MEMBERS

This section shows a list of former members of The Institution. 

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co-founder and special effects guitar

Rubin was active from the founding of the band in 1965 until the fall of 1967, and joined the band for occasional gigs in the summers of 1968 and 1969.

co-founder and lead guitar

Coopersmith was active from the founding of the band in 1965 and throughout much of its existence.

co-founder, guitar, and vocals

Duff was active from the founding of the band in 1965 and throughout its existence.

co-founder and lead singer

Lester was active from the founding of the band in 1965 and throughout most of its existence. Rich died in 1996 at the age of 47.

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Other Members:

Glenn Horowitz, drums
 
Jack Whelan, drums
 
Steve Wryzinski, bass guitar
 
Alan Eric "Ricky" Rackin, bass guitar     (of Richard & the Young Lions fame; deceased)

Jeffrey Knapp, poetry  (deceased)

Pat Moast, bass guitar
 
Jean-Paul LaMond, drums
 
Russ Frame, keyboards
 
Janette Greene, keyboards
 
Benjie Williams, keyboards
 
Joey Kramer, drums                                  (soon after to be with Aerosmith)

Jan Criss, bass guitar  (deceased)