgainMike Vickers1967Album
Captain Scarlet And The MysterionsMike Vickers1967Single
I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman / Proper CharlesMike Vickers1967Single
I Wish I Were A Group AgainMike Vickers1967Album
Morgan - A Suitable Case For Treatment / Gorilla Of My DreamsMike Vickers1966Single
On The BrinkMike Vickers1965Single
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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