The E-Types

Screen Shot 2013-11-23 at 7.04.11 PMFrom Salinas, CA, USA

Group Members  – Bob Wence, Danny Monigold, Don Shephard, Jody Wence Reggie Shaffer

In the mid-’60s, this group from Salinas, CA, (near San Jose) played a blend of British Invasion-inspired pop/rock and a touch of garage. With prominent keyboards, three-part harmonies, and original material with minor-keyed shifts, they sounded something like a mix between the Zombies and the Turtles. Very popular within their (pretty limited) stomping grounds, they made no impact whatsoever on a national level, issuing four singles on small labels (most of them with producer Ed Cobb, who also handled the Standells and the Chocolate Watch Band). Certainly they were a promising outfit, capable of offering strong original material (most of which, oddly, was penned by a friend who wasn’t in the band, Larry Hosford). They didn’t have enough time to convert that promise into truly significant work, however. They disbanded in 1967, when their carefully executed pop/rock was falling out of fashion in California, in favor of psychedelia.

Artist Info:

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1996 album Introducing The E-Types


  • 4th Street
  • Back To Me
  • Big City
  • Live
  • Put The Clock Back On The Wall
  • The Love Of The Loved