Biography of Zoot Money (1942-VVVV)

Singer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist British born in Bournemouth in 1942. It was one of the most influential figures in the blues of the 1960s in the United Kingdom. His real name is George Bruno Money.

Money played in several groups of rock 'n' roll in his hometown and in the London area before you create the Big Roll Band. Came to London when he/she started the blues explosion led by Alexis Corner, Cyril Davies and Chris Barber; and no doubt this situation inspired him to create the Big Roll Band, training that started operating at the beginning of the Decade of the sixties.

By 1963 formation was composed of Money, Andy Summers (guitarist, famous almost two decades later as part of The Police), Nick Newall as saxophonist and Collin Allen on drums. Soon after, the Group obtained a long residency at the Flamingo Club in London, headlining the musical vanguard of the British capital alongside groups like The Animals and Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames. For this residency, the band grew with the inclusion of Paul Williams (bass) and Clive Burrows (saxophone). One of their first songs, "The Uncle Willie", attained special resonance at the time. In 1965 the Group debuted in format long with It Should Have Been Me, released on Columbia Records.

The second album of the Group was Zoot! Live At Klook´s Kleek, in which a young Johnny Almond replaced Burrows. Soon after, Money got the biggest trade achievement of his long career, the simple "Big Time Operator", which came into the top thirty British in 1966, one of the last records of the Big Roll Band.

In 1968 the group released Transition, and Money, and Summers later joined Eric Burdon in The New Animals, but this adventure was brief, so Money returned to work with the band and released albums in the years 1969 and 1970 Zoot Money, and Welcome To My Head. Those were the last records of the group.

Money later worked in the bands of Kevin Ayers and Kevin Coyne. Mr. Money was released in 1980, and was the last album by British keyboardist in a long time. Later he/she departed temporarily from the musical activity, although he/she returned to performing live in the mid-1990s.

Apart from his professional dedication to the world of music, he/she was also an actor in television series and a movie.