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Riot Squad, The

London group The Riot Squad were initially managed and produced by Larry Page, and later (for their reunion) by Joe Meek.

Members included Graham Bonney (vocals), Ron Ryan (guitar), Mark Stevens (keyboards), Brian Davies (bass), Mitch Mitchell (drums), Roger Crisp (bass), Terry Clifford (guitar), Butch Davis (piano), Derek ‘Del’ Roll (drums) and future husband and bandmate of Suzi Quatro, Len Tuckey (guitar) . Their only constant member was saxophonist Bob Evans who reunited the band after they split for the first time, with all new musicians.

Early in 1967, they were joined by David Bowie who was recording material at the time for his self-titled debut album.

This short-lived band comprised Bowie (vocals, guitar, mouth-harp), Rod Davies (guitar), Brian ‘Croak’ Prebble (vocals), Bob Evans (tenor sax, flute), George Butcher (keyboards) and Derek Roll (drums). This incarnation recorded several tracks including a cover version of the Velvet Underground song I’m Waiting For The Man, and a Velvets-influenced Bowie original called Little Toy Soldier.

These tracks (and other songs featuring Bowie) were finally officially released in 2012 on a compilation called The Last Chapter: Mods & Sods.

Graham Bonney
Vocals
Brian ‘Croak’ Prebble
Vocals
Bob Evans
Saxophone
Ron Ryan
Guitar
Len Tuckey
Guitar
Terry Clifford
Guitar
Rod Davies
Guitar
Mark Stevens
Keyboards
Butch Davis
Keyboards
George Butcher
Keyboards
Brian Davies
Bass
Roger Crisp
Bass
Mitch Mitchell
Drums
Derek ‘Del’ Roll
Drums

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