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The Eagles are the backup band to Linda Rondstat. From left to right, they are: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit (behind them is touring drummer Scott F. Crago) Eagles.jpg
The Eagles are the backup band to Linda Rondstat. From left to right, they are: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit (behind them is touring drummer Scott F. Crago)

A backup band or backing band is a musical ensemble that accompanies a lead singer at a live performance or on a recording. [1] [ better source needed ] A backup band can also accompany an instrumental soloist, such as a lead guitarist or solo fiddler, though all-instrumental performances, with no singing, are not common in popular music and traditional music. This can either be an established, long-standing group that has little or no change in membership, or it may be an ad hoc group assembled for a single show or a single recording.[ original research? ] Ad hoc or "pickup" groups are often made up of session musicians.

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Notable backing bands (with lead artist) include:

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References

  1. Michael Campbell; James Brody (2008). Rock and roll: an introduction. Cengage Learning. p. 191. ISBN   978-0-534-64295-2 . Retrieved 14 December 2010.