2013 Nominee – HOT AC Album of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards “Self Titled”
John was born in San Angelo, Texas, raised in Montgomery, New York and lives in Malibu, California. His first group was “The Concepts” from Montgomery. Later working with several bands then joining what became “The Lost Souls” on Bang Records. From that group, John and Thom Caccetta then formed a band with Jackie Lomax and Bugs Pemberton of Liverpool’s “The Undertakers.” Okay, it may sound funny to some, ‘Undertakers and Lost Souls form… Lomax Alliance?’ Okay again, it is at least rather ironic.
“Yes, we were managed by Brian Epstein, met the Beatles numerous times including a visit to Abbey Road while they were recording Sgt. Pepper. Great times! And, I truly believe we were appreciative of the history and magic of the moment.”
Lomax Alliance consisted of Jackie Lomax, Bugs Pemberton, John Cannon and Thom Caccetta. ALL interesting characters unto themselves. The move from Lost Souls to Lomax Alliance was orchestrated by Deering Howe who said, “I wanted to get you to a good manager.”
“Jackie later went with Apple Records and we three came back to the States where Columbia released ‘Hey Taxi’ under the name ONE.”
They became RAIN (Music Section-Rain) during their NYC recordings of 67-68 with Chris Huston.
“Recording in Los Angeles we became The Gypsy Wizards Band.”
They played the Boston, New York City area before relocating to Los Angeles by way of Denver and The Family Dog. While making several appearances at The Whisky a Go Go , The Fillmore and Fillmore West in San Francisco as both Rain and The Gypsy Wizards Band, they recorded again with Chris Huston. After that project the band came to an end.
“With a bit more backstory I’ve sworn not to tell, there could be a movie here!”
John continues writing, performing and putting shows together with many great people in the Malibu, Los Angeles and New York areas. Much of his work is free to download in the Music page and his performances are to be seen and appreciated as music from the heart. Or, in his words “Songs for intelligent beings.”