It’s Zoot Money! An Exclusive Conversation & Music With Britain’s Blues Legend



George Bruno Money was born in Bournemouth, a genteel holiday town on the south coast of England, in 1942. He was one of the post-WWII generation fascinated by American R&B music, so he took up the Hammond organ and borrowed his stage name from jazzman Zoot Simms. George was a great singer with a ‘cracked’ voice and an exuberant manner, and in 1961 he formed The Big Roll Band, recruiting a local 16-year-old Andy Summers on guitar. The band moved to London in 1964 and got a residency at The Flamingo Club in Soho, then toured the busy club circuit that had sprung from the British Blues Boom, where their mixture of Soul, Blues and R&B, combined with Zoot’s high-energy antics to make a great night out. Zoot’s band, had a string of successful singles and Zoot was an integral part of the British Invasion.  Zoot has been associated with  Eric Burdon, Steve Marriott, Alexis Korner,  Spencer Davis,  and Alan Price and so many other people integral to the British music scene which began in the 60’s, including a young, unknown African-American named Jimi Hendrix


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Zoot Money Tracks Played (Unless Otherwise Noted) 

Mr. Money (The Book Of Life Album)

Jimi Hendrix 12 String Blues © Warner Brothers

Big Time Operator – Revisited  (The Book Of Life Album)

I’m Still Alive  (The Book Of Life Album)

Sunny Skies

Michael d’Artbo Sunny Skies

Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band Ain’t That Love (Live From The BBC)

If Age Brings Wisdom 


Veronica ‘Ronni’ Money (80 years young) 25th January, 2017

By Zoot Money

With a wounded heart it falls to me to thank all who have sent their kind thoughts for the loss of one of the human race’s most beautiful souls so she can rejoin her fellow angels.  Ever lively, amusing, curious of everything and everybody, helpful, loving, ever witty, cheeky, my little warrior woman Ronni passed through my and many other’s lives bestowingadvice, help and always with absolute frightening honesty.

Although hundreds had a truly valuable meeting or relationship with her either as Vera McCann,  Vonnie, Veronica, Veron or even ‘Scots Ronni’, I was the luckiest of all and got to be her soul mate for an unbelievable life commitment of over 50 years.

Although now alone, I not only have two sons, a daughter, two grandkids, a great grandchild and a further expected great grandchild to remind me of her positive attitude and beliefs…..and that doesn’t include the thousands of moments and events she was involved in or indeed instigated, that shall help spur me on with laughter and love in the future.

If you ever met her, consider yourself lucky and blessed but if you didn’t and  want to show respect…. then help someone else and their family who have been affected by this vile unforgiving disease  via:



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