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Andy Latimer nació el 17 de mayo de 1949 en Gilford, Surrey, Inglaterra. Ver Biography
Doud Ferguson nació el 6 de abril de 1946
Andy Ward nació el 28 de Septiembre de 1952
Peter Bardens nació el 19 de junio de 1944

El 4 de Diciembre de 1971 tocan por 1° vez con el nombre de "Camel" en el Waltham Forest Technical College como soporte de "Wishboun Ash" con:
Andy Latimer - Guitar
Peter Bardens - Keyboard
Doug Ferguson - Bass
Andy Ward - Drums

-Andy Ward tenía 14 años cuando entró en Camel.


-Susan Hoover conoció a Andy Latimer en una entrevista para su programa de radio en 1976, se casaron en el año 1984?

-'Nude' editado en 1981 es el primer álbum en el que Susan Hoover escribe las letras de algunas canciones.

La foto de la derecha fue tomada en Munich durante la gira de Nude.


-En 1988 Andy y Susan venden su casa en Londres y se mudan a Mountain. View, California.
Ese mismo año negocian con varias discográficas el lanzamiento de su nuevo álbum 'Dust and Dreams' y al no conseguir ningún acuerdo satifactorio, decidieron con los fondos que les quedaban de la venta de su casa, crear Camel Productions y editar 'Dust and Dreams' con su propio sello.

-En el año 2006 Susan y Andy vuelven a vivir en Inglaterra.


-Sabias que en el año 2006 Andy Latimer fue convocado por Roger Waters  para la gira 'The Dark Side of the Moon' debajo podes leer en el 'The nature of de eBeast'

The Nature of the eBeast May 2006

Hello Camel Trackers

Spring of 2006 has seen a great deal of unexpected activity behind the scenes. Earlier this spring, Andrew Latimer was approached by Andy Fairweather Low and asked if he would be interested in joining Roger Waters on his forthcoming tour. It seems that Roger is touring this summer, and will be performing the whole of Dark Side of the Moon during the second half of the concert. Roger needed a guitarist who could play, and sing, like David Gilmour.
As Andrew is always interested in new challenges, and especially such an interesting one, he presented Roger with the appropriate material and then met with the band for a rehearsal. As there was no question about his playing ability, his vocal ability was all that needed proving. Although their voices are very similar in many aspects, Gilmour sings fully one and a half tones above Latimer's range and this put a fierce strain on his vocal chords. On recent Camel tours, Andrew has encountered difficulties with singing due to the general pressure he was under. Realising his voice wouldn't manage an entire tour, Andrew and Roger "had a good ol' chin wag" about the feasibility of his doing it, and agreed it was too risky. Thus the guitarist appearing on the Roger Waters tour will be Dave Kilminster.

Of course we at CP were just a tad disappointed, but Andrew so enjoyed the experience, the excitement was palpable. Hearing his reports that Roger was a "gracious and really nice bloke" made the experience that much more memorable for all of us. Roger has invited Andrew and Susan to the London and Shoreline performances, so if you're up for a great concert you just might see them there. We're all certainly going to a show (check out for info). All at CP wish Roger, and his band, a successful tour. And, of course, you never know what the future may hold. Afterall, who would have thought Andrew might one day be on stage playing Pink Floyd?

Just like to add my warm wishes to you all as I've been absent for a while. The writing of a new project is progressing well, but as you have heard there's been a few distractions. Hearing from Andy Fairweather and consequently meeting Roger was an extremely enjoyable experience. It all happened very quickly and before I knew what was happening I was playing "Comfortably Numb" at full blast somewhere in London. The band sounded great, and then...Roger asked me to belt out "Breathe". Singing softly, I could manage it, but needing to belt it out was a whole other story. I did a fairly croaky rendition (Tom Waits would have been envious) but the cruncher was "Wish you were here". Roger, forever the quintessential Englishman, smiled and said "bit high for you?" We talked for quite awhile. What a nice chap he is, very easy to talk to. I felt like I'd known him for ages. The rest of the band were equally friendly, especially Andy F. and Snowy White -- great blokes. So, all in all a great journey, most enjoyable. Dave Kilminster got the gig and although I don't know much about him, I am sure Roger made a good choice. I wish them well and look forward to attending a show.
Even though we have been a little quiet for some time, focusing on moving, you are still very much in our thoughts. So thanks again for your never ending support. We'll be back soon.
My best wishes,


10 comentarios:

  1. Excelente la página!!!


  2. Great to find a place with all the updates.

    Thank you very much


  4. OK, so let's talk about music and say it with a song or two. Concerning the past, let's summarize with Abba: "Thank you for the music", in Camel's case "Music" with a big M. Concerning the future, let's quote a noisy "little" band from down under, and simply say "Let there be rock", in Camel's case Progressive Rock. Please don't do the same thing as Saga, and don't become noisier, decibels over composition. Don't change the magical formula, and go on bringing us beautifully crafted songs and lyrics with top notch, friendly musicians as you did before. Saw Camel in 1999 in Verviers, Belgium, and although there were only a few hundred fans there, Camel played as if in a stadion, before 10 000 people, clearly enjoying what they were doing. After the show, the band members joined the remaining fans for a drink and a laugh, and for some autographs, including on my copy of Rajaz. No trace whatsoever of conceit or arrogance, no bodyguards with thick necks knocking down kids and smashing camera's, just a friendly gathering... As I had been in the front row during the concert, I had managed to take some nice pictures of Andrew and his gently weeping guitar (without using the flash, thank you !), and to go back home with his playlist, which was taped on the stage... Ahhh, great memories ! Even staying during the night in the little railway station (with the OK of an old, friendly watchman) gave the whole experience something extra. I really hope that in the meantime, Andrew is 100 or why not 120 % OK again, and will surprise us all with yet another litle case containing 8-10 gems of songs. A string of pearls of the best quality. Should this not be possible anymore, fully enjoy your well deserved "retirement", knowing that all over the world,many fans regularly need their dose or shot of Camel... We may not be millions, but we're absolutely dedicated, almost as members of a religuous order. Let's end with simple but meaningful lyrics of David Coverdale, from the early Whitesnake-period

    I'm sad to say it's time to go
    Until we meet again along the road
    Remember this on your journey home,
    When you hear the thunder roar you're not alone

    We wish you well, we wish you well,
    In times of trouble may your hearts be strong
    We wish you well, we wish you well,
    Until we meet again,
    We wish you well...

    Benoit Vanhees
    Antwerp Belgium

    1. Thank you very much for your comment.
      You have pictures to share?


    2. I have, but right now everything is in boxes (since a few months) as I'm planning to move... But I certainly have 1 or 2 pictures that are worth sharing...

    3. Thanks you,would be pleasure to publish them here. Ricardo.

  5. me encanta tener esta pagina, he disfrutado muchisimo, para mi supone el sumum de poder contactar con uno de mis guitarras favoritos de todos los tiempos, la musica de Camel sigue siendo mi acompañante en multitud de momentos.
    Saludos desde Madrid,estamos a la espera de vuestro Snow Goose en Madrid