Those of you who read this column regularly know that I am a big fan of the British Invasion era bands. This is not to say that I hold American bands in disdain. Actually, that could not be more untrue, because the revolution in early American music made possible the British Invasion. Without Buddy Holly (Sir Paul is reputed to have a pair of his cufflinks), Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, and many, many others, the British Invasion never would have happened.
But that was then. This evening I wish to point out what I consider to be one of the very best American bands, and they are still with us. Considering the circumstances, it is unlikely that they ever came to be, and considering one of their performers really self destructive habits, it is a wonder that they continue.