A Photolog of Fame: The Black Crowes from Inception to Breakup
The Black Crowes is an American rock band that was formed in 1989 and was active throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. The band produced eight studio albums and four live albums, selling over 30 million copies in all.
Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson formed the band when they were in high school. In 1987, a professional demo was sent to A&M Records, and they were offered a demo deal.
The group’s first studio album, Shake Your Money Maker, was released in 1990. The Robinson brothers were later joined by drummer Steve Gorman and guitarist Jeff Cease. For their second album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992), the guitarist was Marc Ford. Keyboardist Eddie Harsch was also added to the band.
In 1999, Bassist Johnny Colt and guitarist Ford left and were replaced by Sven Pipien and Audley Freed, respectively. In 2002, Gorman left, and the band went on hiatus.
In 2005, the Robinsons brothers, Harsch, Ford, and Pipien began playing together again. Gorman rejoined them, and they began touring. In 2006, Harsch and Ford left, replaced by Rob Clores and Paul Stacey. In 2007, Adam MacDougall and Luther Dickinson took over Clores’ and Stacey’s spots, respectively. The band’s final breakup occurred in January 2015.