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On The Road
Cassadaga
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Damn The Torpedos
1979 “Casa Dega” is a song about a small, Central Florida town (south of Ocala and west of Daytona Beach) that is home to a number of psychics, fortune tellers, and mystics who do personal readings in their homes for anyone who dares to ask.
((( psychic-delic )))

dave hogerty
john moran (Halle Bob Comet)

Mayport Jazz Festival
Dizzie Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson
The Police (Orlando) Disney Tomorrowland
Dire Straits (Jacksonville)
Bruce Springsteen (Lakeland)

Gainesville

Cassadaga
Pensacola
Panama City
Mexico Beach
Port St. Joe
Apalachicola
St. George Island
Alligator Point
Apalachee Bay
Apalachicola
Wakulla Springs
TALLAHASSEE
Magnolia
Suwannee River (North Florida)
Suwannee (on the Gulf)
Cedar Key
Crystal River
Ichetucknee Springs (River)
High Springs
Fort White
Santa Fe River

GAINESVILLE
Devil’s Millhopper
Devil’s Den
Warren’s Cavern
Payne’s Prairie
Micanopy
Lochloosa
Cross Creek
Silver Springs
Ocala National Forest
Orlando
Cedar Key
Crescent Beach
St. Augustine
US 301 — Tampa, Zephyrhills, Palmetto, Dade City, Jacksonville
US 441
Vilano Beach
Flagler Beach
Daytona Beach (The World’s Most Famous Beach)

“The Cape”
(Canaveral National Seashore)

Sand Point
Playalinda Beach
Complex #39 (VAB)
Mosquito Lagoon
Indian River Lagoon

“Oranges”
(b/ John McPhee)
Merritt Island
Banana River
Tropical Trail
Dragon Point
Mather’s Bridge
Indialantic Beach
Satellite Beach
Indialantic
US 192 — MELBOURNE
Melbourne Beach 
Sebastian Inlet
Vero Beach
Ft Pierce 
Hobe Sound
Jupiter Island
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach
Boynton Beach Inlet
Pompano Beach
Fort Lauderdale (Where The Boys Are)
Miami
Miami Beach
Ocean Drive
Coconut Grove
Coral Gables (Venetian Pool)
Key Largo
John Pennekamp
Keys
Key West

“Get In Get Out”
Randall Bramblett
No More Mr. Lucky
1976 —  
((( song )))

 

dave hogerty

Caverns
Mariana
Pensacola Beach
Tallahassee
Wakulla Springs
Apalachicola Bay Forest
Fernandina Beach
Yulee
Amelia Island
Black Hammock Island
Mill Cove
JACKSONVILLE
Atlantic Beach
Neptune Beach
Vilano Beach
ST. AUGUSTINE
Crescent Beach
Mantanzas River
FLAGLER BEACH (west to Palatka)
PALATKA  SPUDS HASTINGS CRESCENT BEACH

“Outskirts Of Town”
Outlaws
1976 —  
((( song )))

 dave hogerty

Archer (Bo Diddley)
Newberry
Waldo
Hawthorne
Williston
Wacahoota
Devil’s Millhopper
Devil’s Den
Payne’s Prairie
Warren’s Cave
Micanopy (The Madness)
Lochloosa (JJ Grey & Mofro)
Cross Creek (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings) US 301
Orange Lake
Silver Springs SR 40
Ocala National Forest
US 301 — Tampa, Zephyrhills, Palmetto, Dade City, Jacksonville
US 441
Rainbow River
“Curse Of The Witches Well”

Mayport Jazz Festival
Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson (UT Brothers, Electric Guitar & Bass) Heidi Smith, Kevin Turley and the Journey Brothers (Jacksonville), Police Encounter (Directions) back to Gainesville.

The Police @ Disney World (First show, soon after moving to Gainesville. Orlando, on the way home to Rockledge).
Dire Straits (Jacksonville) Vinnie Goes To Jail
Bruce Springsteen (Lakeland) w/Bruce Chovnick
The Rolling Stones (Orlando)
b/Mike Szymanski, Joe Burbank.

dave hogerty

Cape Canaveral
April 12, 1981  The launch of NASA’s first space shuttle, Columbia (STS-1), was the United States’ first manned space flight, after a 7-year, post-Apollo hiatus. It was the beginning of the 30-year program, in which NASA took advantage of its first reusable vehicle that allowed for an accelerated advances in science, medicine, and technical research.

SR A1A
Miami
Miami Beach
Fort Lauderdale
US 41Tamiami Trail
Miami to Tampa
Tampa
St. Petersburg 

SR 30 — Perry, north to Mobile Alabama.
SR 40Yankeetown, US41, Rainbow Springs/River, Ocala,  Ocklawaha River, Silver Springs, Ocala National Forest, Ormond Beach
SR 50WEEKI WACHEE to SACRED GROUND

THE ROAD THROUGH FLORIDA SPACE & TIME
Spring Hill, Orlando, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, VAB
LAST STEPPING STONE TO THE MOON (Complex 39A/B) 
SR 60 — Vero Beach Orange Ave. Yeehaw Junction Clearwater Tampa
SR 70 — Longboat Key Myakka City Arcadia Okeechobee Fort Pierce Bradenton  US41
SR 80 — Mar a Lago Palm Beach Pahokee Lake Okeechobee Everglades Alligator Alley Tamiami Trail Fort Myers US41

 

GAINESVILLE UNIVERSITY AVENUE
FLORIDA THEATER (Great Southern Music Hall)
(John Moran)
Muddy Waters
Bo Diddley
Return to Forever (1974)
LILLIAN’s
HIPPODROME
(ON CAMPUS)
Allman Bros. (The Bandshell)
Dixie Dregs (Lake Alice Field)
Sea Level
Cowboy
Fat Chance Band w/John Hammond
Steve Forbert
B.B. King w/Marshall Tucker Band
Jimmy Buffett
Grateful Dead
Eagles (Florida Field)
Linda Ronstadt
Pat Benatar (Florida Gym)
Frank Zappa (Florida Gym)
The Cars (O’Connell Center)
Elvis Costello (O’Connell Center)
Andy Kaufman (Wrestling Women)
Al Di Meola
Tim Weisberg
Eddie Money
Wendy O. Williams (Halloween Ball)
Little River Band (Reitz Union Lawn)

Flashdance (1983)

“21st Century Schizoid Man” — visiting high school friend at his Cin City apartment (just behind convenience store), listening to his roommate’s King Crimson Court of the Crimson King album.

1985 
((( MTV )))

1985 Miami Light Project 

1982 New York City Excursion (Time Magazine)
NO NUKES RALLY (800,000) CENTRAL PARK — “Jews for Jesus” “Faggots Against Killing Men In War” Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bella Abzug … Montreal (Ken Regan Camera 5, Pete Rose and Carl Yastrzemski, over-40 baseball All-Stars, Prime Rib and Brussel sprouts with Howard Cosell, Gainesville Green, Photo Lab, Iran v. Iraq, first pictures with Arnold Drapkin, delivered to three networks. Sunday stroll in the Bronx, Yankees v. Angels, Right Field Bleachers, $2, Puerto Ricans, boomboxes, Reggie Jackson #44 Stand Up between innings … Skating at The Roxy.
Steve Kahn @ Seventh Avenue South
Animation (Jon Anderson, David Sancious) @ Roseland Ballroom
King Crimson, Jean Luc Ponty @ The Pier (Loose Joints)
David Sanborn, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee @ Lincoln Center
Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow) @ Madison Square Garden

David Letterman — Late Night Bands, Jaco with Hiram Bullock, David Sanborn (Night Music)

MUSIC  #1.
MUSIC  #2.
MUSIC  #3.

 

 

NYC

dave hogerty

1982 NEW YORK @ TIME MAGAZINE
Music / Downtown / Uptown / Village Voice

Bernard Fowler — Paradise Garage
How Far The Stone Has Rolled.

NYC
w/ Jay Gayoso and Tom Cuneff, Time Magazine (Pictures) Arnold Drapkin, Iran-Iraq first day, Hold the Concord for film on its way to Paris from Israel. Meet the editor (Grunwald) w/Michelle Stephenson, Montreal Over-40 All-Stars (Pete Rose/Yaz), w/Ken Regan (Camera 5), Prime Rib and Brussel Sprouts with Howard Cosell, Yankee Stadium, Reggie Jackson #44, Right Field Stand Up, Sunday (Late) Afternoon Stroll through Harlem. NYU Paradise (over the wall).
Last day, Skating with Ann Stovel at The Roxy, Step, Don’t Shuffle, help from a gay guy working the floor. First time I crossed over. (Working Girl), Left (lost) portfolio in the cab, after shooting the Working Girl. EDDIE ADAMS, MATHEW NAYTHONS, DAVID HUME KINNERLY.   

Steve Khan (Seventh Ave. South)
Jean Luc Ponty and King Crimson (first Gainesville visit)
Loose Joints on The Pier
ET / Liquid Sky / Das Boot
Miss Saigon / Bumping into Helen Gurly Brown
Montreal Over-40 Allstars
Ken Regan (Camera 5)
Howard Cosell
Prime Rib, Brussel Sprouts
Barnard Dormitory, Paula, Nebraska Girls, Pakistani Tribal Leader’s son,

Iran-Iraq War (with Arnold Drapkin) 
Riverside Park Basketball
Subway Ride To Harlem
Down to Grand Central
Over to Penn Station
Uptown 
Yankee Stadium
Reggie Jackson #44 
Angel In The Outfield
Bronx Stroll
Sunday In The Park
Spanish Harlem (Paradise)
3-Card Monte and picking cherries w/Jay Gayoso (Sharon)
John Moran
Richard Rabinowitz / Jill Enfield
Jay / Jane Conway
$4-Mangos

1982 — No Nukes (Central Park)
David Letterman
David Sanborn
Night Music
Lincoln Center

Hiram Bullock
Jaco Pastorius
New York City
Downtown

 

— dave hogerty

“Ichetucknee”
Weeds of Eden  
((( song )))

“Further On Up The Road”
Elliot Randall  
((( song )))

 

Ichetucknee River/Springs (FSU Women/UF Men Meeting Spot)

 

dave.

San Francisco
w/ Jay Gayoso and Mike Szymanski
Edward Teller: Defensive Nuclear Weapons. What the Hell is that? Couldn’t answer, saying it would reveal National Secrets. (STAR WARS) The judges are offended reading Szymanski’s physical description of the nuclear scientist, saying his hair looked like a “mushroom cloud,” with “radioactive fallout eyebrows” to match. We of The Alligator, from Gainesville, Florida, thought it was funny.