This story and content of this website, for the most part, come directly my scrapbook. This is simply my account of the Mind Garage, but it isn't the complete or definitive account by any means. It isn't about me in particular, though sometimes it may appear so, because I am presenting it. It's just my scrapbook, for what its worth. I'd like to share it with you and I hope you enjoy it. There were many, many more bands and venues we played than I was able to document here. The other band members, especially jack Bond, have contributed clippings and photos and refreshed my memory from time to time, and I'm sure they could tell you even more.

I wish I knew who said "if you can remember the 60s, you weren't there". That is so true in more ways than one. I would like to give credit where credit is due. Unfortunately in many cases, I simply don't remember and there are no clues. For example, nearly 40 years ago a friend may have clipped an article from the newspaper without the paper's name, date, or author, and given it to me. So if you see something and you know where it came from let me know.

To illustrate "if you can remember the 60s, you weren't there" I'll tell about the Iron Butterfly. I only remembered we had played a show with them in Charleston, and I remember that I had watched them from the audience also. I was surprised when Jack reminded me that we had played with them more than once.
I later found some photos that had Iron Butterfly, Pittsburgh Civic Arena written on them, so it was true, and now I remember.

Recently I heard an interview with Joe Walsh, and his very funny comment was relevant. It went something like this...I played a lot of shows with Ozzy (Osborne). I don't rememeber any of them but it must be true because I have the posters :-) By the way Joe, you also played a show with the Mind Garage. I wonder if you don't remember that either :-) P> I would like to invite anyone, musicians, friends or fans, to contribute photos, stories and memorabilia. The story of a special time in the late 60s needs to be as complete as possible. Thank you for coming.

Larry McClurg