Shock Headed Peter
Tacoma, Washington
1971 - 1973


Ron Evans ~ Drums
Craig Fransen ~ Saxophone
Evan Groom ~ Guitar, Vocals
Ron Hansen ~ Vocals
Dave Pilling ~ Guitar
Danny Rivisto ~ Bass, Vocals

In Memory of

Evan Groom

I was surprised to see Shock Headed Peter even listed.  We were a basement band of high school kids,.  We played like a half dozen school dances and a lot of keggers at granges and the like.

This band later morphed into “The World Orchestra” from about 72 to 75 and disbanded after that.

Dan Rivisto, March 2004

Evan Groom

Evan Groom died suddenly of a heart attack on Feb. 10, 2002. He was a dear son, beloved brother and treasured friend. He spent his life and work in the local music scene as a working musician and teacher.  He is the son of Joan Groom and the late Harry Groom.  He is survived by his mother Joan, brother Gene and sisters Betty, Valerie and Claudia.  A memorial gathering to celebrate Evan’s life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 1-3 PM at the Mountaineer Club House, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma, WA. Evan’s legacy lives in live music. Please remember him by supporting local musicians and their work.
Pub Date: 2/14/2002

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Patrick Wm. Dennis, October 2011

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Last Update: 5 October 2011
Credits:  Brian Bell, Craig Fransen, Dan Rivisto, Patrick Dennis
Band # 1325