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Basil Kirchin (August 8, 1927 - June 18, 2005) was a British drummer and composer. His career stretched from playing drums in his father's Big band at the age of 13, through scoring films, to experimenting with the manipulation of recorded sounds which has seen him cited as "the father of ambient music". Basil Kirchin's debut was at the Paramount, Tottenham Court Road in London in 1940 where he played drums in the popular dance band led by his father Ivor. After the war, Kirchin played with Harry Roy and Ted Heath but returned to work with his father in the Kirchin Band in 1951. The band continued to enjoy success with the likes of Billy Eckstein and Sarah Vaughan insisting that the Kirchin Band backed them when they toured Britain, their shows would break attendance records and they featured in Melody Maker polls. The band recorded for Decca and Parlophone with the latter being produced by George Martin. Kirchin was able to record the bands live performances. By 1957 the rise of Skiffle and Rock and Roll had brought an end to the Big Band era and Kirchin had decided it was time to move on "because you're a prisoner of rhythm. And I was fed up playing other people's music.". A decade before it became fashionable Kirchin went to India and spent five...  Read More

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  Artist   Title Format Quantity           Price   
  Basil Kirchin Everyday Madness LP   1 listed $20  Details 
The Ivor And Basil Kirchin Band  Basil Kirchin The Ivor And Basil Kirchin Band 7"   1 listed $30  Details 
Particles  Basil Kirchin Particles CD   1 listed $63  Details 
Primitive London  Basil Kirchin Primitive London LP   1 listed $48  Details 
Worlds Within Worlds  Basil Kirchin Worlds Within Worlds LP   5 listed $28 - $2013 View All
Mind On The Run  Basil Kirchin & John Coleman Mind On The Run LP   2 listed $21 - $23 View All
  Basil Kirchin - Particles Basil Kirchin CD   1 listed $32  Details 
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