Brian Auger (born 18 July 1939, Bihar, India), is a jazz and rock keyboardist, who has specialized in playing the Hammond organ. Events 390 BC - Roman - Gaulish Wars Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bihar ( Hindi:बिहार Urdu: بہار bɪhaːr) is a state in eastern India. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African A keyboardist is a Musician who plays Keyboard instruments Until the early 1960s musicians who played keyboards were generally classified as either pianists The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company
A jazz pianist, bandleader, session musician and Hammond B3 player, Auger has played or toured with artists such as Rod Stewart, Tony Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Sonny Boy Williamson, Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon and others. A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra A bandleader is the leader of a band of Musicians The term is most commonly though not exclusively used with a group that plays Popular music as Session musicians are musicians available for hire as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Roderick "Rod" David Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945 is a Singer and Songwriter born and raised in London England and currently Anthony Tillmon "Tony" Williams ( December 12, 1945 &ndash February 23, 1997) was an American jazz drummer. James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27 1942 – September 18 1970 was an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter Sonny Boy Williamson may refer to either of two 20th-century American blues harmonica players Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914–1948 John Lee Curtis Williamson Led Zeppelin were Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne) is the former lead singer of The Animals and War He has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul music and rock, and he has been nominated for a Grammy. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
In 1965 Auger formed the group The Steampacket, along with Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, Vic Briggs and Rod Stewart. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. The Steampacket was a British Blues band of the 1960s notable mainly for the fact that so many of its members subsequently became famous John William Baldry, popularly known as Long John Baldry, ( January 12 1941 &ndash July 21 2005) was an English Julie Tippetts (born Julie Driscoll 8 June 1947, London, England) is an English singer and actress known for her 1960s versions of Bob Victor Harvey Briggs III (born 14 February 1945 in Twickenham, London, England) is a former Blues Musician With Driscoll and the band, Trinity, he went on to record several hit singles, notably a cover version of David Ackles' "Road to Cairo" and Bob Dylan's "This Wheel's on Fire", which was featured on Dylan Covered. A hit single is a recorded track or single that has become very popular In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released David Thomas Ackles ( February 27, 1937, Rock Island, Illinois, USA - March 2, 1999) was an American Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major " This Wheel's on Fire " is a song written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko. Dylan Covered is a Compilation album by Mojo magazine, released in their September 2005 issue In 1969 Auger, Driscoll and Trinity appeared performing on the national telecast of "33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee". " 33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee " is the name of a rarely-seen special starring The Monkees that aired on NBC on April 14, 1969
In 1970 he formed Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, shortly after abandoning the abortive "Wassenaar Arrangement" jazz-fusion commune in a small suburb of The Hague. The Oblivion Express served to cultivate several musicians, including future The Average White Band drummers Robbie McIntosh and Steve Ferrone, as well as guitarist Jim Mullen. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A drummer is a Musician who plays a Drum or drums particularly a Drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set" Marching percussion Robbie McIntosh ( 6 May 1950 - 23 September 1974) was a Drummer from Dundee, Scotland who was a founder-member Steve Ferrone (born 25 April 1950 in Brighton England) is a British drummer, currently a member of the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Jim Mullen (born November 26, 1945) is a Glasgow -born Jazz guitarist with a distinctive style like Wes Montgomery before him picking Likewise, in 1971 he produced and appeared on Mogul Thrash's only album. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Mogul Thrash was a Progressive rock band from the United Kingdom active in the early 1970s An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Two members of that band, Roger Ball and Malcolm Duncan, would also go on to form the Average White Band.
In 1989, Auger was musical director for the thirteen-part film retrospective series "Villa Fantastica", made for German TV. The title of music director or musical director is used by many Symphony orchestras to designate the primary conductor and artistic leader of the orchestra Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic A live recording of the series, Super Jam (1990), features Auger on piano, Pete York on drums, Dick Morrissey on tenor saxophone, Roy Williams on trombone, Harvey Weston on bass guitar, with singers Zoot Money and Maria Muldaur. Super Jam is a live studio recording featuring jazz pop and traditional standards, many of them film scores included in the German TV series Villa Fantastica Pete York (born Peter York 15 August 1942 Redcar, Yorkshire, England) is a rock Drummer who has been performing since the 1960s The drum is a member of the percussion group technically classified as a Membranophone. Richard Edwin "Dick" Morrissey ( May 9 1940, Horley, Surrey - November 8 2000, Deal, Kent The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the Saxophone family a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s The trombone is a Musical instrument in the brass family Like all brass instruments it is a lip-reed Aerophone: sound is produced when the player’s The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the George Bruno "Zoot" Money (born 17 July 1942, Bournemouth, Dorset) is a Singer, Pianist, Organist Maria Muldaur (born Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D'Amato, 12 September 1943, in Greenwich Village, New York) is a roots- folk
Auger toured with blues rocker Eric Burdon in the early 1990s, and recorded the album Access All Areas: Live with him in 1993. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne) is the former lead singer of The Animals and War After several projects, including albums with family members, he reformed the Oblivion Express in the late 1990s, with a line-up that eventually featured both his son and daughter.
The Oblivion Express name was revived with a 2005 recording and subsequent touring. The group featured Brian's son Karma Auger on drums, his daughter Savannah Auger on vocals, and Derek Frank on bass.