The Golden Toad

a very rare recording of the much-beloved but rarely-heard sixties renaissance faire band the golden toad at the 1968 berkeley folk music festival.

A very rare recording of the much-beloved but rarely-heard sixties Renaissance Faire band the Golden Toad at the 1968 Berkeley Folk Music Festival. That’s MC Sam Hinton interacting with the band a bit. Members included Bob Thomas, Will Spires, Don Brown, Rob Patterson, and Lisa Phillips. For more see Rachel Lee Rubin’s book Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture and Corry Arnold’s Hooterollin’ Around blog entry about a 19 February 1969 appearance at the Fillmore West with the Grateful Dead.

3 thoughts on “The Golden Toad

  1. GLAD TO HEAR THIS! I believe I am the only surviving member of that particular manifestation of the Toad. Best, Will Spires

  2. You are more than welcome to get in touch with me. I would very much like to follow through on this. I congratulate you on your fine body of work. . . truly impressive in scope and purpose, in good humor and in high moral seriousness. EMail below. . . looking forward to our communications.
    Cordially, Will

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