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Old Dec-04-2006, 5:47 PM
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Sad/UnHappy Tommy Bolin, gone 30 years today Dec 4

Am surprised nobody's posted about this...After his final show, the first date of a tour opening for Jeff Beck in Miami, Tommy Bolin died of a multiple drug overdose in the early morning hours of December 4. What a terrible, senseless loss of a great musician. With people like Glenn and Jeff Beck (who I saw in Sept) still out there performing at their best in their mid 50s (and Beck is 62) who knows what Tommy could have been accomplishing at 55.


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Old Dec-04-2006, 6:07 PM
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A great shame indeed.

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Old Dec-04-2006, 7:01 PM
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I have a few dozen Tommy Bolin releases...from his days with Zephyr, Energy, James Gang, Deep Purple and as a solo artist. I have all of the Tommy Bolin Archives releases - demos, live albums, guest sessions, you name it. And I continue to be amazed at the depth of talent that man had. Gone, but surely not forgotten.

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Old Dec-05-2006, 6:27 AM
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No doubt, Tommy was still just a youngster and I'm sure his best was yet to come...sadly, we'll never know.....

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Old Dec-05-2006, 7:59 AM
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Thanks for the reminder... By coincidence I picked up a cd with Tommy Bolin this morning to play in the car on my way to work. (Bang and Miami demos - James Gang) It must have been in my subconsciousness or something... 30 years... can you believe that. A great musician Tommy was.

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Old Dec-05-2006, 8:53 AM
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Gone but not forgotten. RIP, Tommy
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Old Dec-05-2006, 3:23 PM
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i am still accumulating his archive material. the sheer volume and quality of his demos is truly amazing. A real loss to the music world.

Wild Dogs is still in my top 10 all time songs.

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Old Dec-05-2006, 4:11 PM
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The great Tommy! RIP!

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Old Dec-06-2006, 2:00 PM
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The man was too young but alas the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long!
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Old Dec-06-2006, 5:01 PM
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Tommy Bolin. What a waste! Songs like Wild Dogs, Teaser, Lotus, Dreamer (with Glenn) Toastee, People People, Sweet Burgundy will always talk to me. I am just glad I saw him live. A true innocent. An amazing talent.
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Old Dec-11-2006, 1:25 PM
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Just been playing Whips and Roses. So much fantastic music that wasn't released at the time and we've had to wait so long for.
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Old Dec-04-2007, 8:57 AM
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...a year later....31 years ago today
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yep 31... as many others I was too young then but discovered him later...as many others will do in the future... such a real touching talent won't ever disappear...


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Old Dec-04-2007, 7:44 PM
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Icon33 31 Years ago today, Tommy Bolin...

Tommy Bolin passed away in the early morning hours of December 4th, 1976, following the opening show of a tour supporting Jeff Beck.

He was an amazing, vital, creative musician. Who knows what could have been, had he lived?

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Old Dec-04-2007, 9:47 PM
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Have thought about this all day. Losing musicians so young is a tragedy.

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Old Dec-05-2007, 2:28 AM
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Old Dec-05-2007, 5:56 PM
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Tommy's resting place. Calvary Cemetery - Sioux City, Iowa
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Old Dec-06-2007, 3:32 AM
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32 years ago today

I recently came across a 20 minute interview with Tommy recorded November 26th 1975 by 7HO radio station in Melbourne, Australia.

a great listen. search didnt find it on here - or is it David?

If not i will see if i can get it converted to mp3 and posted.

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a great listen. search didnt find it on here - or is it David?

If not i will see if i can get it converted to mp3 and posted.

Don't believe so Paul, only this one from a 1976 USA radio broadcast.
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Old Dec-04-2008, 8:49 AM
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It really is a tribute to his talents that so many continue to miss him dearly after all this time...RIP Tommy...
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Old Dec-04-2008, 9:40 AM
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Imagine what music he'd be producing today...........

RIP 'Wild Dog'!

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RIP, Tommy...an incredible talent. And for all he did in the short time he was around, there was still so much untapped potential. Who knows where he might have gone musically?

And of course my thoughts go out to those who knew him personally - most notably his brother Johnnie, and Glenn.

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Old Dec-05-2008, 3:16 AM
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Old Dec-05-2008, 6:22 PM
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Talked about him at work a lot yesterday. And as usual, Both top car trip cds Cobham's Spectrum and Come Taste The Band made the car trip to Vegas again last weekend.
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