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| name = Zephyr
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| background = group_or_band
| name = Zephyr
| years_active = 1968–1972, 1982<br /><small>(Reunion: 1973)</small>
| originimage = [[Boulder, Colorado]] =
| genre background = [[Hard rock]], [[blues rock]]group_or_band
| origin = [[Boulder, Colorado]]
| label = [[ABC Records|ABC]], [[Warner Bros. Records|Warner Bros.]], BGO, One Way, Casablanca
| associated_actsgenre = [[JamesHard Gangrock]], [[Deepblues Purplerock]]
| years_active = 1968–1972, 1982<br /><small>(Reunion: 1973)</small>
| label = [[ABC Records|ABC]], [[Warner Bros. Records|Warner Bros.]], BGO, One Way, Casablanca
| associated_acts = [[James Gang]], [[Deep Purple]]
| current_members = David Givens
| past_members = CandyAndy Givens<br />[[Tommy Bolin]]<br />David Givens<br />Robbie Chamberlin<br />John Faris<br />Bobby Berge<br />Dan Smyth<br />[[Jock Bartley]] <br/>Michael Wooten<br />[[Otis Taylor (musician)|Otis Taylor]]<br />Rocky Duarte<br />John Alphonse<br />Edy Turner
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'''Zephyr''' was a jazz, rock, country and blues-based [[hard rock]] band formed in 1969 in [[Boulder, Colorado]] by guitarist [[Tommy Bolin]], keyboardist John Faris, [[Davidbass Givensguitarist (musician)|David Givens]], ondrummer bass guitar, [[Robbie Chamberlin]], onand drumsvocalist and [[Candy Givens]] on vocals. Although the charismatic performances by Candy Givens were originally the focal point for the band, it was the flashy guitar work of Tommy Bolin thatis what the band is best remembered for.<ref>[http://www.classicwebs.com/zephyr.htm Zephyr] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070203075056/http://www.classicwebs.com/zephyr.htm |date=February 3, 2007 }}, www.classicwebs.com, (accessed 22 January 2007</ref> After Bolin left, he was replaced by [[Jock Bartley]], and the band recorded the album ''Sunset Ride'', their second for Warner Brothers Records. The album is still in print and is much loved by a small but loyal following. On ''Sunset Ride'', Candy Givens displayed her gifts as a singer, composer, and harmonica player. The album was produced by David Givens, who alsowrote authored the majoritymost of the tunessongs. As a result of his stint with Zephyr, Bartley went on to a successful career with [[Gram Parsons]] and [[Firefall]],. andDrummer drummer [[Michael Wooten (musician)|Michael Wooten]] went on to play for several years with [[Carole King]] and was a founding member of the jam band, Left Over Salmon. Various versions of Zephyr continued to play in Colorado until Candy'sthe death of Candy Givens in 1984. The release of "Heartbeat" in 1982 was promoted bywith a music video that incorporated very early examples of analog computer animation combined with live action.
{{about|the Colorado-based band|other musical artists|Zephyr#Performers}}
'''Zephyr''' was a jazz, rock, country and blues-based [[hard rock]] band formed in 1969 in [[Boulder, Colorado]] by guitarist [[Tommy Bolin]], keyboardist John Faris, [[David Givens (musician)|David Givens]] on bass guitar, [[Robbie Chamberlin]] on drums and [[Candy Givens]] on vocals. Although the charismatic performances by Candy Givens were originally the focal point for the band, it was the flashy guitar work of Tommy Bolin that the band is best remembered for.<ref>[http://www.classicwebs.com/zephyr.htm Zephyr] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070203075056/http://www.classicwebs.com/zephyr.htm |date=February 3, 2007 }}, www.classicwebs.com, (accessed 22 January 2007</ref> After Bolin left, he was replaced by [[Jock Bartley]], and the band recorded the album ''Sunset Ride'', their second for Warner Brothers Records. The album is still in print and is much loved by a small but loyal following. On Sunset Ride, Candy Givens displayed her gifts as a singer, composer, and harmonica player. The album was produced by David Givens who also authored the majority of the tunes. As a result of his stint with Zephyr, Bartley went on to a successful career with [[Gram Parsons]] and [[Firefall]], and drummer [[Michael Wooten (musician)|Michael Wooten]] went on to play for several years with [[Carole King]] and was a founding member of the jam band, Left Over Salmon. Various versions of Zephyr continued to play in Colorado until Candy's death in 1984. The release of "Heartbeat" in 1982 was promoted by a video that incorporated very early examples of analog computer animation combined with live action.
 
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 (guitaristdrums), guitarist Zack Smith (founder of Columbia Recordsthe band Scandal), and blues guitarist, [[Eddie Turner]], who played guitar in the last incarnationversion of the band during the early 1980s. CandieCandy and David Givens, TommyBolin, and John Faris were all founding members of [[Thethe Legendary 4Nikators]], Boulder's oldest and best loved party band. Taylor and Turner were later additions to Theband. LegendaryTaylor 4Nikators - Taylorwas noted for playing motorcycle on stage during "Leader Ofof Thethe Pack" and performing in a kilt and Turner for his renditions of [[Jimi Hendrix]] classicssongs.
 
In 2014, record producer, Greg Hampton and David Givens collaboratedand onrecord aproducer projectGreg thatHampton resulted in the release ofreleased a limited edition boxed set that included a remastered version of the "bathtub" album, two albums of live material -(most mostlyof it previously unreleased), and a booklet featuringwith 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.
 
==Discography==