Fear Itself Biography (Wikipedia)
Fear Itself was a short-lived psychedelic blues-rock band formed by Ellen McIlwaine in the late 1960s in Atlanta, Georgia. The band featured McIlwaine on lead vocals and playing harmonica, rhythm guitar and organ. Chris Zaloom played lead guitar, and Bill McCord was on drums. Steve Cook played bass guitar and was the bassist on the band's one album, the self-titled Fear Itself. However, Cook left, and was replaced by Paul Album on bass.
The group performed at Woodstock Sound-Outs mini-festival in 1968, and eventually separated after Album was killed by a drunk driver. McIlwaine later moved to Canada and started a solo career.
The band's album was released in 1969 on vinyl by Dot Records, and it was re-released on CD in 2006 by World IN Sound.