October 14th, 2010
LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast
Episode 6: Gary Van Scyoc of Elephant's Memory
Gary Van Scyoc

Gary Van Scyoc

Elephant’s Memory was a protest band of the 1960’s and 70’s in New York City’s East Village. The group became the Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band after John and Yoko arrived on the scene in 1972 and asked them to be their backing band. Gary Van Scyoc played bass.

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  • Deborah Carrino

    Another great interview, very touching.


    Why can’t we find the likes of “Skyscraper Commando,” “I Couldn’t Dream,” and “Mongoose” on CD????? Great tunes. Who has the master tapes???

  • Oorlab (DickV)

    great interview – pity though the questions are a bit in the background…

  • Charlie O’Brien

    little known fact, the band “elephants memory”also played for an organization I will not mention the name of ,at more than one party both on land and on at least one circle line cruise, I have a deep love and respect for 3rd street N.Y.C ……


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