Hard Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock U.K. 1960s (Tracks)
Little Free Rock (Preston, Lancashire, U.K.) Power Trio
“Castles In The Sky” (written by Newboid, Illingworth) A4 track included on the album “Little Free Rock”
Released on Transatlantic Records (TRA 208) in November 1969. Recorded by Mike Bobak in the Morgan Studios in Willesden, London.
Coordinator [Production Co-ordinator] – John Whitehead
Design [Album Design], Photography By – Peter Smith
Drums, Timpani, Gong – Paul Varley
Engineer – Mike Bobak
Producer – Eddie Sandham
Vocals, Bass, Glockenspiel – Frank Newbold
Vocals, Guitar – Peter Illingworth
Track Listing :
01. Roman Summer Night (2:50)
02. Lost Lonely (4:22)
03. Blud (3:55)
04. Castles in the Sky (3:56)
05. Dream (3:50)
06. Tingle (4:02)
07. Evil Woman (2:47)
08. Age of Chivalry (4:28)
09. Making Time (10:28)
Total Time: 40:32
Little Free Rock was an English late 1960s psychedelic hard rock trio from Preston in Lancashire, England.
It featured Peter Illingworth (lead guitar and vocals) (born 21 July 1943, Inglewhite Road, Longridge, Lancashire) (formerly with David John and the Mood who recorded with Joe Meek), Paul Varley (drums) (later with Arrows) and Frank Newbold (bass and vocals). They began performing covers of The Who, The Creation (“Makin’ Time” appeared on their album) and Tomorrow, but were soon doing mainly their own compositions.
The band performed regularly at the Roundhouse Sunday Night Implosion events and had numerous residencies at the Marquee Club. As well as performing all over Belgium, continental trips included the Star-Club in Hamburg, the Essen Jazz and Blues Festival, and festivals in Frankfurt, San Tropez and Santa Margarita de la Costa in Italy.
They changed their name from Purple Haze to avoid confusion with the Jimi Hendrix single.
Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) joined the band for a short period, but the recordings were never released.
Little Free Rock – “Little Free Rock” Album cover photo (front)