- CAT Episode 144 - Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown) Ray White 33:26
Kim Simmonds formed Savoy Brown in 1965 and was one of the pioneers in the Blues Rock genre. The bands’ heyday was in the early 1970’s. Considered one of the premier guitarists, Kim and Savoy Brown have released nearly 50 albums throughout his career. In this tribute to Kim, who passed away on December 13, 2022, we reach back in our archives and share our April of 2007 interview with him. Award-winning program director Ray White talked with Kim about his Steel album, performing as a power trio and touring throughout the world. In our showcase segment, we pay tribute to guitar guru Jeff Beck, who unexpectedly passed away on January 10, 2023. A two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with The Yardbirds and as a solo artist, Jeff also won 8 Grammy awards during his illustrious career. On the Top 10 on most everyones “greatest guitarist of all-time” lists, Jeff’s last album released before his death was titled 18, and was joined by his friend Johnny Depp. Legendary musicians, who come along just once in a lifetime – you’ll find them on Classic Artists Today.