Graham Bond

Graham Bond
Graham Bond was an early purveyor of the swinging London scene in the mid sixties. He followed the typical blueprint of the English bands of that time: skiffle to blues to rock. Schooled in jazz he played the saxophone and keyboards. He soon formed “The Graham Bond Organisation” which included Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Dick Heckstall-Smith. Although popular in England Graham never hit it big. After Bruce and Baker left to form Cream in 1966 Graham’s popularity increasingly declined. His financial management was so bad every band he formed lost money. On May 8th of 1974 at the age of 36 he commited suicide by diving off a station platform into the path of an oncoming train.

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