Personalities | Family | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1966–73)

In 1967, Family became popular on London’s ‘underground’ circuit. Not the least of their distinctions was singer Roger Chapman’s nanny-goat vibrato (which you either liked or you did not) other stalwarts were Charlie Whitney (guitar) and Rob Townsend (drums). UK Top 30 singles ‘No Mule’s Fool’, ‘Strange Band’, ‘In My Own Time’ and ‘Burlesque’ were but a surface manifestation of Family’s entries into the album lists, of which 1973’s valedictory It’s Only A Movie was the last.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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