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Wednesday 8 March 2023

David Lindley RIP

I was sad to hear that we lost David Lindley last Friday at the tender age of 78.

Having started out in Kaleidoscope (the American one) in the 1960s he quickly established a reputation as a sideman and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, working with the likes of Bob, Bruce, Dolly, Rod the Mod and many people who need surnames, most frequently Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Warren Zevon.

He also made a series of tasty little albums in his own right in the 1980s fronting his band El Rayo-X. Here are a couple of album tracks followed by a 90 minute live concert from 1982. Sit back and enjoy.

RIP Mr Lindley.

"Tuber-Cu-Lucas And The Sinus Blues" - David Lindley & El Rayo-X

"I Just Can't Work No Longer" - David Lindley & El Rayo-X


  1. "Having started out in Kaleidoscope (the American one)"... clearly that deserves further investigation!

    1. Definitely one for your feature. According to "There are at least nine artists/bands that have used this name: a British psychedelic rock band, an American psychedelic band, an Australian power-pop/rock trio, a Mexican psychedelic hard rock band, a solo artist, an Italian eurodance trio, an electronic musician and a female Christian/Pop duo".

      I'm pretty sure I'll be voting for the English psych outfit - I own their complete works - but maybe the Italian dance troupe or the ladies who love the Lord might pull off a surprise win.