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Savage Lost

Savage Lost

Give them the gift of rock ‘n roll, the way you experienced it when everything seemed new, exciting, and ever-evolving.   Give them the days of Shindig!, Hullabaloo, and Saturday Hop.   Give them precious memories of hanging out at teen clubs, youth centers, and armories, listening to their favorite local bands and joining in the action themselves.  

Whether you were part of a popular local band that recorded and opened for national acts, or if you never made it past your block or neighborhood parties, Savage Lost:  Florida Garage Bands, The 60s & Beyond is your book.   It’s all about your days.   Not about superstars and platinum acts, but our classmates and ourselves, picking up guitars and drum sticks and trying to be the next Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Byrds.  It’s about 45 RPM records, phonographs, AM radio, and the excitement of the 1960s.  This book will bring back great memories for people who were there, and will also bring a smile to those whose fathers and, yes, grandfathers were aspiring to be the next John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

The 1960s are long gone, and as novelist Thomas Wolfe said, “you can’t go home again”.  Many of the people and places that made us laugh, dance, and smile are gone in the physical sense, but in the mirror of our minds, they live on.   Savage Lost is a touchstone to those times – happy, turbulent, joyous, rocking.   It is a touchstone to YOUR times.   The best years of your life.

Click here to order a copy of Savage Lost.   Autographed copies are available upon request.


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    • Frank Milone on August 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm
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    On page 98, Four Dimensions the names are incorrectly spelled, Frank Malone should be Milone, and Capallino should be Cappolino.

    Thanks for mentioning us
    Frank Milone


    1. Thanks Frank. I had to rely on people’s memories from several decades ago, and some of those people didn’t spell well in the first place! I hate it that some names were misspelled, but there just wasn’t any way to double check some of them, back in those pre-internet days.

    • Walter Saxe on July 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm
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    If you would like copies of the final NYC Bougalieu recordings from 1969, let me know. Aquarian Age and Of Thee I Sing.

    1. Hi Walter, I managed to get them both a few years ago when they were available on-line. Thanks for the offer.

    • cball1951 on January 17, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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    the best work by jeff. i added my memories which he graciously included. a great work by a miami, s. fla. historian. thank u , jeff!!! craig from the rockerfellas.

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