Zoot Money
(1942-present)

Aged 79

George Bruno "Zoot" Money (born 17 July 1942 in Bournemouth, Hampshire - now Dorset) is an English vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader. He is best known for his playing of the Hammond organ and association with his Big Roll Band. Inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles, he was drawn to rock and roll music and became a leading light in the vibrant music scene of Bournemouth and Soho during the 1960s. He took his stage name 'Zoot' from Zoot Sims after seeing him in concert. Money has been associated with The Animals, Eric Burdon, Peter Green, Steve Marriott, Kevin Coyne, Kevin Ayers, Humble Pie, Alexis Korner, Snowy White, Mick Taylor, Spencer Davis, Vivian Stanshall, Geno Washington, Brian Friel, the Hard Travelers, Widowmaker, Georgie Fame and Alan Price. He is also known as a bit part and character actor.

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band member of Zoot Money's Big Roll Band 1961-67

Commemorated on 1 plaque

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The Downstairs Club later Le Disque a Go! Go! Bournemouth's first full-time rock and jazz venue opened 3 May 1961 in the basement of 9 Holdenhurst Road. Manfred Mann, Eric Clapton, The Who, Georgie Fame, Zoot Money, Andy Summers and many other musicians played here

9 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom where they performed