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check this story out (Anthony Jackson)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Andrew Jones, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    This was on the Fodera club Chat

    # On Thursday, March 6th, during another storm, as part of this most
    brutal Winter of 2002-2003, my dear friend and longtime musical
    colleague, Anthony Jackson, the most brilliant bassist, while driving
    over a bridge on the New Jersey Turnpike, his car hit a patch of ice
    and went into a spin. The car then went through the protective
    railing, and down an embankment. Moving rapidly, and suddenly headed
    backwards, the car went down into a swamp. Filthy polluted water soon
    began to cover the car as Anthony sank in it. Almost completely
    submerged, calling on every bit of his strength and intellect, he
    actually thought his way out of the situation by allowing the car to
    fill with water, and then, opening the door, he was able to escape. He
    swam a distance, perhaps 1-3/10 of a mile, and there he stood, in the
    19° temperatures, in wet clothes, trying to flag someone down for
    help. Of course, many cars passed him by before a policeman finally
    stopped to assist, and drove Anthony home. Miraculously, AJ was not
    hurt at all. I learned of this amazing story in an e-mail from Dennis
    Chambers and, of course, I phoned Anthony immediately. We had an
    amazing conversation, and I still can't believe that he was able to
    swim in that freezing water, and make it safely to shore!!! Now that
    is amazing if you know and understand all the horror stories of any
    winter such as this one!!!

  2. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    That is an astonishing story! :eek:

    It's scary to think that the bass world came so close to losing one of it's biggest talents.

    Please pass on my best wishes to Anthony for me.

  3. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    To clear things I'm quoteing a story of a chat group I dont know Anthony never met the man.

  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    This guy knows Dennis Chambers AND Anthony Jackson?

    Fishy (pun intended)...
  5. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    This Guy is Steve Khan

  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I bet he watches "Worst Case Scenario" on TNT.
  7. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    1st let me say,giving all honor to God and thanking him for watching over Athony at that horriffic moment and to bring him threw so we can hopefully be blessed to here more of him in he future.Now for some of the TB'ers who's not familiar with Steve Khan,he was the guitarist along with Athony in the band "Eyewitness during the mid to late 70's

    p.s. May God watch over our troops that are over in Iraq and in any other country that they have to serve as well as their famalies.:)

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