David Clayton-Thomas Combine

Blood Bossmen Canada Chimo! David Clayton-Thomas Edward Bear Jack Mowbray Jackson Browne Jon & Lee and The Checkmates Luke & the Apostles Nicola di Barri Pat Little Pat Patterson Peter Hodgson Rhinoceros Spinning Wheel Sweat & Tears Toronto

David Clayton-Thomas (Vocals)

Jack Mowbray (Guitar)

Peter Hodgson (Bass)

Pat Patterson (Drums) then

Pat Little (Drums)

David Clayton-Thomas formed this band in Toronto in February 1968 with former Bossmen guitarist Jack Mowbray, who had been playing in Italy for six months backing pop singer Nicola di Barri.

He also brought in former Jon-Lee Group (aka Jon & Lee and The Checkmates) bass player Peter Hodgson for his new band and drummer Pat Patterson who was quickly replaced by ex-Luke & The Apostles and Edward Bear drummer Pat Little.

The group recorded the original versions of “Spinning Wheel” and “Father Dear Father” for Arc Records, which were pressed for a single but it’s not clear if any copies were released.

In June, Clayton-Thomas was asked to be Al Kooper’s replacement in Blood, Sweat & Tears and the band split up. Hodgson moved out to LA and joined Jackson Browne’s band (recording an unreleased album) and later Rhinoceros.

Little and Mowbray joined another ex-Bossmen, Tony Collacott in The Georgian People, which soon changed name to Chimo!

Advertised gigs

16-24 March 1968 – El Patio, Toronto (After Four section of Toronto Telegram)

Thanks to Pat Little and Peter Hodgson for help with the entry

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