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     The Fabulous Rhinestones

    Harvey Brooks, Kal David and Marty Grebb put this R&B group together in 1971 in San Francisco, California.  Harvey had been a bassist with Electric Flag, Kal was previously a vocalist and guitarist with Illinois Speed Express and Marty had been a keyboardist with Lovecraft an The Buckinghams.  

     

    After deciding to relocate to Woodstock, New York, they gave performances with artists such as Paul Butterfield, The Band and Bob Dylan.  They were taken on by the Just Sunshine label and the next three years saw them releasing the critically well-receive albums The Fabulous Rhinestones, Freewheelin’ and The Rhinestones. 

     

    Their live performances gained them notice, especially when they were appeared with John Lennon and Yoko Ono at their New York peace rally in 1971 and at concerts which featured big names that included The Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles and Stevie Wonder. 

     

    In 1974 they decided to go their own ways and each member went on to pursue their own careers.  The group hasn’t been forgotten though and a compilation CD of their work was released in Japan in the 2000s.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.answers.com/topic/fabulous-rhinestones
    2. http://www.geocities.com/badcatrecords/FABULOUSrhinestones.htm
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_(band)
    4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal_David
    5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Brooks
    6. http://www.beachesjazz.com/kewgardens/2007/bios/KalDavid.html
    7. http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=7tnmy8jn2p
    8. http://www.allbutforgottenoldies.net/bands-and-artists/info.php?id=fabulous-rhinestones
    9. http://www.hammondb3.com/martygrebb_biography.html

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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