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Kaleidoscope (originally The Kaleidoscope) was an American psychedelic folk and ethnic band formed in Los Angeles, USA. Active from 1966 to 1969, they recorded 4 albums and several singles for Epic Records. The band consisted of various members throughout their existence, including *David Lindley*, *Solomon Feldthouse*, *Chris Darrow*, *Chester Crill*, *John Vidican*, *Stuart Brotman*, *Paul Lagos*, *Jeff Kaplan* and *Ron Johnston*. Known for their unique blend of folk and ethnic influences, Kaleidoscope's music continues to captivate audiences today.

With a sound that incorporated elements of traditional folk music along with diverse world music styles, Kaleidoscope created a truly distinctive musical experience. Their fusion of psychedelic rock with global sounds set them apart from other bands of the era. Songs like "Egyptian Gardens" and "Beacon from Mars" showcased their innovative approach to songwriting and instrumentation.

Influenced by artists such as Clear Light, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, and The Electric Prunes among others, Kaleidoscope played a significant role in shaping the psychedelic folk genre. Their contributions to the music scene during the late 1960s left a lasting impact on future generations of musicians.


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