Nominate your favorite Florida Music Makers
Many music legends have have roots in the state of Florida! Below are some of the artists and music industry associates and executives identified so far with a definite link to the Sunshine State. Make your suggestions to The Florida Music Hall of Fame at.FLMusicHall@Gmail.com


Phil Gernhard
Ron Albert
Howie Albert
Jerry Wexler
Rick Finch
Mac Emmerman
Emilio Estefan
Lewis Martinee'
Avy Gonzalez
Bob Rosenburg
Ray Martinez

Lou Perlman
Henry Stone

Margie Sexton



Johnny Green
Bill Edwards
Margie Sexton
Sidney Drashin
Moose Vosburgh


Famous Venues

The Jazz Club of Sarasota
Van Wezel P. A. H.
Coachman Park, Clearwater
Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa
Ford Amphitheater
Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater
Vinoy Park St. Pete
Florida Theatre Jacksonville
Bayfront Park & Amphitheater Miami
Bicentennial Park Miami



Music Journalists

Kurt Curtis
(King of the Oldies)

Kieth Wilkins



Radio Personalities

Tedd Webb

Bill "The Weird Beard" Vermillion


Studio Engineers

Dylan Dresdow


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Bands, Musicians, Song Writers and Entertainers

38 Special
Cannonball & Nat Adderly
The Allman Brothers Band
--Duane Allman
--Gregg Allman
--Berry Oakley
--Dickey Betts
--Butch Trucks
Jai Johanny Johanson (Jaimoe)
Steve Alaimo
John Anderson
Hoyt Axton
Backstreet Boys
Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane)
The Band
Benny Joy
The Bellamy Brothers
Dickie Betts
Randy Bewley (Pylon)
The Black Honkies

The Birdwatchers

Blues Image
--Mike Pinera
--Malcomb Jones
--Joe Lala
--Skip Konte
--Manny Bertematti

--Emilio Garcia
Big White Undies
Greg Billings Band
The Black Honkeys
Gary US Bonds
The Bongos
Pat Boone
Bobby Braddock
Jimmy Buffett
The Candymen
-– Rodney Justo
Captain Beyond
--Bobby Caldwell
Larry "Rhino" Rhinehart
...Jeff Artabasy
Sean Chambers
Ray Charles
Cheap Trick
-- Robin Zander
Classics IV
--Dennis Yost
Vassar Clements
Wayne Cochran
The Commodores
Rita Coolidge
The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
LeAnza Coronet
Cryptic Vision
Todd Plant
Rick Duncan
Sam Conable
Timothy Keese
Howard Helm
John Zahner
Tommy Curiale (Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Johnny Winter)
Chuck Cusick
Donnie Dacus (Chicago)
Bobby Dall (Poison)
Terence Trent Darby
Delores Telescope
Rick Derringer
The Dixie Dregs
Bo Diddley
Les Dudek
Jimmy Edmondson
Jeff Jourard (Tom Petty, The Motels)
The Entertainers
--Vic Waters
--Lance Abair
--Donny Vosburgh

Gloria Estefan
Don Felder (The Eagles)
David Muse
Rick Roberts
Micheal Clarke

The Florida Boys
Flo Rida
The Flying Burrito Brothers
--Gram Parsons
--Rick Roberts
--Michael Clarke

Elmo Franklin (Mighty Clouds of Joy)
Bobby Goldsboro
Connie Haines
David Hasselhoff
Bertie Higgins
The Hazies
Jimmy “Bo” Horne
Enrique Iglesias
Dave Jenkins (Pablo Cruise)
The Impacs
Iron Butterfly
--Mike Pinera
--Larry "Rhino" Rhinehart

The Four Jays
A. Paul Johnson
K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Jeffery Charles(Jaybo)Key
Joe Lala (Stephen Stills, Blues Image)
Benny Latimore
Jerry Lawson (The Persuasions)
David Lazzara (Joey Dee, Spiral Staircase)
Bernie Leadon (The Eagles)
Less than Jake
Limp Bizkit
Mark Lindsey (Paul Revere & the Raiders)

Little Beaver
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mack Doss (Classics IV)
Matchbox 20

Thomas McClary (Commodores)
George McCrae
Gwen McCrae
Tim McGraw
Roger McGuinn
Miami Sound Machine
Mighty Clouds of Joy
Mighty Joe Plum
“Blue” Miller
JJ Grey & Mofro
Molly Hatchet
Jackie Moore
Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Marty Jourard (Tom Petty, The Motels)
The Montereys & Dolls
Mouse and the Boys
-- Tom Petty
-- Mike Campbell
-- Benmont Tench
-- Randall Marsh
-- Tom Leadon

.* Jim Lenahan

-- Danny Roberts
-- Charlie Souza

Fred Neil
New Rascals
‘N’ Sync
Conrad Oberg
Walter "Clyde" Orange (The Commodores)
Gumbi Ortiz (Al Di Meola)
The Outlaws
Henry Paul
Hughie Thomasson (Wikipedia)
Pablo Cruise
Gram Parsons
David Pomeranz
Procter Amusement Company
Bill Pascali (Vanilla Fudge, New Rascals)
Jaco Pastorius
Dan Peek (America)
The Persuasions
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
--Mike Campbell
--Benmont Tench
--Ron Blair
--Tom Leadon

--Howie Epstein
Stan Lynch
David Pomeranz
Elvis Presley
Jimmy Powell
James & Bobby Purify
Artimus Pyle
Quiet Riot
Clarence Reid
Margaret Rynolds
Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot)
Tony Rice
The Rivingtons
Gamble Rogers
The Roemans
The Rossington Colins Band
The Royal Guardsmen
Sam & Dave
David Sanborn
Sarasota Slim
Secret Service
... Steve Gruden
... Rick Morgan
... Tom Perry
... Mark Busto

... Doyle Lindsay
... Cary Palmer
Seven Mary Three
2 Live Crew
Jon Sedaca
Sister Hazel
Jim Stafford
Stephen Stills
Al Stone
Susan Tedeschi
The Tempests
Pam Tillis
Mel Tillis
Johnny Tillotson
Timmy Thomas
Tin House
---Floyd Radford
Ross Tomkins
The Tropics
--Buddy Pendergrass
--Eric Turner
--Bobby Shea
--Mel Dryer
--Charlie Souza
--Gary Kopco
--Mack Willis

Derek Trucks
Tyger Tyger
Teddy Washington
We The People
The Traveling Wilburys
-- Tom Petty
White Witch
Buddy Pendergrass
Ron Goedert
Slim Whitman
Turner "Rocky" Wilson Jr. (The Rivingtons)
Betty Wright
....Ben Shultz
....Paul Forney
....Chris Luhn

Wes Young
Van Zant
Tommy Zvoncheck (Blue Oyster Cult)



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