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Laurie Beebe Lewis / Bio

Vocalist Laurie Beebe Lewis is diverse in style. One cannot fit this artist into one singular musical category as she has story after story from her vast music history. As a young fledgling musician, Laurie frequently toured with Bob Seger, Alice Cooper and Ted Neugent in the early 1970's with her band “Pitche Blende”. Laurie moved to Chicago in 1976 which gave opportunity to work on commercial and studio demos in the recording industry. Her earliest years in Chicago include live performances with Big Band leader Les Elgart, Jim Beebe’s Chicago Jazz, B B King and a featured guest vocalist with The Spinners on their hit song “Then Came You”. She also recorded with rock guitar legend Harvey Mandel; all which caught the attention of the Chicago based group “The Buckinghams”. Laurie joined the band in 1983 as a key vocalist and backing keyboards. They recorded their first album since the 60’s, “A Matter of Time” in 1984 with national distribution on Columbia Records.

In 1985 The Buckinghams were featured on David Fishof’s renowned 'Happy Together Tour' with The Turtles, Gary Lewis, and The Grassroots, where they performed to SRO audiences in 125 cities. The tour was proclaimed one of the most successful shows that year by Billboard and Performance magazines. Laurie moved to San Diego, CA. in 1986 and joined the San Diego based group “The Monroes. Laurie also recorded with Gary Puckett in 1998 on his first debut album since the 70’s “Is This Love” which sold over one million copies abroad.

Papa John Phillips asked Laurie to join “The Mamas and the Papas” in 1986 and toured with them both nationally and internationally as a replacement for his daughter Mackenzie Phillips for more than a year. The folk rock vocals of John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Spanky McFarlane and Laurie Beebe Lewis toured the United Kingdom, Europe, the Pacific Rim and extensively throughout the United States and Canada. After Mackenzie Phillips return to the band in 1987, Laurie continued to fill in regularly until 1991 when she became a full time member after Mackenzie’s permanent departure from the band until 1993 when the group disbanded.

Presently, Laurie performs locally in the greater San Diego area as well as nationally. She performs with a pianist in her nationally acclaimed "Torch Rock" Bistro show as well as with a full band. Her vast range and eclectic genre draws audiences of all ages.

General Info

Band Members
Laurie Beebe Lewis - Vocals
Artist Name
Laurie Beebe Lewis
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/lauriesmusic
Active Since
01/70
Genres
Spiritual / Blues/Jazz / Pop/Rock

Contact Info

Location
San Diego, CA

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