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A band more people have probably heard about than actually heard, John’s Children were one of those fabled “you-had-to-be-there” bands that loomed high in the pantheon of Psychedelia, but in fact released only one (sort of) album and a string of singles and became largely known as the band that springboarded Marc Bolan‘s career.
Their singles were banned from The BBC almost at the get-go. So their appearances there were rare, to say the least.
Here is one, from The Saturday Club at The BBC, broadcast on June 6, 1967.
And here’s what’s on the player:
(John’s Children – Saturday Club June 6,1967):
1.Jagged Time Lapse
2.The Perfumed Garden
4.Hot Rod Mama
Bolan would leave the band soon after and launch the career that made him a household name. But in 1967, it was all still very experimental.
Technical note – this broadcast sounds amazing – except for Daddy Rolling Stone, which is from another source. But rather than leave it out, it’s included because of the sheer historic importance of this appearance.