Born George Bruno Money in Bournemouth in 1942, his family were Italian immigrants though of English descent on his father's side. He played the French horn and sang in the school choir as a boy. During the mid-'50s, he discovered Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles, took up keyboard and, by the beginning of the '60s, Hammond organ. He took his name after Zoot Sims after seening the latter in concert.
In early Autumn 1961 Zoot Money formed the Big Roll Band, with himself as vocalist, Roger Collis on lead guitar, pianist Al Kirtley, bassist Mike... Read More