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Andy Roberts produced a string of highly regarded and critically acclaimed solo albums during the 1970's in addition to his involvement with Plainsong, Grimms, The Liverpool Scene, and collaborations with Everyone and Yellow Dog. Several 'Best Of' compilations were released in the 1980's and the Mooncrest CD in 1994, culminating in the 'Just For The Record - the solo anthology', put together with Andy's full co-operation in 2006.

Andy Roberts prior to Paris gig in 2009

link Andy's Solo Career

Andy playing his Gretsch guitar circa 1973

h guitar circa 1973

Andy Roberts soslo on tour in 200* with Roy Harper

Andy in Morocco in 1974


"Then came the 'Great Stampede' album. At that point I thought I was going to be a solo artist, with Grimms on the side. I was really into it, psyched-up and ready, writing well. Everybody in the 'Great Stampede' band was willing to go on the road with me; Gerry Conway, Pat Donaldson, B.J. Cole, Mick Kaminski... I had a really hot band to go out. Then it all got screwed up. In 1973 Jac Holzman sold Elektra to David Geffen, which altered the distribution over here from Warner to EMI, and then the three-day-week hit. It had to be pressed by EMIs pressing plant at Hayes and they were overstretched due to only being able to press records three days a week and having to get their Beatles albums out in time for Christmas. So the thing never got a proper release - there wasn't enough copies, they weren't available on the declared day and the review copies didn't go out. It was heartbreaking."


 Great Stampede

 Great Stampede

  • Side One
1 Speed Well (Roberts)
2 Clowns on the Road (Roberts)
3 Lord of the Groves (Roberts)
4 Bottom of the Garden (Roberts)
5 Kid Jealously (Roberts)
  • Side Two
1 Great Stampede (Roberts)
2 High Time (Roberts)
3 Home in the Sun (Roberts)
4 Spanish Town (Roberts)

Zoot Money
B J Cole
Gerry Conway
Pat Donaldson
Sonny Francis
Ollie Halsall
Mick Kaminski
Ray Wehrstein
Sandy Roberton