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Tool Local Crew T-Shirt
A local crew t-shirt for Tool’s 2007 tour. Tool is an American alternative rock and metal band who formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. Incorporating visual arts and long, complex releases, the band gained worldwide critical and commercial…

The Who Local Crew T-Shirt
A local crew t-shirt for the Who’s 2006-2007 tour. The Who is an English rock band that are considered to be one of the greatest musical influences in rock music of the 20th century. Formed in 1964, they have gone on to sell over 100 million albums…

Dorian Gray T-Shirt
A t-shirt for the band Dorian Gray. Named after Oscar Wilde’s philosophical novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian Gray was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1983. The original lineup consisted of Billy DenMead on lead vocals and guitar, Dave…

Screaming Iguanas of Love T-Shirt
A t-shirt for the band Screaming Iguanas of Love. Formed in Melbourne, Florida, in early 1987, the group consisted of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Gregory Reinel; drummer and background vocalist David Burley; and bassist and background vocalist…

Fern Park Station T-Shirt
A t-shirt for the music venue and bar, Fern Park Station. Also known as The Station at Fern Park, the bar was located at 140 Fernwood Boulevard in Casselberry. The former hard rock club with 1980s décor hosted local and national acts. While acting…

Secret Service T-Shirt
A t-shirt for the band Secret Service. Secret Service, which eventually changed its name to The Trial, was a hard rock band formed in Tampa Bay, Florida, in the 1980s. The lineup consisted of Steve Gruden on vocals and guitar, Rick Moran on guitar,…

Stiff Kitten T-Shirt
A t-shirt for the band Stiff Kitten. Originally called Bulz Eye, Stiff Kitten was formed in Orlando, Florida, around 1983. The group consisted of Deryle Hughes on lead vocals, slide guitar, and harmonica; Jamie Baker on bass and vocals; Gary Groves…

Barrage T-Shirt
A t-shirt for the band Barrage. Barrage was a hard rock band formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1988. The original lineup consisted of Jamie Barker on keyboard and background vocals, Jeffrey Alan Bonenfant on drums and percussion, Andy McKinney on bass…

Saints & Sinners Pub T-Shirt
A t-shirt for the bar/nightclub Saint & Sinners Pub. The pub is part of Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona Complex, which is an internationally recognized commercial and residential real estate complex in Ormond Beach, Florida. In addition to…

Oral History of Mick Dolan
An oral history interview of Mick Dolan, a radio personality, news and traffic reporter, voiceover actor, promotions director, talk show producer and social media blogger based in Central Florida. The interview was conducted by Geoffrey Cravero at…

Rovin' Flames with Tour Van
The Rovin' Flames, taken between September and December of 1966. The Rovin' Flames were formed in Tampa in 1965 by Paul Battle (rhythm guitar and vocals), Jimmy "Mouse" Morris (lead guitar), J. R. Maietta (bass) and Jerry Goff (drums). They recorded…

Pop Bands—The Rovin' Flames

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The Rovin' Flames, 1967
The Rovin' Flames, sitting and laying on a couch in the summer of 1967. The names of the members are written at the bottom of the photograph. In the back row, from left to right, are J. R. Maietta and Johnny Rogers, and in the front row, from left to…

The Rovin' Flames at a Soap Box Derby Parade
The Rovin' Flames performing live in the bed of a truck in Downtown Tampa, Florida, at the Soap Box Derby Parade on July 13, 1968. The names of the members are written at the bottom. From left to right, they are listed as Jerry Nickerson, J. R.…

The Rovin' Flames
The Rovin' Flames in the autumn of 1967. From left to right, the photograph features John DeLise, Johnny Rogers, Jimmy Morris, Eddie Taylor and J. R. Maietta.The Rovin' Flames were formed in Tampa in 1965 by Paul Battle (rhythm guitar and vocals),…

"How Many Times" by The Rovin' Flames
A 45 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "How Many Times," recorded by The Rovin' Flames for Decca Records in September of 1967. The song was written by John DeLise and Uncapher, produced by John Brumage, and published by Nozark Music Publishing…

"Bo Diddley" by The Rovin' Flames
A 45 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "Bo Diddley," recorded by The Rovin' Flames on Tampa Bay Records at H and H Productions in Tampa, Florida, in June of 1966. The record was produced by Phil Kempin and the song was written by Bo Diddley,…

Rovin' Flames at Safety Village, U.S.A.
The Rovin' Flames at the Safety Village, U.S.A. theme park in Tampa, Florida, in 1966. Safety Village, U.S.A. was the City of Tampa's 1965 Christmas gift to the children of the city. Located at 7550 North Boulevard, it was a child-size town located…

The Soul Trippers
The Soul Trippers, originally called The Outsiders, sometime between 1966 and 1967. Photographed, from left to right, is bassist Ronnie Elliot, drummer Spencer Hinkle, lead guitarist Buddy Richardson, vocalist John DeLise, and rhythm guitarist Ronnie…

The Soul Trippers Record
A record cover for The Soul Trippers, originally called The Outsiders, sometime between 1966 and 1967. Photographed, from left to right, is rhythm guitarist Ronnie Vaskovsky, drummer Spencer Hinkle, lead guitarist Buddy Richardson, bassist Ronnie…

The Outsiders
The Outsiders, later called The Soul Trippers, sometime between 1964 and 1966. The Outsiders formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1964, consisting of Hardy Dial on vocals, Buddy Richardson and Ronnie Vaskovsky on guitar, Ronnie Elliot on bass guitar, and…

The Arena Twins with Dave Archard
The Arena Twins with Dave Archard around 1958. Dave Archard became a Top 40 radio deejay at Tampa's WALT-AM 1110 in 1958 and moved to St. Petersburg's WTSP the next year, where he remained until 1963, when he moved to Miami's WFUN.Sammy and Andrew…

The Arena Twins
Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained audiences since the age of 14, when they first took the stage at…

Sammy Arena and Andrew "Andy" Arena
Seated is Sammy Arena, with Andy Arena standing to his sife. Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained…

The Arena Twins in Their Later Years
The Arena Twins in their later years. On the right is Sammy Arena and on the left is Andrew "Andy" Arena. Together, they performed as The Arena Twins and were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the…

The Arena Twins Performing Live
The Arena Twins performing live. Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained audiences since the age of 14,…

The Arena Twins Live with Bassist and Drummer
The Arena Twins performing live with a bassist and drummer. Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained…

"Oh, What a Shame" by The Arena Twins
Seven-inch 33 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "Oh, What a Shame," recorded by The Arena Twins, and arranged and conducted by Marty Manning. "Oh, What a Shame" is the B-side to the single, "Notify the F.B.I.," released in 1960 on Columbia…

"I'd Just As Soon Forget" by The Arena Twins
Seven-inch 45 RPM radio station copy of a vinyl record single of the song, "I'd Just As Soon Forget," recorded by The Arena Twins, and arranged and conducted by Marty Manning. "I'd Just As Soon Forget" is the B-side to the single, "Judy Says,"…

Boot
The band, Boot, in a photograph was taken during a photo shoot for the group's 1972 self-titled record. Drummer Jim O'Brock is wearing a boot. Recorded at James Brown's Starday/King Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, the record was produced by the…

BOOT Album Cover
The album cover for Boot's 1972 self-titled record. The album cover features a photograph of the four band members from the waist down, standing side by side. Drummer Jim O'Brock is wearing a boot. Recorded at James Brown's Starday/King Studio in…

Koco with New Members Robin Subicao and Anthony Barcelo
Koco, featuring, from left to right standing in the back row, David White, Terry Bollea, and Mark Keur. Robin Subicao and Anthony Barcelo sit on stools in front. Koco was the second of several bands that Terry Bollea, known commonly as the…

Koco with New Member Brad Prince
Koco, featuring, from left to right, Brad Prince, David White, Stephen Griggs, and Mark Keur. Koco was the second of several bands that Terry Bollea (1953-), known commonly as the professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan, performed with during the early to…

The Outlaws in the 2000s
The Outlaws sometime between 2005 and 2006. From left to right, the photograph features guitarist Chris Anderson, drummer Monte Yoho, guitarist Hughie Thomasson, drummer David Dix, and bassist Randy Threet.Formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1967 by…

Monte Yoho, Henry Paul, Billy Jones, and Hugh "Hughie" Edwards Thomasson, Jr. of The Outlaws
The Outlaws sometime between 1972 and 1977, featuring, from left to right, drummer Monte Yoho, an unidentified member (possibly bassist Frank O'Keefe), guitarist Henry Paul, guitarist/keyboardist Billy Jones, and guitarist Hughie Thomasson. Formed in…

Monte Yoho, Harvey Dalton Arnold, Hugh "Hughie" Edwards Thomasson, Jr., Billy Jones, and Henry Paul of The Outlaws
Two of John Gellman's classic 1 black and white photographs of The Outlaws, taken in late 1974 in a field outside Athens, Georgia, while the band was in town for a week playing a club called Between The Hedges. The first photograph features all five…

The Outlaws at the Winterland Ballroom, 1975
The Outlaws performing live at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California, on October 10, 1975. From left to right, the photograph features Harvey Dalton Arnold playing bass, and Hughie Thomasson, Billy Jones, and Henry Paul playing…

Hugh "Hughie" Edwards Thomasson, Jr., Monte Yoho, Frank O'Keefe, Herbie Pino, and Billy Jones of The Outlaws
The Outlaws sometime between 1969 and 1972. This photograph features, from left to right, guitarist Hughie Thomasson and drummer Monte Yoho in the back, as well as bassist/guitarist Frank O'Keefe, guitarist Herbie Pino, and guitarist/keyboardist…

Hugh "Hughie" Edwards Thomasson, Jr., Monte Yoho, and Billy Jones of The Outlaws
Autographed 1 color photograph of The Outlaws performing live. The photograph features, from left to right, guitarist Hughie Thomasson, drummer Monte Yoho, and guitarist/keyboardist Billy Jones. Although the photograph was taken of a much earlier…

Original Members of The Outlaws, 1967
The Outlaws, featuring the original five members in 1967. Formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1967 by guitarist and lead vocalist, Hugh "Hughie" Edward Thomasson, Jr., The Outlaws peaked in popularity in the mid-to-late 1970s, with hits such as "Green Grass…

Infinity's End Logo
Logo for the band, Infinity's End. Infinity's End was the first of several bands that Bollea, popularly known as Hulk Hogan, performed with during the late 1960s and early 1970s in Tampa, Florida. Bollea was in ninth grade when he formed the group,…

Infinity's End Live with Logo
Infinity's End performing live in 1970. The first photograph features all five members on stage. A March of Dimes sign hangs behind one of the two sets of drums. Terry Gene Bollea stands on the far right of the photograph, playing guitar. The second…

Infinity's End in Floral Pants Live
Color photograph of the band, Infinity's End, performing live in 1968 or 1969. The photograph features the bassist, lead vocalist and drummer. Infinity's End was the first of several bands that Bollea, popularly known as Hulk Hogan, performed with…

Infinity's End Performing Live, 1969
Infinity's End performing live on December 30, 1969. The first photograph was taken from the stage and it features the bassist playing guitar and singing into a microphone. The second photograph is a close up of the drummer surrounded by audience…

Infinity's End in Ascots
Infinity's End in 1969. The first photograph features Terry Gene Bollea in the center, and the second photograph shows Bollea on the bottom left.Infinity's End was the first of several bands that Bollea, popularly known as Hulk Hogan, performed with…

The Tempests at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, 2010
The Tempests performing live at the Firestone Grand Prix on March 29, 2010. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a Verizon IndyCar Series race and is located at 1 Beach Drive Southeast, 42, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The photograph, from…

Hey Gang! Big Dance at The Village
Flyer for a concert for the band, The Tempests on March 12, 1966. The dance was held at The Village, located at 3003 Cypress Street in Tampa, Florida. The Tempests were formed in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1963, when the members were just 12 and 13…

The Shangri-Las and The Tempests at Mason's Hall, March 26, 1966
Flyer for a concert for The Shangri-Las and The Tempests at Mason's Hall. The "Teen Seen," which was located on the West End Buffalo Avenue Bridge in Tampa, Florida, on March 26, 1966. The flyer features a photograph of The Shangri-Las, a New…

The Tempests at Surfer's Club, 1966
Color photograph of the band, The Tempests, performing live at Surfer's Club in 1966. Surfer's Club was a teenage nightclub in the 1960s, located at 14966 Gulf Boulevard, in Madeira Beach, Florida. The club, which opened in July 1964 and closed in…

The Tempests at The Joker's Club, 1964
The Tempests, featuring the band's original lineup performing live at The Joker's Club, located at 3615 37th Street North in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1964. The photograph, from left to right, features Tommy Angarano, Bobby Allen, Bill Hickman,…

The Tempests at the National Guard Armory, 1966
The Tempests performing live at the National Guard Armory, located at 3601 38th Avenue South in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1966. The first photograph, from left to right, features Roy Delese, Tommy Angarano, Mike Hammer, Buddy Peterson, Brad Myers…

Tropics Win International Prize

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International Battle of the Bands Official Certificate
International Battle of the Bands Official Certificate for The Tropics, a Tampa-based band. The certificate proclaims, "Be it known that the bearer of this certificate has actively participated in the 1966 International Battle of the Bands at…

World Teenage Show 1966 Top Champions
A newspaper photograph from The Tampa Times on January 4, 1968, describing a concert with the bands The Tropics and The Rascals. In this photograph, a large banner hangs from the upper level that reads, "WORLD TEENAGE SHOW 1966 TOP CHAMPIONS," and…

The Tropics 30 Year Reunion
The Tropics, a Tampa-based band, taken on May 7, 1999, for their 30 year reunion show at the Coliseum, located at 535 Fourth Avenue North in St. Petersburg, Florida. The show was a benefit for All Children's Hospital. The Tropics, also known as "The…

The Tropics with James Brown
The Tropics, a Tampa-based band, with legendary soul performer, James Brown, at a private sorority party in Tampa in 1966. The Tropics, also known as "The Bitchin' Red Band" when performing on the Pier in Cocoa Beach, were founded in 1964 in Tampa,…

The Tropics, 1965
The Tropics, a Tampa-based band, in 1965. The Tropics, also known as "The Bitchin' Red Band" when performing on the Pier in Cocoa Beach, were founded in 1964 in Tampa, Florida, consisting of Buddy Pendergrass on guitar and keyboard, Eric Turner on…

The Tropics in Plant City, 1966
The Tropics performing live at Planteen Recreation Center, located at 301 Dort Street in Plant City, Florida, in 1966. The Tropics, also known as "The Bitchin' Red Band" when performing on the Pier in Cocoa Beach, were founded in 1964 in Tampa,…

The Tropics in Ascots
The Tropics, a Tampa-based band, wearing ascots. In the back row from left to right is Eric Turner, Bobby Shea, and Buddy Pendergrass. In the front row from left to right is Mel Dryer and Charlie Souza.The Tropics, also known as "The Bitchin' Red…

The Tropics in Red Costumes
The Tropics, a Tampa-based band, wearing red and white costumes. From left to right is Bobby Shea, Mel Dryer, Buddy Pendergrass, Eric Turner, and Charlie Souza. The Tropics, also known as "The Bitchin' Red Band" when performing on the Pier in Cocoa…

The Tropics in Suits
The Tropics, a Tampa-based band, wearing pinstripe suits. From left to right is Buddy Pendergrass, Mel Dryer, Charlie Souza, Bobby Shea, and Eric Turner. The Tropics, also known as "The Bitchin' Red Band" when performing on the Pier in Cocoa Beach,…

White Witch Outdoors
Photograph of the band, White Witch, featuring its five members, including lead singer Ronald "Ronn" Goedert, guitarist Charles "Buddy" Richardson, keyboardist Hardin "Buddy" Pendergrass, bassist Loyall "Beau" Fisher, and drummer Robert "Bobby" Shea.…

White Witch on Stairs
Photograph of the band, White Witch, featuring its five members, including lead singer Ronald "Ronn" Goedert, guitarist Charles "Buddy" Richardson, keyboardist Hardin "Buddy" Pendergrass, bassist Loyall "Beau" Fisher, and drummer Robert "Bobby" Shea.…

White Witch Album Cover
Album cover for White Witch's 1972 self-titled debut. The color photograph features the five members of the band: lead singer Ronald "Ronn" Goedert, guitarist Charles "Buddy" Richardson, keyboardist Hardin "Buddy" Pendergrass, bassist Loyall "Beau"…

White Witch - Capricorn Records
Promotional photograph of the band, White Witch, featuring its five members, lead singer Ronald "Ronn" Goedert, guitarist Charles "Buddy" Richardson, keyboardist Hardin "Buddy" Pendergrass, bassist Loyall "Beau" Fisher, drummer Robert "Bobby" Shea,…

Buckwheat Business Card
Business card for the band, Buckwheat. The names of the band members appear at the top of the card, with "Buckwheat for live entertainment" printed in the center. The name Randy Stone and a phone number appear at the bottom. Known for their…

Dwight Saunders of Buckwheat
Black and white photographs of Dwight Saunders performing on bass guitar with the band, Buckwheat. Known for their spontaneous blues-based jams and the pyrotechnics of their guitarist, Danny Richard, Buckwheat was a three-piece high energy rock band…

Dwight Saunders Performing with Buckwheat
Black and white photographs of Dwight Saunders performing on bass guitar with the band, Buckwheat. Known for their spontaneous blues-based jams and the pyrotechnics of their guitarist, Danny Richard, Buckwheat was a three-piece high energy rock band…

Danny Richard and Dwight Saunders of Buckwheat
Danny Richard and Dwight Saunders of the band, Buckwheat. Known for their spontaneous blues-based jams and the pyrotechnics of Richard, Buckwheat was a three-piece high energy rock band that performed in the Tampa Bay area from the late 1960s through…

Danny Richard of Buckwheat
Black and white photographs of Danny Richard performing on electric guitar with the band, Buckwheat. Known for their spontaneous blues-based jams and the pyrotechnics of Richard, Buckwheat was a three-piece high energy rock band that performed in the…

Danny Richard Performing with Buckwheat
Black and white photographs of Danny Richard performing on electric guitar with the band, Buckwheat. Known for their spontaneous blues-based jams and the pyrotechnics of Richard, Buckwheat was a three-piece high energy rock band that performed in the…

Richard Radloff Performing with Buckwheat
Richard Radloff performing on drums with the band, Buckwheat. Known for their spontaneous blues-based jams and the pyrotechnics of their guitarist, Danny Richard, Buckwheat was a three-piece high energy rock band that performed in the Tampa Bay area…

Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Dickey Betts & Great Southern performing live at a private party of over 300 friends and family in the swamplands of Fruitville, Florida, on February 24, 2013. The first four photographs feature Betts on electric guitar and the fourth photograph…

funkUs at The Plaza Theater, 2013
funkUs, performing live at The Plaza Theater, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on January 16, 2013. The band was the opening act for Galactic, a jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana. The first photograph features Adam Freeman on…

funkUs at the 7th Annual Spring Jambando, 2012
funkUs performing live at the 7th Annual Spring Jambando at The Plaza Theater, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on April 28, 2012. The first photograph features Brian Burgess on bass guitar, and the second photograph features…

Gargamel! at the Philips-Osbourne Wedding, 2006
Gargamel! performing live at the wedding of Adam Phillips and Becky Osborne on October 29, 2006. Phillips is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and Osborne is a vocalist and washboard player, as well as a visual artist from Orlando, Florida. The…

Gargamel! at The Social, 2003
Gargamel! performing live at The Social, located at 54 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on July 31, 2003. The first photograph features, from left to right, Wayne Larsen on keyboards, Ryan Dailey on guitar, Chuck Ellis on vocals,…

Beeb$ and Her Money Makers at The Xfinity Center, 2014
Beeb$ and Her Money Makers performing live at Vans Warped Tour at The Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on July 13, 2014. From left to right, the photograph features saxophonist Eric Christian, an unidentified person dressed in a hot dog…

Beeb$ and Her Money Makers at The Beacham Theater, 2013
Beeb$ and Her Money Makers at the group's CD release party at The Beacham Theater in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on . The first two photographs feature kazoo player and vocalist Michelle Beebs and the third photographs shows bassist Levon White.Led by…

Beeb$ and Her Money Makers at Hard Rock Live Orlando, 2011
Beeb$ and Her Money Makers performing live at Hard Rock Live Orlando in Orlando, Florida, on April 1, 2011. The first photograph features bassist Levon White and kazoo player and vocalist Michelle Beebs and the second photographs shows saxophonist…

Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters at E.L.L.A. Music Fest, 2012
Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters performing live at E.L.L.A. Music Fest at H2O in Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2012. These photographs feature vocalist Kaleigh Baker of The Downgetters, an all-star band from Orlando, featuring Baker,…

Sunny Raskin at E.L.L.A. Music Fest, 2012
Sunny Raskin, also known as SUNNY, performing live at E.L.L.A. Fest at H2O Live!, located at 100 West Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2012. The E.L.L.A. Music Festival, which stands for Elevate.Listen.Love.Appreciate,…

Meka Nism at E.L.L.A. Music Fest, 2012
Meka, also known as Ms. Meka, performing live with Meka Nism at H2O Live!, located at 100 West Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2012. The E.L.L.A. Music Festival, which stands for Elevate.Listen.Love.Appreciate, was…

Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters at E.L.L.A. Music Fest, 2012
Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters performing live at E.L.L.A. Music Fest at H2O Live!, located at 100 West Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2012. This photograph features saxophonist/keyboardist Nathan Anderson and…

MILKA at E.L.L.A. Music Fest, 2012
Milkanette "Milka" Ramos performing live with MILKA at E.L.L.A. Music Fest at H2O Live!, located at 100 West Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2012. The E.L.L.A. Music Festival, which stands for…

Beeb$ and Her Money Makers at E.L.L.A. Music Fest, 2012
Michelle Beebs performing live with Beeb$ and Her Money Makers at E.L.L.A. Music Fest at H2O Live!, located at 100 West Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2012. The E.L.L.A. Music Festival, which stands for…

JunkieRush at the House of Blues Orlando, 2012
JunkieRush "In the Morning" performing live with Dominic Maresco of The Supervillain at JunkieRush's reunion show at House of Blues Orlando, located at 1490 East Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on August 8, 2012. The first photograph…

JunkieRush at The Social, 2007
JunkieRush at a sold-out show at The Social, located at 54 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando on July 30, 2007. This photograph features drummer Bobby Koelble.Formed in 2000 by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Bobby Koelble, who was also a member…

The Social, 2007
A crowd lined up down the street for a sold-out JunkieRush show at The Social, located at 54 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on July 30, 2007. The Social is an Indie music venue in Downtown Orlando that hosts international,…

JunkieRush at Will's Pub, 2003
JunkieRush performing live at Will's Pub in Orlando, Florida, on January 29, 2003. Thie first photograph features, from left to right, Aaron O'Riley on bass guitar, Bobby Koelble on electric guitar, Matt Hughen on drums, and Marc Clermont on…

Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters at  The Beacham Theater, 2012
Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters performing live at Ralphfest 2 at The Beacham Theater in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 24, 2012. The photograph features, from left to right, guitarist Brian Chodorcoff, drummer Mark Janssen, vocalist…

Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters at House of Blues Orlando, 2012
Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters performing live at House of Blues Orlando, located at 1490 East Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on August 25, 2012. This photograph features guitarist Brian Chodorcoff, vocalist Kaleigh Baker, bassist…

Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters at Orlando Calling, 2011
Kaleigh Baker and the Downgetters performing live at the Orlando Calling music festival at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, located at 1 Citrus Bowl Plaza in Orlando, Florida, on November 12, 2011. Orlando Calling was a two-day music festival that…

The Legendary JC's at Ralphfest 2
The Legendary JC's performing live at Ralphfest 2 at The Beacham Theater, located at 46 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 24, 2012. The Legendary JC’s, also known as The Joint Chiefs, are an R&B/soul/funk/blues band…

Kaleigh Baker and The Downgetters at Ralphfest 2
Kaleigh Baker and The Downgetters performing live at Ralphfest 2 at The Beacham Theater, located at 46 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 24, 2012. The Downgetters is an all-star band from Orlando, featuring, from left to…

Milkanette "Milka" Ramos at Ralphfest 2
Milkanette "Milka" Ramos performing live with the band, MILKA, at Ralphfest 2 at The Social, located at 54 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 24, 2012. MILKA is a rock band formed in Orlando, consisting of Ramos on guitar…

Ralphfest 2 at The Beacham
The Beacham Theater, located at 46 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, during Ralphfest 2. Ralphfest is an annual concert festival in Downtown Orlando, Florida, that celebrates the memory and musical influence of Ralph Ameduri, Jr.…

Ralphfest 2 Stage Times

1-page schedule

The Supervillains at the Beacham Theater, 2012
The Supervillains performing live at the Beacham Theater, located at 46 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 21, 2012. The first and second photographs feature, from left to right, drummer/vocalist Dominic Maresco and bassist…

The Supervillains at The Social, 2007
The Supervillains performing live at The Social, located at 54 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on July 20, 2007. The first photograph features, from left to right, Scott "Skart" Suldo on guitar, Dominic Maresco on drums, Jonathan…

Dublin Core

Title

Rock Collection

Alternative Title

Rock Collection

Subject

Music--United States
Rock music--United States
Lakeland (Fla.)
Maitland (Fla.)
Orlando (Fla.)

Description

Collection of digital images, documents, and other records depicting the history of rock music in Central Florida. Series descriptions are based on special topics, the majority of which students focused their metadata entries around.

Rock music is uniquely American, emerging in the late 1940s and 1950s, with the influence of African-American blues, jazz, boogie woogie, and gospel, mixed with predominantly white country and Western swing music. This hybrid genre helped define a generation, breaking down color barriers in the South by merging African musical traditions with European instrumentation. The popularization of rock music coincided with the African-American Civil Rights Movement, which sought to end racial segregation and discrimination in the South. The sudden interest of white teens in black “race music” provoked a backlash among traditionalists and Americans found themselves in the middle of a “culture war.” The counterculture youth of the 1950s and 1960s rejected many of the mainstream cultural standards of their parents’ generation, especially in regards to race.

During the First and Second Great Migration of the 20th century, African Americans and whites began living in closer proximity to one another, more so than ever before, resulting in both races emulating the other’s style in fashion, art, and music. Rock music influenced the language, attitudes, ideas, and trends of a generation. The genre continued to evolve, incorporating new elements with each subsequent decade. During the 1960s, the subgenres of folk rock, jazz rock, country rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, glam rock, and progressive rock emerged. Musicians in the 1970s and 1980s created punk rock, Southern rock, heavy metal, new wave, and alternative rock. By the 1990s, artist continued to expand the genre by creating rap rock, reggae rock, grunge, and indie rock.

Florida has been at the heart of rock music and the “culture war” since the 1950s. The recording industry was actively making rock records in Tampa during the 1960s and in Miami during the 1970s. Gram Parsons, a native of Winter Haven, is credited as the father of the country rock movement of the late 1960s, and Southern rock emerged from Jacksonville during the 1970s and 1980s, with bands such as the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Outlaws, and Molly Hatchet. These contributions played an integral part in the history of rock music.

Contributor

Knickerbocker, Carl
Wahl, Julie

Is Part Of

Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Bob Carr Theater, Orlando, Florida
Enzian Theater, Maitland, Florida
Great Southern Music Hall, Orlando, Florida
Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida
Orange County Civic Center, Orlando, Florida
Orlando-Seminole Jai Alai Fronton, Fern Park, Florida
Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura
Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

External Reference

Altschuler, Glenn C. All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Studwell, William E., and D. F. Lonergan. The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s. New York: Haworth Press, 1999.

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