The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

American musical group

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (The WCPAEB) was an American psychedelic rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965 and active until 1970. The original lineup included Bob Markley, Michael Lloyd, John Ware, and brothers Shaun and Danny Harris. The group recorded five studio albums, including one under the name, Markley, A Group. Their style has been described as one of the “ more offbeat acts to emerge during the psychedelic era”.[1]

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresPsychedelic rock, folk rock
Years active1965–1970
LabelsFiFo, Reprise, Amos, Forward
Past member(s)Bob Markley
Michael Lloyd
Shaun Harris
Danny Harris
Jim Ware
Ron Morgan

In Los Angeles, during the group’s early years, they were known for their elaborate psychedelic light shows which accompanied their live performances. The WCPAEB first recorded on the small FiFo record label the album Volume One in 1966. They recorded three albums on the larger Reprise label between 1967 and 1968. A Child’s Guide to Good and Evil is generally considered their best work, but the band’s commercial success was limited. After 1967, the WCPAEB was strictly a studio band. Two albums, Where’s My Daddy? and Markley, A Group, were released on independent record labels before the group broke up in 1970.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Deming, Mark. "The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band — Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  2. Forster, Tim. "The Legend of: The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band". Archived from the original on 2015-03-20. Retrieved February 5, 2020.