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Thunderhead

Magic

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Old ABC Records Promo Photo L to R: Dobbs, Rush, Dagger, Torello, Ware​

Members:
  • Mike Dagger - Vocals
  • Pat Rush - Lead and Slide Guitar
  • Ronnie Dobbs - Lead and String Guitar
  • Otho T. Ware - Bass
  • Bobby Torello - Drums


Thunderhead was a hard rock / southern rock / blues rock band from New Orleans. Johnny Winter took an interest in this band and had them record an album with his and Edgar's help. ABC Records heard the demo's from the album and signed the band and released the album. ABC gave them no marketing support and the band called it quits, with several of the members joining Johnny Winter's touring band.

Thunderhead didn't blaze any new trails but their sound is solid and one of those "I know who they sound like" bands. The band only put out one album, Thunderhead (1975), then were forgotten. Such a shame, though, because they had excellent harmonies and notable twin lead guitars and a drummer who set the stage for a rocking beat.

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Unfortunately this band was taken advantage of by a scamming record label, Guinness, several years after the break up of the band. They had gotten ahold of the demo tapes recorded at ABC and released an album titled Thunderhead '75. This album actually has better production with a different track list.

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Wow, great stuff! I love forgotten Southern Rock! I can see why Johnny Winter liked them, their singer sounds a lot like Johnny.
 

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