Happy Birthday, Jaco Pastorius; Here's to Other National South Florida Legends
2. The Mavericks
It seemed unlikely at best. That a Cuban-American kid infatuated with country music via the likes of Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins, would rise to fame. Regardless, singer Raul Malo and his band mates graduated to a major label deal with MCA and became one of the biggest bands on the country music circuit. The band split early in the millennium and Malo went on to solo stardom, but the band recently reunited and they promise a comeback album early in the new year.
1. Marilyn Manson
The former Brian Hugh Warner became a shock rock icon with his early South Florida band the Spooky Kids. He gradually went on to become Marilyn Manson, one of the most controversial personalities in modern music. Given his unlikely success, suffice it to say he's become South Florida's best known weirdo (other than the naked causeway cannibal,of course).