Spirit‘s “1984” was first released as a US single in 1969 and soon after in the UK and a few other territories in 1970. The song, written by Randy California, did not appear on an LP until The Best Of Spirit in 1973.
Here’s the psychedelic jazz rockers, featuring a nineteen year old California on guitar and vocals, performing on Germany’s Beat-Club in 1970. The blond haired, mustachioed fellow on backing vocals is Jay Ferguson of Jo Jo Gunne and “Thunder Island” fame.
Previously on Playback!: ABBA, ‘Waterloo’ (Live, 1974)