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Group ‘B’

Formerly referred to as the Bandits, Group ‘B’ was the first signing simply by Scorpio Records, a teen-orientated subsidiary of Fantasy Records. The group – Jim Ruler (vocals), Jack Might (acoustic guitar), Rodger Hille (acoustic guitar), Dave Damrell (bass) and Paul Ware (drums), originated from Sacramento, California, USA, but later on became a area of the emergent SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Scene. They produced their debut in 1965 under an alias, the Spokes, before liberating ‘Stop Phoning Me’/‘She’s Eliminated’, two folk/punk tracks, as Group ‘B’. Brothers Jerri and Dickie Peterson (drums and bass respectively) changed Ware and Damrell ahead of ‘I Understand Your Name Young lady’/‘I HARDLY EVER REALLY Knew’, the b-side which was made up by the brand new arrivals. Nevertheless, Dickie Peterson was after that fired, apparently for playing just Chuck Berry materials at rehearsals. He consequently founded Blue Cheer. Danny Mihm, later on from the Flamin’ Groovies, after that changed Jerri Petersen, and Group ‘B’ became referred to as Andrew Staples. Nevertheless, by 1967 the group got broken up.

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