1972–73. Diamond Head Festival. “Sears, Schon, Errico”. Live.



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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.


  1. Steve Gaultney says: | Reply

    Pete, I just came across this sto­ry and your video last night. I worked at KPOI and helped with con­struct­ing Crows Nest for Sound crew and retain­ing fence in front of stage. Then stayed in Crater for a few nights pri­or to help guard equipment,food ect. I was lucky enough to be assigned to work on stage New Years Eve and New Years Day and still have many pic­tures I took from on stage. I need to go thru them to see what I have that might inter­est you

    • Pete says: | Reply

      Hi Steve, glad I finaly checked my web­site mes­sages. Not very good at this stuff. I’d love to see any shots you may have of the “Sears Scon Erri­co” set with me on bass. You can also mes­sage me on my musi­cian Face­book page. Thanks…so many mem­o­ries.

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