Aynsley Dunbar was born in Liverpool in 1946. During the 60s he was involved in the British blues scene, first as the drummer for Stu James & The Mojos from '64 to '66. He then joined John Mayall's Bluesbreakers for a brief period and appeared on the 1967 album A Hard Road. He was also involved in an early lineup of The Jeff Beck Group, but in 1967 (whilst still only 21) he formed his own band - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation. Featuring singer/guitarist/keyboardist Victor Brox, guitarist Jon Morshead and bassist Alex Dmochowski, they released the single "Warning", which was later covered by Black Sabbath on their debut album. The band's own debut didn't come out until 1969, by which time they had toured extensively. It was a solid example of the British blues sound, but unfortunately it did not translate well in terms of sales (by 1969 perhaps the public's tastes had changed somewhat in terms of blues-rock).
|> Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (1969)