The "Climax Chicago Blues Band" based in Stafford, England was formed in late 1968. The original members were guitarists Derek Holt and Peter Haycock, keyboardist Arthur Wood, bassist Richard Jones and drummer George Newsome. Colin Cooper on saxophone made up the sextet. In 1970, the band shortened its name to the "Climax Blues Band". The band has released eighteen albums and has had Top 40 hits in 1976 in the UK with "Couldn't Get It Right"; and in 1981 in the USA with "I Love You".
Climax Blues Band
** Colin Francis Cooper - Vocalist / Saxophonist - born on 7 October, 1939, in Stafford, UK. Also plays reeds, harp, flute and guitars
**Lester Hunt - born 21 February, 1956 in Stretford, Manchester, UK. Also plays bass-guitar, keyboards and vocals.
**Derek Holt - born 26 January, 1944, in Stafford, UK. Also backing vocals.
**Pete John Haycock - Guitarist 1969-1984 born on 4 April, 1952 in Stafford, UK.
**Neil Simpson - born 6 January, 1959 in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Also plays seven-string bass-guitar and midi bass-synthesizer.
**John "Rhino" Edwards - born on 9 May, 1953, in London. Left to form Dexy's Midnight Runners.