Jim Cregan
Jim Cregan
James "Jim" Cregan, is an English rock guitarist and bassist, best known for his associations with Family, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Rod Stewart. Cregan is a former husband of the singer Linda Lewis and worked with her as a record producer. He has also worked with London Quireboys, Glass Tiger, Katie Melua and formed Farm Dogs with Bernie Taupin.
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Going Cold on Coffee - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Explained Jim Cregan, the man behind Jimmy's Iced Coffee. To be completely honest I still wasn't convinced. In my mind if it got colder, surely it would get worse. "You need to think coffee milkshake, or a coffee ice cream," he continued
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REVIEW: Apart From Rod, The Brook, Southampton. - Midhurst and Petworth Today
Google News - over 5 years
Gary is joined by Jim Cregan and Robin LeMesurier, veterans, all three, of the original Rod Stewart band from the golden days of the late 70s and early 80s. And what a night they delivered in Southampton - brilliant from first to last, a succession of
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Pagham's Gary Grainger celebrates Rod Stewart's classics in Southampton - Bexhill Observer (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Cregan and Robin (son of actor John) Le Mesurier team up with Gary - all of them Rod's associates from a time when he was at the height of his chart success. The band, originally scheduled to perform at this year's Real Ale And Jazz Festival in
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Irish March, With Protests But No Clash
NYTimes - almost 25 years
The Irish marched up Fifth Avenue yesterday in a sea of green and a blare of bagpipes and brass bands, but this year's homage to old Erin was mixed with rancor. And for the first time in decades the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade did not include the Mayor. An hour before the official procession sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Cregan
  • 2015
    Age 68
    On 13 September 2015, Cregan joined Rod Stewart on stage at the BBC Radio 2 'Live in Hyde Park London' Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Blossom Toes Julie Driscoll Cat Stevens Shawn Phillips Stud Family Linda Lewis Streetwalkers Murray Head Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Rod Stewart Bruce Roberts Mike Batt Rita Coolidge Glass Tiger Farm Dogs Katie Melua London Quireboys Roger Chapman Various artists Cregan married Hollywood, California model Jane Booke and they lived in Los Angeles. Recently Cregan has spent more time in London. On Steve Harley's BBC Radio 2 show aired in January 2004, he explained that he had grown tired of Los Angeles culture and has moved to UK.
  • 2011
    Age 64
    In 2011, he decided, for the first time, to form his own band, Cregan & Co.
    More Details Hide Details This gave him the opportunity to play live the songs he had written, recorded and co-produced with Rod Stewart. In January 2013, Roger Chapman agreed to reform Family for two concerts in London at the Empire Shepherd's Bush. This coincided with Family winning Classic Rock magazine's "Spirit of Progressive Rock" Award.\
  • 2008
    Age 61
    In 2008, Cregan formed Creative Music Management with renowned music business lawyer Robert W. Allan.
    More Details Hide Details Together they manage young singer songwriter, Charlie Hole. His first album "The Joy of a Caged Bird" produced and recorded by Cregan, was released in Dec 2012 on Cocomack records. Charlie has signed an International publishing deal with Rondor/Universal Music in Los Angeles and Fujipacific in Japan.
  • 2005
    Age 58
    Cregan was re-united with Roger Chapman in 2005, at first for live performances and then to produce Chapman's solo album One More Time For Peace (2007).
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  • 1997
    Age 50
    During 1997 Cregan started to work with Windham Hill Records as both a producer and musician.
    More Details Hide Details Over the next four years he worked as producer and musician with artists such as Janis Ian, Kathleen Keane, Peabo Bryson, Cat Stevens, W.G Snuffy Walden, Grand Drive, Gaelic Storm and Joe Cocker. His work achieved top five hits in different charts and several more platinum selling records. He recorded two platinum selling albums with Katie Melua, Call off the Search (2003) and Piece By Piece (2005), he has also toured extensively with her.
  • 1995
    Age 48
    In 1995 he moved on to form Farm Dogs with Elton John's lyricist Bernie Taupin and they released two albums.
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  • 1994
    Age 47
    Cregan's biggest concert appearance with Stewart was on 31 December 1994 at Copacabanain Rio de Janeiro, where they appeared in front of a total estimated audience of over 3.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details The Guinness Book of World Records states that this was "the staging of the largest outdoor concert in history".
  • 1993
    Age 46
    In 1993 Cregan was reunited with Stewart to record "Unplugged and Seated" which was also filmed by MTV and featured a guest appearance by Ronnie Wood.
    More Details Hide Details This recording became Platinum three times in both USA and Canada. In the same year Cregan recorded Van Morrison's song "Have I Told You Lately" (1993) with Stewart, which became a number 1 hit in UK and had top twenty success elsewhere.
  • 1990
    Age 43
    In 1990 he spent time writing and producing heavy rock band London Quireboys's Little Bit of What You Fancy (1990) which gave him singles chart success and Canadian rockers Glass Tiger, who achieved international success and platinum selling albums.
    More Details Hide Details They were also awarded three Juno Awards, received in Canada.
  • 1976
    Age 29
    In 1976 he joined Rod Stewart's band and became Stewart's musical director, co-producer and co-writer.
    More Details Hide Details Cregan co-wrote many hits with Stewart, including "Passion" and "Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)", winning the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) award for outstanding songwriting, with each. Cregan was awarded a third ASCAP "outstanding songwriting" award for his co-writing of the song "Forever Young" (1988) and Stewart was awarded a Grammy for his performance of this song. He stayed with Stewart until 1995 after twelve years working together. Cregan has received thirteen multi-platinum awards for his work with Stewart and together they have thirty recorded songs to their joint credit.
  • 1974
    Age 27
    In October 1974 Cregan was recruited as a guitarist by Steve Harley, as a member of a re-formed Cockney Rebel.
    More Details Hide Details Harley and his new Cockney Rebel line-up recorded "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" (1975) at Abbey Road Studios. The song rose to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart during 1975. It eventually rose to No. 1 in Europe and Australia as well and featured a guitar break by Cregan, widely believed to have been recorded during a soundcheck. However Cregan's acoustic guitar break was recorded late at night in Abbey Road Studios in several takes.
  • 1972
    Age 25
    He toured North America with the band, as the support act for Elton John, in the autumn of 1972.
    More Details Hide Details Family recorded two singles and a final album It's Only a Movie (1973). A tour of the UK in the autumn of the same year preceded the demise of the band. Cregan was then briefly reunited with Chapman and Whitney on Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers (1974). He went on to work with British soul singer Linda Lewis, whom he would later marry. Cregan appears on four of her albums, also assuming a production role on Fathoms deep (1973) and Not A Little Girl Anymore (1975), which gave him the opportunity to work with the Tower of Power horn section.
    The group began as a trio featuring Cregan and dissolved when he moved to Family in September 1972, after recording two albums which were released in Germany, where they had their largest audience.
    More Details Hide Details He joined Charlie Whitney and Roger Chapman, replacing bassist John Wetton, adapting from rhythm guitar to bass guitar.
  • 1967
    Age 20
    Born in Yeovil, Somerset, aged fourteen Cregan joined The Falcons, which was formed whilst he attended Poole Grammar School. After developing his next band The Disastisfied Blues Band, Cregan briefly joined with future Traffic frontman Dave Mason, in Julian Covay and the Machine in 1967 and moved on to join the rock and soul band The Ingoes as a vocalist and guitarist.
    More Details Hide Details This band soon morphed into the psychedelic Blossom Toes the same year, who later turned to guitar-led rock. After recording Julie Driscoll's eponymous album (1969), Cregan joined the soft rock band Stud.
  • 1946
    Born on March 9, 1946.
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