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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.


This is a growing list of some of Florida's Nominees, Central Florida and Tampa Bay


Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane)

Benny Joy

The Bellamy Brothers


The Black Honkeys

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

--Emilio Garcia

Greg Billings Band


The Candymen
-– Rodney Justo
Captain Beyond
--Bobby Caldwell
Larry "Rhino" Rhinehart

Cheap Trick
-- Robin Zander

Cryptic Vision
Todd Plant
Rick Duncan
Sam Conable
Timothy Keese
Howard Helm
John Zahner

Pablo Cruise

Tommy Curiale
(Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Johnny Winter)
Chuck Cusick

Donnie Dacus (Chicago)

Rick Derringer
The Dixie Dregs
Bo Diddley
Les Dudek
Jimmy Edmondson

Robbie Gonzolez (Al Dimeola) (Tito Puente) (Gato Barbieri)

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

The Flying Burrito Brothers
--Gram Parsons
--Rick Roberts
--Michael Clarke



Elmo Franklin (Mighty Clouds of Joy)

Bobby Goldsboro
Connie Haines
David Hasselhoff

Bertie Higgins

Jimmy “Bo” Horne
Enrique Iglesias

Dave Jenkins (Pablo Cruise)

The Impacs

Iron Butterfly
--Mike Pinera
--Larry "Rhino" Rhinehart

The Four Jays

A. Paul Johnson

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)

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

Mighty Clouds of Joy
Mighty Joe Plum
“Blue” Miller
JJ Grey & Mofro

Jim Morrison (The Doors)

Marty Jourard (Tom Petty, The Motels)

-- 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

The Outlaws
Henry Paul
Hughie Thomasson (Wikipedia)

Gram Parsons
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

Jimmy Powell
James & Bobby Purify


Clarence Reid
Margaret Rynolds
Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot)
Tony Rice
The Rivingtons
Gamble Rogers
The Roemans

Sarasota Slim

Sister Hazel

Jim Stafford

Stephen Stills

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

White Witch

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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