1970. Stoneground play “The Roundhouse” London.



1970. Stone­ground play at the “Round­house”, Chalk Farm, Lon­don. I’m play­ing bass next to the drums…with a black beard. Sal Valenti­no was the band’s main vocal­ist. George Har­ri­son was record­ing “All Things Must Pass” with Phil Specter in the upstairs stu­dio at Tri­dent while we were record­ing down­stairs. He had a crush on Lydia, one of our vocal­ists, and he used to come by this big old con­demned man­sion we were renting…seemed like a nice enough bloke.
“Stone­ground” was: Sal Valenti­no lead vocals and gui­tar, Tim Barnes lead gui­tar, John Blake­ley gui­tar, Deirdre LaPorte vocals, Annie Samp­son vocals, Lydia Phillips vocals, Lynne Hugh­es vocals, Luther Bildt vocals, Mike Mau drums, Pete Sears on bass & keyboards.

We lat­er flew back to San Fran­cis­co to open for the Grate­ful Dead on New Years Eve…“Fillmore” I think it was…or per­haps “Win­ter­land”?
“Stone­ground” record­ed our first release in Hol­ly­wood with Tom Don­ahue and Ron Nagle pro­duc­ing. I lat­er played a KSAN show with Ron.
Ron Nagle With Mick Waller, Dave Jenk­ins & Pete Sears…“Francine”. — with Sal Valentino.

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