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Hi John…. Can you provide any details on this band I assume that didn’t secure a recording contract. ✌️
MJ, I don’t think I’ve ever been asked that question before. Wells Kelly on drums, the legendary Harvey Brooks on bass, Paul Harris another legend on piano and organ, me on guitar. I had a solo recording contract with Columbia and all these guys had played on my first record. We went to LA and then the Bay Area to record my next record. While rehearsing at the Sausalito heliport i decided to turn my solo deal into a band one. Thunderfrog as I recall was a name Harvey came up with. Wells consulted with his astrologer who told him to go East. He quit the project and went to France to join King Harvest, who had just cut his brother Sherman’s song Dancing in the Moonlight. Harvey, Paul and I played on Seals and Crofts 2nd album Down Home at Wally Heider studios in San Francisco; John Simon produced it. The story goes on but it’ll wait for another telling.