Trapeze (1968-1982) is a Hard Rock band from Wolverhampton, UK.
lenn Hughes (bass/vocals) and Mel Galley (guitar) had spent the previous two years with Pop act, Finder's Keepers to release three 45's. Trapeze proper were completed by Dave Holland (drums), John Jones (ex-Montanas; vocals) and Terry Rowley (ex-Montanas; keyboards/guitar/flute), although the latter two returned to Finder's Keepers after Trapeze's eponymous debut for The Moody Blues' label 'Threshold'. Their debut was chalked full with hard rock and blues numbers. Tightening up the unit more, they continued to release Medusa (1971) and You Are The Music... We Are The Band (1972). The band suffered a setback when Hughes chose to join Deep Purple to be replaced by Rob Kendrick and Pete Wright, making the band a quartet for their fourth album now on 'Warner' titled Hot Wire (1974) to be followed by Trapeze! in 1975. It would be their last for a while, as the group went on hiatus. When they returned, the world was a different place for them, for between 1978 and 1981, they released only two albums, Hold On (1979) featuring Paul Goalby on vocals, and Dead Armadillos - Live In Texas with Steve Bray on drums in 1981. Holland had left to join Judas Priest and now Galley would join Whitesnake, while Goalby joined Uriah Heep, basically leaving no members to play mus
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