Contract (by Dave Torbert) – New Riders of the Purple Sage

Classic 70s song ignored by monolithic corporate-owned radio. This catchy tune makes regular appearances on my personal greatest hits cassette tapes  CDs  thumb drives/USB sticks. I have slowly evolved over the years with audio playback methods. I do miss my quadraphonic reel-to-reel, 8-track and CD-4 quad and matrix-encoded LPs.

Dave Torbert (June 7, 1948 – December 7, 1982) was a Bay Area musician, best known for his associations with the Grateful Dead and the New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Died far too young. Dave, your music is still enjoyed and appreciated and it brings pleasure to many. Thank you.

David Edwin “Dave” Torbert Find-a-Grave memorial

Deserving mention is the awesome piano playing of another fellow who died too soon. From Britain he traveled the world adding his abilities to bands such as The Who and Rolling Stones to the New Riders. Presenting to you:

Nicky Hopkins

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