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Old 11-19-2015, 01:19 PM
nearwildheaven nearwildheaven is offline
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Originally Posted by Really Not All That Bright View Post
I don't think it would have been that big a deal. There were a number of non-secret black hard rock musicians around at the time, or before; Hendrix (and Billy Cox) and Phil Lynott spring to mind.
Not if there was a single non-white member. But all of them? It could have been a big deal.

A decade later, along came Living Colour, a black hard-rock quartet, and nobody batted an eye at that (until the inferior knockoffs, the best known being 24/7 Spyz, came along).

Check out the excellent documentary "A Band Called Death" for some insight into race and music in the mid- and late 1970s.