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Sir Lord Baltimore
Sir Lord Baltimore
 
Louis Dambra - guitar and vocals
Gary Justin - bass and vocals
John Garner - drums and lead vocals
 

Sir Lord Baltimore was from Brooklyn, NY and released their first album, Kingdom Come in 1970. It was mixed by Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer at Electric Ladyland studios. A review in Cream magazine of their debut album contained the first documented use of the term "heavy metal" to refer to a style of music. They got to open for Black Sabbath and Humble Pie. The group expanded to a quartet for their second album, with the addition of Louis's brother Joey Dambra on guitar. There was not enough commercial success for their record company, Mercury, and so they were dropped after the second album. They started to record a third album but disbanded before it was finished. Their two albums were released together on CD in 1994 by Polygram and then again in 2003 by Red Fox.

Louis Dambra became a pastor in Los Angeles. Gary Justin quit music and works on Wall Street. John Garner is still active in music and has worked with the band, Envy and Other Sins, and the country artist, Royal Wade Kimes. Garner and D'ambra have reunited and self-released a third record, Sir Lord Baltimore III: Raw which contains material from the unfinished album.

  1. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sir-lord-baltimore-mn0000009367
  2. http://www.rockdetector.com/artist/usa/new+york/sir+lord+baltimore
  3. "Wikipedia", last modified November 8, 2014, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Lord_Baltimore

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

1970

Sir Lord Baltimore

Sir Lord Baltimore

1971

Sir Lord Baltimore III Raw

Sir Lord Baltimore III Raw

2006

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