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R.I.P. Rufus Thomas

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    THIS was a funky man. From "The Breakdown" and "Walking The Dog", to the "Funky Penguin", he moved butts! Rest in peace bro. :(
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Stax Records Giant. He will be missed. Back in the day with his knee high boots, shorts and cape.
  3. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    He's been a killer entertainer, even in his later years. Saw him with BB King & Friends 3 or 4 years ago, and he had the whole place in stitches. BB couldn't keep a straight face, 30 mins after Rufus left the stage.

    RIP Rufus...
  4. aw ****. when and how? :(
  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    They had a short peice on him on the news out here, a loss for us all. R.I.P. Three greats in a months time gone. Horrible.:(
  6. Another drag! I remember seeing him on American Bandstand about 25 years ago, what a character. He will be missed.

    Not to take away from Rufus, but, it's been two years since one of my favorite sax players, Grover Washington Jr. left us for the great gig in the sky.

    It just stinks.

    Mike J.
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    My first exposure to Rufus Thomas was via Aerosmith's cover of "Walkin' The Dog"...weird!
    RIP, RT!
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You can catch in his prime on the Watts Stax documentary. He had everybody in stiches there, too.
    "Pust it, pull it, push it, pull it."
  9. He will be missed indeed. :( R.I.P. Rufus Thomas