A unique and innovative band of native americans
becomes a hit maker from the early seventies
Redbone is a rock band created in 1969. The band was formed in Los Angeles, California by the brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas, two Native Americans, in 1968. Two other native americans joined them, Tony Bellamy on rythm guitar and Pete DePoe on drums. They produced a few hits, among which the single Maggy, The Witch Queen of New Orleans and Come and Get Your Love who recently (2014) made it's comeback in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Help Redbone get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Change.org is proposing this petition and needs all your votes :
"This letter is imploring the powers that be to consider the induction of one of rock’s greatest pioneers as the first Native American band (with Mexican roots), creators of a new genre, Native American Swamp Rock, and heavy influencers of many contemporary and descendant acts . . . Redbone: Lolly Vegas, Pat Vegas, Tony Bellamy, Peter DePoe, Arturo Perez and Butch Rillera. Where would rock ‘n’ roll be today without the Tribal Elders of Rock?”
A living band in the XXIst century
Pete DePoe is sharing some memories with us here. Redbone is still active and has produced two new CDs between 2000 and 2010, one with covers of their past standards and one with new compositions and Pat produced a solo album in 2012.