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Died On This Date (February 27, 1986) Robbie Basho / Progressive Folk Guitarist

Posted by themusicsover on February 27, 2010

Robbie Basho
August 31, 1940 – February 27, 1986

robbie-bashoRobbie Basho was a folk guitarist who is best remembered for his skills on the steel string guitar.  Unlike similar contemporaries like John Fahey, Sandy Bull and Leo Kottke, Basho generally incorporated elements of Indian, or raga music into his compositions. Over the course of his career, Basho released several albums on such respected labels as Vanguard, Windham Hill and Fahey’s Takoma.  On February 27, 1986, Robbie Basho died accidentally when a chiropractor’s adjustment ruptured blood vessels in his neck, causing him to die from a stroke.  He was 45.

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One Response to “Died On This Date (February 27, 1986) Robbie Basho / Progressive Folk Guitarist”

  1. Josh said

    sad way to go… i hope that chiropractor got a nice mal-practice lawsuit filed against him.

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