Clive Bunker

Clive Bunker (born 30 December 1946 in Luton ) is a British drummer. He founded in 1968 together with Ian Anderson, Mick Abrahams and Glenn Cornick, the band Jethro Tull.

Previously, he served the drums in various bands ( The Warriors, McGregor 's Engine). After several appearances at London's Marquee Club in 1968 Jethro Tull was known at the Sunbury Jazz and Blues Festival to a wider audience. The first album This Was came into the charts. It was followed by several U.S. tours, and the next album Stand Up was especially successful in the U.S.. With Benefit Jethro Tull could build on the success. In Germany they were known for appearances in the Beat Club and a precursor of the Rockpalast. A first tour followed in 1970, were sold at the Centennial Hall in Frankfurt too many tickets, so many fans not entered it and proclaimed it their displeasure by destroying the glass front. After the recordings of the most successful Jethro Tull album Aqualung Clive Bunker left the band for personal reasons. After that, he was a permanent member of various bands:

Jew, The Aviator, Blodwyn Pig, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Poor Mouth, Uli Jon Roth, Solstice, Vikki Clayton, Jerry Donahue and Clive Bunker tape, Anna Ryder and Wild Turkey.

As a session musician he worked, inter alia, with:

Gordon Giltrap, Jack Bruce, Glenn Hughes, Steve Hillage, Santino de Bartolo, Steve Howe and Linda Lewis.

His solo album Awakening was published in 1998.

He is currently a permanent member in " The Gathering Of ... ", a band in which a number of well-known musicians have come together: Clive Bunker, Jerry Donahue, Ray Jackson, Doug Morter, Rick Kemp and Kristina Donahue.

Literature / Sources

  • Frank Mountain Running Rock & Pop Encyclopedia, ISBN 3-612-26206-8
  • The Gathering Official Website Of ...