White Witch - Capricorn Records

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Title

White Witch - Capricorn Records

Alternative Title

White Witch

Subject

White Witch (Musical group)
Tampa (Fla.)
Music--Florida
Rock music--United States
Musicians--Southern States
Richardson, Charles

Description

Promotional photograph of the band, White Witch, featuring its five members, lead singer Ronald "Ronn" Goedert, guitarist Charles "Buddy" Richardson, keyboardist Hardin "Buddy" Pendergrass, bassist Loyall "Beau" Fisher, drummer Robert "Bobby" Shea, and another unidentified man. Ronn Goedert is dressed in a wizard costume. The band's name is listed on the bottom left of the photograph and the record label, Capricorn Records, is listed on the bottom right.

Formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1971, White Witch was a glam, psychedelic, hard rock band that recorded two albums with Capricorn Records in the early 1970s. Pendergrass and Shea had once belonged to the popular Tampa area rock band, The Tropics, in the mid to late 1960s. Their name was a paean to "white magic," contrary to the "black magic" of groups such as Black Sabbath. The band would announce before their shows, "To bring good where there once was evil, to bring love where there once was hate, to bring wisdom where there once was ignorance—this is the power of White Witch." They toured to support their two records, opening for such established acts as Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, and Billy Preston. The group was inducted into the Florida Musicians Hall of Fame's Florida Music Honor Roll.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Profiles: Bands & Artists, Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society.

Date Created

ca. 1971-1975

Has Format

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Profiles: Bands & Artists, Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society.
Rock Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

68.6 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Tampa, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Provenance

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Auslander, Philip. Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music. Ann Arbor, Mich: University of Michigan Press, 2006
"White Witch". TampaBayMusicHistory.com. http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/white-witch.php.

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1 black and white photograph

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TMH00011.jpg

Collection

Citation

“White Witch - Capricorn Records.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed January 27, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/5445.

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