Saturday, 19 May 2012
EMITT RHODES: Simply an American Musician?
Emitt Lynn Rhodes is an American singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer born February 25, 1950 in Decatur, Illinois. When he was five his family moved to Hawthorne, California. Considered by many as "the one man Beatles," his solo recordings of the early 1970s show a clear Paul McCartney influence in both vocals and musicianship. Rhodes began his career in musical ensembles The Palace Guard (as the group's drummer) and The Merry-Go-Round (multi-instrumentalist), leaving the drums to the expertise of Joel Larson.
The Merry-Go-Round (1967, with The Merry-Go-Round)
Emitt Rhodes (1970)
The American Dream (1971)
Farewell to Paradise (1973)