Andy Bown

Andy Bown

Infobox musical artist
Name = Andy Bown

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Alias = Andrew Bown
Born = Birth date and age|1946|3|27|df=y
London, England
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Genre = Hard rock, Rock n' roll
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Years_active = 1966 - today
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Associated_acts = Status Quo
The Herd
Judas Jump
Pink Floyd
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Andy Bown (born Andrew Steven Bown, 27 March 1946, in The City, London, England) is an English musician, who has specialised in keyboards and bass guitar.


Bown's first major band was The Herd, along with Peter Frampton. After The Herd dissolved he continued playing bass for Frampton in the 1970s. He started playing keyboards for Status Quo in 1973 as a session musician, first appearing on their "Hello!" album in that year. He is also associated with the band Judas Jump, but joined Status Quo as a full member in 1976.

Bown also released a glam rock single in the mid 1970s, called "New York Satyricon Zany".

More notably, he was the bass player in the "Surrogate Band" during Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in 1980 and 1981. He also did some keyboards for Pink Floyd's "The Final Cut" album. Andy Bown also played on Hammond organ and 12-string guitar during the recording of Roger Waters' solo album "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking" in 1984. He didn't take part in the subsequent Waters' tours, though.

He still plays keyboards, guitar and harmonica with Status Quo to this day, and is an integral part of the band, having co-penned many well known Quo songs on various studio albums, most prominently collaborating with Rick Parfitt on the group's 1979 hit "Whatever You Want". He also has admitted to being 'The worst drummer in the world'.

External links

* [ Andrew Bown] Official website

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