This was a band called “VAMP” which stood for Viv, Andy, Mick, and Pete.
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1967. Pete Sears playing his red Gibson EBO bass with Sam Gopal Dream, at one of the main psychedelic music clubs in 1967 London.
1967. “Sam Gopal Dream” getting ready to play at the 14-Hour Technicolor Dream” at Alexandra Palace” in London. We started our set at 5:00am. I scanned this photo from a book T-Bone Burnett gave me called “I Was There…Gigs That Changed The World”. I had no idea this photo of the band existed until […]
This band was called “Sam Gopal Dream”. The original band that was all instrumental…I played bass and B3 (on the left), Mick Hutchinson played ragas on guitar (on the right), and Sam Gopal (center) played Tablas. We played all the Psychedelic London clubs including the “UFO Club” in Tottenham Court Road, “Happening 44”, “Electric Garden” later “Middle Earth” in Covent Garden, we played the 14 hr Technicolor Dream at “Alexander Palace” (our set began at 5am…John Lennon was there that night), “Christmas on Earth Continued 1967” with Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Fairport Convention, Jimi Hendrix, Traffic. We all played the same clubs.
“Baby What You Want Me To Do” Pete Sears after several years of hard touring across the British Isles. We were mobbed by a large group of screaming girls as we came out of the “Thanks Your Lucky Stars” TV studios (I doubt they knew who we were, but we were obviously a rock […]
Photo taken in “Selmer Music” on Charring Cross Road, London. Buying all new equipment and guitars. Just after the “Sons Of Fred” turned Proffesional and signed to Columbia/E.M.I. “Sweet Love”. Our first single, written by Alan Bohling. “Sons Of Fred” YouTube Videos. I began playing bass and a little keyboards with the Sons […]