PAT TRAVERS "AS YOU LIKE THEM LIVE" PROMO SAMPLER EP

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 05, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

YOU ARE BIDDING ON A RARE PROMO NOT FOR SALE SAMPLER BY PAT TRAVERS CALLED "BOOM BOOM AS YOU LIKE THEM LIVE". IT WAS RELEASED BY THE POLYDOR LABEL (PRO 091) OUT OF THE U.S. IN 1970. THE EP IS MINT WITH NO DEFECTS.

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While most bluesy hard rock acts of the '70s and '80s hailed from the United States (the south, to be exact), t were several exceptions to the rule, such as Canadian singer/guitarist Pat Travers. Born in Toronto on April 12, 1954, Travers first picked up the guitar just prior to entering his teens, after witnessing a local performance by the great Jimi Hendrix . It wasn't long before Travers was studying the other top rock guitarists of the day ( Eric Clapton , Jeff Beck , Jimmy Page , etc.), and paying his dues by playing in bar bands in the Quebec area. His first true touring gig came his way when he hooked up with '50s rock n' roll vet Ronnie Hawkins (best known for performing with a backing cast that would eventually transform into The Band ). But Travers' main love was hard rock, so after a year, he packed up his belongings and headed to London. Shortly after touchdown in the U.K., Travers recorded a demo that would land him a recording deal with Polydor and result in the release of his debut, Pat Travers , during the spring of 1976. A performance at England's annual Reading Festival the same year only
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