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Music, memories mark Bellamy Brothers reunion concert

DADE CITY — Country musicians the Bellamy Brothers held a benefit concert to highlight Pasco High School’s Reunion of the Decades on Friday at the W.F. Edwards Stadium on the high school campus.

Event organizer Becky Taylor said that preliminary estimates show about $70,000 was raised from the concert. Taylor said about 1,000 people were on the football field for the concert. About 500 concertgoers watched from the stands.

Darby natives, the Bellamy Brothers come back regularly to help the school. Howard Bellamy graduated with the Class of 1964 and David Bellamy with the Class of 1968.

PHS’ famous sons do a benefit concert every two or three years, according to Howard Bellamy. “The times now are really different,” he said. “It’s tough for schools to exist with all their programs. It makes us feel good as people to contribute back. It’s the right thing to do.”

The Bellamy Brothers are coming up on the 40th anniversary of their first big hit, “Let Your Love Flow,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1976.

Correspondent Gary S. Hatrick contributed to this report.

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