Liverpool Express was a successful pop/rock quartet that formed out of the remnants of Rockin' Horse, a short-lived early-'70s oldies-oriented band organized by '60s Liverpool music veterans Jimmy Campbell
and Billy Kinsley
. Kinsley restarted Rockin' Horse in 1975 with Tony Coates on guitar and vocals, Roger Scott Craig on keyboards, and Derek Cashin on drums, while Kinsley played bass. Signed to British Warner Bros., they had a slow start with the abortive debut single "Smile," but scored with their second record, "You Are My Love," which reached number 11. They became fixtures in the mid-level of the U.K. charts for more than five years, with the occasional run up to the Top Ten, and in later years Cashin was succeeded by Pete Kircher and Coates was replaced by Kenny Parry. Their history came to an end when Kinsley rejoined his '60s outfit the Merseybeats
in the early '90s.
Roger Scott Craig - pianist / keyboardist Billy Kinsley (born William Ellis Kinsley, 28 November 1946, Anfield, Liverpool) - bassist Tony Coates - vocalist / guitarist Derek Cashin - drummer John Ryan - drummer / backing vocals (1976-1981) - previously with Nickleodeon, RoadRunner and Health Farm, later a member of The Swinging Blue Jeans
01 - You Are My Love02 - Dreamin'03 - Margie04 - Take It Easy With My Heart05 - Every Man Must Have A Dream06 - I Want Nobody But You07 - It's A Beautiful Day08 - Julian The Hooligan09 - So Here I Go Again10 - John, George, Ringo & Paul11 - Smile12 - So What13 - Last Train Home14 - Hold Tight15 - Never Be The Same Boy16 - Don't Stop The Music17 - Never The Same Without Love
They are famous for songs such as "You Are My Love” and "Every Man Must Have A Dream", charting several hits. They were the first band to do a major tour in South America.
Founding member Billy Kinsley previously played with The Merseybeats and The Merseys. Liverpool Express toured with both Rod Stewart and the influential rock band, Foreigner. One of Liverpool Express' members, pianist Roger Scott Craig, went on to join Fortune in 1982, and form Harlan Cage in 1996.