Doug Jerebine Profile

aka Jesse Harper
Keith Newman
20 May 2015

In London in the late 1960s a mysterious multi-talented musician known as Jesse Harper was hovering on the verge of stardom with a unique guitar style that had him sought after by two major record labels.

After becoming disillusioned with the music industry, he opted for a more spiritual path in India where he donned the saffron robes of a monk and disappeared from public life for over 30 years.

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Doug Jerebine plays the Rudra Veena
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A 1967 line-up of The Brew. Main picture Doug Jerebine. Right, top to bottom, Bob Gillett, Ian Thomson, Harvey Mann, Tommy Ferguson.
Photo credit: Ian Thomson collection
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The Keil Isles, mid 1960s - front: Jimmie Sloggett, Herma Keil, Dave Williamson, centre: Brian Henderson, George Barna, Doug Jerebine, back: John Blake
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Doug Jerebine in 2010
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Doug Jerebine at Auckland's Kings Arms, 14 March 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Jonathan Ganley
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Doug Jerebine (second left) as a member of The World Band before heading to Amsterdam in the early-1970s
Photo credit: Gerban Cath collection
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The Brew: Doug Jerebine, Bob Gillett, Tommy Ferguson, Yuk Harrison and Trix Willoughby
Photo credit: Phil Warren Collection
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Doug Jerebine picking the strings in Dargaville as a teenager in The Spotlites with Mike Perjanik on piano
Photo credit: Annabelle Tunnicliffe archives
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A later line-up of The Brew - Bob Gillett, Harvey Mann, Archie Bowie and Doug Jerebine
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Doug Jerebine in London, 1969
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Doug Jerebine in Indiain 1968 with Raman Bhai Chhibba
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The 2012 album Doug Jerebine is Jesse Harper. Released on the US Drag City label, it consisted of tracks from 1969 that had never seen official release before.
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Doug Jerebine the Dargaville teenage guitar prodigy in the 1950s
Photo credit: Annabelle Tunnicliffe archives
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Maharaj (aka Doug Jerebine) captured on Waiheke Island in 2003 during a brief visit
Photo credit: Photo by Keith Newman
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