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May Blitz
United Kingdom

Years: 1969 - 1971
Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock


Terry Poole - Bass Guitar (in band: 1969 - 1970)
Jamie Black - 12 string guitar, Lead guitar, Vocals (in band: 1969 - 1971)
Keith Baker - Drums (in band: 1969 - May, 1970)


Reid Hudson - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1970 - 1971)
Tony Newman - Bongos, Congas, Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone (in band: May, 1970 - 1971)

Biography Picture    May Blitz were formed by vocalist/guitarist Jamie Black who recruited Tony Newman on drums, (ex Sounds Incorporated and Jeff Beck Group), and Reid Hudson (bass, vocals) in 1969. The original lineup featured bassist Terry Poole and drummer Keith Baker, from Bakerloo, but both left before recording anything for the band.

     After some time playing pubs in the UK, the group signed with Vertigo Records (in the US they were on Paramount Records) and released their debut album "May Blitz" in 1970. A second album "The 2nd of May" followed early in 1971 but the group did not see success quickly and decided to disband late in 1971. Black and Hudson, both originally from Canada, returned to their native country while Newman went on to join Three Man Army.


May Blitz (1970)
The 2nd Of May (1971)

Singles & EPs

Fire Queen / Virgin Waters (1971)

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