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Don108

The lead guitarist of The Music Machine was Mark Landon. I played in a band with him later, called Freight Train. We played fairly regularly at Gazzarri's on Sunset. Today, that club has been rebuilt and is called the (recently closed) Key Club, soon to become 1 OAK.

Mark was, in my estimation, was an amazing guitarist. He could make his guitar do things I've never heard from another guitarist. His use of an echo and slide made our conclusion to a very stranger version of "Lady Madonna" really surprise.

Mark also played lead guitar with the Ike and Tina Turner Review. He told me he had talked Ike into doing "Proud Mary." Mark's guitar work amazed many people.

I eventually quit the group but remained friends with them. I also observed the on-stage explosion with the keyboardist who replaced me that marked the end of a very talented group.

When I was with the band, I suggested using some pyro. Not much, just some flash pots. But I made a flash and smoke that was too big at Gazzarri's, resulting in their policy of banning any pyro.

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Thanks for the info Don!

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