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Jeri & the Jerritones

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Jeri & the Jerritones featured singer/bassist Kerry Chater (later of the Outcasts, which evolved into Gary Puckett & the Union Gap), Danny Weis and Doug Ingle (both later of Iron Butterfly), Jeri Martinson, and Helix High senior Al Dorval. Chater used to play with Ingle and Weis in the Palace Pages (formerly known as the Progressives).

Jack Pinney and Greg Willis (later to become Iron Butterfly’s first rhythm section) also played with Danny Weis in the Palace Pages. Pinney was 18. As the Pages, Willis and Pinney (both had grown up in El Cajon) and Weis were the house band at the long-defunct Palace, an all-ages club that once stood on the ground now occupied by the Home Depot near the Sports Arena.

By 1966, the Pages were in turmoil: the older members wanted to style and play lounges. The younger members, including Pinney, Willis, and Weis, wanted to grow their hair long and play harder rock. The Pages split, with Chater, Weis, and Ingle forming Jeri & the Jerritones.

The older guys from the Palace Pages (including Chater) eventually went with Gary Puckett and started the band that became the Union Gap, and the younger guys formed Iron Butterfly. Jerritones drummer Al Dorval later became an airline pilot.

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