CCS

Collective Consciousness Society. Formed 1970. Disbanded 1974
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CCS Biography (Wikipedia)

Collective Consciousness Society, more commonly known as CCS, were a British musical group, led by blues guitarist Alexis Korner.

Formed in 1970 by musical director John Cameron and record producer Mickie Most, CCS consisted largely of session musicians, and was created primarily as a recording outfit. The personnel also included Peter Thorup, vocals; Alan Parker, guitar; Harold McNair, flute; Herbie Flowers, bass; Roger Coulam, keyboards; Barry Morgan, drums; plus Don Lusher and Bill Geldard, trombone. Some of the musicians were also members of Blue Mink.

CCS are best known for their instrumental version of Led Zeppelin's 1969 track "Whole Lotta Love", which got into the UK Singles Chart in 1970, and was used as the theme music for the BBC pop programme Top of the Pops for most of the 1970s, and, in a remixed version, between 1998 and 2003. Technically, the TOTP theme was not by CCS, but was recorded by the TOTP orchestra one morning before the day's rehearsals. Nevertheless, the band was conducted by John Cameron on that occasion and many of the musicians were CCS regulars. This enabled the production to tailor the tune to the correct duration and, more importantly, avoided the weekly payment of royalties to the record label.

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Tap Turns On The Water
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Tap Turns On The Water
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Whole Lotta Love
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Whole Lotta Love
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Brother (inst)
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Brother (inst)
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Walkin'
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Walkin'
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Brother
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Brother
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Whole Lotta Rock'n'Roll
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Whole Lotta Rock'n'Roll
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