1968 THE MYSTIC NUMBER NATIONAL BANK

1968 THE MYSTIC NUMBER NATIONAL BANK

Kansas Hall of Fame Honorees These guys were the band “most likely to succeed” in Kansas City in 1968. They had not yet had their disastrous NY trip to record their Command/ABC record. This band played opposite my band “The Smokin’ Emeralds at the Place in Westport for over a year. We played the ‘straight’ side of the venue 6 nights a week, while...

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1967: In Black And White

1967: In Black And White

In Black and White was the first psychedelic band I had ever encountered, and I was eager to get them into my studio somehow. I don't know how it got arranged, but Jon lived just up the street from my studio at 7701 Mission Road in Prairie Village, KS. SHORT ESSAY, AUDIO AND PHOTOS

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1967: Vic Damon’s Studio

1967: Vic Damon’s Studio

Photo by R. G. Barncard 1967 – STEVE MILLER SESSION PHOTO GALLERY The legendary Vic Damon. Here is his incredibly odd layout with the speakers in the ceiling. The right channel is just above the camera position. The left channel is just before Vic. The lathes are in front of the window, the mixer knobs are before him. Somewhere between his two lathes was...

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1967: The Fabulous Shadows

1967: The Fabulous Shadows

PHOTOS GALLERY  See SHADOWS playing SOME OTHER PLACE in 1967. I wish I had more of this band – this series of photos was taken much later than the two Damon Studios recordings from the early days of the band. The Shadows in 1967: Craig Wilson, vocal and bass; Gayle Sanders, guitar and vocals; Bruce Ebling, drums; Jim “Toof” Comer, Hammond Organ; Jim Harrow, Guitar

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1964: Little Jim and the Fabulous Monkeymen

1964: Little Jim and the Fabulous Monkeymen

It really started with the school "Talent Show" where a bunch of us guys that were just rehearsing together ( and maybe we played a couple of gigs - I can't remember ) when shot to local startdom  in the Kansas City suburb of Prairie Village, Kansas.

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1967: The Young Aristocracy

1967: The Young Aristocracy

This story includes music and pictures, which may be seen at the end  of this post. The Young Aristocracy was a Tulsa, OK. based band established by a friend and former band-mate from “Little Jim and the Fabulous Monkeymen”, Jim Sweney. In 1967 either Jim approached me or I sold him on the idea of me producing this band in my studio in my...

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