Timothy Critchley was born and raised in Douglas (Cochise County) Arizona. Moved to Tucson, Arizona @ 11 years old, the same year he picked up a guitar and learned his first 3 chords, taught to him by his oldest brother Bill.
The “BREAKERS“ was Timothy’s first band the members were James Staples, Michael Stearns, Mike (Las Vegas) Parrott, Jim Jewell and Tim Critchley. These pages will continue to chronicle his life and times.
About the time this picture was taken Timothy headed to California for the first time. Fullerton, California just down the street from Disney Land, and oh what a time it was. So began many trips, for many reasons, between Laguna Beach and Tucson. Life and music was good and everywhere.
For the next few years Timothy ran the roads of California and Arizona and across the Mexican Border. Writing, and playing music, of and about the times. A short stint in the U.S. Army, where he almost went into a Hepaticoma as a result of a dirty needle from Heroine abuse left Timothy with an uncommon view of the world around us. But a view that must be written and sung about.
One song that has lasted through the years is the popular “Genius Plan” which when written was about the senseless loss of young life reaching for recognition and peace.
40+ years later there seems to be some discrepancy in individual recollection of the events of the day, and to that Timothy says “It’s your movie”. I’ve got nothin to hide I’ve done some things I’m not too proud of but, nothin I’m ashamed of. A new song title on Timothy’s soon to be released next thing ,”Once More Round The Block,” “I ain’t gonna pump up the tires if I don’t get to ride the bike” pretty much sums it up.
At 19 to 20 years of age running up down and around the left coast and inland to New Mexico and back through Arizona was great training and experience for a life as a solo performer, singer,songwriter wide eyed dreamer. I’ve always felt when you stop dreaming, you stop living so I dream for those who have none. I’ve noticed lately a serious lack of passion and inspiration in the world and that’s a sad situation in my opinion and I’ve got plenty of those just ask anyone who truly knows me.
I was going to write stories about the drugs the road and backstage antics, lifestyle pitfalls and the like but I’ll leave that in my book. I don’t feel like I have the permission of friends, family, and acquaintances
While recording the upcoming CD “Once More Round The Block” I’ve found myself reminiscing about, “Back In The Day” and discovered the Southwest United States is really a cool place to run. I guess the opportunity to see for miles and watch more sky than any other place I’ve been makes a person feel like they can breathe and stretch out or color outside the lines which I’m prone to do. Creativity needs inspiration and room to evolve.