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PETE PHIPPS

Master of Rhythm
Wizard of Drums

The Music

Here's a list of the Bands, Records, Tours etc which Pete has been involved with over the years. Of course space doesn't allow every Show or Tour to be listed, but this is gives you a general idea of how comprehensive his activities have been.

Year

Band/Artist

Title

Notes

1969

BLACK VELVET

TOURS, RECORDINGS and RADIO SHOWS

 

1970

ELGINS

UK TOUR

Supporting American touring bands

1971

HEAVEN
1971Heaven

UK and Germany TOUR

Supporting Jeff Beck

1972
June

THE GLITTERMEN
(later renamed The Glitter Band in 1973)

TV DEBUT backing Gary Glitter on Top Of The Pops

Rock and Roll Part 2

1973

THE GLITTER BAND

Touch Me TOUR with Gary Glitter

 

1974

15th February

THE GLITTER BAND

First Gig at the Aquarius Club, Lincoln

 

1st March

THE GLITTER BAND
AngelFace

SINGLE
A: Angel Face
B: You Wouldn't Leave Me, Would You?

Remained in the charts for 10 weeks, peaking at No.4
Released on Bell 1348.

August

THE GLITTER BAND
Hey

ALBUM
Hey

Remained in the charts for 12 weeks, peaking at No.13.
Released on Bell 241.

26th July

THE GLITTER BAND
Just ForYou

SINGLE
A: Just For You
B: I'm Celebrating

Remained in the charts for 8 weeks, peaking at No.10.
Released on Bell 1368.

April/May/June

THE GLITTER BAND

TOUR
Just For You Tour

 

 

THE GLITTER BAND and Gary Glitter
RememberMeThisWay

FILM
Remember Me This Way

 

11th October

THE GLITTER BAND
LetsGetTogetherAgain

SINGLE
A: Let's Get Together Again
B: Jukebox Queen

Remained in the charts for 8 weeks, peaking at No.10.
Released on Bell 1383.

November

THE GLITTER BAND back Gary Glitter's "Oh Yes, You're Beautiful" Tour.

TOURS of Australia and the UK

 

1975

Released early 1975

THE GLITTER BAND
NeverTooYoungToRock

FILM
Never Too Young To Rock

With Mud, The Rubettes and Peter Denyer.

10th January

THE GLITTER BAND
GoodbyeMyLove

SINGLE
A: Goodbye My Love
B: Got To Get Ready For Love

Remained in the charts for 9 weeks peaking at No.2.
Released on Bell 1395.

28th March

THE GLITTER BAND
TheTearsICried

SINGLE
A: The Tears I Cried
B: Until Tomorrow

Remained in the charts for 8 weeks peaking at No.8.
Released on Bell 1416.

April/May/June

THE GLITTER BAND
UKtour

TOUR
Spring UK Tour - 36 dates

 

11th April

THE GLITTER BAND
RocknRollDudes

ALBUM
Rock n Roll Dudes

Remained in the charts for 4 weeks peaking at No.17.
Released on Bell 253.

14th August

THE GLITTER BAND
LoveInTheSun

SINGLE
A: Love In The Sun
B: I Can Hear Music

Remained in the charts for 8 weeks peaking at No.15.
Released on Bell 1437

 

THE GLITTER BAND
MakesYouBlind

ALBUM
Makes You Blind

Released on Arista

14th November

THE GLITTER BAND
AloneAgain

SINGLE
A: Alone Again
B: Watch The Show

Released on Bell 1463

28th November

THE GLITTER BAND
ListenToTheBand

ALBUM
Listen To The Band

Released on Bell 259.

 

THE GLITTER BAND

TOURS of Australia and the UK

 

1976

6th February

THE GLITTER BAND
PeopleLikeYou

SINGLE
A: People Like You
B: Makes You Blind

Remained in the charts for 9 weeks peaking at No.5.
Released on Bell 1471.

March

THE GLITTER BAND, supporting Gary Glitter's "Farewell" Tour.

Farewell TOUR with Gary Glitter

 

May

THE GLITTER BAND
DontmakePromises

SINGLE
A: Don't Make Promises
B: Tuna Biscuit

Released on Bell 1481

 

THE GLITTER BAND
MakesYouBlindSingle

SINGLE
Makes You Blind

 

June

THE GLITTER BAND
GreatestHits

ALBUM
Greatest Hits

Reached No 52 in the Charts.
Released on Bell 264.

November

THE GLITTER BAND
LayYourLoveOnMe

SINGLE
A: Lay Your Love On Me
B: Hard To Settle Down

Released on CBS 4710.

 

THE GLITTER BAND
(Re-named The G-Band)

TOURS of the UK, Germany and Scandanavia

 

1977

 

THE GLITTER BAND
ParisMatch

ALBUM
Paris Match

Released on CBS 81717

 

THE GLITTER BAND
PeopleLikeYouC

ALBUM
People Like You, People Like Me

 

March

THE GLITTER BAND
LookWhatYouveBeenMissing

SINGLE
A: Look What You've Been Missing
B: It's Alright

Released on CBS 4974

May

THE GLITTER BAND
SheWasAlright

4-track EP
A: She Was Alright
B: I Really Didn't Love Her At All
C: Almost American
D: Love Street

Released on CBS 5223

September

THE GLITTER BAND
(as Air Traffic Control)
GottaGetAMessageBack

SINGLE
A: I've Gotta Get A Message Back To You
B: Move On Up

Released on Epic 5665

 

THE G-BAND as AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

ALBUM
Starchaser

Never Released

 

RANDOM HOLD
Randomhold

ALBUM
Random Hold

 

 

EX-DIRECTORY

 

 

1979

 

OXENDALE/SHEPHARD
OxendaleShephard

ALBUM
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

 

 

THE SECRET
TheSecret

SINGLE
A; Night After Night
B: What Is Wrong?

Released on AMS 7404

 

RANDOM HOLD
MontgomeryClift

5-TrackEP
Random Hold
Montgomery Clift

Released on Polydor (UK) RHX1

October

RANDOM HOLD
Etceteraville

SINGLE
Etceteraville

 

November December

RANDOM HOLD

Drums and Wires 12-date UK TOUR supporting XTC

 

December

RANDOM HOLD
Avalanche

ALBUM
Avalanche (featuring "Meat")

Released on Polydor RHX1

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1980

February

RANDOM HOLD

UK TOUR supporting Peter Gabriel

 

February

RANDOM HOLD
AViewFromHere

ALBUM
The View from Here

 

June

RANDOM HOLD

USA and Canada TOUR supporting Peter Gabriel

 

1981

 

RANDOM HOLD
BurnTheBuildings

SINGLE
Burn The Buildings

 

1982

 

MIKE RUTHERFORD (Genesis) also featuring Stewart Copeland from The Police
ActingVeryStrange

ALBUM
Acting Very Strange

 

1983

 

XTC
Mummer

ALBUM
Mummer

 

July

THE EURYTHMICS
WhosThatGirl

SINGLE
Who's That Girl?

 

November

THE EURYTHMICS
Touch

ALBUM
Touch

Reached No.1 in the Charts.

December

THE EURYTHMICS
RightByYourSide

SINGLE
Right By Your Side

 

1984

 

XTC
BigExpress

ALBUM
Big Express

 

February

THE EURYTHMICS
HereComesTheRain

SINGLE
Here Comes The Rain Again

 

February

MIKE RUTHERFORD (Genesis)
MakingABigMistake

SINGLE
Making A Big Mistake (B-side of Phil Collins' Against All Odds)

 

 

THE GLITTER BAND
NothingAtAll

SINGLE
A: Nothing At All
B: Backs Against The Wall

Released on Tempo 001

February

THE EURYTHMICS

UK and US Tours

 

1985

July

THE GLITTER BAND
UntilTheNextTime

SINGLE
A: Until The Next Time (re-issue)
B: Spaces

Released on Polo 36

 

THE EURYTHMICS
SweetDreams

VIDEO
Sweet Dreams Video Album (originally recorded in May 1983)

 

 

HUGH CORNWELL (The Stranglers)
HughCornwell

One In A Million SINGLE and TOUR

 

 

THE GLITTER BAND

Gary Glitter TOURS of the UK, Middle-East and US

 

1986

Releaed January

THE GLITTER BAND
LiveAtTheMarquee

ALBUM
Live At The Marquee (record date 28th April 1985)

Released on Conquest

 

ROGER CHAPMAN (Family & Streetwalkers)
RogerChapman

ALBUM
Zipper

 

1987

 

BOY GEORGE (Culture Club)

TOUR of France and Iceland

 

1989

June

THE GLITTER BAND
AngelFace

TOUR of Germany and SINGLE
A: Angel Face
B: A choir of Angels version

Released on Switchback SW002

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1990

 

THE GLITTER BAND
HitsCollection

ALBUM
The Collection

 

1992

November

DENIM
BackInDenim

ALBUM
Back In Denim

 

1993

 

THE EURYTHMICS
EurythmicsLive

ALBUM
Live 1983-1989

 

1994

 

THE GLITTER BAND
PopFire

ALBUM
Pop Fire

Released on Pilz

1996

 

THE GLITTER BAND
LetsGetTogetherAgain

COMPILATION ALBUM
Let's Get Together Again

Released on Kiosk

 

Pete and Gerry on behalf of THE GLITTER BAND

TV Appearance:
"Never Mind the Buzzcocks"

Released on MC1

 

DENIM
DenimOnIce

ALBUM
Denim on Ice

 

1997

 

THE GLITTER BAND

Xmas Glam Rock TOUR with Showaddywaddy and Mud

 

1998

 

THE GLITTER BAND

ALBUM:
Glitz Blitz Live!

Released on MC1

June

THE GLITTER BAND
GlitteringGreats

ALBUM:
20 Glittering Greats

Released on Music Club

 

THE GLITTER BAND
SolidSilver

ALBUM:
Solid Silver - The Ultimate Glitter Band Volume 1

Released on Edsel

November

ANDY SCOTT'S SWEET

The Brian Connolly Memorial GIG at the Camden Palace

 

1999

 

THE GLITTER BAND

ALBUM:
The Best of The Glitter Band

Released on Repertoire

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2000

 

GLITZ BLITZ (3-piece 70's tribute Band incorporating Mud's Syd Twynham and Slade's John Berry)

GIGS

 

 

THE GLITTER BAND
BellsCollection

ALBUM:
The Bell Singles Collection

Released on 7T's Records

2002

 

THE GLITTER BAND
GreatetHitsLive

ALBUM:
Greatest Hits

 

 

SANTANARAMA
Santanarama

ALBUM:
A Tribute to Santana

 

 

ALAN MERRILL
CupidDeranged

ALBUM
Cupid Deranged

 

2004

 

ALAN MERRILL
Alleecat

ALBUM
Alleecat

 

2009

 

THE GLITTER BAND
HeyMaking

ALBUM
Heymaking - The Farm Sessions

 

2013

 

THE GLITTER BAND
LiveCompilation

DVD ALBUM
Compilation of live recordings 1974-1977

 

August

THE ORIGINAL JUKEBOX HEROES

DVD ALBUM
Concert in Leopoldsberg, Belgium

 

December

Appearance on behalf of THE GLITTER BAND
TOTP

Top Of The Pops 50th Anniversary Celebrations

 

2014

 

THE GLITTER BAND

ALBUM
Paris Match Re-Release

Cherry

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Songwriting Credits

All My Love

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps

All Over The World

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard

All Right Baby

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Springate

Almost American

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard/Springate/Ellison

Alright Tonight

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Springate

Bring Back The Night

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Burniston/Springate

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Springate

Got To Get Ready For Love

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps

Halfway To Hitchcock

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Burniston/Springate

I Must Be Crazy

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Burniston/Springate

I'm Celebrating

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps

It's Alright

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps

Makes You Blind

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard/Leander

My First Mistake

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps

Pictures of You

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard

She Was Alright

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard

Shot In The Back

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard/Springate

Starchaser

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard/Springate

The View From Here

RANDOM HOLD

Phipps/Ferguson/MacCormick/Rhodes

Tuna Biscuit

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Leonard/Ellison

TV Heroes

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Burmeston

We're The Ones

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Springate

We're Through

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Springate/Buristch

Write Me A Letter

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard

You Believe In Me

THE GLITTER BAND

Phipps/Shephard

 

Pete's Drum Kits consists of the following:

Drums:
Premier Genista Damask Red: 22" bass drum; 16" floor tom; 13" and 12" rack toms; and a 14" snare drum and stand. He also has a 1966 Ludwig Super Classic in Champagne Sparkle.

Cymbals:
20" Zildjan Custom Z; 18" Sabian; 17" crash; 16" Zildjan dark crash; 17" Zildjan Crash rock; 17" Paiste crash and 14" Paiste sound-edge hi-hats.

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