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Budgie

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Cardiff, Wales (relocated to San Antonio, Texas)
Status:
On hold
Formed in:
1967
Genre:
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Progressive Rock
Lyrical themes:
Society, Humour, Irony, Women, Love
Last label:
Half Moon
Years active:
1967-1968 (as Hills Contemporary Grass), 1968-1970 (as Six Ton Budgie), 1970-1988, 1995-1996, 1999-2010
Formed in 1967 by Burke Shelley and Brian Goddard on guitar. They found drummer Ray Phillips by placing an ad in the local paper. Tony Bourge joined in 1968.

They played a few gigs under the name Hills Contemporary Grass before changing their name to Six Ton Budgie, then eventually just Budgie (which is a small parrot).

Signing to MCA Records (UK), they released their debut in 1971 and ...
Last known
Burke Shelley Vocals, Bass (1967-present)
Steve Williams Drums (1975-1986, 1996-present)
Past
Ray Phillips Drums (1967-1973)
See also: ex-Tredegar, Ray Phillips Band, ex-Freez, ex-Kracatoa, ex-Ray Phillips' Woman/Woman, ex-Six Ton Budgie, ex-Titus Oats
Kevin Newton Guitars (1967-1968)
Brian Goddard Guitars (1967-1969)
Tony Bourge Guitars (1968-1978)
See also: Tony Bourge, ex-Tredegar, ex-Freez, ex-Woman
Pete Boot Drums (1973-1974)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Bullion, ex-Hole in the Head Gang, ex-Sweaty Betty, ex-The Extreem
Richard Dunn Keyboards (1976)
Huw Lloyd Langton Guitars (1978)
(R.I.P. 2012) See also: Lloyd Langton Group, ex-Hawkwind, ex-Widowmaker
Rob Kendrick Guitars (1978-1979)
See also: ex-Cloven Hoof, ex-Trapeze
Big John Thomas Guitars (1979-1988, 1996)
(R.I.P. 2016) See also: ex-Bombshell, ex-JT's Budgie
Duncan MacKay Keyboards (1982)
See also: ex-10cc, ex-Duncan Mackay, ex-Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Jim Simpson Drums (1986-1988)
Robert "Congo" Jones Drums (1995-1996)
Andy Hart Guitars (1998-2003)
Simon Lees Guitars (2003-2007)
See also: Anubis, ex-Al Atkins, ex-Ozzmosis
Andy James Guitars (2007-2008)
See also: Andy James, ex-Sacred Mother Tongue, Fields of the Nephilim, ex-I Legion
Last known (Live)
Craig Goldy Guitars (2008-present)
See also: Craig Goldy, Dream Child, Resurrection Kings, ex-Craig Goldy's Ritual, ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, Dio Disciples, ex-M.A.R.S., ex-Driver, ex-Giuffria, ex-Hard Luck, ex-Rough Cutt
Past (Live)
Myf Isaac Guitars (1974-1978)
Burke Shelley Vocals, Bass (1967-present)
Steve Williams Drums (1975-1986, 1996-present)
Ray Phillips Drums (1967-1973)
See also: ex-Tredegar, Ray Phillips Band, ex-Freez, ex-Kracatoa, ex-Ray Phillips' Woman/Woman, ex-Six Ton Budgie, ex-Titus Oats
Kevin Newton Guitars (1967-1968)
Brian Goddard Guitars (1967-1969)
Tony Bourge Guitars (1968-1978)
See also: Tony Bourge, ex-Tredegar, ex-Freez, ex-Woman
Pete Boot Drums (1973-1974)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Bullion, ex-Hole in the Head Gang, ex-Sweaty Betty, ex-The Extreem
Richard Dunn Keyboards (1976)
Huw Lloyd Langton Guitars (1978)
(R.I.P. 2012) See also: Lloyd Langton Group, ex-Hawkwind, ex-Widowmaker
Rob Kendrick Guitars (1978-1979)
See also: ex-Cloven Hoof, ex-Trapeze
Big John Thomas Guitars (1979-1988, 1996)
(R.I.P. 2016) See also: ex-Bombshell, ex-JT's Budgie
Duncan MacKay Keyboards (1982)
See also: ex-10cc, ex-Duncan Mackay, ex-Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Jim Simpson Drums (1986-1988)
Robert "Congo" Jones Drums (1995-1996)
Andy Hart Guitars (1998-2003)
Simon Lees Guitars (2003-2007)
See also: Anubis, ex-Al Atkins, ex-Ozzmosis
Andy James Guitars (2007-2008)
See also: Andy James, ex-Sacred Mother Tongue, Fields of the Nephilim, ex-I Legion
Last known
Craig Goldy Guitars (2008-present)
See also: Craig Goldy, Dream Child, Resurrection Kings, ex-Craig Goldy's Ritual, ex-Dio, ex-Hear 'n Aid, Dio Disciples, ex-M.A.R.S., ex-Driver, ex-Giuffria, ex-Hard Luck, ex-Rough Cutt
Past
Myf Isaac Guitars (1974-1978)
Added by: Runehammer Modified by: asphaalanx
Added on: 2002-07-28 18:34:10 Last modified on: 2019-08-02 21:33:06