Blackburn and Snow - Stranger in a Strange Land

02 Jun
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Both Blackburn and Snow were involved in the Bay Area music scene since 1964, and became romantically involved in 1965, living together in Berkeley, California and performing together in local clubs.

[1] They signed a contract in December 1965 with Kingston Trioproducer Frank Werber's Trident Productions.[2] Trident issued two Blackburn & Snow singles which were recorded in 1966: "Stranger in a Strange Land", released late December 1966 and "Time", released October 1967;[3] the former was written by David Crosby of The Byrds, although it was credited to the fictitious Samuel F. Omar.[1][4] The duo's recording of "Stranger in a Strange Land" has been called "a lost masterpiece".[5] Snow was considered by friends in Jefferson Airplane as the replacement for the departing Signe Anderson in late 1966, however she chose to remain with Blackburn; Anderson was replaced by Grace Slick.[2] The duo played a part in the popularization of the San Francisco Sound, performing throughout 1965–67 at venues such as the hungry i, the Fillmore Auditorium, Avalon Ballroom and Marty Balin's nightclub The Matrix.[6][7] Blackburn & Snow performed at the KFRCFantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, a seminal rock festival in Marin County, California at the beginning of the Summer of Love.[1]

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