American Gypsy

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American Gypsy is a funk music group formed in Los Angeles that achieved its greatest success in the Netherlands. [1] [2] In 1974, they had a top ten hit on the Single Top 100 Dutch pop music chart. [3]

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The group has performed under various names, including: Blue Morning, Orpheus and Pasadena Ghetto Orchestra. [4]

Members

Musicians who appeared in this band include:

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