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Melvyn Desmond 'Mel' Collins (b. 5 September, 1947, in the Isle of Man) is a British saxophonist and flautist and prominent session musician. He has worked with an extensive number of musicians, including Alexis Korner, Clannad, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Bryan Ferry, Marianne Faithfull, The Rolling Stones and many others, but his most important work was as a member of progressive rock bands King Crimson, Camel, Caravan, and The Alan Parsons Project. A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ... A flautist demonstrates flute-playing technique A flautist or flutist is a musician who plays the flute. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... Alexis Korner (born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner, April 19, 1928 in Paris - died January 1, 1984 in Westminster, South London), was an English blues musician, born to an Austrian father and Greek mother. ... Clannad is an Irish musical group, from Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair), County Donegal. ... The famous Clapton is God graffiti Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the 20th century[1], garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear) is an English singer, musician and songwriter, famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with Roxy Music. ... Marianne Faithfull on the cover of her album A Secret Life Marian Evelyn Faithfull[1] (b. ... -1... For the unrelated Swedish music movement, see progg. ... King Crimson is an English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971. ... Caravan is a British rock/jazz band from the Canterbury area. ... The Alan Parsons Project was a British progressive rock and pop group active between 1975 and 1987 founded by Englishman Alan Parsons and Scotsman Eric Woolfson. ...


He is currently a member of the King Crimson "revival" group, 21st Century Schizoid Band with other former Crimson members. King Crimson is an English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... 21st Century Schizoid Band is a King Crimson alumnus group formed in 2002. ...


Collins played the sax solo on The Rolling Stones 1978 #1 single "Miss You".-1... Miss You is a 1978 hit song by the Rolling Stones, from their album Some Girls. ...


He has also been a part of the band on Harald Schmidt's live show, alongside former Can bassist Rosko Gee, among others[1]. Harald Franz Schmidt (born August 18, 1957 in Neu-Ulm, Germany) is a German actor, writer, comedian and television entertainer. ... Can was an experimental rock group founded in Germany in 1968. ... Rosko Gee is a bassist who has played with the British band Traffic and the German band Can, along with his late bandmate Rebop Kwaku Baah. ...


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Alan Parsons Project is a British pop-rock group of the late 1970s-early 1980s, founded by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. ... Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading (born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts on December 9, 1950 and raised in Birmingham, England) is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Bad Company were an English hard rock supergroup founded in 1973, consisting of band members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell). ... BUCKS FIZZ - Cheryl Baker, Bobby G, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston For the cocktail of the same name see the article Bucks fizz (cocktail). ... Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941, in Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne) was the lead singer of The Animals and later of War. ... Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971. ... Jim Capaldi (2 August 1944 – 28 January 2005) was an English musician and songwriter and a founding member of Traffic. ... Caravan is a British rock/jazz band from the Canterbury area. ... Clannad is an Irish musical group, from Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair), County Donegal. ... The famous Clapton is God graffiti Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the 20th century[1], garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and... Slowhand is an album by Eric Clapton, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Joe Cocker Joe Cocker (born John Robert Cocker, 20 May 1944, in Sheffield, England) is an English rock/blues musician. ... Sananda Maitreya in concert in Budapest. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear) is an English singer, musician and songwriter, famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with Roxy Music. ... Humble Pie were an English rock music band, best known for their hard-rocking recordings and concert performances. ... Street Rats was the final album to be released by the 70s era Humble Pie. ... King Crimson is an English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) is the second album by the progressive rock group King Crimson. ... For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation). ... Earthbound is a live album by the band King Crimson, released in 1972. ... Red is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1974. ... Alexis Korner (born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner, April 19, 1928 in Paris - died January 1, 1984 in Westminster, South London), was an English blues musician, born to an Austrian father and Greek mother. ... Alvin Lee (born December 19, 1944) is a British rock guitarist who was famous throughout the 1960s for his work with the The Jaybirds, and in the 1960s and 1970s with Ten Years After. ... Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... Phil Manzanera (born 31 January 1951 in London, England, UK as Philip Targett-Adams, educated at Dulwich College), played guitar with Quiet Sun, then Roxy Music. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... The Riptide album was Palmers best selling work. ... Colin Flooks (December 29, 1947 - April 5, 1998), better known as Cozy Powell, was an English rock drummer. ... Gerard Gerry Rafferty (born April 16, 1947, in Paisley) is a Scottish singer and songwriter. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Love You Live is a double live album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1977. ... For other uses see Some Girls (disambiguation). ... The Small Faces were a British rock and roll band of the 1960s, led by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane with Kenny Jones and original organist Jimmy Winston. ... The name Playmates may refer to: Playmates, a popular song written in 1940. ... // Formation and rapid U.K. success The Stray Cats are a rockabilly band first formed in 1979 by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer (Bloodless Pharaohs/Brian Setzer Orchestra) with school friends Lee Rocker (born Leon Drucker) and Slim Jim Phantom (born James McDonnell) in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New... David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, February 23, 1958) is an English singer, musician and composer who first rose to fame as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the band Japan, and whose subsequent solo career has been influenced by a variety of musical styles and genres, including jazz... Tears for Fears, abbreviated TFF, are an English synth pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... The Hurting is the debut album by British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Songs from the Big Chair was the second album released by the British pop band Tears for Fears. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer who is best known as the guitarist for the rock band The Who. ... Ronald Lane (April 1, 1946 - June 4, 1997) was an English singer, songwriter and bass player (nicknamed Plonk) best known for his membership in two prominent English rock bands, Small Faces (1965-69) and Faces (1970-75). ... Collaboration between The Who guitarist Pete Townshend and Faces bassist Ronnie Lane, released in 1977. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Private Dancer was Tina Turners breakthrough solo album. ... Uriah Heep is an English rock band, formed in 1969 when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, a band signed to his own Bronze Records label. ... Return to Fantasy is the eighth studio album released by British rock band Uriah Heep. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... This article is about the Roger Waters album. ... Richard Wright is the name of several people, including: Richard Wright, African-American author Richard B. Wright, Canadian author Richard Wright, keyboard player with Pink Floyd Richard Wright, England football goalkeeper Richard Wright, American politician This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright released his first solo album entitled Wet Dream in September of 1978 in the UK and US. The album went virtually un-noticed. ...

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  1. ^ Internet Movie Database

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  • Mel Collins's full discography

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Mel Collins MP3 Downloads - Mel Collins Music Downloads - Mel Collins Music Videos (1227 words)
Collins succeeded Ian McDonald as the band's resident sax and flute man, although at first it was difficult to tell what exactly future the band had.
In the wake of their exit, Collins and his fellow ex-Crimson bandmates lit out for the relative peace and safety of Snape, a blues and jazz oriented outfit formed by guitarists Alexis Korner and Pete Thorup, who toured northern Europe and cut a couple of albums.
Collins was one of the busiest saxophone players in rock for most of the mid-'70s, guesting on dozens of albums during a period of three or four years.
King Crimson (2619 words)
Fripp, Haskell et Collins vont tenter de continuer l'aventure avec un nouveau batteur, Andy Mcculloch (frêre de Jimmy Mcculloch, le guitariste de Wings) et de renouer avec la scène.
Fripp et Collins trouvent très vite un batteur, Ian Wallace, ami de Collins.
Mel Collins restera un musicien très demandé et jouera entre autres avec le Alan Parsons Project, Ian Wallace jouera avec Bob Dylan quand à Boz, il deviendra une superstar en tant que bassiste du groupe Bad Company, le groupe de Paul Rodgers entre 1974 et 1986.
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