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Loose Connection

Loose ConnectionMusical Genre/Type: Blues/Rock
Formed: 1988

Band Members
Mick Rutherford - Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar (Glascote Heath)
Ron Hall - Lead Guitar (Arley)
Ian 'Tank' Crawford - Drums (Nuneaton)

Gigs:
04/08/90
Saxon
Mammoth
The Brothers Grimm
Loose Connection

Mildenhall Rock and Blues Festival

Tamworth Herald – 07/09/90
Musicbox – Drummer
Loose Connection, in the midst of a huge amount of top quality concerts are urgently seeking a drummer to gig IMMEDIATELY.

Tamworth Herald Features
Tamworth Herald – 22/06/90
Musicbox – SNIPS
Mick Rutherford’s combo The Loose Connection have earned a top support slot with Saxon at the Mildenhall Rock and Blues Festival on Saturday August 4. They will join Saxon, Mammoth, The Brothers Grimm and several more acts on the bill. Tickets are £13.50.

Memories
After leaving Heavy Metal Thunder Mick Rutherford formed his first 3 piece blues/rock band. They stayed together until their return from the Gulf in January 1991. In August 1990 they played at The Mildenhall Rock and Blues in front of 35,000 people. Mick made the front page of the Herald on his return from the Gulf. The band played several gigs in and around Tamworth including: The Flying Scotsman, Glascote Working Men's Club, The Jolly Sailor and The Square and Compass in Atherstone. The band did most work, however, in East Anglia. They released a four track mini album during 1989 which included two original songs 'Put it where the sun don't shine' and 'Pay your dues'.

35,000 people is the greatest laxitive known to man. While in the Gulf the band played 4 x 45 minute spots 6 days a week from November 3rd 1990 to January 1991. When the band got back they split up due to the workload they were under.

Songs
Put it where the sun don't shine (Rutherford/Hall)
Pay your dues (Rutherford)
Dimples (Hooker)
To love somebody (Gibb/Gibb/Gibb)

Gigs
First Gig: Kings Head, Birmingham - Sept 1988
Last Gig: The Jukebox, Abu Dhabi - Jan 16th 1991

Other Gigs
Flying Scotsman, Amington Inn, Glascote WMC, and various venues in east anglia. The Mildenhall Rock and Blues. The Jukebox, Abu Dhabi.

Recordings
Title: Put it where the sun don't shine
Format: Cassette
Track List:
Put it where the sun don't shine (Rutherford/Hall) 4.45
Pay your dues (Rutherford) 5.15
Dimples (Hooker) 4.35
To love somebody (Gibb/Gibb/Gibb) 5.20

Memories
The mini album was recorded at the same studio's that I had recorded 'We are what we are' by Heavy Metal Thunder.

Website: www.bluesmatters.com

Thanks to: Mick Rutherford

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