John Howley

John Howley

Profile:
Australian pianist and painter, born 30 December 1931 in Melbourne.
Trained as a classical musician (cello) he formed the Royal George Hotel jazz band Sydney in 1960. Travelled overseas 1960-67 during which he performed improvised music with various musicians from different cultural backgrounds. In 1964, with Daevid Allen (Gong), John Howley staged a musical happening in Majorca's main art gallery, and remained in contact with Allen since then. Howley formed the group Stillborn Frog in 1991, leading to the formation of the Howley Calvert George Trio in 1994 (with Robert Calvert (2) and Robert George).
He is also an established painter with works in major Australian and overseas collections.
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John Howley Discography

Vocals

VP139CD Gilli Smyth Of Mother Gong Gilli Smyth Of Mother Gong - Every Witches Way(CD, Album) Voiceprint VP139CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
VP176CD, VP176 CD Mother Gong Ancient Mother Gong - Eye(CD, Album) Voiceprint, Voiceprint VP176CD, VP176 CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
none The Howley, Calvert And George Trio The Howley, Calvert And George Trio - A Descent Into Atlantis(CD, Album) Not On Label none Australia 1996 Sell This Version
Gong Farewell Flagship Gong - Family Jewels (Comp) GAS Records (2) US 1998 Sell This Version
Daevid Allen / Harry Williamson Daevid Allen / Harry Williamson - Twenty Two Meanings : The Art Of Glissando Guitar Vol. 1 (Album) Gliss Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
VP279CD Various Water Various - Histories And Mysteries Of Planet Gong(2xCD, Album, RM) Voiceprint VP279CD UK 2004 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

VP139CD Gilli Smyth Of Mother Gong Gilli Smyth Of Mother Gong - Every Witches Way(CD, Album) Voiceprint VP139CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
none The Howley, Calvert And George Trio The Howley, Calvert And George Trio - A Descent Into Atlantis(CD, Album) Not On Label none Australia 1996 Sell This Version
Gong Farewell Flagship Gong - Family Jewels (Comp) GAS Records (2) US 1998 Sell This Version
Daevid Allen / Harry Williamson Daevid Allen / Harry Williamson - Twenty Two Meanings : The Art Of Glissando Guitar Vol. 1 (Album) Gliss Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
VP279CD Various Water Various - Histories And Mysteries Of Planet Gong(2xCD, Album, RM) Voiceprint VP279CD UK 2004 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Gong Farewell Flagship Gong - Family Jewels (Comp) GAS Records (2) US 1998 Sell This Version