Mr. Pip’s was located at 3485 North Federal Highway in Ft, Lauderdale, florida and was a frequent stop for Clockwork. This post cover the May 26, 1976 performance.
The Button was located in Ft. Lauderdale. This post covers a booking by Clockwork from October 26 to November 7 of 1976. As these pictures reveal, Lina was not part of these performances because she was in the hospital due to an appendectomy, Jody was a guest singer for us for about five weeks.
One of our more successful releases was a 45rpm disco version of the classic song Volare witten by D. Modugno. Side B was Lloraras, written by R. Ramirez, the most requested “slow” song we performed. It was recorded at Sound Triangle’s M&M Studios in Hialeah Florida and was released on February 12, 1976.
There was plenty of sweat equity going on in those days in order to get in the business, but we were very fortunate to have an extremely profession Clockwork Management system in place, by both Walter B. Walters and Dick and Loius Lowy out of Hialeah, Florida. They kept us employed, busy and in demand almost […]
Pete & Lenny’s was one of the larger clubs in Fort Lauderdale, and on June 28, 1976, Clockwork had a concert/performance there just after our album’s initial release.
The 67 Lounge was located at 5360 North Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point, Florida. Clockwork’s performance at their “Side Door Lounge” took place from August 5th to 16th, 1975. As you can see from their promotional materials below, it was home of “The Fox Club”, a place to “meet the foxiest girls in town”.
The Paddock Supper Club was located in Pompano Beach, Florida and was a very nice club. Clockwork performed there often, but nothing remains of this performance from June 23rd to 28th of 1975 other than a napkin and a photo of the marquee.
The Flying Machine was located in Ft. Lauderdale on Route 1 and S.E. 28th Street. The club’s entry was an old sea plane and while we performed there quite often, this particular post is from June 6th thru June 21st of 1975. For these bookings, Kenny Combs had replaced Alfredo Perez as the Organ player.
Doing a recording for a band is probably one of the most exciting, rewarding and tenuous goals a group can have. Even today. But back in the early seventies it was not so easy to come by. Our First album was a self titled release called Clockwork. By today’s standards it was super low-tech, but […]
As mentioned in The First Album post, Duane Munera was the illustrator for our first self-titled release. There was a considerable discussion as to what the cover would be prior to the concept and design done by the drummer, Carlos Segura. Many of the ideas have been lost to time, but below are some sketches […]
March 30, 1975. The Big-5 Club was established in 1968 and was an event in those days. It was the place to be for young people but was also an ideal family event. It’s still there, at 600 Southwest 92nd Avenue, Miami, Florida.
Check out this remastered release of “Miami’s Greatest Rock Bands In Concert” on iTunes. It includes some of the most well known groups of the time, including Adam’s Apple, Antiques, Coke, Peter Fernandez, Ray and His Court, Man Trap, Opus, Pearly Queen, Wild Wind and of course, Clockwork.
Clockwork made many performances at The Castaways, which had ten acres of oceanfront relaxation on 163rd Street in Miami Beach, Florida. It grew to 540 oversized guest rooms and kitchenettes, 3 pools plus 2 kiddy wading pools, 700 ft. of private beach, 2 coffee shops, spectacular Shinto Temple Dining Room, unique Wreck Bar, private boat […]
As expected, we all moved on and got busy with “life”. While there was substantial separation involved (especially me, who moved to Chicago in 1980) the connection remained in our hearts. In 2008, I started to spend the winters here in Miami and we finally got around to setting up a reunion in February of […]
Here is a little peek of how it was in Miami during the 1970’s Open House days which not only included Clockwork but also great bands such as Antique, Coke, Conjunto Impacto, Ecstacy, Heaven, Mantrap, Miami Sound Machine, Opus, Pearly Queen, The Judges Nephews, Wild Wind and World of Matter, to name a few. Even […]