Dragonwyck

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Cleveland psychedelic quintet Dragonwyck was formed in 1969 by singer Bill Pettijohn, guitarist Tommy Brame, keyboardist Kenneth Staab, bassist Michael Gerchak and drummer Jack Boessneck. Profoundly influenced…
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Cleveland psychedelic quintet Dragonwyck was formed in 1969 by singer Bill Pettijohn, guitarist Tommy Brame, keyboardist Kenneth Staab, bassist Michael Gerchak and drummer Jack Boessneck. Profoundly influenced by the Doors, the group released no official recordings during its lifetime, although copies of an album-length acetate from 1971 remain highly prized by collectors. Two years later, Dragonwyck recorded a second acetate, this one clearly inspired by the Moody Blues; favoring a boogie-rock approach in their final months, the group dissolved in 1975, with Pettijohn going on to helm the long-running Doors tribute band Moonlight Drive.