Charlie Sinclair

Assuming the bass chair from Humphrey Ocean, who went on to a rather impressive career as a contemporary British painter and Royal Academy Professor of Perspective, the rather diminutive Charlie Sinclair anchored Ian Dury’s “other group” - Kilburn and the Highroads.

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Pub rockers with a strong '50s influence, Sinclair provided the pocket for Mr. Dury to perfect his persona which came to full fruition with the Blockheads.

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Their lone official slab is a commendable collection, featuring sax colossus and future Blockhead David Payne.    

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