I listened to Family, with Roger Chapman, Ric Grech, John Whitney, Jim King, and Rob Townsend in the late 60’s. They were a U.K. band that didn’t get a lot of airplay in the states. Lately I’ve been looking for their albums in mp3 and CD format, and really enjoying them. They still sound fresh.
Jim King left the band after the first two records, apparently asked to leave because of deteriorating mental problems. He died this year, in February.
William E. Elston is a professional artist and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. He has exhibited for over 40 years, and has works in numerous public and private collections, both in the region and internationally. He is best known for urban and rural landscape images. He is also a founding member of the Northwest Figurative Artists' Alliance.
Aside from teaching painting, Mr. Elston also teaches karate, and has yondan rank in the World Seido Karate Organization.