Madura (band)

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Madura was a 1970s rock/fusion band from Chicago.


After the breakup of Bangor Flying Circus (1969), Alan DeCarlo and Hawk Wolinski formed Madura, replacing Bangor Flying Circus drummer Michael Tegza with Ross Salomone.

David "Hawk" Wolinski, previous Shadows of Knight member; Alan DeCarlo and Ross Salomone recorded two albums, produced by the Chicago producer James William Guercio. Hawk Wolinski later became a member of Rufus and Chaka Khan, and a successful producer and songwriter. Alan DeCarlo and Ross Salomone both appeared on Chicago keyboard player Robert Lamm's 1974 solo album Skinny Boy. Ross Salomone also appeared on albums by Chicago, Air Supply, Gerard, and Hollins & Star.

Madura can be seen and heard live on a short concert scene in J.W. Guercio's movie Electra Glide in Blue (1973) playing a part of the song "Free From The Devil". This is also included on the album from the movie. David Wolinski also appears as an actor in the movie, playing the part of "Hank, the VW bus driver."

The band's name "Madura" was inspired by the Meenakshi temple in Madurai.


  • Madura LP (double album) - Columbia G - 30794 1971
  • Madura II LP - Columbia KC - 32545 1973
  • Johnny B Good part I & II 45 - Columbia - Jzss 155967
  • Save the Miracle 45 - Columbia - 4-46022 1973

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