Pacific Gas & Electric
Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1968, Pacific Gas And Electric was a quintet that merged blues, gospel, soul, jazz and rock. The members were Charlie Allen (1942, d. 7 May 1990; vocals), Glenn Schwartz (lead guitar), Thomas Marshall (rhythm guitar), Brent Black (bass) and Frank Cook (drums), the latter an alumnus of Canned Heat. The groups first album, Get It On, was initially issued on the small Bright Orange label and then reissued on the bands own Power Records, scraping into the charts at number 159. An appearance at the Miami Pop Festival in December 1968 was considered a highlight of that event and the group came to the attention of Columbia Records, who subsequently signed them. A self-titled album was released on Columbia in August 1969 and fared somewhat better, reaching number 91. The groups third album, Are You Ready, did not fare as well, reaching only number 101, but it did yield their only hit single in the title track, a...