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Chicken Shack are a British blues band, founded in
the mid-1960s by Stan Webb (guitar and vocals), Andy Silvester (bass
guitar), and Alan Morley (drums), who were later joined by Christine
Perfect (vocals and keyboards) in 1968.
The band were formed in April 1965, naming themselves after Jimmy
Smith's Back at the Chicken Shack album. Chicken shacks (chicken
restaurants) had also by then frequently been mentioned in blues and
rhythm and blues songs, as in Amos
Milburn's hit, "Chicken Shack Boogie". Their first concert was at
the 1967 National Blues and Jazz Festival at Windsor and they were
signed by the Blue Horizon record label in the same year.