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Boz Burrell


1971-1972 King Crimson - bass, vocals  
1973-1999 Bad Company - bass  

Personal information

Born on: 01.08.1946
Died on: 21.09.2006

In the mid 1960s Burrell featured as a singer in "The Boz People", which had originally been called "The Tea Time Four''. During this period he also replaced Roger Daltrey in The Who, for a short period.

In the late 1960s Burrell released solo singles as a vocalist credited as Boz. He was joined by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice and Jon Lord, who would later form Deep Purple. During this period Burrell returned to Norwich, as the front man for "Feel for Soul", who played soul cover songs.

In the early 1970s, he joined King Crimson as a vocalist and bass guitar player and was taught to how to play the instrument by guitarist Robert Fripp. He recorded Islands (1971) with the band and featured on a post-breakup compilation live album Earthbound. Burrell's vocals also appeared on Centipede's Septober Energy (1971).

In 1973 Burrell formed "Snape" with members of King Crimson and Alexis Korner and then became a founder member and bass player for the rock band Bad Company, in the same year he co-wrote songs performed by Bad Company such as, "Rhythm Machine" with Simon Kirke and "Gone Gone Gone" from Desolation Angels (1979), "Nuthin' on the TV" and "Ballad of the Band" from Rough Diamonds (1982). Burrell remained with the band until 1999.

After his departure from Bad Company, Burrell worked with Tam White and in the new millennium appeared with Zoot Money's Big Roll Band. He died of a heart attack in Spain on 21 September 2006 aged 60.