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Encyclopedia > Jerry Yester

Jerry Yester (b 1942 ?) is an American folk rock musician and record producer.


Growing up in Burbank, California, Yester formed a duo with brother Jim, the Yester Brothers, and starting playing folk clubs in Los Angeles in 1960. While Jim was in the army, Jerry joined first the New Christy Minstrels, and then, in 1963, the Modern Folk Quartet. The MFQ issued two folk-pop albums in the next two years, and Yester also branched out into other recordings, playing piano on the Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic?" in 1965. Founded May 1, 1887 Incorporated July 8, 1911 General Information County Los Angeles County, California Latitude Longitude 34°1049 N 118°1942 W Area  - Total  - Water 45 km² (17. ... The New Christy Minstrels were a 1960s a popular folk group reknown for a rousing and clean-cut sound. ... 1978 album cover. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


The MFQ split up in 1966, and Yester began work as a solo artist and as a producer, with his wife Judy Henske, his brother Jim’s band the Association, the Turtles, and Tim Buckley, for whom he produced "Goodbye and Hello" and "Happy Sad". The following year he joined the Lovin’ Spoonful, replacing Zal Yanovsky, for whom he also later worked as producer, but soon afterwards the Spoonful split up for some years. In 1969, Henske, Yester and Yanovsky put together the cult album "Farewell Aldebaran". The following year Yester and Henske formed a new band, Rosebud, but the band dissolved in 1971, the couple then divorcing. Cover of first solo album (1963) Judy Henske (born 20 December 1942, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin) is an American singer and songwriter, once known as “the Queen of the Beatniks”. She moved to California in the early 1960s, singing in coffee houses in San Diego and Los Angeles, and working with... Cover from 1966s And Then. ... The Turtles album cover The Turtles are an American bubblegum pop, psychedelic and folk-rock band, best known for 1967s Happy Together (see 1967 in music). ... Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an experimental vocalist and performer who incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, and avant-garde rock in a short career spanning the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Goodbye and Hello is the second album by Tim Buckley. ... Third album by singer-songwriter Tim Buckley. ... Zalman Yanovsky (December 19, 1944 - December 13, 2002) was a founder with John Sebastian of The Lovin Spoonful rock band in 1964. ... Farewell Aldebaran by Judy Henske and Jerry Yester is a remarkable album of folk rock and psychedelic songs issued in 1969. ... Album cover Rosebud was the name of an American popular music group which released a single, eponymous album in 1971. ...


Yester continued to work as a producer, on albums by Pat Boone, Aztec II Step, and Tom Waits, and in the 1970s also performed with the Association and the re-formed Modern Folk Quartet. In the mid 1980s he moved to Hawaii and formed a dance band. In 1989 both Yester brothers joined a re-formed version of the Lovin’ Spoonful, with whom they continue to tour. Pat Boone Charles Eugene Patrick Boone (known as Pat Boone) (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...


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