The biggest and most sought after records in the world are the ones with Grand Slams Records on them. Do you have one? These records include such titles as; “The Beatle” which is the first single released by the Beatles, “Rubber Soul” which were recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, “Hey Jude” which was produced by George Martin and Paul McCartney, and “All You Need Is Love” which was released by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Paul McCartney. Nowadays, the term Grand Slam has come to mean an enormous record or collection of records.
Grand Slam Bands
The Who has been on board since the inception of Grand Slam. This band was formed in 1957 by three young guys: Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and John Entwistle. Their songs have become some of the most recognizable in rock history. Their singles include; “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “I Can See for Miles,” “Another Brick in the Wall,” and many more.
John Lennon’s “Imagine” was recorded with Paul McCartney. The group was also responsible for the popular hit song “With a Little Help From My Fwends,” which was covered by artists such as Elton John and Tina Turner.
Ed Ward was another member of the Who, and he played guitar, bass, keyboards, and vocals. His records included; “Tears in Heaven,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Baba O’Riley,” “The Seeker,” and many more.
Ed Ward and John Lennon met on a British television show, “The Right Stuff.” Afterward, John Lennon gave Ward a copy of his album, “Hitch-Hiker,” to help him make a new one.
Paul McCartney and Roger Daltrey are two of the best-known rock legends, along with George Harrison, who recently passed away. Both of these men were in the Who and Beatles. Together, they created some of the most well known music of all time.
Jimmy Navarro is another member of the Who, and he was also a member of several other bands as well. Some of his albums include; “You Really Got Me,” and “I Can See For Miles.”
Jimmy Navarro is best known for writing songs for “Saturday Night Live.” In addition to his contributions to the musical world, he wrote and sang backup vocals for many popular songs as well. His songs include; “I’m a Pirate,” “Fool’s Gold,” “I’ll Go Fishing,” “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” “Sweeney Todd,” and many others.
John Entwistle was another member of the Who, and he played guitar, keyboards, and vocals. His records include; “A Quick One, While He’s Away,” “My Sweet Lord,” “We All Fall Apart,” “Money,” and “Halo of Flies.”
The Players and Biggest Hits
Jerry Martin is a keyboard player that played with the Who. His records include; “Words of My Life,” “Help,” “I Am Mine,” “Ladies of the Canyon,” and “Cherry-Plucked Horse.”
Jerry Martin’s biggest hit was; “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” Other hits from his career included; “Hey Jude,” “All I Need,” “You’ve Done,” “Words of Love,” and “Paint It, Black.” He also wrote the song for “American Pie,” “Strawberry Moon,” and several others.
Jimmy Page was another member of the Who. His recordings include; “Queen,” “Patience,” “Killer Queen,” and numerous others.
These four players have played a major role in creating some of the most popular music ever recorded. Jimmy Page, John Entwistle, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, and Jimmy Navarro are all great guitarists. Of course, they each have their own unique styles.
Jimmy Navarro is one of the best acoustic guitarists to come along since the great Tommy Emmanuel. His recordings are great for guitarists that like to play blues and country music. His record titles include; “I Am Mine,” “I’m A Pirate,” “I’ll Go Fishing,” “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” “Paint It Black,” and many others.
Roger Daltrey is another great guitarist and is a member of the Who. His recordings are legendary and include; “Strawberry Moon,” “Money,” and “My Sweet Lord.” Roger also played lead on several of their hits.
Jimmy Navarro, John Entwistle, and Paul McCartney have all recorded some great hits and are still recording great music today. With all of these great guitarists in the Who, we can see how important their contributions have been to the music industry. Some of their contributions may be hidden from us until the terminus of Grand Slam, but we can only imagine.