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John Fiddler (Medicine Head)

Blues Rock
OHN FIDDLERS career that spans over three decades, starting, in the late 60's as the singer and songwriter with MEDICINE HEAD, the most successful act on legendary DJ JOHN PEEL'S fledgling Dandelion label. The band tasted their first chart success with (AND THE) PICTURES IN THE SKY, which reached 19 in the UK top twenty single charts in July '71.
MEDICINE HEAD went on to score three more UK top twenty hit singles for Polydor records: ONE AND ONE IS ONE No 3 in May '73,RISING SUN No 9 in August '73 and SLIP AND SLIDE No 19 in February '74 as well as a series of successful albums.
Next, John was invited to help form the cult band BRITISH LIONS with various ex MOTT THE HOOPLE members. The band achieved considerable success in America with their two albums.
The 80's saw John teaming up with ex YARDBIRDS; JIM McCARTY, CHRIS DREJA and PAUL SAMWELL-SMITH in the now legendary BOX OF FROGS. JIMMY PAGE, JEFF BECK, RORY GALLAGHER, IAN DURY, STEVE HACKETT, GRAHAM PARKER and ROGER CHAPMAN all guested on the much sought after BOX OF FROGS albums.
During the 90's John enjoyed European success with the reformed MEDICINE HEAD before embarking on a solo career, which has most recently seen him playing with BENNY GALLAGHER from GALLAGHER & LYLE. John also appeared at the recent MOTT THE HOOPLE CONVENTION where his scheduled short fifteen minute set had to be extended three times and he stole the show from the headliners.
John is bringing his acclaimed one-man show to the Cavern Rooms Tamworth on Saturday 30th September 2023 the show consists of songs from every phase of John's career seamlessly interwoven with his interpretations of classics from the likes of NEIL YOUNG, TOM PETTY, BOB DYLAN, THE ROLLING STONES, LITTLE RICHARD, U2, THE BEATLES, JERRY LEE LEWIS, ELVIS PRESLEY, THIN LIZZY and JOHN LENNON. It's a testament to John's skill as a performer that all the songs performed sound like JOHN FIDDLER compositions. A particular highlight of the show is John's version of the ROBERT JOHNSON classic "Walkin' Blues",
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