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The Chester Thompson Interview………

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I have long sought after Chester Thompson. The guy moved from Ok. City to San Francisco to live the gypsy life. After night gigs at "Jack's on Sutter" and the Fillmore District he was back in a San Francisco bank singing "Your Still A Young Man," which he late busted out with East Bay Funk outfit Tower of Power. He lived among the people and saw how Bill Graham would weave these tremendous multi-racial concerts (Malo, Black Jazz, Jefferson Airplane). You had Chicano, Blacks and Whites all showing up to the same gig. It was a positive Sly and the Family Stone attitude. Hunting and still Open.......

"The struggle was actually the Jewel"....

Enjoy this Treasure and thank you Chester,

Jake