Brian Davison

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English drummer, born on 25 May 1942 in Leicester, died on 15 April 2008 in Bideford, UK. In the late 1950s, Davison played drums in various skiffle groups in and around the youth clubs in north-west London, especially around Baker Street. He rose to prominence drumming in the 1960s in Mark Leeman Five and then progressive rock group Shinn with keyboard player Don Shinn and bassist Paul Newton (later with Uriah Heep) and finally The Nice. After the breakup of The Nice, Davison formed a short-lived band called Brian Davison's Every Which Way featuring ex-Skip Bifferty lead singer Graham Bell ; the band broke up after one album. He then joined Jackson and keyboardist Patrick Moraz in Refugee, who released one album on Charisma. Davison subsequently played in Gong before leaving the music business for a period. In 1978 he rehearsed briefly with Vic Godard, who was continuing to rehearse at Rehearsal Rehearsals (Bernie Rhode's rehearsal rooms, as used by The Clash) after Rhodes had sacked the rest of the Subway Sect during the recording of what was to be their debut album. Nothing came of this, and Davison sold his drumkit, bought a motorcycle, saying he was heading to India. In 2002, he and his bandmates Jackson and Emerson resurfaced to reform The Nice. Davison taught drumming at Bideford College.
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none Rhythm & Blues Plus!  — Brian Davison The Mark Leeman 5* The Mark Leeman 5* - Rhythm & Blues Plus! (LP, Album) Not On Label none UK 1964 Sell This Version
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IMSP 016 The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (Album) Immediate IMSP 016 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
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SR-61295 Five Bridges — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - Five Bridges (Album) Mercury SR-61295 US 1970 Sell This Version
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CAS 1021 Brian Davison's Every Which Way — Brian Davison Brian Davison's Every Which Way Brian Davison's Every Which Way - Brian Davison's Every Which Way (Album) Charisma, Charisma CAS 1021 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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6303 011 Elegy — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - Elegy (Album) Charisma, Charisma 6303 011 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
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SRM 2 6500 Keith Emerson With The Nice — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - Keith Emerson With The Nice (Comp, Album) Philips SRM 2 6500 US 1972 Sell This Version
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CS 1 Autumn '67 - Spring '68 — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - Autumn '67 - Spring '68 (Comp, Album) Charisma CS 1 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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SHVL 808, 1E 064 ◦ 05232 Lifemask — Brian Davison Roy Harper The Lord's Prayer Roy Harper - Lifemask (Album) Harvest, Harvest SHVL 808, 1E 064 ◦ 05232 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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FC 6066 Refugee — Brian Davison Refugee (2) Refugee (2) - Refugee (Album) Charisma, Charisma FC 6066 US 1974 Sell This Version
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2445 207 Nice — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - Nice (Album) Charly Records 2445 207 France 1969 Sell This Version
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BBS 2512 Ars Longa Vita Brevis — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis (Album) Bellaphon, Immediate, Charly Records BBS 2512 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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9286 861 Keith Emerson With The Nice - Vol. 1 — Brian Davison Keith Emerson With The Nice Keith Emerson With The Nice - Keith Emerson With The Nice - Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Fontana 9286 861 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
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7299 558 Keith Emerson With The Nice - Vol. 2 — Brian Davison Keith Emerson With The Nice Keith Emerson With The Nice - Keith Emerson With The Nice - Vol. 2 (Comp) Fontana 7299 558 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
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EG 26 0097 1 The Harvest Story Vol. 1: Art School Dancing — Brian Davison Various Hell's Angels Various - The Harvest Story Vol. 1: Art School Dancing(LP, Comp) Harvest EG 26 0097 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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VVCD 9.01128 Copy Cats - Line's Greatest Dylans — Brian Davison Various She Belongs To Me Various - Copy Cats - Line's Greatest Dylans(CD, Comp) Line Music GmbH VVCD 9.01128 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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930184 The Greatest Hits - Vol. V — Brian Davison Various Rondò '69 Various - The Greatest Hits - Vol. V(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) The Easy Rider Years Live 930184 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
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930173 Live In America — Brian Davison Various Rondo '69 Various - Live In America(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) The Easy Rider Years Live 930173 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
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CDIMMBOX2 The Immediate Years — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - The Immediate Years(3xCD, Album, Comp, RE, RM + Box, Lon) Charly Records, Charly Schallplatten GmbH, Immediate CDIMMBOX2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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R2 72451 Supernatural Fairy Tales (The Progressive Rock Era) — Brian Davison Various America (as Brian Davidson) Various - Supernatural Fairy Tales (The Progressive Rock Era) Rhino Records (2) R2 72451 US 1996 Sell This Version
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HUCD028 Flat Baroque And Berserk — Brian Davison Roy Harper Hell's Angels Roy Harper - Flat Baroque And Berserk (Album) Science Friction HUCD028 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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DC 31025 The Long Versions — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - The Long Versions (Comp) Double Classics DC 31025 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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CMETD 055 Here Come The Nice-The Immediate Anthology — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - Here Come The Nice-The Immediate Anthology (Comp) Castle Music CMETD 055 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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CMRCD349 The Swedish Radio Sessions — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - The Swedish Radio Sessions (Album) Castle Music CMRCD349 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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CMFCD 457 BBC Sessions  — Brian Davison The Nice The Nice - BBC Sessions (CD, Comp) Castle Music CMFCD 457 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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manna 007 Out Of The Blue — Brian Davison Martin John Nicholls Martin John Nicholls - Out Of The Blue(CDr, Album) Manna Records manna 007 UK 2002 Sell This Version