Ace of Cups: the 1960s all-female band finally record their first album

They opened for Jimi Hendrix and were friends with the Grateful Dead but never got the opportunity to release their own music until now

If you were around in their heyday, the Ace of Cups are already legends. They’re the band that opened for Jimi Hendrix in Golden Gate Park in the summer of 1967, just days after Hendrix burned his name into history at the Monterey Pop Festival. They’re the band that opened for the Band during the latter group’s three-night run at Winterland Ballroom in 1968. They’re the band that was friends with and peers of Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and other icons of the mythically heady and musically prolific 1960s San Francisco scene.

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