The Continentals. We thought we
were totally cool because we wore the latest trend, Cardigan sport
jackets with no collars bought from Arnolds Mens Wear.
I bought a lot of show clothes from Arnold.
At that time the St. Petersburg-based group
consisted of Jim Scott on guitar and lead vocals, Russ Hoyle on
bass, Jimmy Powell on drums, me on Tenor Sax, Don Pascoe on Baritone
Sax and Danny Beeman on trumpet. We played out on the beach at
the Madeira Beach Recreational Center, the Suntan Club on St.
Pete. Beach, the Jokers Club and the other usual gigs in
Bradenton, Sarasota and Clearwater.