It's a Beautiful Day formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 featuring vocalist Pattie Santos along with violinist David LaFlamme and his wife, Linda Laflamme on keyboards.
It's A Beautiful Day released Ain't That Lovin' You Baby in 1973 on Columbia Records.
The band's original manager, Matthew Katz,had previously worked with the rock bands Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape however the members of the band were unaware that the other two bands were already trying to end their business relationships with Katz. During 1967 and early 1968, it is reported that Katz prevented It's a Beautiful Day from performing in San Francisco, telling them they were not ready. Instead he booked their first public appearances at a club he controlled in Seattle, Washington, formerly known as the Encore Ballroom but one he renamed San Francisco Sound. While in Seattle, the group lived in the attic of an old house owned by Katz while writing and rehearsing new songs in between club performances.
The band's signature song "White Bird" was inspired by the experiences David and Linda LaFlamme had while living in Seattle. In an ironic twist on the band's name, the sad song was partly inspired by Seattle's rainy winter weather. In a later interview, David LaFlamme said: "Where the 'white bird' thing came from ... We were like caged birds in that attic. We had no money, no transportation, the weather was miserable. We were just barely getting by on a very small food allowance provided to us. It was quite an experience, but it was very creative in a way."
By the time the group members returned to San Francisco they had no money and were frustrated by Katz's attempts to manipulate their career. In desperation, they began playing at a few clubs without Katz's approval. The band gradually began to gain some recognition and earn some money. The band got its first big break when offered a chance to open for Cream at the Oakland Coliseum October 4, 1968.
The band's debut album, It's A Beautiful Day, was produced by David LaFlamme in Los Angeles and released by Columbia Records in 1969. It features tracks such as "White Bird", "Hot Summer Day", and "Time Is". The album reached number 47 in the U.S. charts[ and number 58 in the UK.
This 45 rpm record has the same song on both sides of the record, one in mono and one in stereo. It is a radio station copy and it was released in a very small quantity to gain airplay.
This record is in very good condition on the mono side some notes in ballpoint used in radio programming.