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Morning at Spider Rock

Friday, December 28, 2018

She's got charisma


Stephen Schwartz sent me this recording. I was not aware of it. Apparently there was a period of time in 1973 when Jerry and Merls' band were playing with a second guitar player. And he was really quite good. The man's name was George Tickner and he was the original guitarist in both Journey and Frumious Bandersnatch. I didn't start to see the Jerry band until the following year, Martine Fierro was sitting in as he is here but Tickner did not play with them when I saw them for the first time at the Santa Barbara Bowl with Etta James. I think this is pretty tasty stuff. Stephen was a longtime roadie for this band, went on to become a preeminent antique dealer.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom Fogerty played with Jerry a lot too. At the keystone he’d have a second guitarist often.
DG

Blue Heron said...

I remember Tom playing with Jerry, don't remember even hearing of George.