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Rick Grech

b, vn, *1946 FR
Musician of Rock
A.k.a. Richard Roman Grechko

Richard Roman Grech, Born November 1, 1946, Bordeaux, France. Passed March 17, 1990, Leicester, England. A fine, multi-talented musician, Rick played bass guitar as well as other stringed instruments during his career. Most noted for his involvement with Blind Faith, he also was a key player in the British folk/rock group called the 'Family'. Upon contacts within the Island Records organisation, Ric became acquainted with Stevie Winwood, which led to partying and jamming with Winwood and Clapton. Grech moved beyond Blind Faith, collaborating with Winwood and others in Ginger Baker's Airforce in early 1970, then with Winwood into the reincarnation of Traffic in late 1970, and participated in numerous sessions. Standouts are the Muddy Waters London Sessions, Gram Parsons' efforts following the Flying Burrito Brothers, a short stint with The Crickets (reformed in 1973, 14 years following Buddy Holly's passing), and an interesting experimental effort with Michael Bloomfield & Ansley Dunbar. Eventually Grech grew tired of the rock scene and retired in 1977, returning to Leicester to sell carpet. He eventually developed a drinking problem, and on March 17, 1990 he died of liver and kidney failure at the age of 43.

  • Bass
  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Bass guitar
  • Violoncello
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Jazz

Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
The Last Five YearsRick Grech1973Compil.
The Last Five YearsRick Grech1973Compil.
Welcome To The Canteen / 'Nuff SaidSteve Winwood, Rick Grech, Dave Mason, Jim Gordon, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, Rebop Kwaku Baah / Ike & Tina Turner1972Album
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