Count Ian Blair
Count Ian Blair was a guitarist who became involved with the original London stage version of The Rocky Horror Show while he was employed as guitarist in a London rock musical called "Mother Earth." His friend, keyboardist and arranger Richard Hartley, was also in the show. In 1973, Hartley asked Blair to sing backing vocals on the song demo tape for Richard O'Brien's musical play in 1973. Blair played guitar in the original four-piece stage band at the Theatre Upstairs, played on the London cast album, and was played lead guitar on The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack Album (with Procol Harum's Mick Grabham on rhythm guitar).