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United Kingdom

Years: May,1966 - Jun, 1968; 1980s - present
Styles: Beat, Garage Rock, Mod Rock, Proto punk, Psychedelic Rock


Eddie Phillips - Lead guitar (in band: 1966 - Feb, 1968; 1980s - present)
Bob Garner - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1966 - Feb, 1968; 1994 - early 2000s)
Kenny Pickett - Vocals (in band: 1966 - Jun, 1967; 1968; mid-1980s - 1997)
Jack Jones - Drums (in band: 1966; 1966 - 1968; 1994 - early 2000s)


Dave Preston - Drums (in band: 1966)
Kim Gardner - Bass Guitar (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Tony Ollard - Guitar (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Ron Wood - Guitar (in band: 1968)
Tony Barber - Bass Guitar (in band: early 2000s - present)
Kevin Mann - Drums (in band: early 2000s - present)
Simon Tourle - Vocals (in band: early 2000s - present)
Mick Avory - Drums (in band: mid 1980s -1994)
John Dalton - Bass Guitar (in band: mid-1980s - 1994)

Biography Picture     The Creation was an  English  rock  band, formed in 1966. Most of the members of what would eventually become Creation were initially members of The Mark Four, a British beat group based in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

     Their first single, "Making Time", was a Pickett - Phillips original.  The Creation suffered line-up change when Jack Jones was fired and replaced by new drummer Dave Preston. Less than three weeks Jones was asked back and rejoined the group.

    Their next single, October 1966's "Painter Man", became their biggest hit.  The track featured Phillips playing his electric guitar with a violin bow. He was reputedly the first guitarist to use this technique, although Jimmy Page later did it to greater acclaim. "Painter Man" was the last single issued by the original line-up, and their last single to chart in the UK. In early 1967, the band brought in Kim Gardner as their new bassist, and former bassist Bob Garner moved into the lead vocal slot in June 1967, leaving Kenny Pickett out of the group, at least for the time being.

   The single "Life Is Just Beginning" was released in the UK towards the end of 1967, but almost  immediately afterwards guitarist Eddie Phillps announced his departure. He was replaced for several European tour dates by guitarist Tony Ollard, but within a matter of weeks, vocalist Bob Garner also quit the group and by February 1968, The Creation had officially ceased to exist.

    Drummer Jack Jones formed a new Creation line-up, bringing back Kenny Pickett as singer. Kim Gardner returned as bass player (after a stint in Santa Barbara Machine Head) and brought in his old bandmate from The BirdsRonnie Wood on guitar. This line-up debuted with the single "Midway Down".  However this Creation line-up splintered almost immediately, and by June, the band was no more.

    Eddie Phillips became bass player in P.P. Arnold's backing band during the late 1960s. He left the music business for a time in the 1970s, but by 1980 was collaborating again with Kenny Pickett as a songwriter. The two wrote the 1980 hit single "Teacher Teacher" for RockpileKenny Pickett continued as songwriter for the Creation's American producer, Shel Talmy, and also became Jimmy Page's guitar technician. He issued some solo recordings in the 1970s and 1980s, and later sang with The Kennedy Express Ronnie Wood joined the Jeff Beck Group, and later The Faces and The Rolling Stones. Kim Gardner co-formed Ashton, Gardner & Dyke and was later a member of Badger. Bob Garner left the music business entirely, though he later participated in various Creation reunions. 

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We Are Paintermen (1967)
Power Surge (1996)
Psychedelic Rose - The Great Lost Creation Album (2004)

Singles & EPs

Making Time / Try And Stop Me (Jun, 1966)
Painter Man / Biff, Bang, Pow (Oct, 1966)
Cool Jerk / Life Is Just Beginning (1967)
If I Stay Too Long / Nightmares (Jul, 1967)
Life Is Just Beginning / Through My Eyes (Oct, 1967)
How Does It Feel To Feel / If I Stay Too Long (Jan, 1968)
Midway Down / The Girls Are Naked (Apr, 1968)
A Spirit Called Love / Making Time (Apr, 1987)
Creation / Shock Horror (Jul, 1994)

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