One of the great Valdosta, Georgia bands of the 60’s had a number of notables holding down key positions in the group. Their business card advertised them as “Music for the People”. This group was a sort of Garage Bands Super Group, if any of you remember the Super Group concept from the late ’60’s and early ’70’s. Typically the commercial big name version of these new bands was created by taking one or two members of well-known groups that had either broken up or had lost some members. These musicians were then teamed up with musicians from other groups in similar circumstances (having lost members or were broken up completely). These new “all-star” bands were quickly dubbed Super Groups, which was a very cool way to generate interest and market them to the public. Name recognition is always a vital element in any campaign.
This particular Garage Band was Orgone Zable and was loaded with talent. Formed by Tim Teasley they quickly made a mark in the game by coming in second in The Macon Opera House House Battle Of The Bands, right behind another powerhouse of a band named Sundown, headed by Chuck Leavell, a name you may remember. Chuck was a founding member of the jazz-rock combo Sea Level and also performed and or toured with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, John Mayer and The Rolling Stones.
Orgone Zable included Bill Pound, of Boogie Chillun’ from Macon, GA, and a future member of Jefferson Starship. To find out who that was, and read all about this and hundreds of other Southern Garage Bands click here Orgone Zable. You can begin your own voyage through music history.
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