Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Flashback 50 – It’s a Beautiful Day

Flashback 50: It’s a Beautiful Day

Take a Flashback 50 to It’s a Beautiful Day, the San Francisco group who recorded classic songs like “White Bird,” “Girl with No Eyes” and “Hot Summer Day.” It’s a Beautiful Day seemed like they were late to the psychedelic faire. Although they formed in 1967, their debut album wasn’t released until June of 1969, two years in the fading afterglow of the Summer of Love. The album was a minor sales hit, charting at #47 on Billboard and earning a gold record, but it was a staple of 70s FM Radio. You can hear their sound, with the electric violin of David LaFlamme, the swirling keyboards of Linda LaFlamme presaging artists like Genesis and Yes, The Paul Winter Consort and Shadowfax and Loreena McKennitt.  We take a Flashback 50 to It’s a Beautiful Day.

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