Tony Franklin rose to prominence in the ’80s as the bassist with The Firm, the supergroup that grew out of the ashes of the mighty Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page leading on guitar. The 10 albums that influenced Franklin’s life built the backbone of his nickname, “The Fretless Monster.”
Roy Harper has often been referred to as an acquired taste. A distinctly unique voice, a peculiarly individual sense of melody, a refusal to be bound to any of the strictures that would normally be associated with a late 60s …
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It’s fascinating to look back over the past 45 years of Roy Harper’s career and play “what if?” What if, at so many different points in time, Roy Harper had shrugged off his role as one of British rock’s most idiosyncratic cult heroes and marched into the musical mainstream?