Koco with New Member Brad Prince

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Title

Koco with New Member Brad Prince

Alternative Title

Koco with Prince

Subject

Hogan, Hulk, 1953-
Bollea, Terry Gene, 1953-
White, David
Tampa (Fla.)
Music--Florida
Rock music--United States

Description

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 mid-1970s in Tampa, Florida. Bollea, who played the bass guitar, left his band, Infinity's End, and formed the group, originally called Magic, with David White on the keyboards, Mark Keur playing the drums, and Stephen Griggs as guitar in 1973. After Koco, Bollea performed with the band Ruckus, before going on to a career in professional wrestling. Bollea was replaced with Brad Prince and eventually Pete McKay. The band changed their name to Freebird, but when Lynyrd Skynyrd released a hit song of the same name, they changed the name one last time to Firebird. The group attributed their disbanding in 1976 to the rising popularity of disco music.

Source

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

Date Created

ca. 1973-1976

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph. http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/resources/koco.jpg.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

87 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Tampa, 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

Hogan, Hulk, and Mark Dagostino. My Life Outside the Ring. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Hogan, Hulk, and Michael Jan Friedman. Hollywood Hulk Hogan. New York: Pocket Books, 2002.
"Koco." http://www.tampabaymusichistory.com/koco.php.

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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