Jim Cregan

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)

Blossom Toes

  • We Are Ever So Clean (1967)
  • If Only For a Moment (1969)

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Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll (1971)

Shawn PhillipsSecond 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)
Linda Lewis
  • Lark (1972)
  • Fathoms Deep (1973)
  • Not a Little Girl Anymore (1975)
  • Woman Overboard (1977)

Chapman/WhitneyStreetwalkers (1974)
Murray HeadSay 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 RobertsBruce Roberts (1978)
Mike BattTarot Suite (1979), Waves (1980)
London Quireboys – Little Bit of What You Fancy (1990) Producer
Rita CoolidgeLove Lessons (1992)
Glass TigerBest 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)

Katie Melua

  • 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.



2 responses to “Jim Cregan”

  1. David Pead Avatar
    David Pead

    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!

  2. Ronnie Sturgeon Avatar
    Ronnie Sturgeon

    Just watched a fantastic Jim Cregan gig in Great Dunmow Essex – a privilege to listen to him and his band go through Family, Rod Stewart, Murray Head and Cockney Rebel classics – great fun, great atmosphere, great songs and a great performance!

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