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Alan Praid

Cleveland, early 1960s - 1970s

Alan Praid was a long time veteran of Cleveland's nightclub scene, starting in the mid 60s with his self named trio and lasting into the1970s with Sunshower, the Alan Praid Conspiracy.

He first hit the scene around 1963 with a mention in the Plain Dealer, described as a 'folknik' and a student at Cleveland Institute of Music. He then started his long club run with the Trio, which for awhile included Ron Browning, who later played drums on the Joe Jeffrey Group "My Pledge of Love". Alan was listed at various times playing guitar, keyboards, sax, and drums.

In 1966 he made his only recording,a 45 for ABC records. The writers/producers on the record were Mark Barkan and Tony Bruno, all well known figures in the New York teen pop music scene.

The last mention in the Plain Dealer was 1976, it's not sure if he quit, or the rapidly shrinking Cleveland nightlife scene forced him out (failing economy and disco really hurt the Cleveland lounges in the late 1970s).

There's No Fool Like A Young Fool / Please Understand - ABC 10719, Nov 1965