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ESB

From: Los Angeles, CA, USA

This L.A. based quintet started life as the W.C. Fields Memorial Electrical String Band and released a few 45s under that moniker in 1966. It is said that they issued the first cover of Boyce & Hart's '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone', before the Monkees made it a big hit in late 1966. Original members included George Caldwell (vocals), Hal Tennant (guitar), Robert Zinner (guitar), Patrick Burke (bass) and Steven Lagana (drums).

In 1967 Tennant left the fold and was replaced by Richard Fortunato (guitar, vocals). Around this time they shortened their name to the Electrical String Band and then to just ESB. Under this abbreviated moniker, they released one amazing 45 ('Mushroom People' b/w 'Let Me Touch You') on the local In Arts label, which is a must have for any 60s psych fan. In 1969, Zinner and Caldwell called it quits and the remaining trio changed their name to Fields, releasing an LP under that moniker later in the year.

Artist information sources include: The book, 'Fuzz, Acid, and Flowers Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.

Singles/Unreleased

Let Me Touch You

(Original 45 Label: In Arts IA 102, B - September, 1967)

Mushroom People

(Original 45 Label: In Arts IA 102, A - September, 1967)

General Compilations

An Overdose Of Heavy Psych

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Mushroom People

High All The Time, Volumes 1 & 2: 28 Psychedelic Obscurities From The 1960s

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Mushroom People

psychedelic music
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