In 1961 Zoot formed the first incarnation of the Big Roll band; over the next two years the line-up settled into Andy Summers (guitar), Nick Newall (saxophone)and Colin Allen (drums), with Zoot on piano and Hammond organ. This dramatis personae continued for a few years with various interruptions. The first was when Zoot, spotted by "British Blues Godfather" Alexis Korner's then manager, was invited to play with Korner's seminal Blues Incorporated for a temporary spell. Zoot decided to stay in London, and the other Big Rollers soon joined him.
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- Maggie Bell, Miller Anderson, Colin Hodgkinson, Colin Allen, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Laffy, Paul McCallum, Gary Foote