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Laurie Beebe Lewis / Press

"As a singer for "Pitche Blende" a great local band back in the early 1970s that thrived during the heyday of Michigan Rock 'n Roll, Laurie achieved almost instant notoriety. She was a heartthrob to many of the boys that gaped slack-jawed at her sensual energy and natural beauty. She had an untrained yet powerful voice that could reach the stratosphere. As a young adult she moved to Chicago, joined "The Buckinghams" and never looked back. She achieved massive success as a full member of the "Mamas & the Papas" and toured with them for several years. Through her experiences in show-biz she gained an understanding of complex relationships within a wider social framework. She's on a first name basis with several famous icons from the era and has been able to maintain these relationships to the present day. Laurie is able to see the divine in art, poetry, music and love."

"But even more important, to me, is that I had the chance to play with some of my idols. I grew up listening to groups like the Mamas and the Papas, and now I was actually in the band. Each night, I had to pinch myself to make sure it wasn't all a dream."

“What is it about San Diego that attracts musicians? We have an incredible foundation of native performers, but so "Laurie Beebe Lewis......While not a house- hold name – yet – she has led a biopic worthy life in the music world. She reels off anecdote after anecdote, a few off the record. Sitting down to a conversation with Lewis is enthralling."”

“Lewis: "My first real instrument I started playing was guitar. I graduated from guitar to double bass. I got sick of bass and went back to guitar and my sister took up bass. We started a band called Pitch- blende. My mother loved Scrabble. She found the word in the dictionary. We bought a school bus and we cleaned it out and we were the original Partridge Family. My mother drove and my sister and I were in a band. We traveled all over Michigan. We toured with Bob Seeger, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, the MC5."”