Celestial Navigations

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Celestial Navigations
Geoffrey Lewis and Geoff Levin
Geoffrey Lewis and Geoff Levin
Background information
OriginUnited States
Years active1984-2015
Past members

Celestial Navigations was an American music and story-telling group with members Geoffrey Lewis, Geoff Levin, David Campbell, Eric Zimmerman, Betty Ross, and Chris Many.[1][2][3] Their performances consisted of Lewis telling a story along with electronic music to enhance the story. Lewis received a Drama-Logue Award for his performances.[4][5]

Early beginnings[edit]

The group was formed in 1984[6] and was originally known as The Great American Entertainment Show. When they performed at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, Lewis won a Drama-Logue Award for his performance.[7][8]

According to Lewis, he was inspired by a trip to Africa and the attention storytellers received, and therefore started to envision his own stories to tell.[citation needed]

Over the next two decades, the group recorded eight albums.[7][9][10]


Year released Album Billboard Top New Age Albums
peak chart position[1]
1988 Chapter I
1989 Chapter II 5
1990 Celestial Navigations 14
1992 Chapter III, Ice 20
1994 Introduction
1995 Chapter IV, Road Train
1998 Celestial Navigations, Live At The Matrix
2005 Chapter V, The Connection
2006 Chapter VI, Space Racer
2006 Romance
2007 Chapter VII, War


  1. ^ a b "Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Geoffrey Lewis, 1935-2015, a consummate character actor". The Underground Bunker. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. ^ Spangler, Jerry (March 24, 1989). "STORYTELLER NAVIGATES NEW AGE COURSE". Desert News. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ "MP3 Celestial Navigations - Chapter Two". Tradebit. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Bettie Ross". Los Angeles Women in Music. Archived from the original on 14 March 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  6. ^ Williams, Owen. "Geoffrey Lewis 1935-2015". Empire. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  7. ^ a b Levin, Geoff. "Geoff Levin About". Geoff Levin. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  8. ^ Gaughan, Gavin (July 6, 2015). "Geoffrey Lewis: Character actor whose wide-eyed stare and sinister chuckle made him perfect as disturbing and scene-stealing villains". The Independent UK. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Geoffrey Lewis, Clint Eastwood Co-Star, Dies at 79". Yahoo Movies UK. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  10. ^ Saperstein, Pat (April 7, 2015). "Geoffrey Lewis, Actor in Clint Eastwood Movies, Dies at 79". Variety. Retrieved 24 February 2017.

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