The Electric Flag made their debut at the Monterey Festival in 1967 with Mike Bloomfield on guitar and Buddy Miles on drums.
The majority of the band were arrested on narcotics charges in 1967 at a Huntington Beach motel near the Golden Bear Club where they had a 10-day gig. Taken to jail were Bloomfield, bassist Harvey Brooks, organist Barry Goldberg and conga-drumming vocalist Nick ‘The Greek’ Gravenites.
With guitar, organ and brass The Electric Flag had a rocking blues sound full of energy. Too much energy it seems, because before they really showed what they were capable of, Bloomfield and Miles decided the group just wasn’t big enough for both of them. They both split, and the group folded.