R,I.P. Bob Babbitt

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R,I.P. Bob Babbitt

Post by BluesBass » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:18 am

Awwww... crap.
Wonderful player and man. R.I.P. Bob
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2012 ... dies-at-74 :cry:

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Re: R,I.P. Bob Babbitt

Post by martyforrer » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:33 am

Oh dear. Bob was only a whisker behind Jameson in my estimation, and was dang near as prolific. First the Duck, now Bob.... oh, and Jon Lord....

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Re: R,I.P. Bob Babbitt

Post by joppo » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:35 pm

:( Sad news. Bob and Duck were both heros of mine

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Re: R,I.P. Bob Babbitt

Post by foal30 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:46 pm

Scorpio, Inner City Blues and Midnight Train to Georgia will all be righteously trashed tonight.

He'll be missed and not just for the great legacy of his playing. You'll have to dig deep to find anyone with a negative thing about Mr Babbitt, which seems a rarity in the trite world of pop music. The interviews I have read of him he seemed like a wonderful human being who just happened to be a wonderful bass player as well.

makes me want to holler...
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Re: R,I.P. Bob Babbitt

Post by martyforrer » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:14 am

He was also a pro wrestler.

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