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Mark Hodgson

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• Born April 9,1953, Detroit, Michigan
• Family moves to Daytona Beach, Fl., July 1959
• Attends St. Paul’s Catholic School September, 1959 – 1968
• Attends Father Lopez High School 1968- 1971
• 1968 discovers Harmonica and begins listening and copying Harmonica Players, Al Wilson of Canned Heat, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall and Sonny Terry

• 1969 Forms Tommy and the Trucks with Rob Witham on guitar and Tom Darnell on bass playing Drums to fill out lineup emulating the music of the Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater Revival
• 1969 Plays first paying job at the local Elks Lodge: 10 dollars a man
• 1970 Forms new band, Junction, with Rich Gibbs, Joe Berardi, Steve Shanholtzer, Mike Peeper, and Benny Jackson, fronting the group on lead vocals and harmonica covering songs from B.B. King, Derek and the Dominoes, J.Geils, Deep Purple, Canned Heat, Paul Butterfield, Muddy Waters among others
• The group plays local gigs and parties and places Leadership role on Hodgson for first time as Job Contractor and Band Representative
• 1970 continues exploration of Blues History while discovering “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac
• 1971 Graduates Father Lopez and attends Daytona Beach Community College on Full Baseball Scholarship, studying Photography at Southeast School of Photography
• Writes paper for Music Appreciation class on Igor Stavinsky whose music would become major influence

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