Garrett Harris 11 a.m., July 19
RIYL: The Generations, the ManDells
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Inception: San Diego, 1971
Drummer Wayne Newitt and Errol Lisonbee began playing together while both were students at Hilltop Junior High School in Chula Vista. They evolved into the Generations, with a roster of guitarists that included Doug Latislaw and Chuck Pepitone. The Generations self-released one single in 1968.
After playing a number of local and L.A. clubs, Lisonbee was replaced by Greg Youtsey, as the group took on more of a blues-inspired sound circa 1966/1967. By 1970, they were a folk three-piece (Wayne Newitt, Doug Latislaw, Greg Youtsey) recording tracks at Bonita Recording Studio like "Woodstock" and "Long Time Gone" (by CSN), "Badge" (Cream), and "Aimless Lady" and "Inside Looking Out" (Grand Funk Railroad).
The trio was later joined by Trilogy keyboardist John Brown for a new band called Tacoma.
Newitt also played with Rick Randle's band the ManDells in 1965, and both he and Doug Latislaw also played with Randle (of the Other Four and later the Brain Police") in a shortlived group called Me and the Others.