Friday, December 03, 2010

WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Michael Lloyd, John Ware, Luis Futre, Michael Lazarus Scott, Gray Newell, Richard Morton Jack, Michael Fennelly, and Tim Doherty, to whom I'm most grateful


UNNAMED BAND #1 (1965 - SEPT 9, 1965)
1) Michael Lloyd vocals, guitar, keyboards
2) Shaun Harris vocals, bass, guitar
3) Dan 'Danny' Harris vocals, guitar
4) Dennis Lambert rhythm guitar
5) Danny Belsky drums, sax 


UNNAMED BAND #2 (SEPT 10, 1965 - MAY 1966) / THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND #1 (MAY 1966 - JUN 1966)
1) Michael Lloyd
2) Shaun Harris
3) Dennis Lambert
4) Danny Belsky
5) Robert Haskins 'Bob' Markley tamburines, bongos, flute, and sometime vocals


THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND #2 (JUN 1966 - MAR 1967)
1) Michael Lloyd
2) Shaun Harris
3) Danny Harris
4) Bob Markley
5) John A. Ware drums


July 1966 - November 1966: The Other Place, 9680 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA
The band played in this "members-only go-go club" like every Wednesday night (but other dates were later added too) for several months. This shows became a social events in Beverly Hills at that time.   

1966: The Daisy, 326 N Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Legendary musician and producer Kim Fowley remember saw them play once at this popular "members-only go-go club".

1966: Wild Thing, 1835 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Downtown Hollwood, CA
The band played in this "psych/garage club" as house band for some months.

1966: Stratford On Sunset, 8428 Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, CA
This was a "soul venue" sometimes known as the 'Castle On The Strip'. In the spring of 67 this venue became the 'Monterey International Pop Festival' planning office.

September 17, 1966: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA with The Mothers Of Invention, The Factory, Little Gary Ferguson, Kenny Dino, The Count Five, Pat Morgan (MC), Lights by Nirvana

September 27 - October 1, 1966: The Ark, Gate 6, Sausalito, CA with Light Voyage 

October 15,  1966: The Other Place, 9680 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

October 29, 1966: Great Western Exhibit Center, 2120 South Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA with The Seeds, Rain ("ESP"), The Fabs, The New Generation, Davie Allan and The Arrows, Les Watson and The Panthers "KRLA Presents Monster Halloween Freak-Off Dance"

October 29,  1966: The Other Place, 9680 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA with The Buddy Jay Trio

December 31, 1966: Spectrum 2000, 8433 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA with Iron Butterfly, Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band, W.C. Field Band, Sleepyhollow, Sam Weatherly, Gary Berwin (MC), Mark Fisher (MC) "New Years Eve Mad Mod Party"


THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND #3 (MAR 1967 - AUG 1967)
1) Bob Markley
2) John A. Ware 
3) Bob Yeazel rhythm guitar
4) James Boyd 'Jimmy' 'Spooner' Greenspoon organ, electric piano, harpsichord, autoharp, bells
5) Roger Bryant bass
6) Ron Morgan lead guitar


March 17-26, 1967: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA with International Submarine Band, The Blues Magoos, and many others "6th Annual Teen Age Fair"
The band played 12 hours a day for 10 days in a row (they got breaks between shows of course!). For this event John Ware chose to run the light show and hire a drummer called Frank Lupica to filling in for him. 

March 26, 1967: Elysian Park, Los Angeles, CA with The Daily Flash, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Clear Light, The Rainy Daze, The Factory, The Other Half, Flamin' Groovies, Steve Miller Blues Band, Sopwith Camel (canceled), Iron Butterfly, The Turtles, The Nazz, Grateful Dead, West Coast Branch, The Seventh Son, Firesign Theatre & New Generation, Kim Fowley, Smokestack Ligtning, The Yellow Brick Road, The Yerba Buena Blues Band "Easter Sunday Love-In"

March 31 - April 1, 1967: Valley Music Theatre, 20600 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA with The Association, Flesh & Blood, Lights by Out Of Sight Lite Show

May 12-13, 1967: The Kaleidoscope at Ciro's, 8433 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA with Canned Heat, The New Age, Lights by New Glory

May 26-27, 1967: Exhibition Hall, Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ with Captain Flash and His Electric Circus, The U.F.O., Jesse Lee Kincaid & The L.A. Philharmonic, The Holy Grail, A Traveling Medicine Show From Headquarters ROCK & ROLL, Lights by World's Most Total Light Show "Dance And Concert" 

June 2, 1967: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA with The 5th Dimension (filling for The Doors), Canned Heat, Love

June 9-18, 1967: Exhibition Hall, Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ with The Electric Prunes, and many others "World's Fair For Youth - 1967 Arizona Teen-Age Fair"

June ??, 1967: Exhibition Hall, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR with Buffalo Springfield, The Southmen, and many others "Annual Teen Age Fair"

June ??, 1967: Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL "66th Annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show"

July 22, 1967: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA with The Yardbirds, Moby Grape, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Iron Butterfly (cancelled), Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Opening act Strawberry Alarm Clock left with the only PA, leaving the rest to perform without amplification. 

July 30, 1967: Genesis IX, 7551 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA with The House Of DBS Blues Band, Lights by Omega's Eye 


THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND  #4 (AUG 1967 - FALL 1967)
1) Bob Markley
2) John Ware
3) Ron Morgan
4) Shaun Harris
5) Danny Harris
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6) Joey Covington drums (apparently he played with them for just one gig in 1967)


September 16, 1967: Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA with The Seeds, The Midnighters, Chocolate Watchband

September 22, 1967: Cullen Auditorium, Houston, TX 


THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND  #5 (aka THE CALIFORNIA SPECTRUM #1) (FALL 1967 - EARLY 1968)
1) Bob Markley
2) John Ware
3) Shaun Harris
4) Danny Harris


January 6, 1968: 'Boss City', KHJ-TV Channel 9, Los Angeles, CA with Sam Riddle, Sunshine Company, The Buckinghams, Lou Christie (broadcast date)


THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND #6 (EARLY 1968 - 1968) 
1) Bob Markley
2) Shaun Harris
3) Danny Harris
4) Ron Morgan


April 19, 1968: Gymnasium, South Dakota University campus, Broomings, SD "Fifth Annual Fine Arts Festival"



THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND #7 (1968)
1) Bob Markley
2) Shaun Harris
3) Ron Morgan


THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND #8 (aka THE CALIFORNIA SPECTRUM #2) (1968 - 1970) 
1) Bob Markley
2) Shaun Harris
3) Danny Harris


April 5, 1969: City Auditorium, Colorado Springs, CO (as The California Spectrum)

August 22, 1969: Teen Center, Colorado Springs, CO with The Lemon Pipers 



MARKLEY A GROUP (1970)
1) Michael Lloyd
2) Shaun Harris
3) Danny Harris
4) Bob Markley


9 comments:

  1. I think I saw them once at a "Battle of the Bands" in Portland Oregon's Memorial Coliseum but I may be deluded.

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  2. Saw em at the Teenage fair. first time I had seen smoke machines. Along with the strobes, the tent and the over the top psychedelic tunes, quite the musical experience for a 14 year old kid.

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  3. In 1968 or so, I saw California Spectrum (a touring band the Harris brothers formed to break off from Markley) at Arrowhead Archery Lanes (a mid-sized music venue at the time) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I was already a big WCPAEB fan and had all the albums of theirs I could find. I remember they played the George Harrison song "If I Needed Someone".

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    1. Hi Kim and thanks to share with us your memories of the good old days! I know the California Spectrum but I didn't know they played live, I thought they were only a studio band, so thanks for this great new info!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  4. Hi there,

    If anyone is interested to hear the WCPAEB story in Michael Lloyd's own words here is an Australian radio show called Purple Haze.

    http://www.southernfm.com.au/music/the-purple-haze-archive-presents-michael-lloyd-of-super-cult-group-the-west-coast-pop-art-experimental-band-on-podcast/

    Cheers,
    Nick

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  5. Without Ron Morgan [still omitted from lineups] WCPAEB would have fallen into obscurity period.

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  6. Ron Morgan is not omitted from lineups, he was in the lineup #3 from 1967 to 1968. I don't know if they would have fallen into obscurity without him or not, but yes, Ron is a great guitarist!


    Cheers,
    Bruno

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  7. Saw them at the March '67 Teen Age Fair in the tent. I remember Bob Markley was actually collecting the admission fee of ".35 cents" for a 15 minute show repeated through the day. It left an unforgettable memory with the light show, stobe, smoke but most of all "a wall of sound", wow! Thanks for keeping record of those times and people and may all of those know His blessings or hopefully knew while here.

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