Case of E. T. Hooley

Cleveland, 1967-74

The Case of E.T. Hooley played loud psychedelic laced blues rock in the manner of Cream and Jimi Hendrix. At their peak they were one of the biggest bands in town and had a large following. The original band included bassist Dale Peters who joined the James Gang just before they hit it big. Guitarist Richard Shack also played in the James Gang albeit much later. Other members included former Missing Lynx guitarist Donnie Baker and singer Chip Fitzgerald.

The band was apparently close to a record deal but ended up never releasing a record. In their later incarnation it's believed they were known as E. T. Hooley. Chip Fitzgerald was the only original member to last throughout the band's tenure. Later guitarist Todd Sharp joined Hall and Oates touring band in the '80s.