Elephant’s Memory

Elephant’s Memory were an American soul-rock/psych band from New York that released a self-titled album on Buddah in 1969. Amid several lineup changes, the band released an album apiece on Metromedia, Apple, and RCA Victor between 1971 and 1974. In 1972, they backed John Lennon on the first half of his double-set Some Time in New York City. Carly Simon was a brief member prior to her solo career.

Members: Stan Bronstein (woodwinds, vocals), Richard Frank (drums, percussion, vocals), Michal Shapiro (vocals, 1969), R. Sussmann (keyboards, 1969), John Ward (guitar, 1969), Myron Yules (bass, trombone, piano, 1969), Chester Ayres (guitar, 1969), Carly Simon (vocals, composition, 1968), Gary Van Scyoc (bass, 1969-74), Greg Peratori (guitar, 1970), John Sachs (guitar, 1974), Chris Robison (keyboards, 1969, 1973-74), Wayne “Tex” Gabriel (guitar, 1969-73), Adam Ippolito (keyboards, vocals, 1969-73)


  • Elephant’s Memory (1969)
  • Take It to the Streets (1971)
  • Some Time in New York City (1972 • John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band With Elephant’s Memory Plus Invisible Strings)
  • Elephant’s Memory (1972)
  • Angels Forever (1974)

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