New Riders of the Purple Sage

Where band name New Riders of the Purple Sage comes from - Grey, Zane, Leisure Books, 2006Performers of country rock, coming from San Francisco, California. Known in part as the group that was carried by a number of (former) members of Jerry Garcia's The Grateful Dead.

The name Riders of the Purple Sage was in use much earlier already – on the internet clips from the 1950s circulate in which country group Foy Willing & The Riders of the Purple Sage are seen and heard - so the word New was added to the name of the subsequent band.

The old and new Riders have drawn from the same source: Riders of the Purple Sage is the title of a novel from 1912, written by 'Pearl' Zane Gray.

Active: 1969-present, USA

See also: Grateful Dead

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