Coven is an American rock band with occult lyrics formed in the late 1960s. They had a top 40 hit in 1971 with the song “One Tin Soldier”, the theme song of the movie Billy Jack.

Coven was composed of vocalist Esther “Jinx” Dawson, bassist Greg “Oz” Osborne, guitarist Chris Neilsen, keyboardist Rick Durrett (later replaced by John Hobbs), and drummer Steve Ross. They are recognized by metal fans and metal historians as being the band that introduced the “Sign of the Horns” to rock, metal and pop culture (as seen on their 1969 debut album release Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls, which has an opening track called “Black Sabbath”).

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