The band was the brainchild of bass player, composer and arranger Petr Klapka while he studied composition at the Prague Conservatory. In the 1973 he founded Mahagon initially as a singer/songwriter folk duo with his classmate and future Bohemia keyboarder Jan Hála. But soon they became influenced by popular brass-rock groups like Blood Sweat & Tears or Chicago, thus the line-up logically expanded to a much larger combo.
Klapka usually had an excellent taste in choosing his sidemen: one…
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