woensdag 7 maart 2012
Ace Of Cups
Ace of Cups performing at the Festival of Growing Things, Mt. Tam Outdoor Theater, July 1 & 2, 1967
The Ace of Cups emerged in San Francisco in 1967 but moved to Marin County early on during their five years of performing. Since then, they’ve been honored as (very likely) history’s first all-female rock band (as opposed to 1950s-style vocal-focused “girl groups”), as all five members played rock band instruments, sang, and shared the songwriting.
Jimi Hendrix invited the band to open for him at a free concert in Golden Gate Park. In London that December, Hendrix told Melody Maker about some of the "groovy sounds" he had heard that year, "like this girl group, Ace of Cups, who write their own songs and the lead guitarist is hell, really great".
The story of Ace Of Cups