West Palm Beach, FL band
"The Tasmanians ruled West Palm Beach, Florida in 1966-67. The group's members came out of Melborne High, Cocoa High, Satellite High, Merritt Island High and Brevard Junior College. Released on the local Conda label,
Tunes for th Taz were written by Gypsy "Mike" Carnes and Robbin Thompson
Robbin Thommpson and Mike (Gypsy) Carns
Gypsy and Craig (note the Canadian Rogues' drum kit)
Greg was the drummer
Woody and Robin
Craig was the keyboardist
Craig and Woody-Melbourne Civic Center
Gypsy on guitar
Greg Brundt with Gypsy in front
Gypsy and Robbin
Woody and Gypsy getting feedback from the back line.
RIP Robbin Thompson. You gave us many happy moments at Melbourne Teen Town. Thompson was born near Boston, MA, however from age seven he lived in Melbourne, FL, where he graduated from Melbourne High School. Between 1963-67 he was the lead singer and songwriter with several Florida based bands including The Hanging Five, The Five Gents, and The Tasmanians. The latter band even released a couple of singles in 1966. In 1968 he formed Transcontinental Mercy Flight before he moved to Richmond, VA, initially to attend Virginia Commonwealth University. While at VCU he formed Mercy Flight in early 1969.
(info courtesy Rick Payne)
(update courtesy garagehangover)