The Other Half

The Other Half was an American garage-rock band responsible for the 1966 blues-rock classic “Mr. Pharmacist” and a 1968 self-titled album on Acta Records. Guitarist Randy Holden also played in Blue Cheer and made the 1970 album Population II.

Members: Jeff Nowlen (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Geoff Westen (guitar, vocals), Larry Brown (bass), Danny “Woody” Woods (drums, 1966-67), Randy Holden (guitar, vocals, 1966-68), Ron Saurman (drums, 1967-69)

The Other Half formed in 1966 in Los Angeles.


  • Mr. Pharmacist (EP, 1966)
  • The Other Half (1968)


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