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John Howard

John Howard, with the ins and outs about the album Cut The Wire.
Broadcast Monday Juli 08 , Radio Duivenstraat http://www.radio.duivenstraat.net (19:00 CET), Saturday Juli 13, (K)ansas (C)ity (O)nline (R)adio http://www.kconlineradio.com (6PM CT)

John Howard grew up in Heywood and Bury, Lancashire, training as a classical pianist from the age of seven, though he began playing piano when he was just four years old. John first performed his own material at a college charity concert in March 1970 and for the next three years he played at universities, folk clubs and Bolton’s Octagon Theatre where an early incarnation of Iron Maiden asked John to be their lead singer! He declined the invitation.

In 1973, while playing at London’s Troubadour he was spotted and signed by then Head of Pop at Chappell Music, Stuart Reid. By the end of the year, John signed to CBS Records and was commissioned to write and record the theme song, Casting Shadows for the Peter Fonda/William Holden movie, Open Season.

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