Herbie Flowers

Brian Keith "Herbie" Flowers (born 19 May 1938) is an English musician specialising in electric bass, double bass and tuba. He is noted as a member of Blue Mink, T. Rex and Sky. Flowers has contributed to recordings by Elton John (Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water), Camel (tuba on Nude), David Bowie (Space Oddity, Diamond Dogs), Lou Reed (Transformer, including the prominent bass line of "Walk on the Wild Side"), Melanie (Candles in the Rain), Roy Harper (Bullinamingvase), David Essex (Rock On), Al Kooper (New York City (You're a Woman)), Bryan Ferry (The Bride Stripped Bare), Harry Nilsson (Nilsson Schmilsson, Son of Schmilsson), Cat Stevens (New Masters, Foreigner), Paul McCartney (Give My Regards to Broad Street), George Harrison (Somewhere in England, Gone Troppo, Brainwashed) and Ringo Starr (Stop and Smell the Roses). He also played bass on Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.By the end of the 1970s, Flowers had played bass on an estimated 500 hit recordings.


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Notes on Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton by Roger Smith   Drawing on extensive research and access ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {Quad LP} [1973] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {Quad 8-track} [1973] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {UK CD Reissue} [2000] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {24 Karat Gold Disc CD Reissue} [1995] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {Mobile Fidelity Gold CD} [1991] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {Stereophonic LP} [1971] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {US CD Reissue} [1986] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Sin Ti [1971] ... Artist: Harry Nilsson | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {US Deluxe CD Reissue} [2004] ... Tipton , Chris Spedding , Herbie Flowers , Dean ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {Quad Reel-to-Reel} [1973] ... Accordion: Henry Krein | Bass: Herbie Flowers | Bass: ...

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