Sunday, February 7, 2010


It's A Beautiful Day (IABD) was founded mid-1967 in the San Francisco, California Bay Area. The original lineup featured David LaFlamme (vocals-violin), Patti Santos (vocals), Val Fuentes (drums), Linda LaFlamme (David's first wife--keyboards), Hal Wagenet (guitar), and Mitchell Holman (bass).

The band, opened for such well known acts as The Grateful Dead, The Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and The Holding Company (Janis Joplin's band), and performed at Cream's farewell appearance.

In 1969, the group released the self-titled album, It's A Beautiful Day, and enjoyed their greatest success with the song White Bird.
Although the group released other material, disputes with management, end of the 1960's music-social phenomenon, and tragic death of Patti Santos, caused the group to pretty much go into hiatus. However David and Linda LaFlamme (David's second wife, also named Linda), along with original drummer Val Fuentes are again doing select performances, keeping alive a small piece of the San Francisco music sound of the late 1960's.


Pit said...

Patti Santos died in a one car accident.

warlock said...

Perfect music to ride out another snowstorm. Hope it's not too bad down your way.Thanks for another great one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! great blog man :)

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