Bob Wence - Guitar,Vocals
Jody Wence - Keyboards,Vocals
Don Sheppard - Guitar,Vocals Danny Monigold - Bass
Reggie Shaffer - Drums
The E-types were often referred to as the Salinas Beatles. Their tight harmonies and excellent musicianship put them a level above the rest of the local bands of the time. After they recorded their first record "I Can't Do It"/"Long Before" on the Link label it started to get considerable regional airplay and came to the attention of Los Angeles based Dot records who released the single on their own label. On the strength of the recording the band was signed by Green Grass Productions, home of The Standells. Their next single, "She Moves Me", also received considerable airplay and the band "performed" the song on Dick Clark's "Where The Action Is" television show. The single was backed with an obscure Beatles tune called "Love Of The Loved".
During this same time the band was performing constantly in the Monterey and San Francisco bay areas headlining shows and sharing the bill with such current heavyweights as Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Lovin' Spoonful, ? And The Mysterians, Martha And The Vandellas, Roy Head, The Jefferson Airplane, and The Yardbirds. In 1965 the band won 6 battle of the bands contests including the huge KLIV contest that had 80 bands compete and took 4 months to complete. The E-types broke all the attendance records at the Coconut Grove ballroom in Santa Cruz except for the Righteous Brothers. . .only by a handful of votes. That's the all time attendence record since the beginning of the Coconut Grove to present day.
Their next record "Put The Clock Back On The Wall"/"4th Street" became their biggest single getting national airplay. One more single was released,"Big City"/"Back To Me" but by this time the band was having disagreements with their management and parted ways. Don Sheppard and Danny Monigold left the band and were replaced by Terry Shehorn on guitar and Larry Hosford on bass. They recorded one more single with this line up calling themselves Charolette Wood. The two songs,"Friendly Indians" and "Good Day" were written by Hosford and were also included on the album "San Francisco International Pop Festival" on the COED label.
Sundazed Records released a definitive collection of E-types music on CD in 1995 including many unreleased songs and live tracks. Bob Wence went back in the studio with Danny Monigold and Reggie Shaffer from the original band and with the help from some friends recorded a new CD called "Chase The Moon" in 1998.A couple of years later they released another CD of new material called "Some Time Soon". Both CDs captured the spirit of the original band.
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