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Gainesville's Good Old Days of Radio, Rock n Roll & Entertainment

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by HallGator, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    there was an acoustic band led by David Russell that I liked a lot. Chautauqua, maybe? Did a great version of 'The day that hell broke loose just north of Marietta all along the Kennesaw line ..."
     
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    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    MUSIC VENUES IN GAINESVILLE
    By Marty Jourard

    Here is a listing of most of the venues where live music of the sort discussed was presented in Gainesville up through 1976 and beyond.

    Lots of live music in Gatortown!

    Link: Gainesville Rock History

     
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  4. anstro76

    anstro76 GC Hall of Fame

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    Baby Maya from Saturday Night Live fame.
     
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  5. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot VIP Member

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    Haven't been posting on this forum too long, eh? :p

    Did you know Marty Jourard wrote a book about that era?

    Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town Hardcover – April 26, 2016

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    “From Stephen Stills to the Certain Amount, from Leadon and Felder to Sister Hazel, from hootenannies to the Heartbreakers to everyone in between, this is the story of a place called Gainesville and its ever-enduring songs of the South.” ―Jeff Lemlich, author of Savage Lost: Florida Garage Bands; The ’60s and Beyond

    When the Beatles launched into fame in 1963, they inspired a generation to pick up an instrument and start a band. Rock and roll took the world by storm, but one small town in particular seemed to pump out prominent musicians and popular bands at factory pace.

    Many American college towns have their own story to tell when it comes to their rock and roll roots, but the story of Gainesville, Florida, is unique: dozens of resident musicians launched into national prominence, eight inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a steady stream of major acts rolled through on a regular basis. From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Stephen Stills and the Eagles’ Don Felder and Bernie Leadon, Gainesville cultivated some of the most celebrated musicians and songwriters of the time.

    Marty Jourard―a member of the chart-topping band the Motels―delves into the individual stories of the musicians, businesses, and promoters that helped foster innovative, professional music and a vibrant creative atmosphere during the mid-sixties and seventies. The laid-back southern town was also host to a clash of cultures. It was home to intellectuals and rednecks, liberals and conservatives, racists and civil rights activists, farmers, businessmen, students, and hippies. Although sometimes violent and chaotic, these diverse forces brought wild rock and roll energy to the music scene and nourished it with an abundance of musical fare that included folk, gospel, soul, country, blues, and Top Forty hits. Gainesville musicians developed a sound all their own and a music scene that, decades later, is still launching musicians to the top of the charts.

     
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  6. mulegator

    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    Yep. First page of this thread.
    Thanks Lacuna.
    This particular link, to this collection, is new (to me).
    Just sharin the love Mz Lady! :cool:
    You sayin I'm a big dummy? :p
     
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  7. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot VIP Member

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    Not at all. Trucker had mentioned the Facebook group and Jourard's book awhile back, so I knew it had been a topic of discussion in a previous thread. There are several Gainesville memory type threads in the Pub back pages. Even a few in Too Hot and the Den, too. I enjoy reading and posting in them when I have something worth contributing. Keep Rockin'!
     
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  8. mulegator

    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    Maybe post those links in this thread ??
     
  9. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    Heck, I can scroll slowly from the first post to the latest and by the time I get to the end I'm thinking everything is new anyway. :D:D:D
     
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  10. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    good to hear, thought it was just me, must be a virus that crept in when Solari messed with the site's back end.............
     
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    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot VIP Member

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    malscott Premium Member

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    MULE:

    You really got to hang with some cool musicians when you were in Radio. While they didn't pay much at least the fringe benefits were decent. The Pipeline didn't offer us the opportunity to hang with the stars quite as much. But we had freedom with our song lists. Actually, I don't think we had a rotation. Each DJ played his own stuff...

    For a little college town Hogtown really had and still has some good stuff going for it.
     
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  13. mulegator

    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    We both had some great times didn't we Mal?
    I marvel at the concerts you went to.
    Gainesville listeners had two awesome radio stations to listen to.
    And the clubs, bands, concerts and the whole entertainment and culture scene -- Wowsa Wowsa!
     
  14. anstro76

    anstro76 GC Hall of Fame

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    Man, so many of today's youth will never understand the pure bliss of hearing the opening chords of the song you called and requested hit the air!
     
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  15. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    The band was Brouhaha. I reached out to David and got this response:

    Link: David Russell
     
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    ArtVandelay GC Hall of Fame

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    Any SpiderMonkey fans? They are coming back for 1 night at the Isles in SC.

    Link: Spider Monkey – Gamma Ray Records

    They were my favorite band when I was there. Unbelievable stage presence. Music was pretty good too.
     
  17. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    That's great river. If you talk to him again tell him he doesn't have to be a Gator fan (but it helps) if he wants to join up and join in the discussion.
     
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  18. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator All Along The Watchtower Moderator VIP Member

    Hall, Are you sure you weren;t doing my 15 minute thinking excersize? :D:D:cool:
     
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    Link to CD from a recent Gville band

     
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    malscott Premium Member

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    Phil:
    That's some decent music there. Smooth...nice feel. I wonder who the musicians are? Curious where they recorded the tracks too.

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