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Phil Palmer

Phil Palmer who was born in 1952 in London, England, is a session guitarist in jazz and rock who has worked with numerous artists, including Lucio Battisti (1980), the Pet Shop Boys, Wishbone Ash (1986 touring), Joan Armatrading, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Dire Straits, Thomas Anders (1989), Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Dire Straits (1992 tour), Pete Townshend (1993 and 2000 shows), Paola e Chiara (1997), Chris de Burgh, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Renato Zero, Claudio Baglioni and Melanie C. He often works with producer Trevor Horn.

In 1993, Palmer assembled a band called Spin 1ne 2wo, with Paul Carrack (of Mike and the Mechanics; vocals and keyboards), Steve Ferrone (drums), Rupert Hine (producer, keyboards) and Tony Levin (bass). They released one album, a self-titled project, made up of classic rock covers including songs by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blind Faith, Steely Dan and Bob Dylan.

His uncles are Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks.

Palmer is credited as the musical director of and performs with the numerous artists (The Strat Pack) at the 50 year anniversary celebration of the Fender Stratocaster guitar which was held in 2004 at Wembley Arena (in London).

Palmer also plays with a side project called Blue Tuesday.

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