Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Zoot Money

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Zoot Money was one of British rock ‘n’ roll’s homebound heroes — admired, respected and sought after by his colleagues, and able to fill halls nightly in England, he never managed to sell lots of records, even in England. Born in Bournemouth in 1942 with the name George Bruno Money, he grew up in an Italian-immigrant (but, on his father’s side, English-descended) family. He was musically inclined from an early age and his first instrument, taken up at school, was the French horn — he also sang in the choir as a boy. During the mid-1950’s, he discovered rhythm-and-blues and its younger offshoot, rock ‘n’ roll, which quickly consumed his interest in music — he switched to the keyboard under the inspiration of Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles, and by the beginning of the 1960’s was developing a distinctive technique on the Hammond organ. He’d also picked up the nickname by which he’d be known for most of his career after attending a concert by Zoot Sims. He passed through the line-ups of a few groups as a keyboard player, including the Don Robb Band — where one of his bandmates was a guitarist going by the name of Andy Somers (aka Summers) — and the Wes Minster Five, a jazz-based semi-professional quintet.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

5,509listeners all time
27,903scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners

Email Newsletter

Universal Music Group Get exclusive tour, release & promotion updates on Zoot Money from Universal Music.