Music today has been Kaleidoscope, the other Kaleidoscope, the American one that starred David Lindley. They released their debut album Side Trips in 1967 and it’s a strange affair with diverse styles whereas the English Kaleidoscope stay strictly in psychedelia land, ironically there’s more experimentation with direction in the band that is less psychedelic. Having said that you hear more of American musical history in the American Kaleidoscope, not psychedelic in the English sense, there’s no Byrds-like country in the British version whereas you can imagine the American Kaleidoscope hanging with The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas albeit at the weirder or at least more intellectual end of the bar. Chris Darrow went on to join the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The whereabouts of David Solomon Feldthouse, Fenrus Epp, and John Vidican, remain a mystery, although sadly Chris Darrow died on January 15, 2020. Solomon Feldthouse died on December 12, 2021.

Music Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.

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