Los Angeles, 1960’s: All of those bands were playing pretty much the same circuit, lived pretty close to eachother, bought their drugs from the same dealers…and Elektra was picking up a lot of those acts for a few years there.
Michael Stuart-Ware (the drummer for Love on Forever changes and Da Cappo) wrote an awesome autobiography that is only available as a download from his web site. He gives a very honest skinny on all of those L.A. dudes during that era. “Gloria” did show up and it is a dark and light as every other Love performance.
Paul Rothchild did, indeed record Love. He also produced Joplins “Pearl”. He was the house producer at Elektra from 1963 until about ’70, I think.
dare i enter this nether-world of banter about harpsichords without the aid of charon to get me to the other side…? for what it’s worth, i do like the way that the word itself roles off the tongue…say it with me; harps-i-chord, though it is a bit difficult with a coin lodged firmly under thy tongue…
been missing you patty-jo. how are things down south?