Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Original Flying Circus Eagle artwork by Kevin Haapala

The Flying Circus hailed from the Marin County area of the Bay. They were very popular in the local club circuit and had an alliance with the band Clover.The original Flying Circus was formed mid to late 60s. First band members seem to have been John Haapala (bass), Kevin "Kid" Haapala (guitar), Bill Berry (vocals), Jim Grandjean (guitar) and Don Perkins (drums). This early line-up recorded two 45s at San Francisco's Golden State Studios in 1966/67: "I'm Going/Midnight Highway" and "Green Eyes Green World/Got To Learn to Love". Produced by Hank Levine and Larry Goldberg.Decent West Coast garage sounds, from this Marin County, California outfit, who recorded at San Francisco's Golden State Recorders. Both sides of the 2nd 45 feature good guitar work

Clover and Circus at Brown's Hall, Mill Valley
Poster Artist: Kevin Haapala


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