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Interviewing The Legends, 08/09/2020

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Rick Wills legendary bassist with Foreigner. Peter Frampton. David Gilmour. Small Faces and Bad Company special guest

"Rick" Wills is a British bass guitarist. He is best known for his work with the rock band Foreigner and his associations with the Small Faces, Peter Frampton, and Bad Company.

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Guest, Rick Wills

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Rick Wills
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Legendary Bassist with Peter Frampton-David Gilmour-Foreigner-The Small Faces and Bad Company
Guest Biography

R  I  C  K

W  I  L  L  S

LEGENDARY AND REVERED BASS PLAYER

with

PETER FRAMPTON ... THE SMALL FACES... FOREIGNER...

DAVID GILMOUR... BAD COMPANY

and  ASSOCIATIONS

with

ROXY MUSIC ...LYNYRD SKYNYRD...

ROGER DALTREY... SPOOKY TOOTH

To date Rick Wills has played bass guitar on 113

published albums and singles.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

 

"Rick" Wills is a British bass guitarist. He is best known for his work with the rock band Foreigner and his associations with the Small Faces, Peter Frampton, and Bad Company.

Wills joined the rock band Joker's Wild in 1966, (with David Gilmour on guitars and vocals), replacing Tony Sainty, until they broke up in 1968. He played bass on Peter Frampton's first three albums before parting from Frampton in 1975. He became the bassist with Roxy Music in 1976, before leaving them and joining the Small Faces in 1977, during their reunion period. He left the Small Faces and appeared on David Gilmour's critically acclaimed solo album in 1978, with William Wilson on drums. The next year, Wills became a member of rock band Foreigner and remained with them for 14 years.

After leaving Foreigner in 1992, he joined Bad Company and stayed with them until Boz Burrell rejoined the band in 1998. In July 1999 he filled in for Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson for live shows when Wilkeson briefly took ill. He appeared at The Steve Marriott Memorial Concert on 24 April 2001, as part of a backing band with Bobby Tench, Zak Starkey and Rabbit Bundrick.

Wills was reunited with Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones in the Jones Gang during 2006 and appeared with The RD Crusaders for The Teenage Cancer Trust at The London International Music Show on 15 June 2008. Wills left The Jones Gang in the summer of 2015 and was replaced by Pat Davey.

Rick co-wrote the songs 'Do You Feel Like We Do' and 'Doobie Wah' during his time with Peter Frampton. To date Rick Wills has played bass guitar on 113 published albums and singles.

 

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Rick Wills Discography

With Cochise

Cochise (1970)

Swallow Tales (1971)

So Far (1972)

Past Loves (A History) (1992) - Compilation

Velvet Mountain: An Anthology 1970-1972 (2013) - Compilation Double Album

With Peter Frampton

Wind of Change - A&M (1972)

Frampton's Camel – A&M (1973)

Somethin's Happening – A&M (1974)

With Roxy Music

Viva! – Atco (1976)

With Kevin Ayers 1976

Yes we have no Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)

With The Small Faces

Playmates – Atlantic (1977)

78 in the Shade – Atlantic (1978)

With David Gilmour

David Gilmour – Harvest (1978)

With Foreigner

Head Games – Atlantic (1979)

4 – Atlantic (1981)

Agent Provocateur – Atlantic (1984)

Inside Information – Atlantic (1987)

Unusual Heat – Atlantic (1991)

With Bad Company

What You Hear Is What You Get: The Best of Bad Company – Atco (1993)

Company of Strangers – Elektra(1995)

Stories Told & Untold – Elektra (1997)

With The Jones Gang

Any Day Now - AAO Music (2005)

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Very special thanks to Rick Wills for arranging this interview and the dynamic duo of Doug & Don Newsom of BBS Radio for making the magic happen for each and every broadcast of Interviewing the Legends. If you have comments or suggestions for the show contact me at interviewingthelegends@gmail.com and please subscribe to my You Tube channel interviewing the legends with Ray Shasho for the very latest interviews … It’s REAL NEWS!

 

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