While I don't remember all their names, there is Bloodrock from the '70s; all from FW. Lee Pickens was one of the band, and a Rutledge I think. They toured a lot with Grand Funk (for anyone too young to remember all of that). Saw them 2 or 3 times at the Convention Center.
Bloodrock was probably the second most high-profile, probably most talented, rock band ever from Fort Worth. Lee Pickens was original guitar, Jim Rutledge vocals, the other band mates were Ed Grundy-bass/vocals, Stevie Hill-Keyboards/vocals, Nick Taylor-singer/guitarist, and Rick Cobb-Drums. Nitzinger wrote a lot of their songs, Terry Knight, producer for Frand Funk produced them as well, and Southwest-High's own Hamm Brothers were part of the band in later years. Steve Taylor sat in on a reunion concert in 2005 at the Ridglea. I remember in the early 1970's I wanted to go hang out in Trinity Park on Sundays but the folks were on to it and the bike tires were always flat and no pump in sight.
RUMOR says there may be a new studio album...
I thought (Still do) that Bloodrock was one of the best rock bands of the 70s. From anywhere.
I just gave away about 200 albums, rather than sell them for 40 bucks at a record store. I just kept one. Yep. Bloodrock 2. I saw Bloodrock at the Dallas Convention Center in early 1971.
I really don't listen to old music any more as I like the new music better. (Edge all the way) 102.1, but I still love Bloodrock. And I did not even know they were local until a Star Telegram article 6 years ago or so. One of the band members was selling Fords in Burleson. I wanted to get his autograph on my lone album.
As I ramble, I do have two 8 tracks. "Best of the Beatles". Both autographed by Ringo Star from when I took him on a tour of my Aircraft Carrier on July 4, 1976. I got 4 autographs from him. He was drinking booze from his Marilyn Monroe jacket. I should have stopped him. Was getting nervous.