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  • AKA: Messiah
  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: New York, NY
  • Active: 1968 - 1974
  • Number of gigs played: 19
  • Number of other acts played with: 17
Sceneroller, The Magic Tramps, Young Blood, Sesu Coleman, Lary Chaplan, Eric Emerson , Wayne Harley-Harley, Kevin Reese, Jay Mala, Tom Manuel, Steve "Flying Fingers" Caveretta
About This Act


The Magic Tramps had various line-ups over the years, however Sesu Coleman (drums) & Lary Chaplan (violin) were two of the main architects of the group who, thru the years, carried on the group name, tradition and direction. ...

The Magic Tramps formed in Hollywood, CA as an experimental, instrumental, underground, theatrical rock band called Messiah. We became the house band for a club on Sunset Blvd. called, Temple Of The Rainbow (circa 1968-71). When not performing original material there, we played various blues bars in the Valley under the name Magic Tramps.

All material was improvised without lyrics except for some chants. Young Blood knew Eric Emerson from filming Lonesome Cowboys in LA for Andy Warhol and thought he would be a perfect fit for our music and theatrical stage show. ... After an earthquake in early 1971, Eric suggested we travel to New York City. He knew Andy Warhol would embrace us and he spoke highly of a nightclub/restaurant that had an upstairs music hall that hadn't been used for quite a while since the Velvet Underground played there, called Max's Kansas City.

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