The Origin Story...
Our story begins in the Fall of 1973 in Larchmont, New York. Richard Nixon was president. Of the United States.
Bob (Windbiel, guitar), Paul (Adamy, bass) and Mark (Macksoud, drums) attended Mamaroneck High School and had been playing together for a number of years. News spread about a young keyboard “phenom” named Lee Feldman (then in 8th grade). We asked Lee to join the band. Someone suggested the band name Edge...
The sixties had awakened each of us to an eclectic universe of rock 'n roll, folk-revival-folk, folk-rock, motown, rhythm 'n blues, country, psychedelic, novelty hits, jazzy instrumentals, movie themes... a fecund environment, and a fantastic education in how music of any variety could have value, intelligence and heart.
We lived for the music, melding our own blend of the top forty pop on our car radios, heavier rock sounds from the FM dial, and the jazz records passed around from turntable to turntable like precious gems.
We rehearsed and gigged non-stop, lived like brothers until graduation... before drifting apart to become doctors and lawyers.
Maybe scratch that last part.