1971. Pete Sears. Another shot larking around with John Cipollina.


1971 Pete Sears. Anoth­er shot in John Cipol­li­na’s antique gun room on King Street in Mill Val­ley, California…John was there with the pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Michael Moore. We were just hav­ing fun. Those are live rounds in the bandolier…hey, we were young.

(My friend John God­dard used this shot for the cov­er of one of his “Vil­lage Music” Sweet­wa­ter Show invi­ta­tion cards dur­ing the 1990’s. I was on the first “Fur­ther Fes­ti­val Tour” with Hot Tuna when John God­dard made up the invitation…I was quite sur­prised when some­one showed it to me) 🙂

I’d just come off the first “Long John Baldry Blues Band” tour of the USA after com­plet­ing Rod Stew­art’s “Every Pic­ture Tells a Sto­ry” hit album. I’d moved into John and his girl­friend Jan’s house in Mill Val­ley. Although all the band mem­bers were in place, John (Cipol­li­na) had­n’t come up with the name “Cop­per­head” yet.

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