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      Named after a Carl Perkins' classic, Matchbox were one of several 70s rock ‘n' roll revivalist bands from the UK to make the jump from club favourites to chart stars. The band was formed in 1971 by two former members of Contraband - bass player Fred Poke and his brother-in-law Jimmy Redhead. They were joined by an old schoolfriend of Poke's called Steve Bloomfield. Capable of playing almost any stringed instrument, Bloomfield had made a living as a session player for Pye Records... Read more

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