Rock Chain # 23: Amplifiers “huhnming”


Charlie Huhn has been the voice of Foghat for more than 15 years now. He has the rather tough job of substituting the charismatic and talented “Lonesome” Dave Peverett.

“Lonesome” Dave Peverett’s first band was The Nocturnes, with his brother John Peverett, who went on to become Rod Stewart’s road manager.

Rod Stewart, of course, is extremely successful solo artist but he also found fame previously with The Faces and even before with The Jeff Beck Group.

The Jeff Beck Group toured the United States even when they had released only singles, but when they toured in the back of their groundbreaking record “Truth”, something that would repeat itself over all the other tours happened for the first time: at Café Wha in Greenwich Village, New York, they jammed with Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix played in the Imperial College in West London in May 1967. The Entertainment Committee of the College was presided by one Brian May.

Brian May as many people know – but Eddie Trunk from That Metal Show didn’t in one of his “Stump the Trunk” segments – is the guy who plays the final solo on “When Death Calls”, track in the Headless Cross album from Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath who according to Ozzy’s own words had their asses kicked every night by a young American band in a tour together in 1978. The young band was called Van Halen.

Van Halen who recorded two covers from the same British band that did rather fair for them. “You Really Got Me” and “Where Have All the Good Times Gone” were both original songs from The Kinks.

The Kinks, by the way, had many of their songs covered by other bands. “David Watts” appeared in the All Mod Cons album by The Jam.

The Jam’s Paul Weller discovered the Mod culture in the mid-seventies and according to his own statement, tried to make his hair looked like the 1966 version of the one from Steve Marriott.

Steve Marriott was the lead singer in Humble Pie who died in tragic circumstances in the early nineties. In the aftermath, drummer Jerry Shirley reunited Humble Pie to tour America. Do you know who substituted Steve Marriott? Charlie Huhn.

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