D E R E K H O L T
of LEGENDARY CLASSIC ROCKER'S
CLIMAX BLUES BAND
EXCLUSIVE ZOOM INTERVIEW
Derek Holt has written, sung, and played on hit records; toured with bands throughout the world; has managed a studio that consistently produced hit singles of the 90s; writes and produces music for film, television, the corporate market, and library albums.
But Derek Holt is most recognized for being a founding member/singer/songwriter and musician for the legendary Climax Blues Band. He was their guitarist but later switched to bass and keyboards. During the late seventies the Climax Blues Band produced a string of self-penned singles and albums, which not only sold well but also received considerable critical acclaim. The Climax Blues Band released 19 albums and had Hits with "Couldn't Get It Right" and "I Love You" which was written and performed by Derek Holt. "Couldn't Get It Right" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977, and "I Love You" peaked at No. 12 in 1981.
CLIMAX BLUES BAND
An Illustrated History Volume One
USING THE POWER
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1977-1982 is in preparation.
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The Climax Chicago Blues Band (1969)
Plays On (1969)
A Lot of Bottle (1970)
Tightly Knit (1971)
Rich Man (1972)
Sense of Direction (1974)
Stamp Album (1975)
Gold Plated (1976)
Shine On (1978)
Real to Reel (1979)
Flying the Flag (1980)
Lucky for Some (1981)
Sample and Hold (1983)
Drastic Steps (1988)
Blues from the Attic (1993)
25 Years 1968–1993 (1994)
Big Blues (2004)
Climax Blues Band World Tour 1976 (2011, Major League Productions)
Security Alert: The Live Bootleg (2014)
Tempus Fugit 4 track EP: Album Sampler (2018)
Hands of Time (2019)
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OCTOBER 26TH 2021
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!
by Ray Shasho
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of
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I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.