The Idle Race

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The Idle Race were a British rock group from Birmingham who in the late 1960s and early 1970s had a cult following but never enjoyed mass commercial success.[1] In addition to being the springboard for Jeff Lynne, the band holds a place of significance in British Midlands' pop-rock history as a link between the Move, Electric Light Orchestra, the Steve Gibbons Band and Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders.

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The Idle Race
Also known asThe Nightriders (1959-1966)
The Idyll Race (1966)
OriginBirmingham, England
GenresPsychedelic rock, Psychedelic pop
Years active1959–1972
LabelsLiberty, Sunset
Past membersDave Pritchard
Roger Spencer
Al Johnson
Brian Cope
Billy King
Mike Sheridan
Greg Masters
Roy Wood
Johnny Mann
Jeff Lynne
Mike Hopkins
Dave Walker
Dave Carroll
Bob Lamb
Bob Wilson
Steve Gibbons
Bob Griffin
Trevor Burton
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