Paul Brett


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Paul Brett (born 20 June 1947) is a British (acoustic) guitarist and singer-songwriter who enjoyed success in the 1970s. He earned a gold disc for his more straight-forward 'Romantic Guitar' album (1980).

Brett began his career appearing, while still a teenager, as an uncredited backing guitarist on Roy Harper's 1966 debut 'Sophisticated Beggar'. He also appeared uncredited as a backing guitarist on Al Stewart's album "Zero She Flies", recorded in 1969. Brett appeared (with credits) on Strawbs' "Dragonfly" studio album, also recorded in 1969, and on a couple of singles with Arthur Brown. That same year he played guitar on most of the second (and final release), 'Ride a Hustler's Dream', by Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera and closed out the decade as a member of the short-lived psych band Fire, largely leading the studio effort for their 'The Magic Shoemaker' album.

He then formed Paul Brett's Sage that released three studio albums between 1970-1972.

He subsequently went on to a lengthy solo career as a mostly 12-string guitarist, recording contemporary rock albums, along with a few progressive works including the complex guitar instrumentals 'Earth Birth' and 'Interlife'. In later years he released a number of modern folk, instructional and mainstream albums. He also amassed a lengthy body of work as a session and touring musician. Read more about Paul Brett on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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