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#100. Before Stardom
"I Don't Want Our Loving To Die" by The Herd


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Collectors are often interested in the early, often obscure bands that artists played with before "making it." Here are some of those albums: the "star" album will be on the left and the earlier band(s) on the right. I only used one example per band. I also didn't use artists whose earlier bands were already popular, for example Neil Young and Buffalo Springfield. Thanks to Brian Dunleavy for providing some great albums.

Abba
Abba
Ac.Anni-FridLyngstad-Emidis
Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Emidisc E 048-51017 (Sweden)
Ad.HootenannySingers-Basta
Hootenanny Singers Basta - Polar Poll 101
AllmanBrothersThe
The Allman Brothers
Am.HourGlass-same-Liberty
Hour Glass (same) - Liberty LST 7536
An.AllmanJoys-EarlyAllman-D
AllmanJoys - Early Allman - Dial DL 6005
Badfinger
Badfinger
Bb.The-Iveys-AtTheBEEB-boo
The Iveys At - The BEEB (boot)
Blondie
Blondie
Blone.TheWindInTheWillows
The Wind In The Willows (same) - Capitol SKA O2956
BloodSweatNTears
Blood Sweat & Tears
Bm.The-Shays-AGo-Go-RomanDR
The Shays - A Go-Go - Roman DRL 101
BolinTommy
Bolin, Tommy
Bp.Zephyr
Zephyr ABC Probe CPLP 4510-S
BTO
BTO
Bu.BraveBelt-same-Reprise
Brave Belt - (same) - Reprise 6447
Bv.GuessWho-ShakinAllOver-
Guess Who - Shakin' All Over - Scepter 533
Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield (Furay & Stills)
augogo singers
Au Go Go Singers (Furay & Stills) - front
augogo singers
Au Go Go Singers (Furay & Stills) - back
CooderRy
Cooder, Ry
Cop.TheRisingSons-same-Co
The Rising Sons - (same) - Columbia LP 5054
CoryellLarry
Coryell, Larry
Cp.TheFreeSpirits-OutOfSigh
The Free Spirits - Out Of Sight And Sound - ABC S593
CrazyHorse
Crazy Horse
Crb.The-Rockets-same-Whit
The Rockets - (same) - White Whale WWS 7116
CreedenceClearwaterRevival
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cs.Golliwogs-Pre-Creedence-
Golliwogs - Pre-Creedence - Fantasy F 9474
EaglesThe
The Eagles
Eb.LongbranchPennywhistle
Longbranch Pennywhistle - (same) - Amos AAS 7007 (Glenn Frey)
Eb.Shiloh-same-AmosAAS701
Shiloh - (same) - Amos AAS 7015 (Don Henley)
EdmundsDave
Edmunds, Dave
Ee.LoveSculpture-FormsNFeel
Love Sculpture - Forms & Feelings - London PAS 71035
FinniganMike
Finnigan, Mike
Fj.JerryHahnBrotherhood-Col
Jerry Hahn Brotherhood - Columbia CS 1044
Fk.TheSerfs-TheEarlyBirdCaf
The Serfs - The Early Bird Cafe - Capitol SKAO 207
FleetwoodMac
Fleetwood Mac
Fm.BuckinghamNicks-same-P
Buckingham Nicks - (same) - Polydor PD 5058
FourSeasonsThe
The Four Seasons
Fp.TheFourLovers-Joyride-RC
The Four Lovers - Joyride - RCA LPM 1317 (Valli, DeVito)
FramptonPeter
Frampton, Peter
Frb.FramptonsCamel-same
Frampton's Camel - (same) - A&M SP 4389
Fs.The-Herd-LookinThruYou-
The Herd - Lookin' Thru You - Fontana SRF 67579
GallagherRory
Gallagher, Rory
Gam.Taste-OnTheBoards-AtcoS
Taste - On The Boards - Atco SD 33-322
GarrettAmos
Garrett, Amos
Gb.HungryChuck-same-Bears
Hungry Chuck - (same) - Bearsville BR 2071
Gc.GreatSpeckledBird-same
Great Speckled Bird - (same) - Ampex A 10103
GillVince
Gill, Vince
Gj.MountainSmoke-OnBlueRidg
Mountain Smoke - On Blue Ridge - Smoke (no #)
GrandFunk
Grand Funk
Grane.TerryKnightandthePack
Terry Knight and the Pack - (same) - Lucky Eleven SLE 8000
GrayDobie
Gray, Dobie
Gs.Pollution-II-ProphesySD6
Pollution II - Prophesy SD 6057
JeffersonAirplane
Jefferson Airplane
Jf.TheGreatSociety-Conspicu
The Great Society - Conspicuous Only In It's Absence - Columbia CS 9624 (Grace)
KingCarol
King, Carol
Kj.TheCity-same-OdeZ12440
The City - (same) - Ode Z 1244012
LewisHueyandtheNews
Lewis, Huey and the News
Lf.Clover-same-MercurySRM
Clover - (same) - Mercury SRM 1-1169
LightfootGordon
Lightfoot, Gordon
Lj.TheTwoTones-AtTheVillage
The Two Tones - At The Village Corner - Chateau CLP 1012
LofgrinNils
Lofgrin, Nils
Log.Grin-same-Spindizzy23
Grin - (same) - Spindizzy 230321
LoweNick
Lowe, Nick
Lp.BrinsleySchwarz-DespiteI
Brinsley Schwarz - Despite It All - Capitol ST 744
MamasandthePapasThe
The Mama's and the Papa's
Mb.TheMugwumps-same-WB169
The Mugwumps - (same) - WB 1697
Mc.TheBig3-FMSFM311MamaCas
The Big 3 - FMS FM 311 (Mama Cass)
Md.The-HalifaxThree-same
The Halifax Three - (same) - Epic LN 24038
MillerBuddy
Miller, Buddy
Mj.Streetlight-same-Sparr
Streetlight - (same) - Sparrow SPR 1070
Redbone
Redbone
Rf.PatNLollyVegas-AtTheHaun
Pat & Lolly Vegas - At The Haunted House - Mercury MG 21059
RonstadtLinda
Ronstadt, Linda
Roo.TheStonePoneys-sameCa
The Stone Poneys - (same) - Capitol ST 2666
RowanPeter
Rowan, Peter
Rp.EarthOpera-same-Elektr
Earth Opera - (same) - Elektra EKS 74016
Rp.Seatrain-MarbleheadMesse
Seatrain - Marblehead Messenger - Capitol SMAS 829
RundgrenTodd
Rundgren, Todd
Ruo.Nazz-same-SGCSD5001
Nazz - (same) - SGC SD 5001
RussellLeon
Russell, Leon
Rv.AsylumChoir-LookInside-S
Asylum Choir - Look Inside - Smash SRS 67107
SealsNCrofts
Seals & Crofts
Sf.TheChamps-EverybodysRoc
The Champs - Everybody's Rockin' - Challenge CHL 605
SimonNGarfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel
Sj.TomNJerry-BigB600
Tom & Jerry - Big B 600
SloanP.F
Sloan, P. F.
Sm.The-FantasticBaggys-Tell
The Fantastic Baggys - Tell 'Em I'm Surfin' - Imperial LP 9270
SpringfieldDusty
Springfield, Dusty
Sq.TheSpringfields-SilverTh
The Springfields - Silver Threads & Golden Needles - Philips PHM 200-052
StampleyJoe
Stampley, Joe
Stan.TheUniques-UniquelyYou
The Uniques - Uniquely Yours - Paula 2190
SteelyDan
Steely Dan
Stef.Ultimate-Spinach-same
Ultimate Spinach - (same) - MGM SE 4600 (Baxter)
Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf
Steq.JohnKayandtheSparrow-C
John Kay and the Sparrow - Columbia CS 9758
StoogesThe
The Stooges
Su.The-Iguanas-same-Norto
The Iguanas - (same) - Norton ED 251 (Iggy)
TajMahal
Taj Mahal
Tb.TheRisingSons-same-Col
The Rising Sons - (same) - Columbia LP 5054
TylaGang-SeanTyla
Tyla Gang - Sean Tyla
Tz.DucksDeluxe-sameRCALPL
Ducks Deluxe - (same) - RCA LPLI 5008 (UK)
WalshJoe
Walsh, Joe
Wb.JamesGang-Thirds-ABCDunh
James Gang - Thirds - ABC Dunhill ABCX 721
YoungRascalsThe
The Young Rascals
Yp.The-Unbeatables-LiveAtPa
The Unbeatables - Live At Palisades Park - Dawn LP 5050 (Cornish)
ZZTop
Z Z Top
ZZU.The-MovingSidewalks-99t
The Moving Sidewalks - 99th Floor - Eva 12002 (Gibbons)
ZZZ.AmericanBlues-DoTheirTh
American Blues- Do Their Thing - Uni 73044 (Hill, Beard)



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