Bass, guitar and vocals in the last two lineups. Cregan also took part in the 2013-2016 reunion shows.
Born March 9, 1946. At 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. This band soon morphed into the psychedelic Blossom Toes.
Groups & Discography
Julian Covay and the Machine (1967) – with Dave Mason
The Ingoes (1967)
- We Are Ever So Clean (1967)
- If Only For a Moment (1969)
Julie Driscoll – Julie Driscoll (1971)
Shawn Phillips – Second Contribution (1971)
A band that was more “folk” than the name would suggest, with gentle vocals by both Cregan and John Weider. Began as a trio of Cregan and the rhythm section of the first Taste lineup. Big in Germany, their last two albums were released there. Weider joined for these albums (September and Goodbye – Live At Command Studios). Bassist Charlie McCracken ended up in the reformed Spencer Davis Group with Eddie Hardin, and these two went on to form Axis Point with Charlie Whitney.
- Stud (1971, Deram)
- September (1972, BASF Records)
- Goodbye Live at Command (1973, BASF Records)
- Lark (1972)
- Fathoms Deep (1973)
- Not a Little Girl Anymore (1975)
- Woman Overboard (1977)
Chapman/Whitney – Streetwalkers (1974)
Murray Head – Say It Aint So (1976)
Steve Harley/Cockney Rebel
- Timeless Flight (1976)
- Love Is a Prima Donna (1976)
- Closer Work (1976)
- Face to Face (1977)
- Hobo with a Grin (1978)
Rod Stewart – as bandleader, co-producer and co-writer.
- Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
- Blondes Have More Fun (1978)
- Foolish Behaviour (1980)
- Hot Rods (1980)
- Tonight I’m Yours (1981)
- Body Wishes (1983)
- Camouflage (1984)
- Every Beat of My Heart (1986)
- Rod Stewart (1986)
- Out of Order (1988)
- as producer: Storyteller: The Complete Anthology (1989), Unplugged and Seated (1993) Spanner in the Works (1995) – Won three ASCAP Awards for outstanding songwriting (“Forever Young,” “Passion” and “Tonight I’m Yours”) and a Grammy nomination for “Forever Young.”
Bruce Roberts – Bruce Roberts (1978)
Mike Batt – Tarot Suite (1979), Waves (1980)
London Quireboys – Little Bit of What You Fancy (1990) Producer
Rita Coolidge – Love Lessons (1992)
Glass Tiger – Best of Glass Tiger: Air Time (1993) as producer
Various artists – Tribute to Curtis Mayfield (1994) with Rod Stewart
Farm Dogs with Bernie Taupin.
- Last Stand in Open Country (1996)
- Immigrant Sons (1998)
- Call off the Search (2003)
- Closest Thing to Crazy (2003)
- Piece by Piece (2005)
Roger Chapman – One More Time For Peace (2007) Producer
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.
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Hi Mr Cregan, just been listening to you & Mr Walker on Radio 2 timeless perfection and so many fond memories, the accoustic riff on ” come up and meet me” …… absolutely beautiful…………keep on Rockin!