Brinsley Schwarz Biography

British 1969–1974 pub rock band evolved from Kippington Lodge. For the band's name giver, guitarist Brinsley Schwarz, see Brinsley Schwarz (2). Two band songs in particular has a role in rock history. The song "Cruel to be kind" was recorded in the sessions for the bands final 1974 The New Favourites Of Brinsley Schwarz album but never made it to the record. Instead it was released on Nick Lowe's first solo album and in 1979 Lowe re-recorded Cruel To Be Kind and made it a major solo hit. Another song from the sessions - "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding / Ever Since You're Gone" - did make to the album and later became a hit for Elvis Costello. In 1972 the band backed Frankie Miller on his debut album, Once In A Blue Moon

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