Black Pearl

Black PearlFrom: San Francisco, California

Bruce Benson (guitar), Jeff Mackay (guitar), and Jerry Causi (bass), all three previously of the Barbarians, got together to form an new band in 1967 called Black Pearl. The band became a popular live attraction, and received positive reviews for their hard-edged debut. In 1969, Black Pearl released a self-titled album that featured the excellent “Climbing Up the Walls” which featured aggressive guitars and harsh vocals. Their performance at the Fillmore showed that the power of the Barbarians hadn’t diminished, but they were unable to make a commercial breakthrough. Black Pearl split up shortly after.

Artist information sources include: an article by Rovi at

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Original LPs/EPs…

Black Pearl – 1969
Black Pearl 1969

  •  Climbing Up the Walls