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Your favorite backing band?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by antonkk, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Tampa, FL
    These guys:
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  2. zen

    zen Senior Member

    The Crickets. ....because they're backing: Buddy Holly.
  3. Jowcol

    Jowcol Forum Resident

    Somerset, England
    Aaaaargh. How could I have forgotten to mention Crazy Horse???
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  4. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Graz, Austria
    The Band
    Billy Joel Band
    The Beat Brothers (today known as The Beatles:cool:)
    The Wrecking Crew
    The E-Street Band
  5. ibis

    ibis Happy as fish and gorgeous as geese

    Genesis, Mike and Tony backing Phil since 1981.
  6. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    Me too!
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  7. Talmi K

    Talmi K Forum Resident

    Wix, Rusty Anderson, Brian Ray, Abe Laboriel jr.
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  8. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Graz, Austria
    Yes, Paul McCartney‘s backing band is great:righton:
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  9. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    Favorite backing bands:

    Crazy Horse
    E Street Band
    The Egyptians (Robyn Hitchcock)
    Silver Bullet Band (Live Bullet, Night Moves era)

    and The Fabulous Superlatives!!!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021
  10. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born In The 50's

    Union Station (w/Alison Krauss)
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  11. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    Floyd's ghost beats are unique

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  12. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

    France, Paris area
    The MG's
    The Bar Kays ( Otis backing band and frightening good on their own )
    The Blockheads
    The Rumours
    Johnny Thunders 's Heartbreakers
  13. oldsurferdude

    oldsurferdude Forum Resident

    detroit, mi. 48150
    Wrecking Crew
    Gino Vannelli's backup band
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  14. Hookian

    Hookian Forever 80s

    George Strait's Ace in the Hole band deserves a mention in a thread like this.
  15. CDlover

    CDlover Forum Resident

    The Bad Seeds
  16. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    The E. Street Band
    Booker T & The MG's (+ Memphis Horns)
    Crazy Horse
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  17. Donfrance

    Donfrance Forum Resident

    Vesoul, France.
    The Jordanaires wouldn't do, would it, as they were more a vocal back-up band?
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  18. drgn95

    drgn95 Under the Wire

    The Bluesbreakers - John Mayall
  19. garymc

    garymc Forum Resident

    Florida, USA
    Yes. Seen them a few times, including on the "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" anniversary tour. Amazing band.
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  20. I saw TP & The Heartbreakers on the Full Moon Fever tour, when Stan Lynch and Howie Epstein were still in the band.
    Amazing how well they followed every nuance, every move that Petty made. Mike Campbell and Belmont Tench always played just the right parts that made the songs that much better.
  21. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Lou Reed Berlin Tour, 1973
    STEVE HUNTER, guitar
    DICK WAGNER, guitar
    RAY COLCORD, keyboards
    PENTTI GLAN, drums
    PRAKASH JOHN, bass
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  22. The macerator

    The macerator Draining the pool.

    South West UK
    Crazy Horse
    The Bad Seeds - I like the way the Bad Seeds personnel has changed over the years but they still are an awesome group.
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  23. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident

    Merle Haggard & The Strangers.
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  24. Steve Baker

    Steve Baker Forum Resident

    Columbia, Maryland
    Emmylou Harris's Hot Band was pretty damn good too.
  25. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Yes, but with a caveat - many of the core singles that this band's reputation rests on featured ringers. For instance, Fred Below and Willie Dixon were never a part of the workaday touring band and Little Walter continued to record with Muddy long after he'd left to go out on his own. But there are enough recordings of just the core band, or close enough to that, to say that yes this was a great band, although saying which iteration was tops is harder and perhaps unnecessary.
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