Cluff ~ Hammond Organ
Chris Dahl ~ Drums
David Jordan Knox ~ Bass
John King ~ Guitar
Looking through the pnwbands site I noticed that there was a glaring omission, namely the late 1960's psych-rock band My Indole Ring. They are featured on many of the posters, especially those from the Retinal Circus.
I first saw My Indole Ring on TV, on one of CBC's Let's Go shows, a broadcast that featured many local bands. The North Vancouver quartet was made up of John King - guitar; John Cluff - Hammond organ; David Jordan Knox - bass; and Chris Dahl - drums.
The band was formed in 1966 and called it quits in 1969. Along the way they were the house band at the famed Retinal Circus, where they opened fof many of the out of town headliners like Muddy Waters, Siegal-Schwall Blues Band, Country Joe & The Fish, The Doors, Steve Miller Band, The John Handy Quintet, Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Velvet Underground, and The Youngbloods. They played for 50,000 people at the Sky River Rock Festival outside of Seattle.
A CD simply called My Indole Ring was released in the early 2000's and is currently available from Neptoon Records in Vancouver, BC.
The auto play MP3 file in this page was taken from the CD. The track is from the CBC TV show and features them doing Wake Me Shake Me, made popular in 1966 by The Blues Project.. Most of their material was original Ring music, with a few covers and traditionals thrown in.
Ha det bra,
Gunnar Roger Stomperud, June 2008
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