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It's a Beautiful Day

It's a Beautiful Day
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It's a Beautiful Day is best known for their FM radio hits "White Bird" and "Hot Summer Day." Formed around 1967 in San Francisco, an early version of the band included drummer Val Fuentes, bassist Mitch Holman, singer Pattie Santos, guitarist Pete Kearney, singer/violinist David Laflamme, and his wife Linda Laflamme on keyboards. Kearney left and the band carried on as a five-piece until guitarist Hal Wagenet was brought in just before the recording of the first album. By the second album Marrying Maiden Linda Laflamme had been replaced by Fred Webb. During the recording of the third album Choice Quality Stuff / Anytime both Holman and Wagenet left, replaced by future Zappa bassist Tom Fowler and guitarist Bill Gregory. Following the recording of Live at Carnegie Hall, David Laflamme left the band. One last album Today was released with Bud Cockrell replacing Fowler on bass, and former String Cheese / future PFM violinist Greg Bloch joining to replace Laflamme. There were legal issues with using the band name (the band never owned their name), so when a reformed version of the band came together in the late 1980's, they carried on as "The David Laflamme Band". Several albums were releases under that name (Beyond Dreams, Live In Seattle, etc.), then later re-released as It's A Beautiful Day.
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Releases on file (13)
It's a Beautiful Day — Misery Loves Company It's a Beautiful Day — Misery Loves Company
(It's About Music IAM9856, 2005/2013, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Live In Seattle It's a Beautiful Day — Live In Seattle
(It's About Music IAM0088, 2004/2013, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Beyond Dreams It's a Beautiful Day — Beyond Dreams
(It's About Music IAM0182, 2003/2013, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Today It's a Beautiful Day — Today
(Columbia KC 32181, 1973, LP)
It's a Beautiful Day — At Carnegie Hall It's a Beautiful Day — At Carnegie Hall
(It's About Music IAM4168, 1972/2010, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Choice Quality Stuff / Anytime It's a Beautiful Day — Choice Quality Stuff / Anytime
(It's About Music IAM9859, 1971/2010, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Creed of Love It's a Beautiful Day — Creed of Love
(It's About Music IAM-IABD-090, 1971/1998, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Live at the Fillmore West It's a Beautiful Day — Live at the Fillmore West
(Keyhole KH2CD9009, 1971/2014, 2CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Outtakes 1969-1971 It's a Beautiful Day — Outtakes 1969-1971
((Not on label) , 1971/2006, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Marrying Maiden It's a Beautiful Day — Marrying Maiden
(It's About Music IAM9857, 1970/2010, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — It's a Beautiful Day It's a Beautiful Day — It's a Beautiful Day
(It's About Music IAM9858, 1969/2010, CD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Live at the Fillmore '68 It's a Beautiful Day — Live at the Fillmore '68
(Classic Music Vault CMV0220, 1968/2013, CD+DVD)
It's a Beautiful Day — Original Demos 1968 It's a Beautiful Day — Original Demos 1968
(It's About Music , 1968/2013, Download)

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