The Other Half - The Girl With The Long Black Hair (1967)
The Other Half formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1965. They were a trio (Steve - lead guitar & vocals, Fred - rhythm guitar, George - drums & vocals) until 1967, when Greg (bass) joined them. They never played in a music club, but in the basement of a pizzeria, wedding parties and other private events. On April 23, 1967 they recorded a demo of "The Girl With The Long Black Hair" at Recordings Unlimited studios. Orlyn Records printed some promotional copies, but never a commercial release. Decades later, the band members discovered that their song was included in the Essential Pebbles collection. "The Girl With The Long Black Hair" is one of the finest garage songs, a real gem!!!