Touch

Touch were an American psych-rock band from Portland, Ore., that released a self-titled album on London-subsidiary Coliseum (U.S.) and Deram (U.K.) in 1969. Members: Jeff Hawks (vocals), Joey Newman (guitar), Don Gallucci (keyboards), Bruce Hauser (bass), John Bordonaro (drums) Touch emerged from the final lineup of Portland popsters Don & The Goodtimes, which featured vocalist […]

Tear Gas

Tear Gas were a Scottish hard-rock band that released the album Piggy Go Getter on Famous/Paramount in 1970, followed by an eponymous album on Regal Zonophone in 1971. They then teamed with singer Alex Harvey in the long-running Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Members: Zal Cleminson (guitar, vocals), Chris Glen (bass, vocals), Gilson Lavis (drums, 1969-70), […]

Quicksand

Quicksand were a Welsh symphonic/hard-rock band that released a 1970 single on Pye-subsidiary Carnaby, followed in 1973 by the album Home Is Where I Belong on Dawn. Guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Davies would reappear in Rockfield one-off Alkatraz. Members: Jimmy Davies (guitar, vocals), Anthony Stone (drums, vocals), Will Youatt (bass, 1969-?), Phil Davies (bass, vocals), Robert Collins […]

Cressida

Cressida were an English symphonic/art-pop band that released two albums on the Vertigo “swirl” label in 1970/71. Members: Peter Jennings (organ, Mellotron, harpsichord, piano), Angus Cullen (vocals, guitar), Kevin McCarthy (bass), Iain Clark (drums), John Heyworth (guitar, 1969-70), John Culley (guitar, 1970) The members of Cressida has each played in minor-league beat and psych outfits […]

Bodkin

Bodkin were a Scottish hard-rock/psych band that released a self-titled album on small-press West in 1972. Members: Mick Riddel (lead guitar), Doug Rome (Hammond organ), Dick Sneddon (drums), Bill Anderson (bass), Zeik Hume (vocals) Bodkin took their name from the bodkin point arrowhead, a thick needle often used in leather work. Their singular album appeared […]

Black Ivory

Black Ivory were an American soul trio from Manhattan that released two albums on Today Records in 1971/72, followed by three albums on Buddah between 1975 and 1979. The original group consisted of vocalists Russell Patterson, Stuart Bascombe, and Leroy Burgess. Their first two albums were recorded under the auspices of producer Patrick Adams. Members: […]

Delivery

Delivery — alternately billed as Carol Grimes & Delivery — were an English jazz-rock/soul band that released the album Fools Meeting on B & C Records in 1970. The band served as an early vehicle for future members of Soft Machine, Hatfield & the North, and National Health. Members: Phil Miller (guitar), Steve Miller (piano), […]

Jenghiz Khan

Jenghiz Khan were a Belgian hard-rock/psych band that released the album Well Cut on Barclay in 1970. Bassist/singer Pierre Rapsat concurrently cut an album with Laurelie and issued a slew of singles with the Tenderfoot Kids. Members: Tim Brean (organ, piano, harpsichord, vocals), Big Frisma [Friswa] (guitar, vocals), Christian “Chris Tick” Servranckx (drums, percussion, vocals), […]

Carson

Carson were an Australian blues-rock band from Melbourne that released two singles on the specialty labels Rebel and Havoc circa 1970/71, followed by two albums on Harvest in 1972 and 1973. Members: Broderick Smith (vocals, harmonica, 1971-73), Greg Lawrie (slide guitar, dobro), Tony Lunt (drums), … (piano, vocals, 1970), Tony Enery (piano, 1970), Paul Lever […]

Pharaohs

The Pharaohs were an American jazz-funk band from Chicago that released the album Awakening on self-press Scarab Records in 1971. They were a conglomeration of local ’60s acts The Jazzmen and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble. Future Earth Wind and Fire mastermind Maurice White was an early member. Members: Charles Handy (trumpet), Louis Satterfield (trombone), Don […]