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Posts Tagged ‘David Grisman’

Died On This Date (April 24, 2013) Bob Brozman (April 24, 2013) World Renowned Guitarist

Posted by themusicsover on April 24, 2013

Bob Brozman
March 8, 1954 – April 24, 2013

bob-brozmanBob Brozman was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist who is primarily known for playing the blues, jazz, ragtime, and the music of various islands.  He began releasing albums in the early ’80s and collaborated with musicians all around the world.  Brozman  was so knowledgeable about and practiced in so many styles of music that he has been called “a walking archive of 20th century American music.”  Throughout his career, he recorded with David Grisman, Lacy J. Dalton, and Vassar Clements to name just a few.  The most recent of 20+ albums was 2012’s Fire In The Mind.  Bob Brozman was 59 when he passed away on April 24, 2013.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

Thanks to Brett Ortone at Go Aloha Entertainment for the assist.

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Died On This Date (August 9, 1995) Jerry Garcia / Grateful Dead

Posted by themusicsover on August 9, 2010

Jerry Garcia
August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995

Jerry Garcia is best remembered as a co-founder of influential jam band, the Grateful Dead who will forever be linked to the San Francisco rock and hippie scenes of the late ’60s and early ’70s.  Although a democratic band with multiple “lead” singers, Garcia was considered the leader of the group by most outside the band.  Garcia was extremely busy outside the Dead as well, recording and playing with New Riders Of The Purple Sage (with John Dawson), Old and in the Way, Legion Of Mary, as well as his own Jerry Garcia Band. He also had numerous collaborations with David Grisman.  His unique guitar playing found its way on to numerous albums as a guest artist also, likely leading to Rolling Stone magazine placing him at #13 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Players Of All Time.  During the summer of 1995, Garcia checked into a rehabilitation center; he had struggled with drug addiction.  On August 9, his lifeless body was discovered at the facility, dead of a heart attack.  It was likely the result of his addictions as well as his heavy weight sleep apnea.    Four days later, a public memorial was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  Over 25,000 people attended.

Other members of the Grateful Dead who died too soon were Brent Mydland, Keith Godchaux, Vince Welnick, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan.

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Died On This Date (July 20, 2008) Artie Traum / Respected Folk Guitarist

Posted by themusicsover on July 20, 2010

Artie Traum
April 13, 1943 – July 20, 2008

Artie Traum, was an award winning guitarist who has recorded with the likes of the Band, David Grisman, Paul Butterfield, and James Taylor.  He died of complications from liver cancer at the age of 65.

Thanks to Craig Rosen at Number1Albums



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Died On This Date (July 14, 1973) Clarence White / The Byrds, Kentucky Colonels

Posted by themusicsover on July 14, 2010

Clarence White
June 7, 1944 – July 14, 1973

Clarence White started his professional career as founding guitarist for the Kentucky Colonels, a progressive bluegrass outfit formed with his brothers. The Colonels were making a name for themselves in the Los Angeles area in the early ’60s, but their dreams of fame were soon derailed by the one-two punch of the British Invasion, and Bob Dylan going electric. White quickly found plenty of session working on records by the likes of the Monkees, International Submarine Band, and the Flying Burrito Brothers, after which he landed with the Byrds. His tenure with the Byrds started in 1966 with the California-country years of Gram Parsons, a perfect home for his style of playing. In the years following the Byrds break-up, White went back to session work, working with Randy Newman and Jackson Browne. He also joined a bluegrass “supergroup” called Muleskinner, playing alongside Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Bill Keith and Richard Green. Muleskinner’s contemporary sound would be the foundation of what would later be called “new grass.” Then in the early morning hours of July 14, tragedy struck. While loading gear into his car after a Kentucky Colonels reunion gig, White was struck and killed by a drunk driver. He was just 29.

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Died On This Date (December 16, 2007) Dan Fogelberg / Popular Singer-Songwriter

Posted by themusicsover on December 16, 2009

Dan Fogelberg
August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007

dan-fogelbergDan Fogelberg was one of the most popular soft rock singer-songwriters of the 1970s.  Starting in 1975, Fogelberg released a string of gold and platinum selling albums including 1979’s Phoenix, which included the #2 single, “Longer,” that has since become a wedding favorite.  Two collaborations with Tim Weisberg were also very popular with his fans.  In 1981, he released High Country Snows, a bluegrass album that included such guests as Vince Gill, Doc Watson, Jerry Douglas and David Grisman.  Fogelberg stayed very active either touring or recording into the early 2000s, Often using his popularity to promote social and environmental issues.  Dan Fogelberg was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004, and died of it on December 16, 2007.  He was 56.

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