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Induct PETE HAYCOCK into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame!

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Pete(r) Haycock was a founding member, and the former lead-guitarist/vocalist with the original Climax Blues Band from 1968 to 1984.

Pete recorded 16 albums with Climax Blues Band during that stint, and his blistering blues licks, incendiary rock 'n' roll chops, and tasteful compositions helped set the stage for great success for them, in Europe and in America.

Their Live act was their calling card, and 1973's "FM/Live" album was a dynamic showcase for Pete's guitar wizardry, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest Live albums ever recorded. Their breakout radio hit, "Couldn't Get It Right", vaulted its way up the U.S. charts in 1976 to land at #3 on Billboard's Top 100. It enjoys radio play to this day.

After his stint with CBB, Pete Haycock was asked by ELO's drummer, Bev Bevan, to form ELO Part II, with whom he toured and recorded in the early 1990s. Pete also toured and recorded for the "Night of the Guitars" double album with fellow guitar legends such as Robbie Krieger, Steve Howe, Leslie West, Randy California, Alvin Lee, Steve Hunter, etc... After that tour, he formed the group 'H Factor', with Steve Hunter and former CBB bassist, Derek Holt.

In addition to touring with his own group, The Pete Haycock Band, Pete was asked by Hans Zimmer to contribute his trademark guitar licks to many motion picture soundtracks they worked on together, including "Drop Zone", "K2", and "Thelma & Louise", among others.

Well known as one of the world's best slide guitarists, Pete's playing can be found on the hauntingly beautiful 'Thunderbird Theme' from the "Thelma & Louise" soundtrack.

Pete composed and performed movie soundtracks independently as well, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 1993 for Best Original Score (with co-composer Derek Holt), for "One False Move" (starring Billy Bob Thornton).

Two of Pete's acclaimed solo albums were the all-instrumental "Guitar & Son" (1989) and "Bikers' Dozen" (2005). Both feature a huge tapestry of styles and are recommended for lovers of great guitar.

After recording primarily in the studio for the better part of two decades, Pete returned to the stage in 2008 with his new band, Pete Haycock's True Blues, which recorded an acclaimed Live album by the same name. Pete recently guest opened for acclaimed blues artist Johnny Winter, and ZZ Top in Germany, along with guitarist Siggi Schwarz.

A charity album produced by guitarist Robin George, which extensively features Pete's guitar work, and the contributions of 42 world class musicians, was released as "LovePower and Peace" by Robin George's LovePower Band. This collaboration of talents spawned the new super-group PETE HAYCOCK'S CLIMAX BLUES BAND (featuring Robin George), in 2013, and an album entitled 'Broke Heart Blues' was completed shortly before Pete's untimely death in October of that year. This was to be a faithful return to the "true" original Climax Blues Band's legacy, and the news generated lots of excitement amongst fans of the original Climax Blues Band.

Please show your support for this amazing artist, exceptional guitarist, composer, and one of the truly "good guys" in the music industry. By making your voice heard, we can rally to have this criminally under-appreciated artist inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, where he deserves to be!

Thank you!

God Bless You, Pete...

Links

http://www.petehaycock.com
http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=371286185980&ref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/PeteHaycocksClimaxBluesBand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Haycock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climax_Blues_Band

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  • Rick Meussner
    Rick Meussner United States, Enfield
    Jul 29, 2016
    Jul 29, 2016
    Induct Pete, Colin Cooper, Derek Holt and John Cuffley as Climax Blues Band having had a couple of Bilboard chart songs in the 70's and early 80's
  • Martina Shaw
    Martina Shaw United States, Greenfield
    May 07, 2016
    1
    May 07, 2016
    He's the most brilliant guitar player!
  • Paul Edge
    Paul Edge United Kingdom, Telford
    May 07, 2016
    1
    May 07, 2016
    Just sheer guitar brilliance. Pete was and always will be the most proficient blues slide player anywhere in the the world, Rip
  • Tonya Erwin
    Tonya Erwin United States, Atlanta
    Jun 10, 2015
    1
    Jun 10, 2015
    His talent has truly been overlooked for far too long! Thanks!! Tonya Erwin
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