Friday, June 18, 2010

Bob Gately RIP

I'm very sad to know that Bob died on June 9th after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer in January. I last talked with Bob early in the fall, he was a rare, genuine person who contributed a lot to our music culture in the 70's. I remember the Joplin concert he produced, among a host of other cool things.

He was at our KCAC Lives/Rebirth reunion at Alwun House in 2005 and was so psyched about it. He helped me contact a bunch of people for the event, both he and Ron Wortham were terrific cheerleaders (o: I have a collection of emails from Bob over the last five or six years...I will treasure them.

'God is Alive, Magic is Afoot' and there's a special place for space cowboys in the afterlife, whatever it may be! Peace, Bob. We'll miss you.