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Biography

This is one early Jesus rock band that should never be forgotten.

Harvest 1974 is:
Dave Keller: Lead Guitar, Piano and Vocal,
Mike Babcox: Rhythm Guitar and Vocal,
Bill Stanton: Drums
Paul Anton: Drums
Rick Roman: Guitar, Bass and Vocal.
Mark Durante - Bass
Bonnie Damitz: Vocal

They played many live concerts and they all gave testimony of how they came to the Lord.

Brief History of Harvest - circa 1974

This is a compilation of Harvest during their all too brief existence. The original band was comprised of Mike Babcox,, Mark Durante, Dave Keller, and Rick Roman. It was a band that formed of members from several pre - fundamentalist Christian rock bands as a result of the well-documented “Jesus Movement” of the late 1960’s through the 1970’s when a vast number of the 1960’s “hippies” got religioun.

The songs were collaborations of mostly ideas fostered/written by Mike Babcox, although other members of the band made individual contributions. The arrangements themselves were completely a collaboration.

Only one of the original members gained rock and roll notoriety … Mark Durante (REVCO, Slammin’ Watusis, KMFDM, The Waco Brothers, Durantula). The other original members have participated in other music projects to this present day.

There were other iterations of the band … most notably was when Mark Durante left the group and they moved from folk/acoustic style (as heard mostly on this compilation) to electric/rock instrumentation with the addition of drummer Bill Stanton. After Dave Keller’s departure a female singer, Bonnie, was added to the line-up before the group disbanded completely.

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