Donnybrookes Golden State 45 You're Gonna Cry

The Donnybrookes

Donnybrookes Golden State 45 You're Gonna CryThe Donnybrookes came from Fairfield, California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento.

Members were:

Terry Gifford – vocals
John Tipton – lead guitar

Jim Ladd – rhythm guitar
Ric Eittreim – keyboards

Larry Pindar – bass

Pat Sheridan – drums


In late ’66 they entered Golden State Recorders at 665 Harrison St. in San Francisco to record their only single, “Time Will Tell” / “You’re Gonna Cry”, released on Golden State 608 in November, 1966. Terrry Gifford wrote both sides, but the labels credit Sneaky O’Fenneman with the lead vocals.

“You’re Gonna Cry” starts slow, reminiscent of Them with Van Morrison, but quickly picks up steam. When the organ kicks in the sound has an awesome power. There’s a fuzz guitar solo, and Larry Pindar’s bass lines stand out in both songs.

Early in ’67 the band had changed members and names, becoming Stonehenge, who would do some recordings that would not see release at the time. By 1968, Ric Eittreim was the only member remaining from the Donnybrookes, the band becoming Maze, with the LP Armageddon released on MTA.

Larry Pindar ended up in the Portland, Oregon group Total Eclipse.

Anyone have a photo of the Donnybrookes?

Donnybrookes Golden State 45 Time Will Tell

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