Robb Huxley - in Israel

In Israel

Huxley remained in Israel and played with a three piece group called Purple Ass Baboon for a short time. The group was probably the first ever “punk” style band to play in Israel.

Huxley met up with Stan Solomon, Canadian singer with the Israeli band the Churchills and was invited to join the band when two members were subscripted into the Israeli army.

Huxley and Solomon went on to write the music for the Churchills’ only album, which was written in part for the Israeli movie A Woman’s Case. The vinyl album is acclaimed today to be the rarest psychedelic record in the world, and is also recognized for its musical content.

Huxley went on to write for Israeli singers, the most prominent being Arik Einstein who had a hit “Akhi Noam”, (eng. When You’re Gone) which Huxley had written for the Churchills’.

Huxley and Einstein collaborated on an album of children’s songs, with melodies written by Huxley and lyrics by Einstein.

After Stan Solomon quit the Churchills in 1969, the band became Arik Einstein’s backing band. They were also joined by singer Danny Shoshan, a former bass player and vocalist from the Lions.

In 1970 they recorded an album Junkies, Monkeys and Donkeys at Red Bus Records in London, with music written by Huxley and Shoshan and changed their name to Jericho Jones. They went on to record a second album under the name of Jericho, again with Huxley / Shoshan compositions

In 1972, bass player Miki Gavrielov and drummer Ami Trebich returned to Israel. Shoshan took over the bass with Huxley and Haim Romano on guitars. They took on British drummer Chris Perry. They put out two singles, but after a tour of South Africa in 1973, Jericho disbanded due to management, personal and record label problems.

Huxley moved to Miami in 1974, where he still lives with his Israeli wife.

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