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I was the co-manager of Gold with my brother Dennis from late 1968 to 1973. I just ended a managing relationship with Celestial Hysteria and wanted to continue working in the rapidly expanding music scene going on in San Francisco. Gold was a Mission District garage band that had a great raw sound. Critic Phil Elwood said they sounded something like a cross between Santana and The Jefferson Airplane. Gold is a band you may have seen forty or so years ago at places like The Matrix, Keystone Korner, Fillmore-West, Winterland and many other locations in Northern California and Oregon. They also played numerous benefits of all types. Gold has 2 excellent CD's out - remastered studio and live recordings originally recorded in 1970 and 1971 - "Mission Rock" and "Oregins" on WorldinSound - a German label. I helped produce the recordings and wrote both CD booklets - a kind of history of the band. AMEOBA Records in the Haight did have a Gold section in CD'S. In 2006-7 the band had massive airplay for close to two years on a San Francisco Radio Station KTRB-860AM on a weekend show called "San Francisco Soundz." The show was running prior to and up to the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love show in Golden Gate Park. Gold tunes were cast between Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and QMS. They ran the show for 5 hours straight each Sat and Sun evenings for over a year with no commercials. In 1997 Ed Scott, the original guitarist started up the band again with a gig in Golden Gate park - this version of Gold has his son Ed Jr. playing guitar in it. Also coming back in 1997 was Joe Lopes one of the original drummers from the 70's. WorldinSound Records has a website devoted to Gold at www.worldinsound.com/gold Gold went from being a garage band in the Mission and later Daly City to the stages of Fillmore-West and Winterland. They opened shows for Janis Joplin, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Hot Tuna, Mike Bloomfield, Country Joe, Ten Years After, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, Joy of Cooking, Flamin' Groovies, Malo and many other bands. Band members included Ed Scott, Robin Sinclair, Joe Bajza, Richard Coco, Chico Moncada, Sebastian Nicholson, Mike McInnerny, Louis Gorseau, Roy Garcia, Joe Lopes, Bob Golden, Mike Perotti - roadies Mike Torres, and Paul Andrews and several side players. Country Joe produced some recordings and the band recorded two of his songs. The band was also included in the movie soundtrack of a film Country Joe appeared in called QUE HACER - a movie by Saul Landau about the revolution in Chile.
Causes Ron Cabral Supports
National Wildlife Federation, California State and National Parks, Arf, Paralyzed Veterans, National Film Preservation Foundation, California Historical...