The Cooper/Shea Story

In 1973 English vocalist Pete French returned to London after fronting the group Cactus, playing alongside Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert. He joined up with three young musicians, Americans D.H. Cooper on guitar, bassist Gary Shea and German drummer Herman Rarebell.

Their bluesy rock sound caught the attention of The Robert Stigwood Organisation which began funding the group`s rehearsals and their recording sessions at C.B.S. Studios, London. Unfortunately Gary Shea and Herman Rarebell experienced visa problems. Shea returned to The States where he became a founding member of the groups New England and Alcatrazz. Rarebell returned to Germany and joined The Scorpions. D.H. Cooper would go on to session work, while Pete French released solo albums and joined Leaf Hound.

In 2013 D.H. Cooper contacted Gary Shea and they began working on new music together. Pete has contributed a couple of vocal tracks and Herman has added some drumming

The new C.D. "Partners In Time" is the result of musicians who have never lost their passion for music and above all, their friendship.--


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