Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack Play Lion Quays Oswestry on Sunday 9th October For Mundell Music.
Tickets £20. Buy Tickets HERE.
Talented guitarist Stan Webb is regarded by many as one of the great un-sung heroes of British blues music. He was born in London on February 3, 1946 and at a young age moved to Kidderminster with his parents. During the 1950’s, he started playing guitar in local skiffle bands and eventually formed his first group called ‘The Blue Four’. By this time, Webb was heavily influenced by American blues and R&B music. His next band was a line-up named ‘Sounds Of Blue’.
During the next year, Chicken Shack recorded a few singles and a second album entitled ‘OK Ken?‘ but it was not until the release of the Etta James cover ‘I’d Rather Go Blind‘ in May 1969 that the band had their first chart success. The record featured a lead vocal by Christine Perfect and won the group many admirers.
Stan Webb remains a much respected guitarist whose contribution to early British blues music continues to gain recognition. He still occasionally performs today as a solo act and also sometimes with various new line-ups of Chicken Shack.