The Pyramid were a British group that put out just one single, "Summer of Last Year"/"Summer Evening," in January 1967. They are known (if at all) because one of their singers was Ian MacDonald, soon to change his name to Ian Matthews and join Fairport Convention. The Pyramid single contained California pop/rock-styled originals from the pen of member Steve Hiett, with harmonies heavily indebted to the Beach Boys. It sounded like a more mainstream take on the mid-'60s Beach Boys, and given the blatant summer themes of the lyrics, it was odd indeed that the record was released during the winter. John Paul Jones, though not a member, played bass on both sides, which were produced by Denny Cordell, then also producing the Move. Both sides of this rare 45 were reissued on the compilation Deram Dayze.
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