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||Alan Henry Spenner
7 May 1948|
||11 August 1991
||Hard rock, blues-rock, folk rock, jazz, British soul
||Peter Frampton, Spooky Tooth, ABC, Roxy Music, Kokomo, Alvin Lee, Joe Cocker
Alan Henry Spenner (7 May 1948 – 11 August 1991) was a British bass player who performed with Wynder K. Frog, The Grease Band, ABC, David Coverdale, David Soul, Joe Cocker, Lynda Carter, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent, Mick Taylor, Murray Head, Kokomo, Roxy Music, and played on the original 1970 concept album Jesus Christ Superstar.
Spenner played bass live at Woodstock in 1969 with Joe Cocker and the Grease band, seen on The Woodstock Directors Cut DVD, and the Roxy Music DVD The High Road, filmed live in Frejus, France, during August 1982.
He typically played Fender Precision, Fender Precision Fretless and Wal electric basses through an Ampeg amplification system. His Wal bass was a 78 JG Series that, coupled with his playing style, provided a signature sound heard on many Roxy Music songs, such as "Same Old Scene" and "Avalon".
Spenner died on 11 August 1991 of a heart attack at the age of 43.
Spenner's son, Henry Spenner, is the former drummer for the group Fields.
Links to artists associated with Spenner and Kokomo 
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Roxy Music.- - - " My Only Love " Live @ Frejus France 1982
Bryan Ferry- Vocals, Phil Manzanera - Guitar, Andy Makay - Saxaphone, Neil Hubbard - Guitar, Andy Newmark- Drums, Alan Spenner - Bass Guitar, Jimmy Maelen - ...
What's The Buzz / Strange Thing Mystifying Bass Cover
Just about blagged my way through this, it's a monster bass line! Lots of fiddling about trying to fit all 5 sheets of music onto one music stand haha! From ...
This is the tune that opened the door of the entire piece to the public. Most bass players will say that Spenner's work on it is one of THE masterpieces of t...
Bryan Ferry/ Roxy Music - - - " Like A Hurricane "
Fantastic Neil Young Cover Version Bryan Ferry- Vocals, Phil Manzanera - Guitar, Andy Makay - Saxaphone, Neil Hubbard - Guitar, Andy Newmark- Drums, Alan Spe...
KOKOMO - ANGEL : (HD) HQ AUDIO
Formed in May 1973 by ex-members of the pop group Arrival (band), Kokomo's ten-piece line-up became: Dyan Birch (vocals), Frank Collins (vocals), Paddy McHug...
Simon Zealots - Poor Jerusalem
Simon Zealots is the tune that shows Alan Spenner at his very best. I, for one, can only try and approach his playing.
"Do You Feel Like We Do?" (Frampton, Mick Gallagher, John Siomos, Rick Wills) 14:15 Peter Frampton guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, talk box, vocals Bob Mayo...
SANDY McLELLAND, Stay Clean Tonight (1981)
AlbumTitle: McLELLAND Sandy McLelland .... Info; http://www.riseofthefootsoldier.co.uk/crew_composer.asp Sandy McLelland (Vocals) Gavin Hodgson (Bass) Alan S...
Roxy Music - Dance Away (stereo)
A #2 UK hit from the 1978 album Manifesto, performed here on a 1979 European TV show. The revived Roxy Music was a septet of Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay, Thomps...
Roxy Music - Angel Eyes (stereo)
Roxy Music reunited during 1978 to record a new album, Manifesto, but with a reshuffled cast. The sleeve of Manifesto explicitly identifies the revived Roxy ...
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