Formation of THE MALE BACHS – Early 1967 (l-r Donnie Ulsh;Rick Mathews;Larry Steele;Kim Williamson)
Rick Durrett – Cardboard Bachs – 1967
ILASTIC STAIRCASE – Good Shepherd Church – 1967
MALE BACHS – Forming of the band in Steele living room. (Thanks, Mom!)
1964 – The BEATLES performed at Jacksonville’s Gator Bowl on September 11, 1964. The concert was originally scheduled for Thursday 9/10, the day the city suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Dora.
1965 – The MODS: (l-r) James Rice; Larry Steele; Allen Collins; Taylor Corse This was our very first band, founded in the fall of 1964 by Allen Collins, Larry Steele, James Rice and Donnie Ulsh, (not pictured). Substituting for Donnie on this particular night was Taylor Corse, one of the guitarists of our rival band, the Squires. Within the next few months Ronnie Van Zant would join the Squires as their lead singer.
1965 – The ESCORTS were out of Daytona Beach, and featured brothers Duane and Gregg Allman. By the time they hit Jacksonville, as the Allman Joys, they would be setting the bar by which every other local and regional band would be measured.
1965 – The DEEP SIX, (formerly the Yo Yo’s), were a major influence upon the younger groups. They were 5-6 years older, they were “professionals,” and they already had a regional hit, “Last Time Around,” which practically all the younger bands covered.
THE CLASSICS IV
Bob Glover – World’s greatest driver
Ground rigger Joe Delong, heads to the Matador for a break
The ALABAMA and MATADOR, awaiting their bath
( U.S.S. ALABAMA). The Alabama was the crew’s second bus, and transported the stage and sound techs 1982-1986
Charlie Kelley stands beside the MATADOR, which transported the production staff, including the lighting crew and riggers
Dan Smith, Larry Steele and the BUFFALO, the crew’s very first bus
The Matchmakers were Don Barnes’ (far right) first band 1967
The Male Bachs: Joey V; Rick Mathews; Mike Kinnamon; Larry Steele
LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Funnochio’s
BLACK BEAR ANGEL
BLACK BEAR ANGEL
THE BEATLES – SHEA
The McCOYS – Comic Book Club