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Samson

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
London, England
Status:
Split-up
Formed in:
1977
Genre:
NWOBHM/Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Themes:
Society, Rock/Metal, Life
Last label:
Angel Air Records
Years active:
1977-1984, 1985-1986 (as Joint Forces), 1986-1987 (as Paul Samson's Empire), 1987-1990, 1990-1992 (as Paul Samson's Rogues), 1992-1994, 1997-1999 (as Metallic Blue), 1999-2002
Pictured (L to R): Bruce Bruce, Paul Samson, Thunderstick, Chris Aylmer.

At the time of their first recording, pioneering New Wave of British Heavy Metal group Samson consisted of guitarist Paul Samson, bassist Chris Aylmer, drummer Thunderstick (real name: Barry Graham; concealed his identity by wearing a gimp-style mask), and vocalist Bruce Bruce, better known as Bruce Dickinson.

The group ...
Last known
Paul Samson Guitars (1977-1984, 1985-1994, 1997-2002), Vocals (1977-1979, 1989-1990, 1992-1994, 1997-2000)
(R.I.P. 2002) See also: ex-McCoy, ex-The Innocence, ex-The Richard Black Project, ex-English Rogues (live)
Nicky Moore Vocals (1981-1984, 2000-2002)
(R.I.P. 2022) See also: ex-From Behind, ex-Hackensack, ex-Mammoth (Gbr), ex-Nicky Moore & Blues Corporation, ex-Tiger, ex-Uli Jon Roth
Ian Ellis Bass (2001-2002)
Billy Fleming Drums (2001-2002)
Past
Gerry Sherwin Bass, Vocals (backing)
See also: English Rogues, ex-Sledgehammer, ex-Hotline, ex-Refugee, ex-Troubleshooter
Scott Higham Drums
See also: ex-Angel Witch, ex-ShadowKeep, ex-Pendragon
Chris Aylmer Bass (1977-1979, 1979-1985, 1999-2000)
(R.I.P. 2007) See also: ex-M-80, ex-Rogue Male, ex-Xero
Clive Burr Drums (1977)
(R.I.P. 2013) See also: ex-Gogmagog, ex-Elixir, ex-Iron Maiden, ex-Trust, ex-Desperado, ex-Alcatrazz, ex-Clive Burr's Escape, ex-Praying Mantis, ex-Stratus, ex-True Brits
Mark Newman Vocals (1978)
John McCoy Bass (1979)
See also: ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Atomic Rooster, ex-Gillan, ex-Guy McCoy Tormé, ex-Mammoth (Gbr), ex-McCoy, ex-Neo, ex-The Split Knee Loons, ex-Zzebra
Thunderstick Drums (1979-1980, 1999-2000)
See also: Thunderstick, ex-Iron Maiden, ex-Archer, ex-In Nomine Patris, ex-Mr. Zero, ex-Oz, ex-The Primitives
Bruce Bruce Vocals (1979-1981)
See also: Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, ex-Speed, ex-Rock Aid Armenia, ex-Shots, ex-Styx
Mel Gaynor Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Simple Minds, ex-Voodoo Circle
Pete Jupp Drums (1982-1985)
See also: FM, ex-Burns Blue, ex-Change of Heart, ex-Newman, ex-So!, ex-The English Rogues, ex-The Ladder, ex-Wildlife
Merv Goldsworthy Bass (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Streetfighter, FM, ex-Diamond Head, ex-Oxym
Edgar Patrik Drums (1985)
See also: ex-Bonfire, ex-Sinner, ex-Tyran' Pace
Dave Colwell Guitars (1985)
See also: Bucket's Rebel Heart, ex-720, ex-A.S.A.P., ex-Angel Street, ex-Bad Company, ex-Bucket & Co, ex-Hotline, ex-Humble Pie, ex-The Entire Population of Hackney / The Sherman Tankers
Kevin "Skids" Riddles Bass (1986)
See also: Tytan, Kev Riddles' Baphomet, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Lightning Lord, ex-The Deep, ex-Weapon (live), ex-Lucifer, ex-The Fall (live)
Chris Shirley Drums (1986-1987)
Mark Brabbs Drums (1986, 2001)
See also: The Terraces, ex-Tank, ex-The Blood, ex-Tank, ex-4 Play, ex-Dumpy's Rusty Nuts, ex-Father Luke, ex-Marionette, ex-Paul Samson's Empire, ex-Saviour, ex-The Brabbs Band / UKOK / Exposer, ex-The Gonads, ex-The Standarts, ex-U.K.
Sam Blue Vocals (1986)
See also: ex-Axis, ex-Burns Blue, ex-Emerson, ex-GTS, ex-Ultravox, ex-Ya Ya
Dave Boyce Bass (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Ore, Grand Slam, ex-Airrace, ex-Skyscraper
Toby Sadler Keyboards (1987-1990)
See also: White Spirit, ex-Air Pavilion, ex-Airrace, ex-GTS, ex-Lisa Dominique Band, ex-Panama
Charlie McKenzie Drums (1988-1991)
See also: Anvil (UK), Emerson, ex-Black Rose, ex-GTS, ex-Taurus (Gbr)
Mick White Vocals (1988)
See also: Mick White, White Skies, ex-English Steel, ex-First Strike
Peter Scallan Vocals (1990)
See also: ex-Moritz
Tony Tuohy Drums (1993)
See also: V12 Soul Band, ex-Body, Heart & Soul, ex-Cookin' Tonite, ex-English Rogues, ex-Faith Healer, ex-Saucy Jack
Past (Live)
Rek Anthony Vocals
See also: Ominous Glory, ex-Iron Head, ex-Pathfinder, ex-Breaker, ex-Agatha
Eric Mauriello Bass (1989)
See also: ex-Fischel's Beast
Thunderstick Drums (1989)
See also: Thunderstick, ex-Iron Maiden, ex-Archer, ex-In Nomine Patris, ex-Mr. Zero, ex-Oz, ex-The Primitives
Chris Bennett Drums (1994)
See also: ex-VHF, ex-Black Rose, ex-Egypt, ex-Paul Di'Anno Band
Paul Samson Guitars (1977-1984, 1985-1994, 1997-2002), Vocals (1977-1979, 1989-1990, 1992-1994, 1997-2000)
(R.I.P. 2002) See also: ex-McCoy, ex-The Innocence, ex-The Richard Black Project, ex-English Rogues (live)
Nicky Moore Vocals (1981-1984, 2000-2002)
(R.I.P. 2022) See also: ex-From Behind, ex-Hackensack, ex-Mammoth (Gbr), ex-Nicky Moore & Blues Corporation, ex-Tiger, ex-Uli Jon Roth
Ian Ellis Bass (2001-2002)
Billy Fleming Drums (2001-2002)
Gerry Sherwin Bass, Vocals (backing)
See also: English Rogues, ex-Sledgehammer, ex-Hotline, ex-Refugee, ex-Troubleshooter
Scott Higham Drums
See also: ex-Angel Witch, ex-ShadowKeep, ex-Pendragon
Chris Aylmer Bass (1977-1979, 1979-1985, 1999-2000)
(R.I.P. 2007) See also: ex-M-80, ex-Rogue Male, ex-Xero
Clive Burr Drums (1977)
(R.I.P. 2013) See also: ex-Gogmagog, ex-Elixir, ex-Iron Maiden, ex-Trust, ex-Desperado, ex-Alcatrazz, ex-Clive Burr's Escape, ex-Praying Mantis, ex-Stratus, ex-True Brits
Mark Newman Vocals (1978)
John McCoy Bass (1979)
See also: ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Atomic Rooster, ex-Gillan, ex-Guy McCoy Tormé, ex-Mammoth (Gbr), ex-McCoy, ex-Neo, ex-The Split Knee Loons, ex-Zzebra
Thunderstick Drums (1979-1980, 1999-2000)
See also: Thunderstick, ex-Iron Maiden, ex-Archer, ex-In Nomine Patris, ex-Mr. Zero, ex-Oz, ex-The Primitives
Bruce Bruce Vocals (1979-1981)
See also: Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, ex-Speed, ex-Rock Aid Armenia, ex-Shots, ex-Styx
Mel Gaynor Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Simple Minds, ex-Voodoo Circle
Pete Jupp Drums (1982-1985)
See also: FM, ex-Burns Blue, ex-Change of Heart, ex-Newman, ex-So!, ex-The English Rogues, ex-The Ladder, ex-Wildlife
Merv Goldsworthy Bass (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Streetfighter, FM, ex-Diamond Head, ex-Oxym
Edgar Patrik Drums (1985)
See also: ex-Bonfire, ex-Sinner, ex-Tyran' Pace
Dave Colwell Guitars (1985)
See also: Bucket's Rebel Heart, ex-720, ex-A.S.A.P., ex-Angel Street, ex-Bad Company, ex-Bucket & Co, ex-Hotline, ex-Humble Pie, ex-The Entire Population of Hackney / The Sherman Tankers
Kevin "Skids" Riddles Bass (1986)
See also: Tytan, Kev Riddles' Baphomet, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Lightning Lord, ex-The Deep, ex-Weapon (live), ex-Lucifer, ex-The Fall (live)
Chris Shirley Drums (1986-1987)
Mark Brabbs Drums (1986, 2001)
See also: The Terraces, ex-Tank, ex-The Blood, ex-Tank, ex-4 Play, ex-Dumpy's Rusty Nuts, ex-Father Luke, ex-Marionette, ex-Paul Samson's Empire, ex-Saviour, ex-The Brabbs Band / UKOK / Exposer, ex-The Gonads, ex-The Standarts, ex-U.K.
Sam Blue Vocals (1986)
See also: ex-Axis, ex-Burns Blue, ex-Emerson, ex-GTS, ex-Ultravox, ex-Ya Ya
Dave Boyce Bass (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Ore, Grand Slam, ex-Airrace, ex-Skyscraper
Toby Sadler Keyboards (1987-1990)
See also: White Spirit, ex-Air Pavilion, ex-Airrace, ex-GTS, ex-Lisa Dominique Band, ex-Panama
Charlie McKenzie Drums (1988-1991)
See also: Anvil (UK), Emerson, ex-Black Rose, ex-GTS, ex-Taurus (Gbr)
Mick White Vocals (1988)
See also: Mick White, White Skies, ex-English Steel, ex-First Strike
Peter Scallan Vocals (1990)
See also: ex-Moritz
Tony Tuohy Drums (1993)
See also: V12 Soul Band, ex-Body, Heart & Soul, ex-Cookin' Tonite, ex-English Rogues, ex-Faith Healer, ex-Saucy Jack
Past
Rek Anthony Vocals
See also: Ominous Glory, ex-Iron Head, ex-Pathfinder, ex-Breaker, ex-Agatha
Eric Mauriello Bass (1989)
See also: ex-Fischel's Beast
Thunderstick Drums (1989)
See also: Thunderstick, ex-Iron Maiden, ex-Archer, ex-In Nomine Patris, ex-Mr. Zero, ex-Oz, ex-The Primitives
Chris Bennett Drums (1994)
See also: ex-VHF, ex-Black Rose, ex-Egypt, ex-Paul Di'Anno Band
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Added on: 2002-08-17 19:07:15 Last modified on: 2024-07-13 12:58:37