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Andy Bown

Andy Bown

ANDY BOWN (born Andrew Steven Bown, 27 March 1946, The City, London, England) is an English musician, who has specialised in keyboards and bass guitar. Bown's first major band was THE HERD, along with PETER FRAMPTON. After THE HERD dissolved he spend two years with JUDAS JUMP who were the opening act of the Isle of Wight Festival 1970. He played bass for Frampton in the 1970s and started playing keyboards for STATUS QUO in 1973 as a session musician, first appearing on their Hello! album in that year. He joined STATUS QUO as a full member in 1976. ANDY BOWN also released two glam rock singles in the mid and late 1970s, called New York Satyricon Zany and Another Shipwreck and five albums, amongst them, 1972 Gone to My Head. More notably, he was the bass player in the Surrogate Band during PINK FLOYD's The Wall tour in 1980 and 1981. He also did some keyboards for PINK FLOYD's The Final Cut album. ANDY BOWN also played Hammond organ and 12-string guitar during the recording of ROGER WATERS' solo album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking in 1984, but did not take part in Waters' subsequent tours. He still plays keyboards, guitar and harmonica with STATUS QUO to this day, and is an integral part of the band, having co-penned many well known Quo songs on various studio albums, most prominently collaborating with RICK PARFITT on the group's 1979 hit Whatever You Want.

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