Thursday, April 17, 2008

Drummer Of The Nice, Refugee, Passes Away

Brian Davison, nicknamed "Blinky", passed away on April 15th from complications with cancer. Davison was a British drummer, best known for his work in The Nice. He was born in Liecester and died in Horns Cross, Devon.
In the late 1950s, Davison played drums in various Skiffle groups in and around the youth clubs in North-west London, especially around Baker Street. He rose to prominence drumming in the 1960s in the progressive rock group The Nice with keyboardist Keith Emerson and bassist Lee Jackson. He was briefly in Jackson's Jackson Heights band, before joining Jackson and keyboardist Patrick Moraz in Refugee. He subsequently played in Gong before leaving the music business for a period.
Davison taught the drums to pupils at Bideford College and was respected as a teacher by his pupils. The Nice reunited for concerts in the early 2000s. Davison died on April 15, 2008.

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