expand The Paupers

Whatever was in the water supply near Hamilton, Ontario, in the 1960s paid off in spades with this group.  Originally called the Spats, whose work ethic included 40 hours a week of rehearsals, sometimes up to 13 hours a day and all on their own dime.  With too many management and line-up changes to mention they finally signed to Verve, cut two stacks of wax there, 'Magic People' and 'Ellis Island'.

Dylan got them the deal and hid influence got them on the bill for the Monterey Pop Festival.  They were a brilliant psychedelic group and as good as anyone out there.