Columbus, OH, garage band the Edicates formed in 1965. Singer/drummer Glen Cataline, lead guitarist Jim Fox, rhythm guitarist Tim Fleischer, and bassist Mike Fitzgerald comprised the original lineup. When Fox was dismissed in early 1966, Fleischer assumed full guitar duties, with Mike Finks joining as keyboardist. After amassing a repertoire of British Invasion covers, the Edicates began touring local military bases and teen clubs, in 1966 winning a battle-of-the-bands contest at a local roller rink. The prize was a recording session at Columbus' Musicol Studios, and when terms of the session dictated that the group record original material, Fleischer and Cataline collaborated to write both "She's Gone" and its flip side, "Worried Mind." In the wake of the single's release, bassist Joe Dodge replaced Fitzgerald, and in 1968 the Edicates were named the house band on local television station WLWC's popular series Dance Party. Finks left the lineup in early 1969, with Fleischer moving to keyboards and Larry Gates signing on to play lead guitar. In 1970 the Edicates rechristened themselves Boxcar, continuing to gig throughout Ohio until their 1972 dissolution.
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