Duane Eddy's House of Twang

Tommy Allsup

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Saddened by the news that Tommy passed away today. A great guitar picker who famously worked with Buddy and Waylon back in the day. R.I.P.

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Tommy with Waylon and Buddy.

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Sad to hear that. He made a popular visit to the UK with his band a few years ago to play in a Buddy Holly tribute show at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

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Sad news. Here's Tommy with the Big Bopper on the Winter Dance Party tour in Duluth on Jan 31st 1959. Photo by fan, Sharon Johnson.

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...and with Ritchie Valens the same night. Another Sharon Johnson photo.

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Tommy was my favourite of all Buddy's guitar players.

Western swing licks on the Stratocaster became Western Sting. Fiery, dancing, incisive- he pierced clean and deep like a stiletto.

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Tommy was my favourite of all Buddy's guitar players.

Western swing licks on the Stratocaster became Western Sting. Fiery, dancing, incisive- he pierced clean and deep like a stiletto.

– ade

I had been thinking about Tommy recently as his son was a contestant on the US tv singing competition "The Voice." I didn't follow the series, so I'm not sure how he (the son) finally did, but it did get me thinking about Tommy and listening to some Buddy tunes. A sad loss--great player.

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RIP Tommy, guitar player extraordinaire .


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