Coven (3)

Coven (3)

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Coven originally materialized in Indianapolis, Indiana during the late 1960s. According to "Witchcraft" producer Bill Traut, band members began their early gigs by being carried onstage in coffins.

Alongside England’s Black Widow (5), Coven are credited as being one of the very first rock bands to embrace occult imagery and outright Satanic references.

They are recognized as being the band that first introduced the 'Sign of the Horns' to rock and pop culture. The band released their first album, "Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls", in 1969 after signing a contract with Mercury Records in their own blood.

Tom Laughlin asked Jinx Dawson to record the "One Tin Soldier" song for his "Billy Jack" movie. It was written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, and originally released in 1969 by the Canadian group The Original Caste (#34). Coven's recording charted three times, first in 1971 (#26), in 1973 (#79), and a re-entry of the original version in 1974 (#73) on the Billboard Hot 100, and was a top 10 hit in the Cash Box chart. The song was named #1 Most Requested Song in 1971 and 1973 by American Radio Broadcasters. "Nightengale" penned by Dawson, which charted as a hot pick on Billboard & Cashbox.

Third album "Blood on the Snow" was put out on Buddah Records in 1974 for which they also made a video for the LP title track, seven years before MTV started in 1981.
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Coven (3) Discography

Albums

SR-61239, SR 61239 Coven (3) Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls (Album) Mercury SR-61239, SR 61239 US 1969 Sell This Version
SE-4801 Coven (3) Coven (Album) MGM Records SE-4801 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 5614 Coven (3) Blood On The Snow (Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records BDS 5614 US 1974 Sell This Version
none Coven (3) Jinx(CD, Album, Ltd) Nevoc Musick none US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-003 The Coven* I Shall Be Released(7", Single, Promo) SGC 45-003 US 1968 Sell This Version
72973 Coven (3) White Witch Of Rose Hall Mercury, Dunwich 72973 US 1969 Sell This Version
K14308 Coven (3) One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) / I Guess It's A Beautiful Day Today (Single) MGM Records K14308 US 1971 Sell This Version
WB-7509 Coven (3) One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) / I Think You Always Knew (The Theme From Billy Jack) (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB-7509 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
7509 Coven (3) One Tin Soldier, The Legend Of Billy Jack(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Warner Bros. Records 7509 US 1971 Sell This Version
K14308 Coven (3) One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) (7", Single, Promo) MGM Records K14308 US 1971 Sell This Version
K 16137 Coven (3) One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack)(7", Promo) Warner Bros. Records K 16137 UK 1971 Sell This Version
7509 Coven (3) One Tin Soldier(7", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 7509 UK 1972 Sell This Version
WB 7146 Coven (3) One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) / Say Goodbye, Cause You're Leavin' Warner Bros. Records WB 7146 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJS 101 Coven (3) / Teresa Kelly Coven (3) / Teresa Kelly - One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) / Johnnie (Single) Warner Bros. Records BJS 101 US 1971 Sell This Version
BDS 417 Coven (3) I Need A Hundred Of You (Single) Buddah Records BDS 417 UK 1974 Sell This Version
SR9 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown & Coven (3) The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown & Coven (3) - Fire / One Tin Soldier (Single) Oldies 45 SR9 US 1975 Sell This Version
none Coven (3) Light The Fire(CD, Single, Ltd) Nevoc Musick none US 2016 Sell This Version
LION 102 Coven (3) Jailhouse Rock / Nightingale (Single) Lion Records (4) LION 102 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

none Coven (3) Metal Goth Queen Out Of The Vault 1976-2007(CDr, Comp) Nevoc Musick none Unknown Sell This Version