Personalities | Spirit | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1967–71)

Randy California (guitar, vocals) had worked with Jimi Hendrix in New York clubland in 1966 before returning to Los Angeles to form what became Spirit with stepfather Ed Cassidy (drums), songwriter Jay Ferguson (vocals) and Mark Andes (bass). Jazzier than most ‘progressive’ rock groups, they released four albums of which 1969’s The Family That Plays Together gained the highest chart placing and included a US hit single, ‘I Got A Line On You’. California died in a surfing accident in 1997.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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