Monday, January 26, 2015

Epics - Dixie and the Power & Light Company - Greenwood



From the hamlet of Greenwood, just south of Indianapolis, emerge the Epics. The Epics were well versed in the hits of the day - Beatles - Iron Butterfly - Steppenwolf - Creedence - Cream - Three Dog Night, and other top 40 tunes of the moment.


The Epics:
Chuck Billingsly
Lee Robison
Paul Holeman
John Lampson,
and Bill Roberts joined soon after.
The Epics competed in the usual fare of the day - State Fair battle o' the bands, and even the Johnson County Combo Clash. Sadly the Epics never recorded.

Flash forward to 1969, and the band makes a major change in direction. Bill's father was a pastor for the church the boys attended, and with a nudge from Dixie, the Epics morphed into a christian garage band. Paul and John left soon afterwards, and drummer Rhonda Fleming was recruited. The newly christened "Dixie and the Power & Light Company" recorded two lp's for our listening pleasure.

I'll include one song of "Jesus Garage rock" here, as I think it's the most significant with Bill and Lee sharing writing chores.

Help Me

Give the boys and gals a hand, and if you know or suspect anything about the Epics - don't be afraid to comment!



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