In 1967 he became acquainted with Mark Wirtz, a producer who had already created the instrumental title "A Touch of Velvet, a Sting of Brass" (1965). Later on the melody became theme song for the German music TV show "Beat-Club" and "Musikladen". West himself is perhaps better known as a participant of Mark Wirtz's A Teenage Opera, completed in 2002. He was the singer of "Excerpt from "A Teenage Opera"", also known as "Grocer Jack", which reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart in 1967.
He also performed "Sam", which reached the bottom end of the Top 40 the same year. In 1968 he released the single "On A Saturday" on Parlophone. Other musicians who appeared on the single were guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Ron Wood, and drummer Aynsley Dunbar. An excellent piece of pop-psychedelia, the record was a modest UK hit. It has since been re-issued on the CD of the self titled debut by Tomorrow. In 1971 he released a solo L.P.
"Wherever My Love Goes" on the German progressive rock-label Kuckuck. It features his songwriting-partner Ken Burgess and steel guitarist Glenn Campbell (ex-The Misunderstood). Two tracks of it were produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. In the mid-1970s he was singer for Moonrider. West continues to produce and record music, which is used primarily within the advertising industry. Read more on Last.fm.
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