Salvation (band)

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Salvation was a late-1960s American psychedelic rock band from San Francisco. The group started as the New Salvation Army Banned in 1967 with the lineup of Al Linde singing and Joe Tate on guitar, later supplemented by bassist Artie McLean, keyboardist Art Resnick, and drummer Teddy Stewart. The group was sometimes billed as the New Salvation Army Band and their name prompted a legal challenge from The Salvation Army church organization. They performed in San Francisco, featured as the house band at the Roaring Twenties topless club in North Beach, at shows in Golden Gate Park and at the Haight-Ashbury communal venue the Straight Theater. A notable early show for them was July 11-16, 1967, opening for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Roland Kirk Quartet at the Fillmore Auditorium. In 1968 they changed their name to Salvation and issued a debut album of the same name, followed later by their second album release, Gypsy Carnival Caravan, both on ABC Records. The band performed as an opening act for The Doors and Big Brother and the Holding Company before headlining in New York City at the Fillmore East in 1969. They dissolved in 1970 over financial issues.


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External links[edit]

  • The Maze: Haight/Ashbury – 1967 KPIX-TV documentary about the Haight-Ashbury district featuring the music of the New Salvation Army Band