The Single Wing Turquoise Bird

Before YouTube, before VJ’s (remember them?), before time itself, there were beatniks with film projectors and oil slides. Ok, maybe it was the 1950’s. But it definitely got going in the the 60’s.

Single Wing Turquoise Bird performing

Image: The Single Wing Turquoise Bird performing in the Cumberland Mountain Film Company studio in Los Angeles, CA 1970

“ The Single Wing Turquoise Bird Lightshow (SWTB) was famous for its wide screen lightshows for the legendary “Pinnacle Productions Series” held at the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles in 1967 and 1969. SWTB performed with the Chambers Brothers, Velvet Underground, Grateful Dead, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Pacific Gas & Electric, Steve Miller Band, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, Sons Of Champlin, BB King, The Yardbirds, Cream and Quicksilver Messenger Service. ”

http://www.swtb.info/

[Via Rhizome: http://rhizome.org ]

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