Brian Chatton: Once A Warrior.Rolling With Rock Royalty. An Autobiograpy

Brian Chatton: Once A Warrior

Brian Chatton was the keyboard player with Lancashire band The Warriors. While the Warriors were not the biggest band to come out of Lancashire – that accolade belongs to a certain Liverpool band – the Warriors built up quite a following at the Cavern in Liverpool. Major success eluded them, but some of the members did incredibly well post their time in the band. Jon Anderson, of course, co-founded the massively successful band Yes. Bassist David Foster co-wrote two songs with Jon Anderson, “Time And A Word” and “Sweet Dreams” for the second Yes album entitled Time and A Word, and formed the band Badger. Drummer Ian Wallace went on to work with a diverse collection of bands and artists including Vivian Stanshall, King Crimson, Tim Buckley, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and Don Henley.

Despite being the youngest member of the Warriors, Brian Chatton probably worked with the most artists following the band’s split. The list includes the Flaming Youth featuring a young Phil Collins pre-Genesis, Jackson Heights, John Miles, The Hollies, Meatloaf, Sheena Easton, Eric Burdon, and countless others. In the eighties, he also scored heavily worldwide with the band Boys Don’t Cry with the worldwide hit “I Wanna Be A Cowboy.” The dazzling array of musicians and musical styles marks Brian Chatton as someone with immense talent and also respect among his peers.

More recently, Brian’s musical life has come full circle, as he has once again worked with his former Warriors bandmate Jon Anderson on material that has appeared on Jon’s most recent album 10,000 Hands. The man has an anecdote for everyone he has worked with and every situation he has found himself in for the last 50+ years. All of these great stories have made their way into Brian’s autobiography entitled Rolling With Rock Royalty. Always interesting and told with immense charm and humour, you can order the book directly from Brian by contacting him here brianchatton@gmail.com.

Tell him Jon Kirkman sent you.

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