Jim Pickett

Jim Pickett
60s-70s HometownMobile Alabama, Lake Worth Florida
High SchoolJohn I. Leonard
Main InstrumentVocals
Other InstrumentsGuitar
Early InfluencesRobert Plant, Steve Marriott, Rod Stewart, Freddy Mercury, Elvis Presley, Mark Farner, MIck Jagger, John Fogerty, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Little Richard
Local Bands, Approximate YearsStraight Shooter – 1978-1980
Gate Eight – 1984-1990
Current HometownWellington, Florida
Current OccupationDispatcher, Florida Power and Light
Current Musical InvolvementStill playing, although a bit more sparingly. (Harder to get up the next afternoon!) 
Comments, Highlights13 years old, I remember riding my bike around Forida Gardens hearing music coming from a garage. I stopped, walked up and went inside. Steve Siciliano, Phil Longo and Paul Pesiri were jamming. Amazing sound! Steve, playing a classic Les Paul through a Gibson amp, sounded INCINDIARY! Was a mic in the middle of the room, and I walked up to it and sang “Alright Now” by Free. The rest was…Local History! 😉