Guide to British Music of the 1960s


Mighty Baby

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Drums- Roger Powell, Bass- Mike Evans, Guitar- Alan King, Guitar- Ian Whiteman

Mighty Baby was formed when The Action finished although they had been known as Azoth in the meantime. Ian Whiteman had replaced Pete Watson in the Action and he himself was replaced by Martin Stone in Mighty Baby. They made a couple of albums for Head Records and Polydor. They were described as "the English Grateful Dead" and were influenced by the Grateful Dead as well as Frank Zappa, quite different from the Action. 

Martin Stone later joined Chilly Willy and the Red Hot Peppers. Alan "Bam" King played with Ace who had a US number one single with How Long

A live recording of Mighty Baby was recently discovered and is available via the band's Web site. is a live recording of a gig at Lanchester University in 1969 supporting Love. Live in the Attic the CD includes two versions of the unreleased song India. 

Martin Stone died 9 November 2016.

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