Guitar Gallows Bio Information - Boz Burrell
The Guitar Gallows is all about everything to do with guitarists, guitar players, amplifiers, guitar amplifiers, guitar accessories, guitar pics / picks, guitar straps, guitar cases, guitar amps, guitar lessons, guitar strings, guitar tuners, top guitar players, guitar effects, guitar pedals, mandolin, acoustic guitar, banjo, bass guitar. Stay Tuned as we explore all the realms of guitar possibility!
Boz Burrell (Born Raymond Burell), nicknamed Boz, 1946 in Lincoln. During the 1960’s worked in a succession of promising but unsuccessful bands as a vocalist before meeting Robert Fripp in 1971, who taught him to play bass. Consequently he joined King Crimson which at that time included Greg Lake, drummer Ian Wallace (appears on Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers and touring band), and Mel Collins (sax). Boz also appears on Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers on backing vocals. When this version of King Crimson dissolved in 1972 he teamed up with Alexis Korner. John Wetton of Family replaced Boz.
In 1973 he became a founding member of Bad Company who signed to Peter Grant’s (Led Zeppelin’s manager) Swansong label. Bad Company went on to sell tens of millions of records worldwide making Boz a very wealthy man. Joined Roger Chapman and The The Shortlist in January 1981, replacing Jerome Rimson. Appears on He Was She Was You Was We Was live double album and Mango Crazy. Left The Shortlist in 1983 but rejoined in May 1987. Since leaving in June 1988 he has worked and recorded again with Bad Company and King Crimson, Jack Green, Jon Lord, Alvin Lee, Tam White and Ruby Turner. Known as Ramblin’ Ray Rubble in the Riffburglers.
Boz Burrell died of a heart attack on 21 September 2006, aged 60, at his home in Spain.