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Tommy Allsup

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:22 pm
by strat21
It is stated on the BBC news website that the guitarist Tommy Allsup,has died of complications following an operation.He was well known,and was Buddy Hollys backing band guitar player on that ill fated Winter Tour,that included Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, both of whom died with Buddy in the fatal air crash in Iowa.Tommy was supposed to have been on the plane,he had purchased a ticket,but on the flip of a coin let Richie Valens have his seat after Valens had pestered him repeatedly for it.He was a talented and successful guitar player,who if memory serves correct played guitar break ,and licks on Heartbeat,and other tracks.It looks like 2017 is carrying on where 16 left off,in taking talented and well known figures from us .Regards Strat 21