The Chocolate Watchband are one of the most iconic bands to be associated with the San Francisco of the 1960's. They have become darlings of the garage revival scenes since the Nuggets compilations contained their song "Are You Gonna Be There". The band formed in San Jose in 1965 by Mark Loomis and Ned Torney. They enlisted drummer Pete Currey, bassist Rich Young, organist Jo Kemling and singer Danny Phay. Some members were drafted right away though and the lineup dissolved shortly after its creation. Loomis found himself in another group, but dissatisfied with their sound, took their bassist, Bill Flores and found singer David Aguilar singing in a local group called The Early Morning Rain.