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Chicken Shack

Chicken Shack formed in Kidderminster, Worcester in 1967. They were a heavily blues-based rock band featuring Stan Webb, who has often been compared to Freddie King in his vocal and guitar technique.

Thrown in at the deep end, the occasion was the Windsor Jazz Festival in front of a highly critical selection of musicians. Christine Perfect was terrified.

Following a stint at the Star Club in Hamburg, they came back from Germany, signed with Blue Horizon and shot to fame on the back of the British Blues Boom. Hit singles and albums followed.

Their first album on the Deram label, Imagination Lady, was followed by the second, Unlucky Boy.

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The intended third official release on the Deram label was to be a live album recorded at the Brunel University.

Webb was never happy with the album and it was only ever released in Germany and Japan (as Goodbye Chicken Shack). A belated UK release occurred in 1994 when the album was released as Go Live.

The group disbanded at the beginning of 1971, but Webb simply hired a fresh new line-up and began again.

Stan Webb
Vocals, guitar
Christine Perfect
Vocals, keyboards, bass, harmonica
Andy Silvester
Bass
Dave Bidwell
Drums
Paul Raymond
Keyboards
John Glascock
Bass
Alan Morley
Drums
Paul Hancox
Drums
Bob Daisley
Bass
Dave Wilkinson
Keyboards
Bob Hull
Bass
Alan Powell
Drums
Robbie Blunt
Guitar, vocals
Paul Martinez
Bass
Dave Winthrop
Saxophone
Ed Spevock
Drums
Steve York
Bass
Paul Butler
Guitar, vocals
Alan Scott
Bass
Ric Lee
Drums
Tony Ashton
Keyboards
David Wilkey
Keyboards
Jan Campbell
Bass
John Gunzell
Drums
Jimmy Leverton
Bass