I thought I’d throw out yet another public request as I continue my search for media coverage of the 1983 Tacoma Dome event that featured the only time Richard Berry ever appeared with the Fabulous Wailers.
The date was Wednesday, December 28, 1983, just a few months after KFJC Radio had their legendary 63 […]
From the reports I received, the tribute concert for Buck Ormsby in Tacoma on Sunday was a big success. There were long lines wrapped around the Temple Theatre before it opened, and when the show started, every seat was occupied.
If not for family commitments, I would have been there. In lieu of attending, […]
I just want to remind folks that tomorrow (Sunday, March 26) will be the big day for the tribute concert in Tacoma for our friend Buck Ormsby of the Fabulous Wailers.
I wish I could attend this event, but I can’t due to family commitments.
I will be sharing a special video for […]
Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell passed away earlier this week on Sunday, February 19th. The NY Times carried a cool headline for his obituary – “Larry Coryell, Guitarist of Fusion Before It Had a Name, Dies at 73.” As this obit pointed out, he was “a virtuoso guitarist who in the 1960s was among the […]
A date has been announced for the Buck Ormsby memorial – Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Temple Theatre in Tacoma, Washington.
Tacoma Weekly shared some specifics:
Details have emerged for a tribute concert for fallen Tacoma rock icon John “Buck” Ormsby. “Buck’s House Party” will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. March […]
As promised, here’s more on Buck Ormsby, who passed away recently…
My friend Alec Palao wrote an excellent tribute to Buck that was shared at the Ace Records website.
Here’s the first paragraph…
BUCK ORMSBY defined the term “rocker” better than anyone I have ever met in the music business. Not in the […]
My friend Dave Marsh on the passing of Buck Ormsby:
My first response is about what I figure Buck’s woulda been: Aww fuck…
Dave dedicated a special edition of Rock & Rap Confidential to Buck:
RRC Extra No. 58: Buck Ormsby
SPANISH CASTLE WIZARD…. Dave Marsh writes: Buck Ormsby was the guitar player in the […]
Today, Saturday October 29th, I was saddened to learn that my friend Buck Ormsby died early this morning on his birthday.
Here’s the message I saw on Buck’s Facebook wall:
Thank you to everyone who is sending birthday wishes to my father. He died early this morning. As many of you know he was […]
Jim Manolides has left the land of the living.
I asked my friend Barry Curtis of the Kingsmen (now retired) and the Daily Flash, to share a few words..
We are incomplete without Jimmy.
He was a walking Northwest music history encyclopedia. He knew virtually everyone from those 50’s ~ 70’s glory days. He […]
I am in awe of Girl Trouble!
(The band, not the actual concept…)
I can’t remember the first time I ever witnessed the band in concert… whether it was at Marsugi’s, the Cactus Club, Paradise Lounge or maybe even Upstairs Eulipia, but it was during one of their visits to the SF bay area […]