Recording artist Mick Radford was the first born
to parents who were performers. When Mick was a year old the family moved to Hollywood California. Mick's father played on
soundtracks for Warner Brothers films while Mick's mother was a symphony violinist. Mick hit the theater stage at the ripe
old age of 3 and a few years later was bitten by the Rock n' Roll bug and the guitar became the preoccupation. At age 13 Mick
was in his first group "The Phantoms" and, interestingly enough, was the drummer and lead singer. By age 16 Mick's group "Beautiful
Joe" was opening for major acts like Marilee Rush And The Turnabouts, The Knickerbockers, and Fever Tree, making his mark
as a guitarist-frontman.
Mick Radford is the founder of two international
performing and recording groups "Louie and the Rockets" and "The Unholy Rollers" who, back in the day along with "Sha-Na-Na",
were largely responsible for resurrecting 1950s music and many of its fabulous artists. Mick Radford and "Louie and the Rockets"
appeared in the American International motion picture "The Unholy Rollers" and recorded the entire soundtrack for the movie
under the direction and production of song-writing team Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, who wrote many hit songs for The Monkees
and many other recording artists. The film "The Unholy Rollers" starred actress and Playboy Playmate Claudia Jennings and
was edited by Martin Scorsese with executive producer Roger Corman.
Radford has appeared on numerous stages, television,
radio, and trade shows all over the United States, Europe, the UK, and Canada including the Jerry Lewis "March of Dimes Telethon",
"The Tony Visco Show", and even something as obscure as the Chuck Berris "Dating Game" show in Hollywood California. In addition,
Radford has had the privilege of recording with or sharing the stage with many of the world's top stars, including: Chuck
Berry, Albert Collins, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, The Ventures, Maria Muldaur, actress/singer Anna Maria Alberghetti, The Breakers,
Ocean, Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (the film "American Graffiti"), and many other North American Rock n' Roll,
Blues, and 1950's artists.
Mick's soulful voice is a strong compliment to
his early influences which are unmistakably rooted in Gospel, Blues, and R&B and gives credit to such greats as Ray Charles,
Lou Rawls, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, Bill Medley, Roy Orbison, and others. Mick's unmistakable guitar style, on the other
hand is an amalgamation of early Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, James Burton, The Ventures, and Al DiMeola among others.
Mick's versatility as a singer-guitarslinger-writer-producer has earned him credits in a wide variety projects over the years
but he is still a Blues man at the core with a substantial underground following. More to Come........
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