The Beacon Street Union – ‘The Eyes of the Beacon Street Union’ (1968)


Named after a street in their hometown of Boston, The Beacon Street Union was a 60s psych group that existed around the same time as the other “Bosstown” sound groups like Ultimate Spinach and Orpheus. Formed in 1966, the group went on to record two albums, The Eye of the Beacon Street Union and The Clown Died in Marvin Gardens, but split shortly after due to the lack of attention the albums received. Following the band’s dissolution, three of the members went on to record a further album as Eagle, while a fourth became a country singer in the Sour Mash Boys. Several readers have asked me about these guys since I included one of their tracks on this month’s DGP Mix, so here’s a couple more for those of you who were inquiring.

The Beacon Street Union – “Mystic Mourning”

The Beacon Street Union – “Four Hundred and Five”