Mercy Flight (circa. 1969-73) was a Richmond, Virginia college rock band. The members were Robbin Thompson (vocals), Art Stacy (bass), Jim Van Kueren (guitar),Dave Hazlett (drums) and Tom Cool Yolton (guitar). Starting as a blues/rock band covering some of the tunes of the day we began writing our own original songs shortly after our exposure to the Springsteen Steel Mill sound. Springsteen's success at using original songs in his show inspired Mercy Flight to go after the same achievement. We became an opening act for Steel Mill. We even did some shows in New Jersey with Steel Mill. One being a high school senior prom where Steel Mill went first and then Mercy Flight closed! Mercy Flights prominence on the scene enabled us to open for other acts as well. We opened for the Chamber Brothers, we did a home coming show with Paul Butterfield Blues Band.We did a stadium show with Frigid Pink. wow! Plus concerts of our own.
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