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Lucifer's Friend

Lucifer's Friend is probably most known Lawton's project after Uriah Heep. Band was formed in 1970 (from almost a same lineup band Asterix) and their style varied from 70s progressive, hard rock, 80s metal and even jazz-rock! tNo surprise that we had such a big page about this band! Follow the links below and get an info about Lucifer's Friend history, discography, various roots and branches, plus album-to-album review from UHAS.

family tree

Lucifer's friend family tree.


  1. Lucifer’s Friend (1970)
  2. Where The Groupies Killed the Blues (1972)
  3. I’m Just A Rock’n’Roll Singer (1973)
  4. Banquet (1974)
  5. Mind Exploding (1976)
  6. Good Time Warrior (1979) *
  7. Sneak Me In (1980) *
  8. Mean Machine (1981)
  9. Sumo Grip (1994)

* albums without John Lawton.

lineup changes

1970: Band formed. John Lawton - vocals (Stonewall, Asterix), Peter Hecht - keyboards, Dieter Horns - bass, Peter Hesslein - guitar (all three - Asterix, German Bonds), Joachim Rietenbach - drums (German Bonds).

1974: – Rietenbach, + Herbert Bornhold (James Last Orchestra).

1976: – Bornhold, + Curt Cress.

1977: – Lawton (Uriah Heep), + Mike Starrs (Spining Wheel, Collosseum II); – Cress, + Bornhold.

1980: + Adrian Askew - keyboards.

1981: – Mike Starrs, + Lawton (Uriah Heep, solo);

1982: – Horns, + Andreas Dicke; band splits.

1994: Band reformed in following lineup: Lawton, Hesslein, Andreas Dicke, Curt Cress, Jogi Wichmann and Lido Damen, just to record "one-off" album.


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