Gypsy (band)

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OriginMinneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
GenresProgressive rock
Years active1969–1975
LabelsMetromedia Records
Associated actsCalvin James
The James Walsh Band
James Walsh Gypsy Band
Past membersJames Calvin Johnson
Enrico Rosenbaum
James "Owl" Walsh
Doni Larson
Randy Cates
Willie Weeks
Bill Lordan
Jay Epstein

Gypsy was an American progressive rock band from Minnesota, formed as The Underbeats (1962–1968).[1][2] Gypsy was the house band at the Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, California for about eight months from September 1969 to 1970 and were known in 1970 for their US Billboard Hot 100 single "Gypsy Queen Part 1 and 2". Most of Gypsy's music was composed and written by guitarist and singer Enrico Rosenbaum. Drummer Bill Lordan went on to play with Sly & the Family Stone and a long career with Robin Trower. Keyboardist James Walsh continued the band in various incarnations as The James Walsh Gypsy Band.[2]

The group has no relation to the British band of the same name formed in 1968, who recorded two albums for United Artists Records in the UK.




  • "Gypsy Queen Part I" / "Dead and Gone", (Metromedia)
  • "Day After Day" / "Lean on Me", (RCA)

The James Walsh Gypsy Band albums[edit]

  • The James Walsh Gypsy Band (1978, RCA)
  • 20 Years Ago Today (1996, Metro)
  • Muscle Shoals 1979 (2008, Gypsy Family Productions)
  • I've Got The Feelin' (2016, Preservation; P-Vine)

. last show in St. Louis, November 4th, 2017 .


  1. ^ Bream, Jon (September 3, 1999). "Gypsy". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Star Tribune Media Company.
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Biography of Gypsy". Allmusic. Retrieved February 27, 2016.

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