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Octopus (English band)

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Active until
  
1972

Active from
  
1967

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Albums
  
Restless Night, Restless Night

Members
  
Nigel Griggs, Paul Griggs, Malcolm Green, Brian Glascock, Tim Reeves

Octopus were an English band resulting from the renaming of a Hatfield (UK) based band named the Cortinas in late 1968. At the time of the renaming the group consisted of founder members Paul Griggs and his brother Nigel Griggs, Rick Williams and Nigel (Gary) Whinyates. As the Cortinas they released one single on Polydor in 1968. As Octopus they released one LP Restless Night on Penny Farthing in April 1971, along with several singles 1969-1971.

Octopus supported many well-known groups including Cream and Yes and had several members who later joined famous groups: including drummer Brian Glascock, who replaced Nigel Whinyates in late 1969, John Cook and Tim Reeves of Mungo Jerry, and brother Nigel Griggs himself and Malcolm Green, both later of the New Zealand group, Split Enz. Paul Griggs was later a founding member of the pop group Guys and Dolls.

Songs

Restless NightRestless Night · 1991
ThiefRestless Night · 1991
Council PlansRestless Night · 1991

References

Octopus (English band) Wikipedia


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