The Loading Zone

The Loading Zone was an American brass-rock-soul band that released a self-titled album on RCA Victor in 1968, followed by One for All on Umbrella in 1970. They launched the career of soul singer Linda Tillery, who later recorded solo, first as Sweet Linda Divine.

Members: Peter Shapiro (guitar, 1965-69), Steve Dowler (rhythm guitar, 1965-69), David Dougdale (bass, 1965-66), Ray Greenleaf (drums, 1965-66), Paul Fauerso (vocals, organ, 1966-70, 2005-present), George Newcom (drums, 1966-69), Bob Kridle (bass, 1966-69), Susie Levin (vocals, 1967-68), Todd Anderson (woodwinds, saxophone, vocals, keyboards, 1967-69), Patrick O’Hara (trombone, vocals, 1967-70), Steve “Doc” Kupka (baritone saxophone, 1968), Linda Tillery [Sweet Linda Devine] (vocals, 1968-1972), Mike Eggleston (bass, 1969-71, 2005-present), George Marsh (drums, 1969-70, 2005-present), Steve Busfield (guitar, 1969-70, 1972), Ron Taormina (saxophone, 1969-70), Al Costa (drums, 1970-71), Tom Coster (keyboards, vocals, 1970-72), Wendy Haas (vocals, 1972), Doug Rauch (bass, 1972), Tony Smith (drums, 1972)

The Loading Zone formed in Oakland, California, in 1966.


  • The Loading Zone… (1968)
  • One for All (1970)


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