edlam arose out of the remains of Big Bertha by brothers Dave Ball (guitar) and Dennis Ball (bass). With Cozy Powell (ex-Sorcerers; drums) and Ace Kefford (ex-Move; vocals) Bedlam started by releasing a one-off 7" under the name of Ace Kifford Stand. They would reform as Big Bertha with another one-off 7" with Dave McTavish on vocals and Mac Poole on drums before forming as Bedlam proper in 1972 with Frank Aiello (vocals), the Ball brothers and Cozy Powell (drums) to finally release their debut self-titled album in 1973. The act didn't go far, however, for Cozy left to go solo shortly later. A couple of live albums and compilations were released posthumously.