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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-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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Old Dec-04-2007, 10:32 AM
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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-05-2007, 2:12 AM
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miss you Tommy....
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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, 9:22 AM
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For you Tommy. We all miss you.

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Old Dec-05-2007, 5:56 PM
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Icon32 Calvary Cemetery

Tommy's resting place. Calvary Cemetery - Sioux City, Iowa
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Old Dec-06-2007, 3:32 AM
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Sad/UnHappy Tommy Bolin

RIP Tommy, 33 years gone today!
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Special prayers for Tommy and his family and friends today.
God bless.....
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Old Dec-03-2010, 6:33 PM
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I've been thinking of Tommy today and talking about him with coworkers 34 years after his last show. December 3rd, 1976 was a Friday, too. We throw Getting Tighter into the middle of Brickhouse, and I'm looking forward to that tonight as it will have a more emotional meaning to me.
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God bless Tommy Bolin. He was a genius
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It's December 4 again....RIP.
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