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Published on May 5, 2008

Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Silverhead - Rolling With My Baby. A 1974 promotional video. Pete Thompson-drums, Rod "Rook" Davies-guitar, Robbie Blunt-guitar, Nigel Harrison-bass, Michael Des Barres-vocals.

Rolling With My Baby, writen by Stephen Forest and Micheal Des Barres, originally realeased in 1972 on their first lp Silverhead. It was later remastered by Ian Paice of Deep Purple as a single. Suzi Quatro appeared as a Silverette doing backup vocals. Stephen Forest left Silverhead in 1972 and Robbie Blunt joined the band.

Silverhead was an early glam rock group from England. Signed to Purple Records in 1972, they toured world wide appearing with Deep Purple,Uriah Heep, Nazareth and Kiss, to name a few. Japan was especially receptive to Silverhead where they experienced beatle-esq fan swarming. Just when it seemed that Silverhead had the big prize of winning over the US within their grasp, they were disbanded and their potential was never realized.

But that did not stop the music. Nigel Harrison went on to join Blondie and has had a successful career in A&R. Robbie Blunt has recorded with many luminaries such as Robert Plant and the Honey Drippers. Pete Thompson also worked with Plant on Fate of Nations. He has toured and recorded with Robin Trower and old tour mates Ken Hensley and David Byron. Rod Davies began his professional career playing with David Bowie in 1967, worked with brit pop band The Sorrows, then joined Silverhead in 1971. The "Rook" has a new band, The Rod Davies Band, and is writing and performing on the west coast. Michael Des Barres has had a successful career as a musician with the bands Detective, Power Station, and Chequered Past. His song "Obsession " charted Number 1 in 27 countries. The Michael Des Barres Band is currently working all over the LA area. As an actor, Michael has appeared, most notably, as Murdock on the MacGyver TV series.

Most of the members of Silverhead have active web sites.
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Michael Des Barres
Pete Thompson and
Rod "Rook" Davies
Robbie Blunt


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