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Chick Churchill

Chick Churchill
Chick Churchill in 2015
Background information
Birth name Michael George Churchill
Born (1946-01-02) 2 January 1946
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Genres Blues rock, blues, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizer
Years active 1960s–present
Labels Decca, Deram, Columbia, Chrysalis
Associated acts The Jaybirds, Ten Years After

Michael George "Chick" Churchill (born 2 January 1946) is an English keyboard player of the late 1960s to '70s blues rock band Ten Years After.[1]


  • Career 1
  • Solo Album 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Churchill began playing the piano at the age of six and studied classical music until he was fifteen. He became interested in blues and rock music, and joined his first band Sons of Adam in Nottingham. Churchill then met Alvin Lee of The Jaybirds. At first, Churchill joined the band as its road manager, but he soon became the keyboard player. In November 1966 there was a name change to Ten Years After. With this group, Churchill played at major rock festivals including Woodstock in 1969, and the Isle of Wight Festival on 29 August 1970.

In 1973 he recorded a solo album You and Me featuring Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson of Supertramp and Martin Barre of Jethro Tull.(Chrysalis 1051)

Ten Years After broke up in 1976 and Churchill became Professional Manager at Chrysalis Music; the company was then owned by his manager, Chris Wright. In 1977, he left to found Whitsett Churchill Music Publishing with Tim Whitsett, publishing and promoting American artists, especially from the south.

Solo Album

You and me (1973)
  • 01 Come And Join Me (5:10)
  • 02 Broken Engagement (3:09)
  • 03 You And Me (4:41)
  • 04 Reality in Arrears (7:02)
  • 05 Dream of Our Maker Man (2:58)
  • 06 Ode to an Angel (4:06)
  • 07 You're Not Listening (2:39)
  • 08 Chiswick Fly over (2:54)
  • 09 The Youth I Dreamt in Slipped Away (4:31)
  • 10 Falling Down An Endless Day (3:06)
  • Chick Churchill - piano, mellotron, moog synthesizer, vocals
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins - vocals
  • Martin Barre - guitars
  • Roger Hodgson - guitars and bass
  • Bernie Marsden - guitars
  • Leo Lyons - bass
  • Cozy Powell - drums
  • Ric Lee - drums
  • Rick Davies - drums
  • Bill Jackman - sax


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Biography: Ten Years After".  

External links

  • Biography
  • Chick Churchill MySpace
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