White Witch Album Cover

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White Witch Album Cover

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White Witch


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


Album cover for White Witch's 1972 self-titled debut. The color photograph features the five members of the band: lead singer Ronald "Ronn" Goedert, guitarist Charles "Buddy" Richardson, keyboardist Hardin "Buddy" Pendergrass, bassist Loyall "Beau" Fisher, and drummer Robert "Bobby" Shea. 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.


Original color photograph: Profiles: Bands & Artists, Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society.

Date Created

ca. 1972

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Digital reproduction of original color photograph.

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




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1 color photograph


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Tampa, Florida

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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.


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 color photograph



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