Boz Burrell

Boz Burrell

Bass guitarist and performer, member of various creative groups, such as "King Crimson" and "Bad Company"
Date of Birth: 01.08.1946
Country: Great Britain

  1. Biography of Boz Burrell
  2. Early Career
  3. King Crimson
  4. Bad Company
  5. Later Years and Legacy

Biography of Boz Burrell

Boz Burrell, whose real name is Raymond Burrell, was a talented bass guitarist and performer, known for his work with various creative groups such as King Crimson and Bad Company. He was born on August 1, 1946, in Lincoln, England.

Boz Burrell

Early Career

Burrell started his creative career in the mid-1960s when he was invited to join the British rock group The Who as a replacement for Roger Daltrey. In the late 1960s, he released several solo singles under the name "Boz." During this time, Burrell also collaborated with renowned guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who was forming the band Deep Purple.

Boz Burrell

King Crimson

In the early 1970s, Burrell joined the English rock group King Crimson as a vocalist and guitarist. He quickly acquired bass guitar skills, learning from one of the band's founders, Robert Fripp. Burrell's work with King Crimson was productive, and he participated in several projects, including the recording of the band's last studio album, "Islands," in 1971.

Bad Company

In 1973, Burrell joined the band Bad Company and achieved worldwide fame. He was at the peak of his success and contributed to the band's success throughout the 1970s. Burrell toured various countries and wrote songs during the 1990s, most notably tracks like "Rhythm Machine" and "Gone Gone Gone."

Later Years and Legacy

In his later years, Burrell collaborated with Scottish performer Tam White. In 1997, they formed the group The Celtic Groove Connection, which periodically performed concerts in the United Kingdom. Two years after their formation, the group released an album of the same name.

Following his time with The Celtic Groove Connection, Burrell returned to work with Bad Company and participated in the creation of "The Original Bad Company Anthology." Unfortunately, Boz Burrell passed away on September 21, 2006, in Marbella, Spain, at the age of sixty. He suffered a heart attack at a social gathering at his home, where he picked up his guitar, skillfully struck a chord, and then collapsed. His sudden death shocked the music world, and he is remembered as a talented and influential musician.