Mel talks Chris Groom through his musical journey in this long piece on the King Crimson “Elephant Talk” site. It also includes an excellent Mel Collins “Rock Family Tree” in the style of Pete Frame. “In May 1973 Neil Hubbard and Alan Spenner formed Kokomo, with Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Paddy McHugh and Tony O’Malley
‘KOKOMO’ (CBS 80670) THE EVOLUTION has been interesting – both Kokomo as a band and the musicians who joined together to form it. Arrival always seemed a band with plenty of musical strength and ideas, but without a path. The Grease Band, particularly the Spenner/Hubbard team, have long been among my favourite British musicians, but
Things go better with KOKOMO!!! KOKOMO “Kokomo” (CBS) THE AVERAGE Whites broke the ice with their second album and Kokomo will be the first of the beneficiaries. To keep you interested, “Kokomo” is the best British debut in several years and I’d say we had another major group on our hands (except that “major group” is
I Will Survive reached number 16 in the UK charts in June 1970
A number 8 hit in the UK, written by Frank.
Apologies for the appearance of Mr Saville at the start!