Flying Hat Band
Originated from Birmingham circa 1971. Recorded at Central Sound Studios, London, 1972. Glenn Tipton and Pete Hughes had previously played together in Shave ‘em Dry and Merlin. Flying Hat Band signed to Vertigo and are rumoured to have recorded an LP which remains unreleased. The master tapes still exist and are presumably with Glenn Tipton. As none of the material was to be issued by Vertigo, Tipton departed and joined fellow Birmingham rock act, Judas Priest in 1974. Pete Hughes had already left to join the RAF.
Glenn Tipton (vocals, guitar), Peter ‘Mars’ Cowling (bass guitar), Steve Palmer (drums), Andy Wheeler (bass guitar), Trevor Foster (drums), Pete Hughes (vocals), Frank Walker (bass guitar).