Kal David


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Musician, Guitarist

Kal David helped bring the Firebird to the blues! The famed electric guitar was not widely used for the blues until Kal began playing it in bands in and around Chicago. He was a founding member of the band The Exceptions in 1962 and the Illinois Speed Press in 1965. During the 1970s, while living in Woodstock, New York, Kal formed The Fabulous Rhinestones, recording three albums with the group. He later teamed with his future wife, Lauri Bono, to write, record and tour together as Kal David and The Real Deal. Their role in the Palm Springs music scene earned them a star on the city's walk of fame in 2004.