Max Bacon

Max Bacon is an English rock singer. He was the lead singer for 1980s rock group GTR, as well as for Burn the Sky, Moby Dick, Nightwing, Phenomena, and Bronz. He was the vocalist on GTR's top 40 single, "When the Heart Rules the Mind" and GTR's self-titled debut album.

Bacon's 1996 solo album The Higher You Climb included GTR material, and Bacon later sang lead on "Going, Going, Gone" on Steve Howe's 1999 release, Portraits of Bob Dylan.

Bacon sang lead on Mike Oldfield's 1987 album Islands which, in the U.S. version, featured the minor hit "Magic Touch", and was co-produced by Geoff Downes, who produced GTR. In 2002 another solo album, From the Banks of the River Irwell, was released, featuring some material composed by Downes previously performed by Asia during John Payne's tenure.

Bacon appeared as a contestant on ITV's talent show New Faces, hosted by Marti Caine with featured judges Chris Tarrant and Nina Myskow. Bacon reached the 1988 final and performed a version of "The Hunter", but did not win.

Bacon subsequently left the music business and took ownership of a pub called The Crown in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England. He now owns and runs The Wheatsheaf pub in the small town of Egremont in West Cumbria.

Bacon returned to his former band, Bronz, to play at the Hard Rock Hell Festival in Wales in November 2011.

He is featured on disc 3 of Steve Howe's second compilation album, Groups and Collaborations which was published in 2017, he is singing on five songs with Yes's guitarist.

Birth and Death Data: Born 20th century (England)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, vocalist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0B3495 10-in. 11/22/1932 I don't want to go to bed Max Bacon ; Bert Ambrose Orchestra ; Sam Browne Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Decca TB 2063 10-in. 11/13/1935 Three's company Lew Davis Trombone Trio instrumentalist, drums  
Decca TB 2064 10-in. 11/13/1935 Three of a kind Lew Davis Trombone Trio instrumentalist, drums  
Decca GB 6923 10-in. 2/1/1935 Hitchy koo Embassy Rhythm Eight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca GB 6924 10-in. 2/1/1935 He's a ragpicker Embassy Rhythm Eight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca GB 6926 10-in. 2/5/1935 Back home in Tennessee Embassy Rhythm Eight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca GB 6977 10-in. 2/15/1935 Where the black-eyed Susans grow Embassy Rhythm Eight instrumentalist, drums  
Decca GB 7148 10-in. 6/5/1935 St. Louis blues Louis De Vries instrumentalist, drums  
Decca GB 7149 6/5/1935 Moonglow Louis De Vries instrumentalist, drums  
Decca GB 7205 10-in. 6/5/1935 I cover the waterfront Louis De Vries instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bacon, Max," accessed May 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200436.

Bacon, Max. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200436.

"Bacon, Max." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200436

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