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Steve Gibbons interviewed by Richard Oliff.
Steve Gibbons (born 13th July 1941, Harborne, Birmingham, England) is an English rock vocalist. The Steve Gibbons Band were spotted by Peter Meaden, former manager of The Who. This led to them recording their first Polydor album Any Road Up in 1975. This was followed in 1976 by a tour with The Who in the UK, Europe and the United States. Playing the concert arenas, they shared the stage with Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Electric Light Orchestra, The J. Geils Band and Nils Lofgren. Their next album, Rollin' On included their biggest hit single, "Tulane", a covered Chuck Berry song. They later responded to an invitation from the GDR to become one of the first western rock bands to tour the major cities of East Germany in 1982. Gibbons played at the Birmingham Heart Beat Charity Concert 1986 which featured George Harrison. Gibbons formed the Dylan Project in the late 1990s. The trio covered Bob Dylan songs and played material by Gibbons.