The Illusions

The Illusions from Jacksonville, Florida. From Left to Right, we have: Tim Touchton - Drums; Jim Williams - Guitar; Skip Hewett - Bass; and Rob Gardner - Keyboards.

According to Jeff Lemlich's Savage Lost, the band was from Palatka, about an hour's drive south of Jacksonville, and had their own TV program on local channel 12. The photo was originally posted on the Limestone Lounge, a great forum on Florida music of all eras and styles

1965-1967 Tim Touchton, the drummer, anad either the bass player or guitar player lived in a duplex at the corner of Old St. Augustine Road and Alvarado Ave. (courtesy Bruce The Foggs/Southern Delagation)


This was taken the summer of 1966, in Jacksonville, Florida, at the Channel 12 Television studio, on the set of LET’S GO.  The Illusions TV series!

(courtesy garagehangover)


I Know

Flip side is Take My Heart

Originally released on the A.C.P. label out of Jacksonville, the Illusions' I Know is a great upbeat song with syncopated shouts of "Hey!", swirling organ and good harmonies. I also dig the insistent bass drum pattern.

Picked up for release by Columbia, it reached #3 on the charts of Orlando radio station WLOF in August of 1966. It was written by by the band: Rob Gardner on organ, Jim Williams guitar, Skip Hewett bass, and Tim Touchton on drums.

(Psychedelic States: Florida in the 60's, volume1)

Courtesy of John Stevens 2005.

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