The Daily Flash are often referred to as either the first alternative rock band in Seattle or the first psychedelic band in Seattle. Although the former argument is up to debate, there’s no doubt The Daily Flash were one of the most successful and widely acclaimed bands to come out of Seattle in the 1960s. The Daily Flash found it’s footing in the underground west coast folk circuit rather than the garage /R&B roots that had become so popular in the Northwest.
In fact, the term Psychedelic-at least in the beginning- may even be a bit misleading. The Daily Flash were more interested in interpreting classic Americana and folk music as totally different takes on their originals. This often resulted in a mix of the blues, the electrification of traditional acoustic folkie sounds and drawing from a somewhat obscure well of music written by obscure musicians…some from past folk masters, and some from writers that would soon be famous. The biggest thing that may have set them apart from the Seattle Sound at the time is that they sought a bluesier, more electric sound than the free-wheeling style of R&B the Northwest had become known for. The Daily Flash had more to do with the nascent sound that was about to come out of San Francisco and Los Angeles. They drew form jazz, electric blues, folk and rejected much of what had made up the northwest teen-dance circuit.
The band rarely wrote their own material but this by no means pegs them as a “cover band” in the traditional sense. In fact most Northwest bands working the dance circuit had always drawn from familiar covers. It’s simply that in the early days The Daily Flash took unknown or relatively unknown traditional and folk music and put their own stamp on it. Often times the stamp was so original as to make the material absolutely their own, and unrecognizable from the original. In that way The Daily Flash were much like all the Northwest bands who had preceeded them…it’s only that they only had a more obscure background in folk and the hootenannies of the early 60s rather than the R&B of the late 50s.
The beginnings of The Daily Flash go back to 1964 when multi-instrumentalist and singer Don MacAllister met another folk affecianado, Steve Lalor, in Seattle. At the time MacAllister was playing in a local bluegrass outfit called The Willow Creek Ramblers along with Paul Gillingham, and Phil Poth. Lalor had dropped out of college in Ohio in 1963 and headed to San Francisco where briefly hung out with musicians who would later become members of Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Grateful Dead and a few others who would go on to create the San Francisco sound. Lalor spent a short time in San Francisco, but decided to check out the scene in Vancouver B.C. because, he’d found San Francisco to be a city with a “hard, cold attitude”. He was on his way up the West Coast, until he stalled in Seattle. Lalor became aware that the Seattle Center was auditioning for an acoustic folk show that would be broadcast from the center’s Horiuchi Mural Amphitheater. He auditioned and made the grade as one of the performers. The show was a success and later turned into a weekly program “The Seattle Center Hootenanny” a weekly broadcast that ran for a year and a half on KING TV. Lalor appeared on every show. It was during this period that Lalor and MacAllister became aware of each other and took to practicing folk tunes and popular duets on their guitars and as vocalists.
Lalor and MacAllister began working together informally, learning songs by The Everly Brothers and The Beatles. Lalor soon paired-up with Alice Stuart and Mike Hall and Jim Manolides (via the Seattle Center Hootenanies) and the founded “The Upper University District Folk Music Mandolin Society and Glee Club”. In 1964 Jerden Records released their only single under the (thankfully) truncated name, “The Upper U Singers”. There’s some question if the recordings had been done in 1963, because by 1964 Alice Stuart was in Los Angeles.”The A side (Green Satin) was written by Frank Lewis and the B side (Sing Halelluah“) was written by Mike Settle who would go on to work with Kenny Rogers, Glenn Yarbrough and as a respected singer/songwriter in his own right. The single went nowhere, but. today “Green Satin b/w Sing Halellujah” is one of the rarest, most sought after singles from any era of Northwest music.
By the end of the “The Seattle Center Hootenany” show’s run Lalor had once again decided to try San Francisco. This time he was able to co-found the popular trio there. The Driftwood Singers included Lalor, Lyn Shepard and (originally) Courtney Branch. Soon after the trio formed, Branch left and was replaced by Billy Roberts. The Driftwood Singers became the house band at San Francisco’s “hungry i” club, then in the basement of the International Hotel in North Beach. North Beach at the time was the spiritual home of West Coast beatnik culture with “the hungry i” and a handful of other tiny clubs at it’s comedic and folk music heart. Alice Stuart had also left Seattle for Los Angeles and by chance encounter had met Frank Zappa. The Mothers of Invention were a blues band when they started out, so Zappa invited Stuart to join the band. He was interested in incorporating his electric guitar with Alice’s accoustic delta-blues style. During 65/66 Stuart played with the original Mothers of Invention, but left shortly before the beginning of the Mothers’ recordings of their debut “Freak Out”. After her short, improbable stint with Zappa, Alice returned to her roots and became a folk icon in her own right.
As for Billy Roberts, he was finding a name as the writer of “Hey Joe”. He’d originally written it in 1962, and it had been covered in concert by both folk and folk-rock artists (well before Jimi Hendrix popularized it). Eventually Roberts also left The Driftwood Singer and returned to his former solo career, that saw him performing across the country, finding himself on bills with Steve Miller, Santana and as a Bay Area favorite. Roberts went on to play the first Sky River Rock Festival-that year in Sultan WA where he jammed with James Cotton, Big Mama Thornton and members of The Grateful Dead. Roberts had also written an early folk standard “The Girl From North Alberta” The Daily Flash would work both “Hey Joe” and “The Girl From North Alberta” into their sets, and there is a demo of “The Girl From North Alberta” that has found it’s way to both legitimate and bootleg Daily Flash albums. Unfortunately Roberts was involved in an automobile accident near Sonoma CA in the early 90’s and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to retire from live gigs. His performing days were over, but in 2017, at the age of 81 he still continues to write music. He owns the copyrights of over 100 songs.
The Driftwood Singers had made a name for themselves and ended up working regularly in other Bay Area coffee houses as well as doing several tours up and down the West coast. But Lalor was once again ready to leave San Francisco behind. His old friend Don MacAllister had come to San Francisco to entice Lalor back to Seattle to form a band with himself, Lalor and a brilliant drummer that MacAllister had “discovered” named Don Stevenson. Unfortunately for Lalor and MacCallister, Stevenson had been snapped up by The Frantics by the time they returned to Seattle. The consolation was Lalor and MacAllister ended up with Jon Keliehor, the former Frantics drummer who’d been replaced by Stevenson after Keliehor had been involved in a near-fatal accident near Eugene OR. Don had been driving alone on his way to a series of Frantics gigs in California. Keliehor was unable to play the gigs and was replaced by Stevenson, who became The Frantics regular drummer. Keliehor had recuperated and joined The Daily Flash, while Stevenson and The Frantics guitarist Jerry Miller went through several transformations in the Bay Area, and eventually went on to co-found Moby Grape. Ironically Moby Grape and The Daily Flash held an abundance of talent that would never be properly utilized by the music industry.
At the time MacAllister had met up with Lalor it was still presumed that Stevenson would be drummer, and Stevenson had been talked-up so dramatically that it was a great disappointment to find Keliehor in his place when Lalor returned to Seattle. Lalor would go on to tell Seattle rock Neil Skok ;
“(hiring) Keliehor was the right thing to do. He was the secret magic ingredient that makes groups happen. Lalor also added that Kehielor ( a classically trained musician) “knew music better than the rest of us and was game to try anything”.
The next task was to find a guitarist that would be a good fit and capable of playing the blend of electric blues, traditional folk music and the newly-minted psychedelic sound. It was Doug Hastings, a young player (still in college) that occasionally sat-in with The Dynamics that was drafted into The Daily Flash. So now, in 1965, the classic line-up of The Daily Flash was born. Success came almost immediately.
Jon Kehiehor credits their popularity for breaking the mold of typical ‘Northwest Sound’ bands like The Wailers and The Sonics.
“We were the first alternative music voice for the hippie movement in the area and set a new pattern that influenced so many musicians at the time. We broke from the teen movement and started playing outside high school venues, creating new alternative audiences and venues. Our music was a unique fusion of folk, pop and jazz, and Steve and Don’s vocal combination was imitated by many who followed.”
It’s clear an entire new paradigm was taking hold of youth culture. music, dress-and yes…drugs If anyone was going to break up the old one The Daily Flash were more primed than any other local choice. They were the most–talked about and most popular band in Seattle…and all based on the few performances they’d done, and as many posters for shows that weren’t even meant to take place. But when the did perform The Daily Flash brought great, innovative musicianship, tight harmonies and 12 string guitars into the mix of re-interpreting folk music and jazz as rock.
One of The Daily Flash’s first gigs took place at a club called The BFD. During the heyday of psychedelic rock in Seattle it was the place to be. In 2009 musician Tom Dietz (formerly of The Nomads) recalled taking music lessons at Ford’s Music in Eastgate. One of the steel guitar instructors was Blaise Lewark (of The Evergreen Drifters and later The Canterbury Tales).
“One day we were visiting between his lessons (Lewark) told me of his vision of opening a nightclub within an abandoned church building and asked me what I thought of the name of the club – BFD. Sounded good to me, so true to form…Blaise took possession of the building and bought a whole bunch of flat black paint. Several weeks later the teen rock club was open for business. Live local rock acts upstairs and live folk music in the coffee house inspired basement”
“The smartest thing Blaise did” says Dietz “was to have the joint open on Sunday nights. If you lived in Seattle during the mid-60 the BFD was the only rock club open on Sundays. What a stroke of genius. Every musician in town hung out at th BFD on Sunday nights. Most sat in with the band and we all jammed our Sunday nights away”.
One of the attractions that brought crowds to The Daily Flash’s shows was the care they took in presenting their sound. Steve Lalor remembers:
“The harmonies were coming over like a wall of sound. Seattle hadn’t heard anything like it before”
Blaise Lewark also opened a second BFD club in West Seattle, and along with the more-often shows of national acts at the Eagles Auditorium and plenty of underground clubs Seattle now had a thriving alternative scene. One other club that was around at the time , “The Door” (at 1818 7th Avenue-now gone) was still hosting folk music as well as some of the newer artists that were spinning out of the Seattle scene. It was there in 1965 that Ron Saul, a local record distributor, met the band and agreed to shop the group around. It wasn’t long before he’d gotten them a deal with Parrot Records- the American subsidy of London Records.
The first single was envisioned to be a cover of Dylan’s ‘Queen Jane Approximately” backed with Dino Valenti’s “Birdses” a song that Lalor admired since his days hanging out with Quicksilver Messenger Service. Valenti had also written the massive hit “Get Together” for The Youngbloods and was held in high regard within the hippie music scene, not only for his writing and as singer for Quicksilver Messenger Service, but also with music executives who saw his ability to write commercially viable songs. After recording the single Saul considered “Birdses” to be too light, so the band went back into the studio to record what some would call a classic of psychedelic blues, their version of the traditional “Jack of Diamonds” Unfortunately the single went nowhere except to make a small dent in the Seattle radio market. Both sides have gained much more appreciation over the years, but it is “Jack of Diamonds” that is the stand-out. In 2012 David Marsh of The Guardian wrote:
“Today, the shambolic brilliance of ‘The Daily Flash’s’ Jack of Diamonds is more listenable and less dated than much of what their more celebrated peers produced. The opening wall of noise during which the drummer seems to be warming up; the bass playing the same insistent riff throughout; the urgent harmonica and jagged guitar; the production that suggests it really was recorded in someone’s garage – all contribute to a great record. It finishes as it begins and you have heard the definitive garage punk single”.
Even though their debut single had failed, The Daily Flash were becoming well-known up and down the West Coast on the strength of their live performances. Soon they caught the attention of Charlie Greene and Brian Stone, the managers of Sonny and Cher as well as up-and-comers like Iron Butterfly and Buffalo Springfield. Greene and Stone invited The Daily Flash to re-record their single in Los Angeles while they took on management duties. But the re-recorded single also failed to draw attention outside the Northwest and Southern California. The management team was helpful in getting the band gigs on both the East and West coast opening for acts like Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messanger Service, The Grateful Dead, The Grass Roots, Country Joe and The Fish and The Sons of Champlin, but it was their live performances, not singles or albums that would draw them fame.
On their way south to re-record “Queen Jane Approximately”for Greene and Stone they had a stopover in San Francisco where they played two shows at The Avalon Ballroom.
According to Lalor”
“The promoter, Bill Graham, billed the group as headliners. It was two nights, a Friday and a Saturday in April and both nights featured ‘The Daily Flash’ and ‘The Rising Sons’. Plus on Friday night there was ‘Big Brother & The Holding Company’-without Janis-and on Saturday night it was ‘The Charlatans”
(Lalor’s memory of the shows may be off a bit. At the time Chet Helms was running the Avalon Ballroom, but it’s possible his former partner, Bill Graham had actually booked the show).
No matter, The Daily Flash were gaining more and more popularity in San Francisco and Los Angeles-as well as Seattle where they were seen as conquering heroes. As more and more gigs piled up Jon Keliehor remembers a hard-to-forget incident in 1966. The band were to play at Vancouver Canada’s first “Trips Festival” held on the weekend of 29-31 July.
“Steve, Doug and I arrived at the festival in the morning. We weren’t due to perform until 7 or 8pm. Quite suddenly a car arrived announcing that we were to be escorted to the seaside to spend the afternoon with various members of ‘The Grateful Dead’. I remember that The Dead’s chief chemist Owlsey Stanley drove the car that picked us up. Before any of us quite realised it, we had fallen not only under his spell, but also under the spell of his magic tablets. Soon afterwards we met other members of ‘The Grateful Dead’ and the afternoon passed amiably”.
Soon afterward The Daily Flash were firmly rooted in Los Angeles, where they became the “house band” for the local television show “Boss City”. They were also offered a cameo in the spoof/spin-off TV show “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. starring Stephanie Powers. ( episode 19, “The Drublegratz Affair” which was first aired January 31, 1967) The band played an improbably ridiculous song titled “My Bulgarian Baby”. The result was pure kitsch.
In 1967 the band went into the studio again. This time they recorded a single for UNI Records. UNI had been formed under MCA in 1966 and was still finding it’s way. The label had taken over management of MCA’s newly acquired Kapp Records. UNI’s artist roster was impressive. The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Hugh Masekela, Brian Hyland, Desmond Dekker, Bill Cosby, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Dave and Ansil Collins Olivia Newton-John, and Betty Everett were some of their biggest acts. UNI had also taken over management Revue Records, a soul music subsidiary, from about 1966 to 1970. Despite their roster and distribution network (or because of it’s overextension) UNI was a mess.
The band chose to do a cover or Ian Tyson’s and Sylvia Fricker’s (Ian and Sylvia) beautiful ballad “The French Girl” along with “Green Rocky Road” as the B-side. “The French Girl” had been originally released by Ian and Sylvia and would be covered by Gene Clark, The Grateful Dead, and others, but it is The Daily Flash’s version that best captures the melancholic romance of the song. It’s been reported that Bob Dylan occasionally used the song as a warm-up to some of his shows, but never recorded it. In actuality he’d recorded it with The Grateful Dead and another version of it can be found on “The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete (2014)” But these versions, like all other attempts to cover the song have never been able to capture the magic of The Daily Flash’s version.
Perhaps The Daily Flash’s release of “The French Girl” was a case of too much, too soon for UNI. Consequently it failed to chart nationally. It’s probably the most viable of all of The Daily Flash’s recordings but a lack of promotion or poor distribution caused the single to fail. Looking back now it’s clear The Daily Flash version is the best of all that has been done before and since. It even makes Ian and Sylvia’s version sound a bit brutal. The Daily Flash version is a lost 1960’s masterpiece. Fortunately it got traction in Southern Calfornia and the Northwest, so listeners of retro-radio may find the song familiar but not quite to be able to pinpoint how they know it.
With so much work without much payback, The Daily Flash began to disintegrate later that year. Doug Hastings had taken the place of Buffalo Springfield’s Neil Young when Young had walked out. Hastings’ association with the band was brief, since The Buffalo Springfield was also near collapse. In spite of that, Hastings had a chance to play with the band at The Monterrey Pop Festival. Hastings was replaced in The Daily Flash by Craig Tarwater formerly of “Sons of Adam” At nearly the same time Jon Keliehor was fired from the band because he’d chosen to attend a spiritual event rather than show up at an important gig. According to Kehielor;
“I was dismissed from the band because I wanted to take a weekend to learn transcendental meditation in Los Angeles, which happened to clash with a semi-important, last minute scheduled performance in Las Vegas. I opted for the meditation instruction and was given immediate notice by the others. The result of my dismissal meant that I was no longer subsidised by our managers. I had to give up my house on Amour Road at the top of Laurel Canyon and was taken in by my friend and former Kingsmen bass player Kerry Magness”.
Keliehor was replaced by Tony Dey on drums and Dey continued to play into 1968 when he was replaced by Ron Woods just before The Daily Flash finally disbanded. Given the direction and spirituality he’d find in the future Jon Keliehor had probably made the right decision in attending the spiritual retreat. He moved to England in 1970 to work with The London Contemporary Dance Company, and formed Luminous Music, an organization to experiement in new and world music and movement. His mission and work had taken on a spiritual quality. He made a sojourn back to Seattle in the 1980s and became a composer and performer with Gamelan Pacifica, taught at The Cornish School of Art and became involved with The Seattle Symphony. In 1996 he returned to the U.K. (this time to Glasgow Scotland) to continue his exploration of music and dance. He remains there and has become a vital contributor to the contemporary arts scene in Britain.
Before his departure from Los Angeles Keliehor was still in demand though. He’d been brought into a new project called “Gentle Soul“. The band’s ostensible producer was Terry Melcher, but Melcher’s intention was to record an album with upcoming singer/songwriter Pam Pollard as a duo. He brought Pam’s collaborator on board, as well as Kerry Magness (who’d been working as a studio sideman for The Doors) and former Iron Butterfly guitarist, Danny Weis. The proposed band would back Terry and Pam’s material. Gentle Soul” only made one demo before going their separate ways. Shortly afterward Keliehor and Magness were invited to audition for The Doors producer Paul Rothchild. Rothchild was putting together a new project he was to call “Rhinoceros”. Doug Hastings, who had spent a brief time in Buffalo Springfied was also asked to audition, as was a host of other Los Angeles musicians Hastings had been dropped by Buffalo Springfield the minute Neil Young had shown an interest in re-joining the group. Rhinoceros was not congealing as Rothchild had anticipated so he put the project on hold. He’d later revived the project as the first “Supergroup”, but the result was bloated and overblown. Rhinoceros came and went after one album. To this day the album has detractors as rabid as it’s fans.
Hastings spent his time doing pick-up gigs. Keliehor sat in on the recording of The Doors’ second album, “Strange Days” He also became friends with The Byrds (particularly David Crosby). He gained several opening spots for the band and was considered as a substitute for Micheal Clarke when he temporarily left the band; but Michael Clarke soon returned to The Byrds. Unfortunately Keliehor’s being drafted full-time with The Byrds wasn’t meant to be.
The Daily Flash soldiered on and ended up supporting The Grateful Dead during a tour of the Northwest. Afterward they returned to Los Angeles to play a few gigs and then back to Seattle to do some very well-received shows.
“Everyone who came to see us was expecting to see a great group“, Lalor later claimed, “and because of that we played like a great group.”
In the wake of these dates the band was off to support Van Morrison for a handful of dates but it was clear there was serious division in the band. Part of it was personal, but much of it was based in the fact the band wrote very little of their own material. MacAllister, Tarwater and drummer Ron Wood collaborated with future Mother’s of Invention bassist Jeff Simmons. Darryl De Loach, late of Iron Butterfly and former Soul Survivors/Poco guitarist John Day joined them. The new band worked under the name “Nirvana” They soon changed their name to “Two Guitars, Bass, Drums and Darryl” They cut a single for Atlantic Records without Simmons (“He’s My Best Friend” b/w “Spaceman Blues”). Both songs were penned by Don MacAllister. After the single’s poor reception the band parted ways. MacAllister and Craigwater the took part in the recording of Jackie De Shannon’s “Laurel Canyon” During the sessions they became aquainted with Mac Rebennack (Dr. John). By this time MacCallister shared more than musicianship with Dr. John. Both were heroin addicts. Later MacCallister would tour with Dr. John (along with Hastings) but was dismissed by the Doctor’s management for “encouraging the good Doctor’s bad habits”
In fact, MacAllister had been a junkie for quite some time and was sinking futher and further into his addiction, despite a series of studio gigs and a short tour playing mandolin for Bob Dylan. Soon he was picking up gigs for second and third line artists in Los Angeles so MacCallister was making plans to return to Seattle to see his old friend, Paul Gillingham. Remember that MacAllister had worked with Gillingham in The Willow Creek Ramblers. Unfortunately MacAllister overdosed and died a few days before his planned trip. Later Hastings recounted that “MacAllister’s family strongly disapproved of his life and his friends and they retrieved the body (from Los Angeles) and returned to bury him in Seattle, leaving no invitations for his friends.”
Steve Lalor had played on a couple of tracks on Dr. John’s “Remedies” and played various sessions in Los Angeles before re-connecting with Danny O’Keefe, a former member of the Seattle group “Caliope”. Lalor auditioned to tour with O’Keefe after the success of “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues” which became an international hit from O’Keefe’s solo album.
By June 1970 Doug Hastings left music behind and gone back to college, where he completed his original studies of Petroleum Geology. As of 2016 Hastings was Senior Geologic Science Advisor for Brooks Range Petroleum. Although he’s left music behind he occasionally sits in with the newly re-formed Daily Flash. They’ve continued to play regularly around the Northwest since 2002.
Various members that floated in and out of the band have taken part in tours or studio recordings by artists as diverse as Buddy Miles, The Turtles, James Brown, The Byrds and too many more projects to mention.
In 1984 music critic Peter Blecha and record producer Bob Jenniker put together a comprehensive overview of The Daily Flash called “I Flash Daily” The compilation includes the only two singles The Daily Flash ever released (“Queen Jane Approximately” b/w “Jack of Diamonds” and “The French Girl” b/w
Green Rocky Road”) as well as several demo’s, live performances and unreleased material. The album was released by Psycho Records in the UK but has never been released domestically in the U.S. It’s a shame since the band had gone so far on the strength of two 7″ singles, one imperfect 7″ compilation and a history of some of the earliest and most well-received performances of the psychedelic era. There is also a soundtrack for the film “Pit Stop” credited to The Daily Flash, but in fact composed and played by Two Guitars, Piano, Drum & Darryl. Musical radio clips of The Daily Flash are found in the 1968 Peter Bogdanovich film “Targets” starring Boris Karloff.
Nowadays The Daily Flash consist of Steve Lalor, Barry Curtis (one of the original Kingsmen) and Steve Peterson (a member of The Kingsmen since 1988) and Don Wlhelm who has worked alongside Heart founders Roger Fisher and Steve Fossen. Wilhelm has also had the honor of working with The Frantics-turned Moby Grape drummer Don Stevenson. The Daily Flash members also consider their sound engineer, Craig Bystrom, an essential part of the band. On their homepage they claim “…he brings his wealth of talent and experience to The Flash and enables the band to sound its best at all times” After their re-uniting in 2002 the band have played consistently. In 2012 The Daily Flash released the album “Nightly”. The album includes original material as well as the re-interpretations of traditional folk and jazz. Reviews were roundly positive (to say the least) upon it’s release.
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