Andy Parker (1952, Hertfordshire, England) formed the British space metal outfit UFO in 1969 with vocalist Phil Mogg, guitarist Mick Bolton and bassist Pete Way. Originally known as Hocus Pocus, the group took the name UFO in honor of a London club. Parker and his UFO band mates debuted in 1971 with the album "UFO 1".
In 1992 the band released "UFO Lands in Tokyo - Live", which was released only in Japan but became a worldwide succes over the years.
After 1983's album "Making Contact" UFO dissolved. The band reformed two years later for "Misdemeanor". However, Parker was absent on this release and instead ex-Magnum drummer Jim Simpson was featured. The album was met with little response and again UFO called it quits.
In 1993, Parker and the other musicians renuited and recorded the 1995 album "Walk on Water". After a tour, the members yet again went their separate ways. Despite the disband, UFO reissued "Making Contact" in 2000 through Spitfire Records. It featured veteran drummer Aynsley Dunbar.