William Penn and His Pals / William Penn Fyve
William Penn and His Pals evolved out of an earlier group, the DiscCounts who got together at the College of San Mateo in late 1964. The group adopted the William Penn name in the early months of 1965 by which time the line-up was Neil Holtmann (guitar), Ron Cox (drums, vocals), Dave Lovell (keyboards), Mike Shapiro (guitar) and Steve Leidenthal (bass). An additional guitarist, Jack Shelton, was added after a few months. Gregg Rolie replaced Dave Lovell at the start of 1966. Mickey Hart was a member of the band for a short period in 1966. The group released at least one single in 1966. The single was released using the band name The William Penn Fyve. The group disbanded in 1967.
Note that the group William Penn and His Quakers who also recorded and performed in the Bay Area in the 1966 to 1967 were a different band.
Additions, corrections and comments are welcome
William Penn and His Pals, William Penn and His Pals, 2003
Swami / Blow My Mind, William Penn and His Pals, 1966, Thunderbyrd 502
Inclusion on various artists compilations
Pebbles Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1979 (BFD LP series)
Sounds Of The Sixties San Francisco Part 2, Various Artists, 1985
Punk Classics, Vol. 3: Straight From The Garage, Various Artists, 1987
Pebbles Box, Various Artists, 1989
Pebbles Vol. 3: The Acid Gallery, Various Artists, 1992 (AIP CD series)
Great Pebbles, Various Artists, 1993
Scorpio Records Story, Various Artists, 1994
The Essential Pebbles Collection, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1997
Pebbles, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 199? (ESD CD series)
Trash Box, Various Artists, 199?
Garage Beat '66 Vol. 6: Speak of the Devil..., Various Artists, 2007