I just need this on my blog.
This was the original photo used for the FNB compilation released in 1999.
Mike during sessions for “Nevada Fighter”
(photo resized and modernized by the Michael Nesmith Fan Page)
This is a rare article about The First National Band in The Sun.
June 19th, 1970
(via The First National Band facebook page)
"My music is kinda doped-up L.B.J., kinda acid country"
Michael Nesmith 1970
This is a very rare photo of Mike Nesmith and John Ware on tour with The First National Band in Europe, 1970. I delicately restored as best as possible.
"When Johnny Ware, now the drummer of the First National Band, first suggested I start a band my reaction was distant and a little negative. But he continued to talk and through the conversation I sensed some of the same spirit of the men who have so profoundly influenced me. So, two days later Red Rhodes, John London, Johnny and myself got together for a trial run and it all seemed to fall into place."
The First National Band’s debut at The Troubadour.
Los Angeles, CA
March 22 1970