Welcome to this website and a history of the Gainesville, Florida rock music scene from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s. I grew up in Gainesville where I played in several rock bands, eventually moving to Los Angeles in 1976.

This website is a gathering place for all the interviews, photos, posters, band business cards, newspaper articles and anything else pertinent to the amazing music scene in Gainesville during the period after the Beatles and before the rise of Disco. This site grew from a Facebook page Gainesville Rock History. Both the Facebook page and this site are works in progress with constant updates. The information and interviews on this site are sources for Music Everywhere: The Rock 'n' Roll Roots Of A Southern Town published April 26, 2016 by University Press Of Florida

Marty Jourard/June 2016