Martin Bostock contacted BtP as follows:
I read the fascinating recent piece on the 'bit players' from Prodigal Stranger on the PH website and can add one snippet:
Tommy Eyre (described in the piece as 'still a mystery'), is a seasoned session trouper on the keyboards.
He's played with loads of big names, but his best-known claim to fame is probably Baker Street, by Gerry Rafferty. He created that wonderful downward-swooping synth slide which drives the song's central riff.
Tommy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Eyre – told me all about it when he played a studio session with the Valentines, a fine early 80s band of which I was proud to be bass player!
He played the spine-tingling Hammond intro on Joe Cocker’s With A Little Help and so much more. He was a bit of a legend in the business and I wasn’t surprised that Procol wanted to use him.
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