Southwest Florida is a lot of things, most of which are pleasant, but what it’s not normally described, is “rocking”. Even so, ironic as this may sound, but this is what some of the rock legends love about this place. For the rockers who call Southwest Florida home, this place is tied in with getting away from the rigors of the road and subsiding into the subtropics in peace and quiet. Southwest Florida makes them feel at home in a way that’s different from a rock concert where fans are screaming and always being pulled for an autograph or picture.
At the point when he’s not on the road, you can frequently discover Brian Howe hanging out at the bar of a local restaurant with a Mexican-American crossover that’s pretty much a mile north of his Fort Myers Beach compound. He said, “It’s just a nice neighborhood bar. Everyone just treats me like I’m Brian from down the street.” But people especially who grew up in 80’s music know better. He’s not just Brian from down the road. He’s Brian Howe, former lead vocalist of one of the greatest super bands of the 1980s—Bad Company. He discovered the island when he all of a sudden had some an opportunity amid a Florida tour swing in 1986 that got postponed.
It was after a tour with Entwistle, the previous The Who bassist who turned into Luongo’s closest companion, that Steve Luongo and his significant other, Laurie, discovered Southwest Florida. When they moved to Florida for good, they needed to acclimatize into their new group rapidly on account of Hurricane Charley. As any recently stamped Floridian would, Luongo froze a bit when the tempest was coming. In any case, the tempest did almost no harm to his property. The following year after Hurricane Wilma got through the territory, Luongo collaborated with Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson from AC/DC and individuals from Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and more to do a concert for a cause to raise donations for the locals who were not as fortunate as them. Luongo’s John Entwistle Foundation disseminated the cash after the show. Today, Luongo has settled into a routine of recording music for TV, painting workmanship for his display and planning his own particular line of men’s shirts.
Bluff Williams peers out from behind the horde of his band mates on the collection front of AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. In numerous different ways that cover symbolizes Williams’ relationship to the band and to the Fort Myers region. Williams is known for his simple, straightforward bass lines that permitted guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young to make the absolute most conspicuous riffs in this awesome music genre.
Since moving to Fort Myers in the late 1980s, that is a similar part he’s played in the group. Williams and his better half, Georganne, aren’t the flashiest donors. They don’t have their name on structures. Be that as it may, they’ve been integral to the development of a few nearby philanthropies, including The Heights Foundation.