Graham Dee - on Acid Jazz Records
Of the millions of pages written about the British music scene in the 1960s, vary rarely will one find a reference to Graham Dee. If, however, you were to ask the movers and shakers of those halcyon days if they knew him, the answer would be a resounding yes. Known by at least one of his star-crossed contemporaries as Mr. Tin Pan Alley, Graham was a pivotal figure on the London 60s music scene and could be described as one of its missing links. He was friends with Steve Marriott and, after playing guitar in the last line up of Marriott’s Moments, he went on to play rhythm guitar on The Small Faces’ first single as a session musician. He also played live with bands as diverse as Them, The Gass, The Walker Brothers and even a few dates with Pink Floyd during one of Syd Barrett’s legendary off spells in early 1967. In spite of the demand for his guitar playing genius, his first loves were song-writing and production and it is this which he will always be best remembered for.