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For Thin Lizzy fans he is best remembered as a member of the PHILIP LYNOTT SOUL BAND -
circa 1982

In addition to his outstanding performances with Philip Lynott on Phil's "solo" tour in 1982, Jerome has a notable musical history, as you will see from the following highlights ...

Jerome Rimson - Some highlights


Played bass on the famous track Man from Manhattan which features on
the album Ghost Of A Smile with Freddie Mercury on piano and vocals,
and Brian May on Guitar. The latter two soon afterwards formed the now
legendary band Queen. Released by Warner Brothers.


Bassist and musical director for the Detroit Emeralds, receiving Gold status
for Feel the Need in Me, U.K. number one in 1972.


Appears on Jamming The Blues with Eddie Cleanhead Vinson
This is an excellent outing from a performer, who was claimed by both
the jazz and blues worlds.


The album Tears on my Pillow by Hugh Masakela & Johnny Nash
is released by CBS with Jerome Rimson on bass


Jerome played bass on the band Headstone's third album release.


Ten years musical director Van Morrison, played on several tours including
the famous Montreux Jazz Festivals in Switzerland. Concerts in Australia
and America are till now still memorable.


Grammy for Jazz, recording with Al Jarreau. One of the most famous
concerts in Hamburg, Germany is released on Video/DVD.


The Go Project Live from Paris is released on Island records. Jerome Rimson
demonstrates some incredible bass-playing. Some other musicians on
that live recording are Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood, Michael Schrieve
and Al Di Meola.


Played bass on the album Love On My Mind by Brian Parish


Release of the Visitors album on Island Records of the band
Automatic Man. Several songs including "Give it To Me" and
"Live Wire" were nothing like ever heard before on top 40 radio.


Jerome appears as the bassist on the Che Che Kule album by Eddie Quansah

1976 - 1977

Producer for The Real Thing, receiving Gold status for You to Me Are Everything.
Also played bass and keyboards on several tracks.


A live concert in Hamburg with Roger Chapman with Jerome on bass and
vocals is released. (also released on video & dvd)


Played bass on the Soundtrack for Stg. Pepper’s The Movie staring the Bee
Gees The record was produced by George Martin and the tracks Jerome
contributed to were Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band (Finale)


The album Mail Order Magic is released by Roger Chapman with Jerome Rimson on bass


Jerome played bass on Phillip Lynott's album "Solo in Soho", becoming the
only bass player to play bass on a Phil Lynott album apart from Phil himself.


Blonde on Blonde released a single. It included a rendition of Led Zeppelin's
"Whole lotta love" The b-side "Woman is free" was from the soundtrack of the
movie called "Golden Lady"


Played bass on the single This must love of the artist Chris Amoo.


Jerome played bass on the Phil Lynott's second solo album "The Phil Lynott Album",
becoming the only bass player to play bass on a Phil Lynott album apart from Phil himself.


Phil Lynott and Jerome Rimson produced the first single for a Dublin band
The release was on Vixen Records and received strong airplay and chart success in Ireland.


Played bass and provided vocals to the Waking Up album by Topper Headon. (ex The Clash)


Release of Under The Influence by Mary Coughlan, Jerome plays bass.

Spirit Nation lineup, in Ireland

Jerome Rimson (left)
Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy, center)
Douglas Brockie (right)


Island Records released a Steve Winwood album called Finer Things with Jerome
on bass on the track Crossing the Line.


Several songs that Jerome recorded with Van Morrison in 1974 are released
on the double album Philosophers Stone and became one of his biggest
surprise albums with unknown materials.


Jerome contributes bass on the Tribute to Duke Ellington album.


Re- Release of Ghost of a Smile featuring Jerome Rimson, Freddie Mercury & Brian May


Release of Anthology 1979 - 1998 by Roger Chapman. Jerome's credits are bass and co-writer.


Moth to a Flame by Roger Chapman is released with Jerome on Bass.


EMI records releases the Freddie Mercury Solo Collection Covering
the period of 1973 - 2000. Jerome features on one track.


Jerome records several songs in Dublin Ireland with Donovan for a new studio album.


Recorded several songs in London with Gus Isidore and the drummer of
the Smashing Pumpkins. Negotiations for release are taking place.

2002 - present

Jerome is back with Van Morrison since 2002 and responsible for rehearsing
the band and discovering potential new additions.

At the same time songs were written and recorded which resulted in the release
of one of the best Van Morrison albums to date in 2005, Magic Time. Next to the
bass parts Jerome also contributes with vocals & harmonies on two tracks.

Recently Jerome was back on stage again in Dublin for a live concert with Van Morrison.
The set included some tracks of the new album together with all the golden oldies.
This show was very successful!

2004 - present

Jerome started pre-production on his own solo album while MCM Global Team is
still in the process of negotiations with several labels and financial institutions as
there is a possibility to release it ourselves world-wide.


It's not the first time that a fairly old recording is re-released and shows that the work
he's involved in is always unique. This time again it's Go Live from Paris with
Stomu Yamashta and Steve Winwood.


The first steps and drafts have been made towards a book that Jerome wants
to publish. 35 years of working with the greatest is enough material for more than
just an average book. Negotiations are ongoing to incorporate the CD Album in the book itself.


Jerome played the Cork Opera House with Gus Isidore and Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy) on November 19th.

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