Pacific Gas & Electric was an American blues rock band in the late 1960s and early 1970s, led by singer Charlie Allen. Their biggest hit was “Are You Ready? The band was formed in Los Angeles in 1967, by guitarist Tom Marshall, bassist Brent Block, lead
guitarist Glenn Schwartz (formerly of The James Gang) and drummer Charlie
Allen, who had previously played in the band Bluesberry Jam. When it became clear that Allen was the best singer in the new group, he became the front man, and Frank Cook, previously of Canned Heat, came into the band on drums. Originally known as the Pacific Gas and Electric Blues Band, they shortened their name when they signed to Kent Records, releasing the album Get It On in early 1968. The record was not a success, but following the band’s performance at the Miami Pop Festival in May 1968 they were signed by Columbia Records. See for more.
Are You Ready
Cry , Cry , Cry
Motor City’s Burning
Thank God For You Baby
Mother, Why Do You Cry?