We lost a Great One!

peach64

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For those of you who know of and followed the world's Greatest Band, NRBQ. It is with a sad heart to tell you that Tommy Ardolino has passed away at the age of `57. I didn't know him personally, but the feeling he, and Terry Adams, Joey Spampinato, and Big Al Anderson emitted was just pure joy. The first time I saw this band was at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, 1985. It was like watching the Marx Bros kick major ass all nite long.

Tommy was the most musical drummer I ever saw. Incredibly innovative, charismatic, powerful, tasteful, from Doo Wop to Max Rach. If anybody could've filled John Bonham's shoes in his own style it was Tommy.

And the sad thing is, when NRBQ broke up, I think in some way it broke is heart. From what I read all the band members seen him shortly before he died.
If you have not experience this band, by all means google them, youtube them. It was a travesty that this band was not as big as the Stones, Beatles, Who, Springstein, etc...they would not let the record companies treat their music like a product. Balls to the wall, boogie woogie, jazz, rythum and blues, pop, very eclectic.

Rest in Peace Tommy,

I love ya,

Peach
 

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Post some favorite Vids in his memory! RIP.
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_UeiKSUpc&feature=related]NRBQ - Me And The Boys - YouTube[/ame]
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcTfI0CI18U]NRBQ - Riding in My Car - YouTube[/ame]
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u8UmdH_CM4]NRBQ- "Get Rhythm" - YouTube[/ame]
 

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RIP Tommy....You and the band have always kicked ass!
 

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I remember seeing them at Yankee Stadium. Not my favorite band but they were definitely one of the good ones back in the day
 

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