Paul Marshall joined the Strawberry Alarm Clock in 1969 and remained with the group as a singer and guitarist for several years.
Today, he’s a member of the alt-country band I See Hawks in L.A. and has enjoyed a long career as a record producer, songwriter and session player.
(Photo: Paul Marshall, right, with the 1969 version of Strawberry Alarm Clock. From left are Gene Gunnels, Lee Freeman, Ed King.)
Marshall hooked up with the Strawberry Alarm Clock in time to make an appearance in the Russ Meyer cult classic film “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.” For the soundtrack, the guitarist contributed the songs “I’m Comin’ Home” and “Girl From the City.”
Marshall toured and recorded with the band until the 1971 breakup. He later found success as a bass player for acts such as Hank Thompson, Johnny Tillotson and George Highfill.
Before joining SAC, Marshall’s bands Beauchemins and the Tree Toppers had record deals with producer Bob Keane (Richie Valens, Bobby Fuller Four, Sam Cooke) and his Mustang label.
Contemporary acts who’ve recorded Paul Marshall songs include Patty Loveless, Juice Newton, Highway 101, Jill Sobule and Boy Howdy.
Marshall’s solo CD “Weed and Water” was co-produced by Steve Pouliot (“Saturday Night Fever,” Ann-Margret). I See Hawks in L.A. has recorded several albums and performs regularly.