The Ghost

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The obscure late-'60s British band the Ghost played a rather eccentric and anxious mixture of psychedelia, folk-rock, and progressive rock on their sole album, 1970's When You're Dead -- One Second. Formed…
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The obscure late-'60s British band the Ghost played a rather eccentric and anxious mixture of psychedelia, folk-rock, and progressive rock on their sole album, 1970's When You're Dead -- One Second. Formed in Birmingham, the group featured two quite different lead vocalists, the bellowing and ominous Paul Eastment (who had been in another obscure U.K. psych band, Velvet Fogg) and the folky Shirley Kent (who had previously sung on a little-known charity EP). The group broke up shortly after the release of its non-LP single "I've Got to Get to Know You" in 1970. Kent emerged three and a half decades later as a Spanish-flavored jazz singer on her independently released Spandangos CD.