Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dave Mason: This Is Your Life!

Our One Cup of Java Challenge question this morning is about Dave Mason, the other Rock and Roll Hall of Famer playing the Fox Tucson Theatre tomorrow (along with Stephen Stills). You know Dave Mason was a member of the band Traffic, for which he was inducted into the Rock hall. You may not know that in the '90s, he was also briefly in another famous band that is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He joined them well after they were famous and well after they stopped being successful. Your One Cup of Java Challenge question this morning – to name this other band, whose sole album with Dave Mason was entitled “Time,” an album that failed to chart.

Answer: Fleetwood Mac, a band almost as famous for its lineup changes as its music.

Bonus Blog Trivia: Prior to the formation of Traffic, Dave Mason met Steve Winwood while Mason was working as the road manager for the Spencer Davis Group.

Bonus Blog Trivia #2: Mason was also a member of Delaney & Bonnie, and when he joined Fleetwood Mac in the '90s, Delaney & Bonnie's daughter Bekka Bramlett also came on board as the lead singer.

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