Features: 60s Garage Bands: Where Are They Now?


 Where Are They Now?
Members of 60s era, North Polk County Garage Bands

*STILL PLAY?
P=Pro
S=Semi-pro
H=Hobbiest
N=No

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Name
Band(s) Inst. Today
*Still Play?
Jimmy David Allen Pacers
Guitar
Currently: Manager, Sunstate International Truck
Lives in Auburndale, FL
N
Kenneth Ashburn Big John's Untouchables
Vocalist
Currently: Retired
Lives in Tallahassee, FL
H
John Bailey
see "John Bailey Keramidas"
 
Chuck Best The Showmen
(Rocking Roadrunners)
Keyboards
Deceased
Steve Birthisel
Drums
Currently: Musician  
Lives in Oviedo, Florida
P
Randy Boyte
Keyboards
Deceased
Bobby Braddock
Big John's Untouchables, Starfires, Dynamics
Piano
Currently: Songwriter/Producer/Author
Lives in Nashville, TN
P
Lamar Braxton
Drums
Currently: Business owner
Lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida & Abaco, Bahamas ..
 N  
Charlie (Chuck) Brown
Guitar, Keyboards
Currently: Florida Circuit Court Judge
Lives in Auburndale, FL
Rick Burnett
United Sounds, Raintree County
Drums
Lives in Macon, GA area
P
Roy Burns
Trumpet
Have any current info??
  Let us know...
 
Buddy Canova
Saxophone, Keyboards
Currently: Entertainer
Lives in Auburndale, FL
P
Jim Carlton
Legends, Spades, Purple Underground
Bass,
Guitar
Currently: Entertainer
Lives in Mt. Dora, FL
P
Ronnie Carter
Bass
Deceased 
Carl Chambers
Guitar
Currently: Entertainer, songwriter
Lives in Auburndale, FL
P
Billy Chambers
Vocalist
Deceased 
Gerald (Jesse) Chambers
Bass
Currently: Salesman/Tenneco Paper
Lives in Lakeland, FL
Don Chambliss
Nation Rocking Shadows
Guitar
Currently: Electrical Contractor
Lives in Eustis, FL
H
Jim Childs
Terry and The Showmen, Chevelles
Guitar

Retired Engineer
Lives in Winter Haven, FL

H
Marvin Clevenger
Pacers, Legends
Bass,
Guitar
Lives in Sevierville,Tn
H
Jon Corneal
Drums,
Guitar
Currently: Entertainer
Lives in Auburndale, FL
P
Terry Cox
We The People
(68-70)
Drums
Have any current info??
  Let us know...
?  
Harvey (Bill) Criswell
Guitar
Currently a Chief Operating Officer
Lives in Tampa, FL
N  
Bobby Drawdy
The Calhoun Bros. Ferlin Husky
Guitar, Songwriter
Deceased
Les Dudek
Stepping Stones, United Sounds
Guitar
Currently: Entertainer/songwriter
Lives in Auburndale, FL
P
David Duff
Bass
Lives in Winter Park, FL area
 ? 
Doug English
Drums
Lives in Lakeland, FL
H
Frankie Everett
Flaming Danger Bros
Lead Vocals / Bass
Currently Self-Employed
Lives in Lakeland, FL
H
Don Flenke
Saxophone
Lives in Auburndale, FL
 H 
David Friedman
Nation Rocking Shadows - '64
Drums
Currently: Dentist
Lives in Dade City, FL
H
Lee Furgeson
We The People
(66-68)
Drums
Deceased
Art Furnari
Guitar, Vocals
Lives in Winter Haven, FL
H
Ric Furnari
Infernos,
Elegants
Drums, Sax
Deceased
Charles Gibbs
John Bailey Group
Drums
Currently lives in Lakeland, FL
N
Gayland "Gil" Gilbert
Guitar
Currently works in computer services
Lives in Bedford, TX
H
Randy Green
Piano
 Deceased
Joey Godfrey
Esquires
Drums
Currently retired and living in Tallahassee, FL. (Drummer For hire, will work cheap)
H
Chris Gross
Apple Savage, Sleeper
Drums
Currently in Television & Music
Lives in Burbank, CA
S
Aaron Hancock
Guitar
Deceased
Donnie "Dumptruck" Hanna
Power
Guitar
Currently an agricultural consultant
Lives in Panama
H
Ronnie Harrell
Vocalist,
Bass
Currently: Chiropractor/Entertainer
Lives in Winter Haven, FL
S
Curtis Harris
John Bailey Group
Bass, Guitar
Currently with Dept of Transportation and a studio owner -- Lives in Chiefland, FL
P
Gary Henderson
Trumpet
Currently: Outdoor Writer and Flyfisherman
Lives in Deltona, FL
 N  
Larry Howard
United Sounds, Ron & the Starfires
Guitar,
Trombone
Currently: Entertainer
Lives in Macon, Georgia area
P
Milton Howard
Mom's Apple Pie
Organ & Piano Lives in Avon Park, FL
H
Larry Hunt
Nation Rocking Shadows, Cinnamon
Drums
Lives in Olive Branch, MS
H
Henry Jackson
Paradise Lost
Organ, Vocals
Lives in Lake Wales
S
John Bailey Keramidas
The Back Page,
Purple Underground,
John Bailey Group
Guitar
Currently: Electronic Sales
Lives in Nashville, TN
H
Allen Keefer
Drums
Lives in Central Florida
H
T.J. Kenyon
Mom's Apple Pie
Bass
Lives in Avon Park, FL
S
Morris Kirk
The Enticers
Guitar
Deceased
Halsey LaFrandre
Spades, Purple Underground
Drums
Lives in Auburndale, FL
S
Jon LaFrandre
Spades, Purple Underground
Keyboards
Lives in Winter Haven, FL
S
Kent LaVoie
Rumors, Legends
Vocalist,
Guitar
Currently: Entertainer (retired)
Lives in Southwest Florida
P
Grant LaCerte
Blazers, Rumors
Trumpet
Deceased
Ray Lee
Drums
Deceased
David Lemons
Drums
Currently: Airline Pilot
Lives in Key West, FL
 ?
Jay Lock
Mom's Apple Pie, Paradise Lost
Guitar
Lives in Mount Dora, FL
H
Rob Mansfield
Bass
Lives in Davis, CA
?
Pat McCarthy
Century's End
Vocalist
Currently: Self Employed
Lives in Lake Alfred, FL
H
Graham McKeel Echos Drums Currently: Stockbroker
Lives in Tampa, FL
N
Willie Metts
Vocalist
Deceased
Ronnie Mills Blazers Guitar/vocals   Have any current info??
  Let us know...
?
Jerry Mincey
Guitar
Currently:Citrus Industry/Entertainer
Lives in Winter Haven, FL
S
John Morey
Keyboards
Currently: Minister
Lives in Central Florida
 
Tom Nay
Purple Underground
Vocalist
Currently: Real Estate
Lives in Nokomis, Florida
S
Buddy Owen
Vocalist
Currently: Musician
Forest Knolls, California
P
Terry Orwick
Big Dave & the Come Ons
Drums
Currently: Scenic Artist
Lives in Apopka, FL
S
Gram Parsons
Pacers, Legends
Vocalist,
Guitar
Deceased
Tommy Patton
Drums
Current occupation unknown
Lives in Jacksonville, FL
?  
Jim Phillips
Jackson Investment Co.
Drums
Currently: Freelance Photojournalist
Lives in Tampa, FL
H
Jack Pilkington
Saxophone
  Have any current info??
  Let us know...
  
Wayne Proctor
Vocalist,
Guitar
Currently: Manager, Anderson County (South Carolina) Planning Services
H
Danny Province
Organ
 Have any current info??
  Let us know...
 
Wayne Renardson
Drums
Currently: Bassist with a jazz quartet
Lives in Nashville, TN
H
"Fast" Johnny Rhodes
Power,
New Days Ahead
Drums
Currently: in Food Sales
Lives in Orlando, FL
N
Danny Roberts
Power
Bass
Currently: Musician and Production
Lives in North Florida
P
Terry Shipe
Bass
Lives in Winter Haven, FL
 H 
Howard Shumate
Trumpet, Keyboards
Currently: Retired
Jacksonville, FL
   N   
Ron Skinner
Nation Rocking Shadows, Matanzas
Guitar
Lives in North Florida
H
Skip Skinner
We The People, Birnamwood
lead guitar, vocals, keyboards
Currently: Marine Mechanic
Lives in Winter Park, Florida
S
Neil Smith
Big Dave & the Come Ons
Bass
Deceased
Jim Stafford
Guitar,
Vocalist
Currently: Theater Owner/Entertainer
Lives in Branson, MO
P
Mark Stephenson
New Days Ahead, Stinger
Drums, Vocals

Currently: CAD Dept Manager
Lives in: Winter Park, FL

H
Tulley Stokes
Bass
  Have any current info??
  Let us know...
 N 
Jim Stinson
Nation Rocking Shadows
Bass
Currently: Owns and operates Stinson Electric, Inc. in Tavares, FL
H
Dane Streets
Guitar
Currently: Realtor/Entertainer
Lives in Lakeland, FL
S
Tommy Talton

Guitar,
Vocalist, bass

 Currently: musician and songwriter with the Capricorn Rhythm Section and Tommy Talton Band -- Lives in Marietta, GA
 P 
"Big" John Taylor
Benny Joy,
The Untouchables
Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
Deceased
Robert Taylor
Guitar
Deceased
Richard Tedder
Bass
Have any current info??
  Let us know...
P  
Greg Towle
Saxophone,
Keyboards
Currently: Retired
Lives in Winter Haven, FL
H
Bill Tripp
Guitar
Currently: Street musician
Lives in Orlando, FL
Randy Turnbull
Mom's Apple Pie
Drums
Currently: Retired College Proffesor
Lives in Murphy, NC
S
Hank Turner
All Saints Day
Bass
Currently: Political Analyst/Consultant
Lives in Tampa, FL
H
Bill Waldrup
Pacers
Guitar
Deceased
Ron Whitney
Vocalist
Currently: Retired
Lives in Auburndale, FL
H
Muggins Willard
Nation Rocking Shadows, Ron & the Starfires, Cinnamon
Keyboards, Vocals
Deceased
Ross Williams
Bass
  Have any current info??
  Let us know...
 N 
Tom Wynn
Drums
Currently drummer for the Wynn Bros. Band
Lives in Orlando, FL
P