RIP Norton Buffalo

Posted on: Saturday, Oct 31, 2009

Norton Buffalo lost his battle with lung cancer yesterday.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Buffalo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u9api6tQEA



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CK What

October 31st, 2009 at 12:09
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Rotten news Ken. Another wonderful harp player gone. But at least he was gigging almost to the end.
I’d always thought Norton Buffalo had played the fantastic harp on the studio version of “Livin’ in the USA” off the 1968 Steve Miller album “Sailor” (def. one of my desert island discs), but he was only 17 back then & hadn’t yet joined them. However he did a magnificent job with the Miller band onstage for over 30years, plus some lovely solo albums & duets with Roy Rogers.
Real shame. Great harmonica player, great singer, great name!

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Ken

October 31st, 2009 at 14:11
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bluoz

November 1st, 2009 at 00:57
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a tribute to Norton Buffalo…

Rest in Peace, brother

Norton Buffalo 1951-2009

last week at Westfest 2009 in Golden Gate Park, David Denny, another member of the Steve Miller Band (wrote The Stake on Book of Dreams) played a very heartfelt tribute to Norton Buffalo. Nort…

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Ken

November 3rd, 2009 at 22:24
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