Saturday Sounds: It’s A Beautiful Day

If you’re of a certain age, you will always recognize the opening notes and lyrics to “White Bird.”

White bird
In a golden cage
On a winter’s day
In the rain

The 1969 song composed by vocalist/violinist David LaFlamme was six minutes of perfection, in my book. And it endures as a signature sound of the San Francisco scene of that era.

Here’s the studio version from the LP “It’s A Beautiful Day,” followed by two live performances — one at Golden Gate Park, another from a more recent gig.

Forgive the fashion disasters. They weren’t alone.



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