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Dec 21, 2014
9:36 PM
I just published this little slideshow on youtube. Does anybody else remember this band?


It's 1972 in Dayton, Ohio. These are promotional photos I took of the local band "Crystal Rain" for an ad promoting a live appearance and fashion show that Rike's Department Store ran in the papers and on posters throughout the store. They played at Rike's in the hip teen clothing section, which I also attended and photographed. (Note the shirt one of the models is wearing - I went to grade school with him - that has the word "vote" on it. 1972 is the first year 18 year olds could vote.) I dug these out of my archives and thought others might enjoy them. These were scanned from the original 35mm B&W negatives. Yes, they have some spots and watermarks, sorry.
89 posts
Dec 22, 2014
8:06 AM
Thanks, great pictures and music.
The band was certainly as good as a lot of other national bands in the psychedelic era.
I scanned the crowd but didn't see anyone I knew, but then again, I was 4 or 5 years older than the 18 crowd.
I look forward to you posting more if you have anything.
David C
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Feb 16, 2015
9:18 AM
Thanks for sharing, Joe. I might have been there if not for that skirmish on the other side of the world. Crystal Rain had a sound that (unfortunately) was beginning to wane by the mid-70s to be replaced with what many refer to as classic rock. I haven't looked fit it, but where did you find the music you used for the YouTube project?

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