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Bob Seger System Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring the Bob Seger System at the Orlando Sports Stadium, which was also known as the Eddie Graham Sports Complex. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bob Seger is an American rock musician from Michigan who…

Cactus, Bloodrock, Potliquor, Dr. John, and Heaven Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Cactus, Bloodrock, Potliquor, Dr. John (b. 1940), and Heaven at the Tangerine Bowl, located at 1610 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on April 1, 1972. The ticket was $4 and the show began at 1…

Jethro Tull Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Jethro Tull at the Orlando Sports Stadium, which was also known as the Eddie Graham Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Jethro Tull was a British progressive rock group that was active from 1967 to 2001 and led…

Leo Kottke Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for concert featuring Leo Kottke (b. 1945) at the Great Southern Music Hall, located at 46 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on August 16, 1979. The ticket was $6.50 and the show began at 8 p.m. Leo Kottke is an…

Edgar Winter Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Edgar Winter (b. 1946) at the Orlando Sports Stadium, which was also known as the Eddie Graham Sports Complex. Edgar Winter is multi-instrumentalist American musician whose music encompasses many genres,…

Philip Glass Ensemble Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring The Philip Glass Ensemble at the Enzian Theater, located at 1300 South Orlando Avenue in Maitland, Florida, on April 10, 1985. Ticket prices were $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The Philip Glass Ensemble was…

Rolling Stones Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring The Rolling Stones at the Tangerine Bowl, located at 1610 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on October 25, 1981. The ticket was $15.60, including tax, and the show began at noon, with the doors…

Steppenwolf Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Steppenwolf at the Orlando Sports Stadium, which was also known as the Eddie Graham Sports Complex. Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that enjoyed worldwide success in the late 1960s and early 1970s,…

The Who Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring The Who at the Tangerine Bowl, located at 1610 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, on November 27, 1982. The ticket was $15.75, including tax, and the show began at 3 p.m., with the gates opening at…

An Estimated 46,000 Fans Crowded into the Tangerine Bowl Sunday to Hear The Eagles and Other Rock Groups; There Were No Major Problems
Two newspaper clippings of Rock Super Bowl II, featuring the Eagles, Jimmy Buffett (b. 1946) & the Coral Reefer Band, Hall & Oates, and Andrew Gold (1951-2011), at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The clippings were published in The…

The Eagles Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for Rock Super Bowl II, featuring the Eagles, Jimmy  (b. 1946) & the Coral Reefer Band, Hall & Oates, and Andrew Gold (1951-2011), at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The concert took place on July 3, 1977, and was…

Bryan Adams Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Bryan Adams (b. 1959) at the Orange County Civic Center on May 25, 1985, at 8 p.m. The ticket price was $13.50, including tax. The concert was presented by Beaver Productions and the Beach Club. The Orange…

Kenny G Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Kenny G (b. 1956) at the Bob Carr Theater on November 23, 1987, at 8 p.m. The ticket price was $17.50, including tax, and the concert was presented by Fantasma and Villa Nova. The Bob Carr Theater has been a…

Jimmy Buffett and Steve Miller Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for Rock Super Bowl V, featuring Jimmy Buffett (b. 1946) and The Coral Reefer Band, The Steve Miller Band, The Little River Band, Randy Meisner (b. 1946), and South Paw, at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The concert took place…

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for Rock Super Bowl V, featuring Jimmy Buffett (b. 1946) and The Coral Reefer Band, The Steve Miller Band, The Little River Band, Randy Meisner (b. 1946), and South Paw, at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The concert took place…

The Outlaws Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring The Outlaws at the Orlando Sports Stadium, which was also known as the Eddie Graham Sports Complex. The Outlaws is a rock and country band from Tampa, Florida, that had two hits in 1975 with their songs "Green…

Peter Frampton Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for Rock Super Bowl III, featuring Peter Frampton (b. 1950), Kansas, The J. Geils Band, and Rick Derringer (b. 1947), at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The concert took place on September 4, 1977, and was presented by the Beach…

Nazareth Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Nazareth at Orlando Seminole Jai-Alai Fonton in Fern Park, Florida. The opening bands were Mahogany Rush and Sammy Hagar (b. 1947). The concert took place on February 24, 1978, and was presented by Albert…

Steppenwolf Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Steppenwolf at the Orlando Sports Stadium, which was also known as the Eddie Graham Sports Complex. The concert took place on New Year's Eve in 1977. The show was presented by TMT Productions and BJ Booking…

Flipping Out at Superbowl V
A newspaper clipping for Rock Super Bowl V, featuring Jimmy Buffett (b. 1946) & The Coral Reefer Band, The Steve Miller Band, The Little River Band, Randy Meisner (b. 1946), and South Paw, at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The concert…

Nazareth Tops Bill
A newspaper clipping about a concert featuring Nazareth with Mahogany Rush and Sammy Hagar (b. 1947) at the Orlando-Seminole Jai Alai Fronton in Fern Park, Florida. The concert took place on February 24, 1978, and was presented by Albert Promotions…

Frampton
A newspaper article about Rock Super Bowl III, featuring Peter Frampton (b. 1950), Kansas, The J. Geils Band, and Rick Derringer (b. 1947) at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The concert took place on September 4, 1977, and was presented by…

Kansas to Play Sunday
A newspaper article about Rock Super Bowl III, featuring Peter Frampton (b. 1950), Kansas, The J. Geils Band, and Rick Derringer (b. 1947) at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The concert took place on September 4, 1977, and was presented by…

Next Sunday
A newspaper clipping about Rock Super Bowl III, featuring Peter Frampton (b. 1950), Kansas, The J. Geils Band, and Rick Derringer (b. 1947) at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The concert took place on September 4, 1977, and was presented by…

Mahogany Rush Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Mahogany Rush at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida. The concert took place on April 20, 1980, at 7 p.m. and was presented by Cellar Door Concerts. The ticket price was $6.50, including tax. The…

Head East Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Head East at the Great Southern Music Hall, located at 46 North Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. The concert took place on February 10, 1979, at midnight. The ticket price was $6.50 for general admission,…

Rick Derringer Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Rick Derringer (b. 1947) at the Great Southern Music Hall, located at 46 North Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on August 19, 1978. The show began at 11 p.m.The Great Southern Music Hall, which changed its…

Atlanta Rhythm Section Ticket Stub
A ticket stub for a concert featuring Atlanta Rhythm Section at the Orlando Sports Stadium, which was also known as the Eddie Graham Sports Complex. The concert took place on February 23, 1979. The show was presented by Zeta 7 and produced by Bishop…

One of Central Florida's most unique and talented drummers/percussionists, Enmanuel Chacin, shares his thoughts on what he considers to be the blueprint of life: music. Chacin, who is blind, grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, where he claims the culture…

After performing for years as the "Piano Man" on numerous cruise ships, Ted White grew tired of travel and built a unique musical contraption. Since then, Ted performs regularly on the beach on his bicycle/keyboard that he built to resemble a grand…

Members of the Orlando-based heavy metal band, ATLAS, discuss how their genre makes up for the fact that heavy metal is not mainstream with a dedicated fan base. WUCF-TV is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television station serving the Central…

Violectric is an Orlando-based band that combines the classical sound of violins, violas, and stringed instruments with the energy and irreverence of rock music. In addition to performing, members of the groups teach music to eager students.WUCF-TV…

Crowd for the Rolling Stones at Rock Superbowl XII
The crowd at Rock Superbowl XII featuring the Rolling Stones at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on October 25, 1981. The ticket price was $15.60, including tax, and the show began at noon, with the doors opening at 9 am. The opening act was…

Mark Samansky
Mark Samansky, a popular radio personality, a pioneering DJ, and one of the earliest "shock jocks" in Orlando, Florida. He was half of the iconic “Baxter and Mark Show," which aired from 5:30 am to 10:00 am weekdays on 100.3 WDIZ-FM, from 1983 to…

Alan Baxter and Mick Dolan
Alan Baxter, an unidentified man, and radio personality, radio personality Mick Dolan, on May 5, 2012, at the Shovelhead Lounge in Longwood, Florida. The three men are wearing black t-shirts with a photograph of Mark Samansky and the caption, "CINCO…

Mick Dolan's Ticket Stub and Press Pass Collection
A collection of ticket stubs and press passes from Orlando radio personality, Mick Dolan. The items are collectively mounted and framed, along with several guitar picks, business cards and stickers. Some of the ticket stubs include Twisted Sister at…

The Supervillains at the House of Blues Orlando, 2002
The Supervillains performing live at the House of Blues Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on December 20, 2002. The first photograph features, from left to right, Jonathan "Smally" Cestero on saxophone, Andrew Neil Estes on trombone, Scott Suldo…

The Supervillains' Bass Drum
A bass drum used by Dominic Maresco of The Supervillains. The photograph was taken on March 14, 2003, when the band performed at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida. The Supervillains were formed in 1998 by drummer/vocalist Dominic Maresco and…

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…

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…

Ralphfest 2 Stage Times

1-page schedule

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.…

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…

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…

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 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…

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  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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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 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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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 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 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.…

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,…

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 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 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, 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 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 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…

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…

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…

Tropics Win International Prize

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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…

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 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 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…

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 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…

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…

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 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 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 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,…

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…

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…

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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