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Bakerloo Blues Line, The

Managed by Jim Simpson (first manager of Black Sabbath), this hard-working Birmingham trio formed in 1968 and was fronted by guitarist David ‘Clem’ Clempson, a self-confessed Clapton fanatic.

They signed to Gus Dudgeon’s Tuesday Productions, who also handled Tea & Symphony, Magna Carta and Mike Chapman, and after securing a one-off deal with EMI’s new progressive outlet, Harvest, they came up trumps with their self-titled LP (1969), complete with an eye-catching sleeve.

But when Jon Hiseman invited Clem Clempson to replace James Litherland in Colosseum, it was an offer he couldn’t refuse, and Bakerloo became another late 60’s blues band with a short lifespan.

Clempson eventually replaced Peter Frampton in Humble Pie while Keith Baker ended up in Uriah Heep. Terry Poole played with (amongst others) Graham Bond and Vinegar Joe. Original drummer John Hinch formed Judas Priest.

David ‘Clem’ Clempson 
Guitar, vocals
Terry Poole
Bass, vocals
John Hinch