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Sky-Sunlight-Saxon

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Richard Marsh moved to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City to start a band and become a rock star. In doing so he first changed his name to Sky Saxon.  After his move he looked in the newspaper and saw an ad from a keyboardist named Daryl Hooper. Hooper was the first person ever to wear his hair in a â ...
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Lee Michaels’- Blue Eyed Psychedelia

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Lee Michaels was part of the “second-division”  of the California  psychedelic movement. Unlike any of his counterparts he was one of the most soulful singers and keyboard players. While on the Hammond  B3 organ he would absolutely wail and create the most unbelievable sounds.He sang with suc ...
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Jon Lord – A Child in Time

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Learning of the death of Deep Purple founder, Jon Lord, due to pancreatic cancer at age 71, caused me to think that he was the mastermind of the greatest hard rock album ever. That album was entitled “Deep Purple In Rock” and it was of major influence to many bands there after. Metallica, Queen ...
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Alex Harvey, the Last of the Teenage Idols

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In 1972 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band was formed. They were cashing in on the huge glam movement that was breaking all over Europe. Alex Harvey, who was of Scottish descent, fronted the band and to my surprise he had sung in the original version of the London production of the musical Hair.He def ...
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Cowboy Psychedelia

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Born in rural Oklahoma in 1929, Lee Hazlewood mapped out a genre of music that was termed “Cowboy Psychedelia”. It sounds almost like an oxymoron; but when you learn more about Hazelwood you will feel completely comfortable with the etymology.While being a D.J. in Arizona he hooked up with Rocka ...
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The SPIRIT of TOPANGA CANYON

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Laurel Canyon has the musical history that books and movies are made of. Writer, Harvey Kubernic, has written a wonderful book titled “Canyon” which talks about the musical heritage of Laurel Canyon, nestled in the Hollywood hills.However, in a city as large as Los Angeles there was another cany ...
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