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{{Infobox musical artist
| name = Zephyr
| image =
| caption =
| image_size = 200
| landscape = Yes
| background = group_or_band
| years_active = 1968–1972, 1982<br /><small>(Reunion: 1973)</small>
| origin = [[Boulder, Colorado]], [[United States|USA]]
| genre = [[Hard rock]], [[blues rock]], [[jazz fusion]]
| label = [[ABC Records|ABC]], [[Warner BrothersBros. Records|Warner Bros.]], BGO Records, One Way Records, Casablanca Records
| associated_acts = [[James Gang]], [[Deep Purple]]
| current_members =
| past_members = Candy Givens<br />[[Tommy Bolin]]<br />David Givens<br />Robbie Chamberlin<br />John Faris<br />Bobby Berge<br />Dan Smyth<br />[[Jock Bartley]]
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Other Zephyr members of note include [[trance blues]] maven, [[Otis Taylor (musician)|Otis Taylor]], who played bass during the mid-1970s, Kenny Wilkins (Drums) and also later on as (guitarist), guitarist Zack Smith (founder of Columbia Records band Scandal), and blues guitarist, [[Eddie Turner]], who played guitar in the last incarnation during the early 1980s. Candie and David, Tommy, and John Faris were all founding members of [[The Legendary 4Nikators]], Boulder's oldest and best loved party band. Taylor and Turner were later additions to The Legendary 4Nikators - Taylor noted for playing motorcycle on stage during "Leader Of The Pack" and performing in a kilt and Turner for his renditions of [[Jimi Hendrix]] classics.
40 years after{{when?|date=December 2018}}, Zephyr's music is still in print and continues to be played in the various media. YouTube has brought new eyes and ears to the band.
In 2014, record producer, Greg Hampton and David Givens collaborated on a project that resulted in the release of a limited edition boxed set that included a remastered version of the "bathtub" album, two albums of live material - mostly previously unreleased, and a booklet featuring liner notes by Givens and photos from his private collection. The remastered first album is an unqualified improvement over the original and the live material justifies the high esteem the band accrued with the audiences that witnessed their performances. The boxes sold out in less than a month.