All Along the Watchtower: THE LA DE DAS

The song is on Legend which entered the Kent album charts on 14 April 1975 and peaked at #98.

Bob Dylan

ABC television performance on GTK

Better audio quality from Legend album

The La De Das formed in New Zealand in 1963 as the Mergers, having considerable success in both NZ and Australia.
In Australia the band is probably best known as the launching place for the solo career of guitarist Kevin Borich, and for their recording of the rock concept album The Happy Prince in 1969.
By early 1975, the band’s spirits were flagging. In March EMI issued Legend, a valedictory sampler of single A-sides, recent recordings and leftovers, which also included a much-requested studio rendition of All Along The Watchtower, Borich’s Hendrix-inspired live showpiece.
In May 1975, Borich officially announced that the La De Das would disband. Kevin then put together a short-lived touring band under the La De Das name, after which he formed the Kevin Borich Express.
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