Jess Roden Band Pinkpop 1976 Netherlands Pinkpop Festival is a large, annual music festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands. It is usually held on the Pentecost weekend (Pinksteren in Dutch, hence the name). Starting in 1970, at Burgemeester Damen Sportpark in the town of Geleen. PP is the oldest and longest running annual dedicated pop and rock music festival in the world.
Jess Roden Band
Roden’s first band was The Raiders followed by The Shakedown Sound which also included the guitarist, Kevyn Gammond. Keyboard player August Eadon (aka Gus Yeadon).
In 1966, he joined The Alan Bown Set as their new lead singer. Although their records rarely charted, Roden and the band did pick up a considerable fan base in London. Belatedly became a minor star on the Northern soul scene, with the release of their single, “Emergency 999”.
He remained with the Alan Bown through to the late 1960s, but left after recording the album The AlanBown! His vocals were re-recorded by his replacement Robert Palmer for the UK release of the album, although Roden’s original vocals remained on the US release. Roden later appeared as a backing vocalist to Palmer on his 1983 appearance on The Tube.
In 1970 Jess Roden returned to Worcestershire and formed Bronco who toured extensively with Island Records. Label-mates Traffic, Free, Mott the Hoople, Fotheringay and John Martyn but left after two albums to embark on a solo album. During this period, he also sang on Wildlife, the third Mott the Hoople album. Sang and played on albums by Carol Grimes, Jim Capaldi, Sandy Denny, and sang lead vocals on Keef Hartley’s 1973 album Lancashire Hustler.
His solo album plans were sidelined when, in the same year. He was asked to team up with ex-Doors John Densmore and Robby Krieger in The Butts Band,