Years: 1967 - 1968
Styles: Blues Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Southern Rock
Duane Allman - Guitar, Sitar, Vocals (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Gregg Allman - Guitar, Organ, Piano, Vocals (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Mabron McKinney - Bass Guitar (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Johnny Sandlin - Drums, Gong , Guitar (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Paul Hornsby - Guitar, Organ, Piano, Vocals (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Pete Carr - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1968)
The Hour Glass were a 1960s rhythm and blues band based in Los Angeles, California between 1967 and 1968. Among their members were two future members of the Allman Brothers Band (Duane Allman and his brother Gregg) and three future studio musicians at the world-renowned Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama (Pete Carr, Johnny Sandlin and Paul Hornsby).
Moving to Los Angeles, they were soon opening for groups like The Doors and Buffalo Springfield and recording their eponymous debut album, full of lighthearted poppy soul that was quite contrary to what the group was performing in various clubs and theatres in California such as the Fillmore West and Troubadou. The album flopped, perhaps because the group, aside from Gregg Allman, was sparsely used in the studio.
Onstage, the group rarely performed tracks from the album, preferring original material by the younger Allman alongside covers of Otis Redding and Yardbirds songs. Over the next few months, however, the group lingered, unable to perform outside of southern California due to label constraints. Eventually losing bassist Mabron McKinney, they soldiered on, performing concerts and recording a second album, "Power of Love", which featured bassist Pete Carr. However, like their debut, "Power of Love", which also featured the songwriting skills of Gregg Allman and material that fit the group much better than the material on their debut, flopped.
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