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Biography

The Serpent Power was an American psychedelic folk rock band from San Francisco.

It was formed by David Meltzer and his wife Tina, and also included Denny Ellis on lead guitar and David Stenson on bass, both from The Grass Roots. The band became a full rock outfit with the inclusion of John Payne on organ and Clark Coolidge on drums. Ellis, Stenson, and Payne left shortly after the first self-titled album was recorded, replaced by Bob Cuff (from The Mystery Trend), on lead guitar and Jim Mocoso on bass. But the band didn't record another album, and disbanded in 1968

David Meltzer (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Tina Meltzer (vocals), Denny Ellis (lead guitar, 1966-67), David Stenson (bass, 1966-67), John Payne (organ, 1966-67), Clark Coolidge (drums), J.P. Pickens (electric banjo, 1967-68), Bob Cuff (lead guitar, 1967-68), Jim Mocoso (bass, 1967-68)

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