RIP Tony Thompson

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Drummer Tony Thompson lost his battle with cancer early this morning. For those in the dark he was the drummer for Chic, Powerstation, LaBelle, and David Bowie (Let's Dance), among others. Well, atleast Bernard Edwards has his drummer back. RIP bro.
  2. Powerstation?

    So now he and Robert Palmer are jamming in heaven.


    Mike :(
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Wow, maybe I should've said that he played with Flea. :confused:
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :( I loved his playing :(
  5. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Say it ain't so....
  6. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    TT was one of my favorite drummers. I'll miss him.
  7. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars


  8. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    :bawl: RIP He will be missed! :bawl:
  9. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    This is terrible news. Tony IS one of my all-time favourite drummers. Bass/drum combos just don't get better than him and Bernard.

    I didn't even know that he had cancer. Apparently there was a fund - I'd have donated if I'd known - maybe I still will...

    RIP Tony :(


  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    One of the best all time combos. I miss both of them. RIP, guys.
  11. RIP.

    although he'll live on in all the records that sample Chic/Chic organisation tracks.

    "David Bowie (Let's Dance)" -so that's him in the video for "modern love", also the live clip of "cat people (putting out fire)" on the Best of Bowie DVD.