Tony Cox is a British record producer and arranger. As such he was influential in late 1960s and 1970s folk rock developments and the fledgling progressive rock scene, and has since worked primarily as a composer and orchestrator.
He entered the music business as a performer in 1966, and as a duo with Douglas MacRae-Brown released The Young Idea LP in 1967, [ citation needed ] In 1972 he played piano with The Bunch alongside Sandy Denny on vocals, and in 1976 he played synth on Martin Carthy's Crown Of Horn LP.and had a UK top ten hit single with a cover version of the Lennon-McCartney song "With a Little Help from My Friends". (The album was re-issued on CD in 2009 with previously unreleased tracks.) He continued performing in the studio with various acts he produced such as Trees and Mick Softley. He was an early adopter of the EMS VCS 3 synthesizer and in 1971 played on the Spirogyra album St. Radigunds, and Mike Heron's album Smiling Men With Bad Reputations.
In 1974 he founded Sawmills Studios in Cornwall,one of the first residential recording studios in the UK.
In 1978 he married the singer-songwriter Lesley Duncan,and produced her single "The Magic's Fine". In 1979 produced and arranged the charity single "Sing Children Sing" for the International Year of the Child. In 1982 he produced Duncan's cover version of Bob Dylan's 'Masters of War' single. In 1996 they moved to the Isle of Mull, Scotland.
From 1988 to 1990 he worked for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group as music supervisor, overseeing various shows.
Recently Cox has been composing 'Protomodal' music for instrumental ensemble, creating a uniquely distinctive sound by utilizing unusual modal scales and unorthodox harmonies, mixing rigid composition rules with John Cage like chance elements.
Tumbleweed Connection is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John. It was recorded at Trident Studios, London, England in March 1970, and released in October 1970 in the United Kingdom and January 1971 in the United States. It is a concept album based on country and western/Americana themes. All songs are written by John and Bernie Taupin, with the exception of "Love Song" by Lesley Duncan.
Steve Harley is an English singer and songwriter, best known as frontman of the rock group Cockney Rebel, with whom he still tours, albeit with frequent and significant personnel changes.
Antimatter, a UK dark rock band, is the solo project of longtime founding member Mick Moss. The project was originally a duo composed of founding member Duncan Patterson and Moss, being essentially an amalgamation of two solo projects working in tandem with each other, with each member writing and arranging their songs alone and compiling them in the studio later on to create an album. In this manner the pair released three albums together, Saviour, Lights Out and Planetary Confinement, after which Patterson left, in 2005, to start another band Íon. Moss continued Antimatter as an extension of his own timeline established throughout the first three discs, releasing the project's fourth album Leaving Eden in 2007. Moss followed with 'Live@An Club',, Alternative Matter, Fear of a Unique Identity, The Judas Table, "Too Late", Welcome To The Machine, Live Between The Earth & Clouds, and, most recently, Black Market Enlightenment in 2018.
"Women in Uniform" is a 1978 song originally recorded by the Australian band Skyhooks; it was written by the band's bass guitar player, Greg Macainsh. It appeared on their fourth album, Guilty Until Proven Insane, and was a top 10 single in Australia and reached 73 in the UK.
Spanish Train and Other Stories is the second album by Chris de Burgh, released by A&M Records in 1975.
Voice is the sixth studio album by British singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, released by Sanctuary in 2004. It is a covers album, featuring slow-tempo, classic songs from a number of different genres, designed to showcase the singer's voice, with orchestral backing.
Michael Softley was an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. A figurehead during the British folk scene, Softley set up his own folk club, released three albums and worked with performers such as Mac MacLeod, Donovan, and Maddy Prior. Donovan covered two of Softley's songs in 1965. Dave Berry also covered two of Softley's songs in 1966.
The Deviants 3 is the third and final album by the UK underground group the Deviants, released in 1969.
Love's a Prima Donna is the fifth studio album by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, released in 1976. It was produced by Harley, and would be the band's last album before splitting in 1977.
Timeless Flight is the fourth studio album by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, released in 1976. It was produced by Steve Harley.
The Candidate is the second solo studio album by British singer-songwriter Steve Harley released in 1979. It was produced by Harley and Jimmy Horowitz.
Any Mother Doesn't Grumble is an LP released in 1972 by Mick Softley, produced by Tony Cox under the CBS record label in the UK and the Netherlands, and the Epic record label in Japan. It was reissued on CD by Cherry Red Records in November 2016. The cover art work is by Ian Beck.
"Someone's Coming" is a song by the British singer-songwriter Steve Harley, released in 1979 as the second and final single from his 1978 debut solo album Hobo with a Grin. It was written by Harley and Jo Partridge, and produced by Harley.
Dirty Water is the second studio album by the American rock band the Standells, released in May 1966.
We Can Do It is the second studio album by the English pop band The Rubettes, released on the State Records label in March 1975. The album reached no 41 in the UK charts and contained two UK top 10 hits – "I Can Do It" and "Juke Box Jive".
"98.6" is a song written by Tony Powers (lyrics) and George Fischoff (music) and recorded by Keith. The song reached No. 7 on the Billboard chart and No. 24 on the UK Singles Chart in 1967. The song appeared on his 1967 album 98.6/Ain't Gonna Lie. The Tokens, who had provided the backing vocals on Keith's debut single, "Ain't Gonna Lie", also provided the backing vocals for "98.6".
"Storm in a Teacup" is a song written by Lynsey de Paul and Ron Roker, that was recorded by the British group The Fortunes. The recording was arranged by Lew Warburton and produced by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. The Fortunes were recommended it by Roger Cook, and it reached No. 7 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 9 on the Irish Singles Chart (IRMA), No.15 on the New Zealand singles chart and No. 65 on the Australian Kent Music Report in 1972. It also spent two weeks in the Dutch Tipparade. De Paul revealed to OK! magazine in a 1996 interview that it sold three million copies. It was the 84th best selling single in the UK in 1972. The song is often played on BBC Radio, most recently on the programme The Great British Songbook.
Crown of Horn is an album by Martin Carthy, released in 1976. It was re-issued by Topic Records on CD in 1995.
Rubettes is the third studio album by the English pop band The Rubettes, released on the State Records label in November 1975, their third studio album release within 12 months. It was the last Rubettes album produced by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington.The album contained two UK top 40 hits - Foe Dee O Dee and Little Darling.
In 1992, Dice Records (France) released the Rubettes' third and fourth albums as a double CD set. In 2015, Caroline Records released the album Rubettes, with three bonus tracks, as part of a box CD set of the Rubettes' first five studio albums.
Baby I Know is the fifth studio album by the English band The Rubettes. It was released on the State Records label in April 1977.