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Gainesville Music History Book Wins Florida Book Award

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, two Eagles (Bernie Leadon and Don Felder), and Stephen Stills: all in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all started making music in Gainesville in the 1960s. Musician Marty Jourard (The Motels) was there and tells the story in his award-winning book, "Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town" (2016, University Press of Florida).

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Heavy Petty performs tonight at Bo Diddley Plaza for “Free Fridays” concert series

Tonight’s Free Fridays Concert Series at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza features  Heavy Petty, a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tribute Band at 8 p.m. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo had the chance to talk to the lead singer of the band, Jason Hedges before last year’s performance. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHeavyPettyAug2012.mp3]

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