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Third Ear Band

Third Ear Band
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England
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The Third Ear Band were rooted in 60s London underground scene, and stem from two bands: the duo Giant Sun Trolley (Glen Sweeney on percussion and Dave Tomlin on guitar, violin, voice), and a parallel band called Hydrogen Jukebox (Glen Sweeney on percussion, Barry Edgar Pilcher on sax, Dick Dadem on trombone, and Clive Kingsley on guitar). The Third Ear Band started life circa 1967/68 as a psychedelic rock and jazz group, although no recordings are known. After a concert at the Middle Earth Club in July 1969 when a lot of their equipment was stolen, the guitarist called it a day, but the rest of the band decided to keep on after a total rethink, choosing to go all acoustic Third Ear Band was born, featuring: hand drums, violin/viola, oboe/recorder, and cello.
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http://ghettoraga.blogspot.com
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Releases on file (4)
Third Ear Band — The Magus Third Ear Band — The Magus
(Angel Air SJPCD173, 1972/2004, CD)
Third Ear Band — Music from Macbeth Third Ear Band — Music from Macbeth
(BGO BGOCD61, 1972/1991, CD)
Third Ear Band — Third Ear Band Third Ear Band — Third Ear Band
(BGO BGOCD89, 1970/1990, CD)
Third Ear Band — Alchemy Third Ear Band — Alchemy
(Drop Out DO CD 1999, 1969/1988, CD)

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