The Tempests at the National Guard Armory, 1966

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Title

The Tempests at the National Guard Armory, 1966

Alternative Title

Tempests at National Guard Armory

Subject

St. Petersburg (Fla.)
Music--Florida
Tempests (Musical group)
Rock music--United States
Pop music
Blues (Music)--Florida
Soul music--United States
Musicians--Southern States

Description

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 and Charlie Bailey. The second, third and fourth feature all but Bailey in the same order.

The Tempests were formed in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1963, when the members were just 12 and 13 years old. The original members included Doug Palmer (rhythm guitar), Bobby Allen (drums), Bill Hickman (bass guitar), Tommy Angarano (vocals), and Charlie Bailey (lead guitar). Hickman was later replaced with Buddy Peterson and Palmer was replaced with Mike Hammer, enhancing the group's ability to play songs with harmony. Due to the popularity of The Beatles, harmony-driven bands dominated the radio. The new additions proved a success, as the group won the Battle of the Bands at the Electric Zoo and recorded their first record, "I Want You Only," with "I Want You to Know" as the B-side. Allen was later replaced with Brad Myers on drums, and Bailey with Roy Delese on keyboard. The band opened for many national groups, such as The Dave Clark Five, The Shangri-Las, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Tommy James and the Shondells, Blues Magoos, The Doors, The McCoys, the Mindbenders, The Allman Brothers Band, and Three Dog Night.

Source

Original black and white photographs, 1966: Profiles: Bands & Artists, Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society.

Date Created

ca. 1966

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of four original black and white photograph. http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/resources/National%20Guard%20Armory%20-%201966.jpg.
Digital reproduction of four original black and white photograph. http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/resources/National%20Guard%20Armory%20-%201966b.jpg.
Digital reproduction of four original black and white photograph. http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/resources/National%20Guard%20Armory%20-%201966c.jpg.
Digital reproduction of four original black and white photograph. http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/resources/National%20Guard%20Armory%20-%201966d.jpg.

Is Part Of

Profiles: Bands & Artists, Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society.
Rock Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

199 KB
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Medium

4 black and white photographs

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

National Guard Armory, St. Petersburg, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Provenance

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

"The Tropics." TampaBayMusicHistory.com. http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/the-tropics.php.

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Original Format

4 black and white photographs

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