Robin Trower first tasted success in 1967 when he played on the famous single, Whiter Shade Of Pale, as a member of Procul Harum. He was with the band for their most creative period but left in 1972. Before forming his own band, he was in a short-lived project with singer Frankie Miller called Jude but it is as the leader of his power trio that he is most famous. A run of successful albums, including his best known, Bridge Of Sighs, followed during 1970s. This was despite not issuing conventional singles but based on his albums and live appearances. During this period there were some critical comments about Trower sounding like Jimi Hendrix but this was soon left behind as time went on and his own sound became established. Robin Trower has always been a champion of Fender guitars and continued to play them throughout his career. In 1980s Trower played with bassist Jack Bruce on the albums BLT and Truce, to modest success. Other than those, Trower kept a low profile in 1980s and 1990s, although regularly producing solo albums and limited touring. Thanks to the rise of classic rock radio in the 21st century, Robin Trower has returned more to the public eye and a critical reappraisal of his output from earlier times. This has been instrumental in leading to more touring and DVD and compilation releases.
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