Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Bobby Thompson, Rest In Peace

Bobby Thompson passed away this morning. He is my stepfather. He came into my life when I was a teenager, sometime in the mid-eighties. He is known as one of the greatest banjo players ever. He seemed to play on just about every record to come out of Nashville for a period of time. Today marks the end of his long, long struggle with MS. He was a loving man who was loved very much. I'm lucky to have been a part of his life. A better tribute than this will follow in the comng days. (In the above photo, he's the man on the left.)

5 comments:

Linda said...

So sorry to hear about your (and the music world's) loss.

susan said...

My thoughts exactly.

Pat McCoy said...

Your Mom clued me to your site here. Bobby was a GREAT friend to me over the years and I will miss him so much. He DID have a long, long struggle and I'm glad to know he passed so peacefully.

He was a great musician and a great, trusted friend.

Chez Bez said...

Thanks for the nice comments everybody. It was a nice funeral with some great words spoken by people who really loved him.

Busy Mom said...

What a lovely tribute. I am so sorry for your loss.