The Tempests at The Joker's Club, 1964

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The Tempests at The Joker's Club, 1964

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Tempests at Joker's Club


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


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, Charlie Bailey, and Doug Palmer.

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.


Original black and white photograph, 1964: Profiles: Bands & Artists, Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society.

Date Created

ca. 1964

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Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

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




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The Joker's Club, St. Petersburg, Florida

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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.


Cravero, Geoffrey

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"The Tropics."

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