White Lightning was an American psychedelic rock band, active from 1968 through 1971. The band was founded by guitarist Zippy Caplan and bassist Woody Woodrich. The band was very popular in Minnesota, mostly due to Caplan's fame playing with The Litter. The manager of radio station KDWB mistook the single "Of Paupers and Poets" for a song by Cream, giving valuable early airtime to the band. They also would perform a cover of the William Tell Overture.
"White Lightning" was on ATCO Records, a division of Atlantic Records.
Eventually, the band broke up due to musical differences, especially between Woodrich and Caplan.
1 Band members,
3 Band members' whereabouts as of 2010,
Tom "Zippy" Caplan (lead guitar),
Woody Woodrich (lead & bass guitars & vocals),
Ronn Roberts (lead guitar & bass, vocals),
Mick Stanhope (lead singer & drums),
Bernie Pershey (drums, marimba, xylophone),
Garr Johnson (drums),
Russ Paul (guitar),
Joey Boom Boom Winters (drums),
Peter Dean Korellis (guitar),
Ron Merchant (bass, keyboard),
Dan Burniece (drums, vocals),
Nickolas Jack Miller