The Chocolate Watchband

By Nick Castro


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... Read More

Rock, Psychedelic, Garage Rock
City Of Origin:
Los Altos, ,California United States
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