Graham Bonnet

 

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Rock singer Graham Bonnet was born in Lincolnshire, England. He was influenced by The Beatles and many United States artists such as Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and many other legendary blues singers. 

His first single with Marbles "Only One Woman" penned by Bee Gees found great success with a top 5 hit in the U.K. and throughout Europe. 

In 1977 he released his first solo album titled "Graham Bonnet" which achieved Gold status in Australia and experienced similar success in Europe as well as in Japan.

In 1979 Graham joined Rainbow, replacing Ronnie James Dio releasing "Down to Earth", one of Rainbow's most successful albums.

1981 saw Graham resume his solo career with the release of "Night Games", which had a #6 hit in England. Soon afrer Graham craved to become a band member again and joined MSG where he was reunited with long time friend Cozy Powell. 

After recording "Assault Attack", Graham returned to Los Angles to form the band Alcatrazz which produced guitar greats Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. Alcatrazz cut several albums and toured world wide before disbanding. 

After a short stint with Impellitteri, Forcefield and Blackthorne, Graham returned to recording solo albums. "Underground" was released in 1997, and he released his latest solo album "The Day I Went Mad" in 1999. 

The year 2000 was a very active year for Graham. He participated in the reunion of Anthem, the top heavy metal band in Japan, released the album "Heavy Metal Anthem", and toured Japan with the band. Also in 2001, he re-joined the recording of new Impellitteri album called "System X", while he also toured the UK and Spain with Don Airey (Bonnet/Airey Band). 
Graham and Dario Mollo then formed a new project called "Elektric Zoo" and they toured Europe including an extensive UK tour.

From 2002-2006, he joined recordings of new albums of Iain Ashley Hersey, Michael Schenker, Moonstone Project and Taz Taylor. Also vigorously toured the UK, Spain, Austria,Italy, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Russia, Lithuania and played a number of gigs in California, too.

In 2006 Graham formed new Alcatrazz with Howie Simon, Tim Luce and Glen Solel and completed a successful tour in Japan, teaming up with his successor in Rainbow Joe Lynn Turner. 

Graham continues to tour all around the world with his band Alcatrazz and solo as well as writing new material.


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