The Paul McCartney Project

The Chris Barber Band

Spread the love! If you like what you are seeing, share it on social networks and let others know about The Paul McCartney Project.

About

I knew Chris Barber because he was always down all the clubs. He was from the generation before us but his love of blues meant he would be likely to want to get up and jam with Hendrix and play a bit of trombone. His wife, the jazz singer Ottilie Patterson, strangely enough had been a patient of the doctor who’d owned my house in Cavendish before I bought it. There had been stories of this guy painting the house in mid-winter, wearing just a pair of shorts, so I was obviously carrying on quite a rich tradition at this place. I’d said, ‘Well, come round for a cup of tea tomorrow.’ When Ottilie saw the house, she said, ‘Oh yes, this used to be the consulting room.’ Chris Barber was a good musician and a good fun, interested guy. He was not patronising. With a few jazz musicians at that time it was, ‘Mmm, rock ‘n’ roll …’ They felt like they knew more scales than we did, or they could read music, unlike us, but not Chris. – Paul McCartney, Many Years From Now

Albums, EPs & Singles by The Chris Barber Band


Catcall

By The Chris Barber Band • 7" Single


Contribute!

Have you spotted an error on the page? Do you want to suggest new content? Or do you simply want to leave a comment ? Please use the form below!

Your comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.