Guitarist and keyboardist in Yes and;
This British rock group was formed around Peter Banks (b. 7 July 1947, Barnet,
Hertfordshire, England; guitar) and
Tony Kaye (b. 11 January 1946,
Leicester, England; organ), both ex-members of
Yes. Colin Carter (vocals),
Ray Bennett (bass/keyboards) and Mike Hough (drums) completed the line-up featured on
FLASH, after which Kaye left to join Badger. The remaining quartet completed two further
progressive rock-styled albums, but were unable to make a significant commercial
breakthrough, although the group did reach the US Top 30 singles chart in 1972 with "
Small Beginnings." Following a brief association with Jan Akkerman, guitarist with Focus,
Banks enjoyed a moderate, albeit brief, solo career releasing PETER BANKS and TWO SIDES OF
PETER BANKS in 1973. Hough meanwhile surfaced in the short-lived Fast Buck.
The Nighthawks (1963-1964)
Devil's Disciples (1964-1965)
The Syndicats (1965-1966)
The Syn (1966-1968)
Mabel Greer's Toyshop (1968)
Neat Change (1968)
Blodwyn Pig (1970)
Two Sides Of Peter Banks '73:
Phil Collins - drums,
Steve Hackett - guitar,
Jan Akkerman, dutch guitarist from Focus, Brainbox and solo,
John Wetton - bass,
Ray Bennett - bass,
Mike Hough - drums.
A nice guitar album, Peter did us a great service by leaving out any vocal yodelling and warblings that he might aspire to. So he says in the booklet. With:
Salvador Dali, my favorite painter (sorry Roger!),
Van Gogh, he was a bad listener with his one ear,
...and i missed Esher...a dutchman too.
He'll be playing with Neo a new supergroup at
The Rites of Spring Festival 2006.
Updated November 2005 by Nick.