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 Peter Robinson... before and after Quatermass



Chris Farlowe with The Hill
From Here To Mama Rosa
Polydor
1970

This very rare album of 1970 features an excellent version of Black Sheep Of The Family. When Peter Robinson moved from this short-lived band to Quatermass he took this song with him as the opener for the album. Steve Hammond was also on this record.
Jesus Christ Superstar Various Artists
Jesus Christ Superstar
MCA MAPS 2075/6
1970

The musicians featured on this magnificent double album were mostly "borrowed" from bands signed either to Harvest or to Vertigo. Peter Robinson is credited as playing in the core band, and John Gustafson sings the part of Simon Zealotes.
The Big Three
Resurrections
Polydor
1973

A "reunited" Big Three album featuring original members John Gustafson and Brian Griffiths along with Elton John drummer Nigel Olsson. Peter Robinson guests on some tracks with fierce rock'n'roll piano.
Chris Barber's Travelling Band
Get Rolling!
Polydor
1969

Produced by Steve Hammond.

Chris Farlowe with The Hill
Black Sheep Of The Family / Fifty Years
Polydor
1970
Ann Odell Includes a cover version of Quatermass track Laughing Tackle. Thanks to Dominik Engel of Germany for bringing this record and others to our attention!

We asked Ann Odell why she chose to perform Laughing Tackle. Her reply is placed here with her permission. "I wanted to do 'Laughing Tackle' because the composer and founder member of Quatermass, Pete Robinson, is a friend.  We met as students at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Regards, Ann"
Ann Odell
A Little Taste
DJM DJLPS 434
1973
Chopyn
Grand Slam
Jet / Polydor 2310 383
1975
Yvonne Elliman
Food Of Love
Purple TPS 3504
1973

John Gustafson also contributes
Yvonne Elliman
I Can't Explain / Hawaii
Purple
1973

Rare 45 featuring Yvonne's own ballad Hawaii on the B-side
Teresa Brewer
In London with Oily Rags
Amsterdam
1973

In 1973, 50s singing star Teresa Brewer recorded two albums in London with session musicians including Peter Robinson and John Gustafson. This is one, the other is titled Music Music Music.
Teresa Brewer
In London
Signature
1984

This is a compilation taken from the two albums Music Music Music and In London With Oily Rags.

Note: Oily Rags is the artistic name of Chas Hodges & Dave Peacock. (Hodges worked with Mick Underwood in The Outlaws, further strengthening the Quatermass connection.)

Lynsey De Paul
Sugar Me / Storm In A Teacup
MAM (MAM 81)
1973

This song was featured in a TV series called Single Luck, about One Hit Wonders. John Gustafson was interviewed and mentioned that he couldn't recall the session.
Lynsey De Paul
Surprise
MAM SS 504
1973
Carly Simon
No Secrets
Elektra
1972
Gloria Gaynor
Love Tracks
Polydor 2391 385
1978
Gloria Gaynor
I Have A Right
Polydor 2391 426
1979
Frida
Something's Going On
Polydor
1982
Brand X
Masques
Passport PB9829
1978
Brand X
Do They Hurt
Charisma CAS 1151
1980
Brand X
Product
Charisma 9124 045
1979
Bryan Ferry
Another Time Another Place
Island ILPS 9284
1974

Brand X was Phil Collins' hobby band. In a recent TV interview he said he liked Brand X because it swings whereas Genesis didn't.
 
Suntreader
Zin Zin
Island HELP 13
1973

An experimental jazz-rock album on the short-lived black Island label
Suntreader
The Voyage
North By Northwest NNW002
2001
Morris Pert (Suntreader)
The Music Of (Luminos, Chromoshere etc)
Chantry ABM21
1975
Peter Robinson wrote all the string arrangements on this album. Some sections are strongly reminiscent of Laughing Tackle from Quatermass' own album. Roy Phillips of the Peddlers wrote: "Pete did do some keyboard work on the Suite London album". Thanks, Roy!
The Peddlers
Suite London (Euro version)
Odeon/Stateside 5C062-93367
1972
The Peddlers
Suite London (UK version)
Philips
1972
Phil Collins
Hello I Must Be Going
WEA 99263
1982
Phil Collins
Face Value
WEA 99 143
1984
Eric Clapton
Behind The Sun
Duck 925166-1
1985
Al Stewart
Time Passages
RCA PL 25173
1978
Peter Robinson also accompanied Phil Collins onstage. It is not known whether any live recordings of this era exist.
 
Shawn Phillips
Second Contribution
A&M AMLS 2006
1971
Shawn Phillips
Do You Wonder
Shawn Phillips
Transcendence
Shawn Phillips
Another Contribution
Shawn Phillips
Bright White
A&M AMLH 64402
1974
Shawn Phillips
Beyond Here Be Dragons
Shawn Phillips
Collaboration
Shawn Phillips
No Category
Peter Robinson played with Shawn Phillips for many years.
Shawn Phillips
Spaced
Shawn Phillips
Furthermore
A&M AMLH 68278
1974
Shawn Phillips
Rumplestiltskin's Resolve
A&M 
1976
David Garriock
They Call Me Geordie
CBS
1975

David Garriock is an Englishman living in Denmark, and the producer was Quatermass producer Anders Henriksson. (Thanks to Torben Nielsen for this info).
Ian Gillan
Zakarrias
Zakarrias
Deram
1971

This is considered to be the rarest of all albums released on the Deram label, although a reissue was made in the 90s.
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Session Recorded In London
Mercury
1973

John Gustafson and Peter Robinson play together on one track.
Allan Clarke
Self-titled LP
EMI
1974
Ian Gillan
Naked Thunder
Teldec 9031-71899-2
1990

All three members of Quatermass have played with Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan, albeit at different times. Before being in Deep Purple and Quatermass respectively, Ian Gillan and Mick Underwood were in Episode Six.

This website was originally compiled and researched by: Bas Möllenkramer, Soesterberg, the Netherlands    Redesign by Carol Hynson © 2009-13