Pablo Light Show was formed in 1964 by 5 Artist & Technicians from the Lower East Side of NY City and then in 1965 we were joined by a brilliant technician called Bill Williams from Winnipeg, Canada and three Artists from Toronto.
Th name comes from Hermann Hesse’s book Siddhartha.
Around the year of the “Summer of Love” I met Pat Firpo and thru him met Rudy Stern and Jackie Casin who were doing Light Shows for Timothy Leary.
We really Bonded when he came to New York City and he was going to do a Light Show at the Whitney Museum.
Another person I had the honor to work with is Bill Ham and I spent time working in his home studio, preparing for a Light Show with the Beach Boys at the Monterey Fair Grounds.
We did a outdoor Light Show at Woodstock, two years before the BIG ONE. Michael Jeffries, who managed Jimi Hendrix saw the Band & our Light Show (He signed Cat Mother) and had the band open for Jimi on a couple of short tours.
We had a light show designed for each of the Band’s songs. We had Photo Images and Abstract ones. Jimi liked the abstract ones and we used those when we jammed with him.
Just showing up and doing a Light Show with them we worked with:
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jay Moss - September 2020
L-R Jay Moss, Unknown, Pablo
MC5, Children of God, Pageant Players, May 13th 1969 - Hotel Diplomat, 108-116 W. 43rd Street, New York
Fillmore East, New York, 1969