The Purple Gang was formed in the San Fernando Valley, CA in 1965 maybe 1966. The band consisted of:
Harry Garfield - Keyboards and Stringed Instruments
Alan Wisdom - Guitars
Marty Tryon - Bass Guitar
Bob Korph - Vocals
Mark Langdon - Guitars
Cannot remember who the drummer was.
The band attended North Hollywood High and Grant High. Their first job was at a gas station in Van Nuys. They used to rehearse everyday on Vine Street above Barney Kessels Guitar Studio. Their first single would have been "Answer the Phone". The only record I believe they put out was an EP.