Graham Dee Musician
Graham Dee (born Graham Davidson, 1943) is an English musician. Davidson was born in London in 1943. Davidson has lived his life with a neuromuscular disorder that results in a series of ticks, twitches and spasms which has created a weakness in his neck. He attended boarding school in Hertfordshire, where he started playing guitar after hearing Lonnie Donegan’s landmark Rock Island Line. He then went on to a college for the disabled where he qualified in gardening but kept up his guitar playing, forming an ad hoc group and playing for scrumpy in the cider pubs of Leatherhead. While working as a gardener Graham started playing bass semi-pro with a band called The Planets and then returned to the guitar and got a gig backing a crooner called Steve Arlen. Eventually, he joined the Laurie Jay Combo who backed the likes of Gary US Bonds, Memphis Slim, John Lee Hooker and Kenny Lynch and his band appeared in Michael Winner's 1964 'The System' which starred Oliver Reed. He formed a group called The Quotations and ended up on tour with The Animals and Tommy Tucker. Then played in a band called Bobcats who were the house band at the Scotch of St James club.
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