In early 1970, a Japanese group called FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND went to Canada. The first album “ANYWHERE” was released by Polydor Records and produced by Yuya Uchida.
FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND Performed and became good friends with Canadian rock band ‘Light House’ in the Osaka Expo’70, and later moved to Toronto in December.
In 1971, the band signed with American Atlantic Records and Canadian GRT records released their second album “SATORI” in the U.S and Canada. They performed with Light House, Blues Project, EL&P and Doctor John and many others. The band has a hint of ethnic flavor with a melodic Asian rock twist. The single “SATORI PART2” charted at No.8 on the local Canadian charts.
In 1972, FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND released “MADE IN JAPAN” by Warner Records. They performed a welcome home show in Japan at The Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
In 1973, they were billed to open for the Rolling Stones, but all concerts were cancelled because of visa problems. The fifth album “MAKE UP” was released by Warner Records.
After performed at Kyoto Maruyama Park Outdoor Music Stage, the band took a long break.