The band's original manager, Matthew Katz, had previously worked with the rock bands Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape. The members of the band were unaware that the other two bands were already trying to end their business relationships with Katz. During 1967 and early 1968, Katz prevented It's a Beautiful Day from performing in San Francisco, tel... more info
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Victoria's Holy Smoke were a power rock trio from 1972-1977. Not to be confused Vancouver based folk/pop group Wholly Smoke who were together in the late 1960's.
I saw Holy Smoke open for T. Rex and Blue Oyster Cult at the Memorial Arena in 1974 or 1975. They were famous for do... more info
Started off as progressive rock band playing lots of Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, ELP and the like along with Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. Played at Last Tango in Victoria with Sugar Cane and Holy Smoke. Played the Mount Doug Rock Festival. Managed by Dave Ringland in Victoria. Moved to Vancouver in 1975 with personnel changes. Managed by Bruce A... more info