Zoot Money

Zoot Money

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George Bruno Money, known as Zoot Money (born 17 July 1942, Bournemouth, England) is a British vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader best known for his playing of the Hammond organ and association with his Big Roll Band. Inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles, he was drawn to rock and roll music and became a leading light in the vibrant music scene of Bournemouth and Soho during the 1960s. Money has been associated with Eric Burdon, Steve Marriott, Rocket 88, Snowy White, Mick Taylor, Spencer Davis, Geno Washington, Brian Joseph Friel, The Hard Travelers, Widowmaker and Alan Price. He is known as a bit part and character actor and as "one of British rock & roll's homebound heroes - admired, respected, and sought after by his colleagues".

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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...
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