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BANDOGRAPHY

This list only covers bands in which Steve Took was outright frontman.  For a list of bands in which Steve was half of a duo or which were cooperative arrangements, click here.

SHAGRAT mk 1(electric) MARCH-JULY 1970
STEVE TOOK LEAD VOCAL, RHYTHM GUITAR, MARACAS
LARRY WALLIS LEAD GUITAR, BACKING VOCALS
TIM TAYLOR BASS
PHIL LENOIR DRUMS

SHAGRAT mk 2a (electric) AUGUST-DECEMBER 1970
STEVE TOOK LEAD VOCAL, RHYTHM GUITAR, BASS
LARRY WALLIS LEAD GUITAR, BACKING VOCALS
DAVE BIDWELL DRUMS
various short-term BASS

SHAGRAT mk 2b (acoustic) SPRING 1971
STEVE TOOK VOCAL, ACOUSTIC GUITAR
LARRY WALLIS BASS
DAVE BIDWELL PERCUSSION (TAMBOURINE, HANDCLAPS)
SOUND CLIPS & MORE INFORMATION ON STEVE TOOK'S SHAGRAT


(band with no name - Took + Pink Fairies) mid 1972 
STEVE TOOK VOCALS/GUITAR
RUSSELL HUNTER DRUMS
DUNCAN SANDERSON BASS (also played 2nd guitar at an acoustic performance under the Notting Hill flyover)
MICK WAYNE GUITAR (late addition to line-up)
NO SOUND CLIPS
SECUNDA SESSIONS late 1972 
RECORDING BAND FOR (WHAT EVENTUALLY BECAME) THE 'MISSING LINK TO TYRANNOSAURUS REX' CD (N.B. this line-up has been quoted directly and ad verbatim from the CD liner notes by Cleopatra Records and should be treated as apocryphal at best)

"Musicians include ...
STEVE PEREGRINE [SIC] TOOK VOCALS, GUITAR, KEY[BOARD]S and PERCUSSION
MICK WAYNE GUITAR, BASS
DUNCAN SANDERSON DRUMS (?!?!?!)
LARRY WALLIS GUITAR
TWINK DRUMS
CRAZY DIAMOND GUITAR AND VARIOUS NOISES "
SOUND CLIPS & MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SESSIONS
(band with no name)1972-3 
STEVE TOOK VOCALS/GUITAR
EISUKE TAKAHASHI BASS
DAVE BIDWELL DRUMS
NO SOUND CLIPS

(band with no name)summer 1974 
STEVE TOOK VOCALS/GUITAR
HIROSHI KATO LEAD GUITAR
ADRIAN SHAW BASS
DAVE BIDWELL DRUMS
NO SOUND CLIPS
JOLLY ROGER AND THE CRIMSON GASH 1975/6
STEVE TOOK VOCALS/GUITAR
LES BEST LEAD GUITAR
xxxxx BASS
xxxxx DRUMS
NIK TURNER OCCASIONAL CONTROBUTION ON SAXOPHONE
NO SOUND CLIPS
STEVE TOOK'S HORNS mk 1 1976/7
STEVE TOOK VOCALS/GUITAR
LES BEST LEAD GUITAR
ERMANO GHIZIO-ERBA (DINO FERRARI) DRUMS
JOHN THE GERMAN BASS

STEVE TOOK'S HORNS mk 2 1977/8
STEVE TOOK VOCALS/GUITAR
JUDGE TREV THOMS LEAD GUITAR
ERMANO GHIZIO-ERBA (DINO FERRARI) DRUMS
JOHN THE GERMAN BASS
JAMIE ROBERTS KEYBOARDS
SOUND CLIP & MORE INFORMATION ON STEVE TOOK'S HORNS


Please note from the above information how Steve had a band active at some point during each calendar year 1970-1978 !

In 1980, Steve completed a an album's worth of songs, a tape of which is believed to be in the possesion of his final manager Les Best.  No information is available regarding lineups etc.  Steve also rehearsed his material with Inner City Unit in 1978-1980 and performed a guest lead vocal slot with them on a number of occassions including 16th June 1980 at Camden Palace.


Steve also recorded tapes of his songs with:
TONY VISCONTI 1968
TWINK 1969 
BOB CALVERT 1973, 
ADRIAN WAGNER Early 1975 in Oxfordshire


For more information on all the above projects, please visit the "Biography" section

 INCLUDES INFORMATION TAKEN FROM "FLIGHT OF A SPARROW" BY CLIVE ZONE.


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