Paul Pilnick

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Paul Pilnick
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English lead guitarist, born 1944, in Liverpool, Lancashire.

<b> Biography by Bruce Eder (Allmusic.com) </b>
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, guitarist Paul Pilnick was near the forefront of whatever sound and musical genre in which he was working. His first professional gig was as a member of Lee Curtis' backing band, the All-Stars, from mid-1963 through early 1964. He jumped from the All-Stars to the Big Three, replacing Paddy Chambers on lead guitar, and it was during this period that he first made the acquaintance of drummer Rod Coombes, who was then a member of Lulu's backing band, the Luvvers. He was only with the Big Three for a short time, however, before he jumped to Tony Jackson's Vibrations.

By January of 1965 he was back with Curtis, taking over for his own replacement, Mike Cummings, during the peak of Curtis' popularity in Germany. After leaving Curtis' band in early 1966, Pilnick jumped to the Fix, in the 1967-1968 lineup. He next turned up in the early lineup of Stealers Wheel, alongside his old friend Coombes, on their first album. None of the Stealers Wheel lineups seemed to last for long, however, and by 1973 he'd moved on to the second, soul-oriented version of Badger, replacing David Foster. His most visible gig of the 1970s, however, was as a member of Deaf School, the offbeat art rock band that cut a swathe across the punk era with its unique art pop sound. He also recorded with his Stealers Wheel colleague Joe Egan on the latter's 1979 solo album.
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Paul Pilnick Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Paul Pilnick - The Worst Of Ashton, Gardner + Dyke. album art Ashton, Gardner + Dyke* Mention My Name (as Paul Pilnik) Ashton, Gardner + Dyke* - The Worst Of Ashton, Gardner + Dyke. (Album) Capitol Records Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Paul Pilnick - Stealers Wheel album art Stealers Wheel Stealers Wheel - Stealers Wheel (Album) A&M Records Canada 1972 Sell This Version
Paul Pilnick - White Lady album art Badger (5) Badger (5) - White Lady (Album) Epic Australia 1974 Sell This Version
Paul Pilnick - 2nd Honeymoon album art Deaf School Deaf School - 2nd Honeymoon (Album) Warner Bros. Records South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
AMLH 64708, AMLH64708 Paul Pilnick - Stuck In The Middle With You (The Best Of Stealers Wheel) album art Gerry Rafferty And Joe Egan Stuck In The Middle With You and 3 more… Gerry Rafferty And Joe Egan - Stuck In The Middle With You (The Best Of Stealers Wheel)(LP, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLH 64708, AMLH64708 UK 1978 Sell This Version
Paul Pilnick - Out Of Nowhere album art Joe Egan Joe Egan - Out Of Nowhere (Album) Ariola Germany 1979 Sell This Version
540 316-2 Paul Pilnick - The Very Best Of Stealers Wheel album art Stealers Wheel Stealers Wheel - The Very Best Of Stealers Wheel(CD, Comp) A&M Records 540 316-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Paul Pilnick - Dirt Box album art Blackwater Park Dirty Face (as Pilnick) Blackwater Park - Dirt Box (Album) BASF Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Paul Pilnick - Liverpool 1963-1964 Volume Two album art Various You've Gotta Keep Her Underhand (as Pilmick) Various - Liverpool 1963-1964 Volume Two (Comp) See For Miles Records Ltd., See For Miles Records Ltd. UK 1983 Sell This Version
SB 007 Paul Pilnick - Dirt Box album art Blackwater Park Dirty Face (as Pilnick) Blackwater Park - Dirt Box(LP, Album, RE, Gre) Second Battle SB 007 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Paul Pilnick - Beat It Up! album art The Kaisers You've Got To Keep Her Underhand (as Pilnick) The Kaisers - Beat It Up! (Album) No Hit Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Paul Pilnick - The R&B Scene album art Various You've Gotta Keep Her Underhand (as Pilnick) Various - The R&B Scene (Comp) Deram Europe 1998 Sell This Version
80100375 Paul Pilnick - Cavern Stomp album art The Big Three You've Gotta Keep Her Under Hand (as Pilnick) The Big Three - Cavern Stomp(CD, Comp, RE) Universal 80100375 UK 2004 Sell This Version