TUCKER ZIMMERMAN "TEN SONGS FROM TUCKER ZIMMERMAN" 1969 UK REGAL ZONOPHONE MINT!
February 17, 2018
February 24, 2018
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PRODUCED IN 1969 BY TONY VISCONTI.
?– Ten Songs Label: ?– SLRZ 1010, ?– 1E 062 90180 Format: , LP, Album
Country: Released: Genre: Style: , Tracklist A1 Bird Lives A2 October Mornings A3 A Face That Hasn't Sold Out A4 The Roadrunner A5 Children Of Fear B1 The Wind Returns Into The Night B2 Running, Running From Moment To Moment B3 Upsidedown Circus World B4 Blue Goose B5 Alpha Centauri Companies, etc.
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Notes Released in a ''flipback'' cover.
ARTISTWIKI: Tucker Zimmerman was born February 14, 1941, San Francisco California.
He studied violin from age 4 to age 7, playing a violin made by his grandfather, an immigrant from Bavaria in the late 19th century, who was both an architect and a violin maker.
At age 7 he was moved to Healdsburg (a rural town in Northern California) where he lived until the age of 17. He attended and graduated from both the grammar school and high school there. During this time he studied piano and trombone with private teachers. In 1956, through 1958 he was selected to play trombone in the California State High School Orchestra. Also in those same years he formed a 4-piece rock and roll band in which he sang and played piano (sax, bass and drums). This group played for local weddings and school dances.
In 1958 he returned to San Francisco and studied music for two years at San Francisco City College. Theory and history. He began composing at this time and studied privately with Robert Morton. He also played trombone in various jazz ensembles and big bands in the city. In 1959 He received an AA (Associate of Arts) degree from San Francisco City College.
From 1961 to 1966 he attended San Francisco State College (now University) where he studied theory and composition. He received at BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Music in 1964 and an MA (Master of Arts) in Theory and Composition in 1966. Private lessons in composition with Henry Onderdonk.
In 1965 he began writing songs (words and music) for his own voice with harmonica and guitar and to date has written over 800 such songs.
In 1966 he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study composition in Rome, Italy with Gofredo Petrassi. both privately and in master class at Santa Cecilia Academy. In 1967 the scholarship was renewed for a second year. During this time he began to perform his solo songs in various folkclubs in Rome.
In 1968 he left the academic world and moved to London where he began to seriously pursue his songwriting and singing. He lived in England for two years, first in London and then in Oxford, playing gigs under assumed names, posing as a Canadian, since he was not granted a work permit. He also worked in various recording studios as an arranger and musician. In 1969 he recorded his first album TEN SONGS BY TUCKER ZIMMERMAN produced by Tony Visconti for Regal Zonophone Records, EMI.
Tucker Zimmerman:|“While living in England I wrote 150 songs, but I couldn’t get a single artist in London to sing one. My album had come out in December of 1968 - Ten Songs by Tucker Zimmerman - and was going absolutely nowhere. I learned later that the record company had signed me simply to keep me out of action for three years. They put me in their deep freeze so that I wouldn’t offer any competition to the other (British) singer/songwriters they were promoting. I wasn’t able to record again until 1971 when my contract with them expired.”
Tucker Zimmerman : vocals, 12-string guitar, harmonica, piano, harpsichord, melotron|Tony Visconti : electric bass, 6-string Spanish guitar|Shawn Phillips : sitar, electric guitar|Rick Wakeman : organ|Aynsley Dunbar : drums