Years: 1967 - 1970
Styles: Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Gearie Kenworthy - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Tim Mycroft - Keyboards (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Louis Farrell - Drums, Percussion (in band: 1967 - 1969)
Paul Gurvitz - Bass Guitar, Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1967 - 1970)
Adrian Gurvitz - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1968 - 1970)
Pete Dunton - Drums (in band: 1969 - 1970)
The Gun began as The Knack, formed in 1963 by guitarist / vocalist Paul Gurvitz, He was known by the surname Curtis until the early 1970s. Thereafter he adopted his family's actual surname, Gurvitz. The Knack changed its name with the development of a psychedelic style in the spring / summer of 1967, performing at the final UFO Club concerts with bands such as Pink Floyd.
Soon to expand into a sextet, with Paul's younger brother Adrian, then they were consisting as a power trio of Paul Curtis as bassist, Adrian Curtis (Adrian Gurvitz) as guitarist / vocalist, and drummer Louie Farrell (born Brian John Farrell
In early 1968 the band scored a hit with the opening track from their self-titled album, "Race With The Devil". "Race With The Devil" has been covered by Judas Priest, Black Oak Arkansas (on their album "Race With The Devil"), and Girlschool (on their album "Demolition").
Their second album, "Gun Sight" was released in 1969.
Despite releasing a number of other singles, and an attempt by their record label to identify them with the underground counter-culture,the band had no further hits. The Gurvitz brothers, after a short time working separately, formed Three Man Army in 1971, and between 1974 and 1976 became the Baker Gurvitz Army with Ginger Baker, the former drummer for Cream in the line-up.
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