Tony started playing drums with local dance bands while
he was attending Jefferson High School in the late 1950’s. He joined “The ROCKERS” as their drummer in 1958,
at the same time as Manuel Gutierrez and Dennis Pupello.
He left the
band in 1962 to pursue a career as a photo journalist. He has worked as a photo journalist for 41 years receiving numerous
awards for his outstanding work. He is retired from employment by the St. Petersburg Times for over 29 years.
Tony married his high school sweetheart, the former Dini
Garcia. They have two daughters who reside in Tennessee.