1972–73. N.Y.E. We played our set on December 1st, 1973. This is from a YouTube recording of a band I formed with Neil Schon (Santana), Greg Errico (Sly & the Family Stone). It was called “Sears, Schon, Errico” as written on the posters for the few shows we played together (Journey was formed later). We had no singer and were basically a power rock trio…it was a fun band and went down well. The New Years Eve recording is from the “Diamond Head Crater Festival” in Hawaii, Greg Rolie sat in on B3 for a couple of songs including “Black Magic Woman”. I later introduced Aynsley Dunbar to Neil at a session I was producing in Los Angeles. I had left Sears, Schon, Errico to co-produce and arrange the music for an album Kathy McDonald was recording in San Francisco. I then went back to England to record “Smiler” for Rod Stewart…the last British made album Rod would make. I joined Jefferson Starship right after that. I had met Grace and Paul through David Freiberg and had written and recorded “Better Lying Down” with Grace Slick for her album “Manhole recorded at Wally Heiders.