Mo Foster

Event Details

Event date: 
29 September 2014
Event time: 
Venue Address: 
Room 101A, The Institute

*British Rock Guitar: the first 50 years
An amusing, anecdotal, illustrated, semi-autobiographical description of rock’s early days in Britain.

For anyone interested in the history of Guitar or Bass Guitar in Britain

In this class Mo will:
• Convey an invaluable insider’s view of the music industry.
• Quote from his book, with the same title as the session*, which is a definitive history of the importance of the guitar in the development of British music over the last 50 years
• Show unique photos from his collection
• Play bass and answer any questions.

Mo Foster started out in the sixties studying Physics and Maths at the University of Sussex, but was too good a musician to mess about with the forces of nature for long.
His music career took off and — over a 45 year period — he has recorded or toured with artists as varied as Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Gerry Rafferty, Frida (of ABBA), Brian May, Ringo Starr, Joan Armatrading, Gil Evans, Mark Isham, Van Morrison, George Martin, Dusty Springfield, Gary Moore, Roger Glover, Leiber & Stoller, Rod Argent, Eric Clapton, Scott Walker, Ian Gillan, Cher, Olivia Newton-John, Nigel Kennedy, Leo Sayer, Elkie Brooks, John Paul Jones, Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Kenny Rogers, Sheena Easton, Maggie Bell, Paul Jones, Michael d’Abo, Deborah Bonham, Jose Carreras, Judy Tzuke, Michael Schenker, Nanci Griffith, Cerrone, Meatloaf, John Barry, Tony Banks, Neil Innes, Véronique Sanson, Ray Russell, Simon Phillips, Linda Hoyle & Affinity, Andrew Lloyd-Webber & Tim Rice, the London Symphony Orchestra, and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mo is now established as a highly respected studio session musician, record producer, composer, solo artist, and author.

Over the years Mo has gathered (and recently published) the recollections and anecdotes of hundreds of his musical colleagues and friends, and through these idiosyncratic, revealing, and above all very funny stories he entertainingly charts the way in which the guitar - in just over 50 years - transformed British music and culture.

Mo is to be the recipient of a BASCA Gold Badge Award. The ceremony takes place on Tuesday 14th October in the Lancaster Ballroom at The Savoy, London. 

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