“Only three things are happening in England. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Terry Reid.” – Aretha Franklin (1968)
Terry Reid is widely regarded as one of the greatest vocalists this country has ever produced. His concerts should be a cherished memory for any rock n’ roll fan.
Since first touring with The Rolling Stones from the age of 15, Reid has had quite a career, supporting tours with Cream, The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac. He famously turned down the front man’s place with Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple and instead went on to produce several solo albums of outstanding quality.
There’s been a huge resurgence of interest in his music following recent reissues, including in the creative goldmine of albums from the 70s like River and Seed of Memory, where you’ll find the progressive, funky folk-blues sound that defines him best.