BRIAN Chatton is not a name that immediately springs to mind when you talk about well-known musicians.
But he has played with some of the biggest names in music, including the likes of The Hollies, BB King, Phil Collins and Meatloaf.
As a songwriter, keyboard player, guitarist and vocalist he has appeared on stages around the world.
What's more, the LA-based musician, who is about to publish his autobiography entitled Crazy Daze with Rock 'n Roll Royalty, is a local lad.
"I was born in Farnworth near the 43 bus route," He said. "When I was two years old in 1950, we moved to Springfield Road in Kearsley, where I lived until 1965."
That year Brian joined the Accrington-based band The Warriors — whose singer went on to much bigger things a few years later.
"It was Jon Anderson, who founded Yes," said Brian. "Jon and I hung together most of the time back then.
"We never seemed to get fed up of talking about where we were going and he became a real confidence booster when I needed it the most.
"I was the youngest in the band and got a lot of flack from the others, but I wish the guys good luck in what they do.
"Sadly, our other band mate Ian Wallace is no longer with us. When he came over to LA I was able to help him and we were almost inseparable.
"He was not dissimilar to Oscar Wilde with his wit and satire, but it was no longer at my expense — without a doubt he was one of the most respected and finest drummers ever to take the stage."