Robin Trower (born March 9, 1945 in Catford, London, England) is a preeminent English rock guitarist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960's, and then again as the leader of his own Hendrixesque power trio.
He grew up in the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.
In 1962 Robin Trower formed a group that would come to be known as The Paramounts, later including fellow Southend High School pupil Gary Brooker. The Paramounts disbanded in 1966 to pursue individual projects. Trower then joined new band Procol Harum in 1967, and where he remained until 1972. After going solo in 1973, he found the individual identity and style that have brought him acclaim to this day.
Before launching his own eponymous band he joined with singer Frankie Millar, bass player James Dewar and drummer Clive Bunker to form the short-lived combo Jude. Although this outfit played some well-received gigs, it did not record and soon split up.
Trower retained as bassist the late James Dewar, who then took on lead vocals as well, and recruited drummer Reg Isidore (later replaced by Bill Lordan) to form the Robin Trower Band in 1973.
|years active||1962 to present|
|origin||Catford, London, England|
|music genre||Blues, Rock music|