June 03, 2007

A wonderful voice retired too soon

Ah, 1965. Among the CDs I loaded was a compilation of the first two albums released by We Five, one of the early San Francisco bands. Here's a video of them singing their biggest hit, "You Were on My Mind."

The female singer's name is Beverly Bivens; when she quit the band it broke up, and she rarely sang commercially again. It's a damned shame; that voice should have been used for art.

Posted by Linkmeister at June 3, 2007 03:58 PM | TrackBack

wow, I've havin' flashbacks, man....

Posted by: toxiclabrat at June 3, 2007 11:26 AM

I just went to the site and watched the Hullabaloo show from 1966! There was Layda Edmond Jr dancing like crazy-and then she sang! Now that took me really back in time. I was 16 then, and loved the music, clothes and dances of the 60's!

Posted by: toxiclabrat at June 3, 2007 11:55 AM

Wow... I have heard the song obviously (before my time, but still...), but I have to admit something really embarrassing - I always thought that the lead singer was a guy.

She's got a really low range. Good for her - and pity that she didn't keep singing.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 3, 2007 04:07 PM