David O'List

David O'List

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David O'List

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David 'Davy' O'List (born 13 December 1948, Chiswick, West London) is a rock guitarist, vocalist and trumpeter.Most notably, he played with The Attack, The Nice and Jet.

Career

O'List (using the name David John) started The Attack in 1966; managed by Don Arden, they were part of the 1960s Swinging London scene, and released four singles - Try It / We Don't Know (Decca F 12550)Hi Ho Silver Lining / Anymore Than I Do (Decca F 12578)Created By Clive / Colour Of My Mind (Decca F 12631)Neville Thumbcatch / Lady Orange Peel (Decca F 12725).
The Nice
O'List was picked by Andrew Loog Oldham as guitarist for The Nice, then a backing band for P. P. Arnold, and left The Attack in February 1967. By May, the band were gigging in their own right, and gained their own billing at the National Jazz and Blues Festival that summer; their first album, however, did not appear until early 1968. Their only hit single, "America", a heavily re-worked version of Leonard Bernstein's song from West Side Story achieved number 21 in the UK charts in July of that year. O'List's style in The Nice was described by Bruce Eder of Allmusic as "Hendrix-ish guitar ... in sharp relief." However, with two strong instrumentalists competing, O'List left The Nice in autumn 1968 during the recordings for their......
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