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Robin Trower

Saturday, October 4, 2014
@ The Pageant

Venue Info

The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, 63112 MO

(314) 726-6161

 

GA $27.50 ADV $30.00 DOS • All Ages
BALCONY RESERVED $35.00 • 21+
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM

The Robin Trower story started in the mid Sixties when he began his recording career in the Southend rhythm and blues band the Paramounts. But the first time Trower truly surfaced on rock’n’roll’s radar was in 1967, with Procol Harum – house band of the Summer of Love. Though not on their mega-hit ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’, he completed five albums and many tours with them before breaking away for a solo career in 1971.

He rates leaving ‘the best career decision I ever made’, but admits that ‘the big break for me was Gary Brooker getting me to join Procol. That opened up the whole world. Without that I would never been able to go on and do what I’ve done.’

Trower modelled his band on the power-trio blueprint of Cream and Taste, as well as the Jimi Hendrix Experience. His atmospheric, effects-laden Stratocastering brought inevitable initial comparisons with Hendrix, but he quickly made his own mark. Robin along with the vocal talents of James Dewar, a hard-living Scot, whose voice will always be associated with the Robin Trower Band proved to be a musical powerhouse.

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