Band of Joy are probably best known for briefly containing half
of Led Zeppelin - Robert Plant and John Bonham - and for the fact
that Noddy Holder - the implausibly bewhiskered front man of Slade
- was (briefly) one of their roadies.
There's a lot more to the band than the people who once played with
them: they had a pioneering psychedelic light show, and their musical
style was experimental.
The line up featuring Bonham and Plant also contained Kevyn Gammond,
who played guitar for many North Worcestershire bands from an absurdly
early age, and later went on to found the Kidderminster-based MAS
records, a label pioneering new local bands.
You can read more on the history of Band of Joy by going to the
YOUR STORIES section, and reading the article by John Coombe, who's
the expert on the history of the Kidderminster music scene.