Monday, March 01, 2010

T-Bone Wolk, R. I. P.

The Associated Press: T-Bone Wolk, bass player for Hall & Oates, dies: "Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk, who performed with scores of musicians but was best known as the longtime bass player for the band led by pop-rock stars Daryl Hall and John Oates, has died. He was 58.

Wolk died Sunday in New York, hours after completing a recording session with Hall, who was working on a solo album, the duo's manager, Jonathan Wolfson, said Monday. Wolfson said the cause of death was believed to be a heart attack.

Wolk had been scheduled to appear Monday night on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' with Hall and Oates.

A busy session musician, he appeared on literally scores of recordings with such varied artists as Bette Midler, Billy Joel and Avril Lavigne. He played bass on several of Elvis Costello's recordings, accordion on Robert Palmer's 'Heavy Nova' and guitar on Carly Simon's 'Coming Around Again.'"

Hat tip to Scott Cupp.


Ed Gorman said...

One of the great rock musicians of our time. Check out the list of albums he played on and/or helped produce. Fifty-eight is way too young.

Graham Powell said...

If I recall, he was the house bassist on Saturday Night Live for many years. Plus one of the goofiest looking guys in music.

MysterLynch said...

I am a fan of H&O...well, the older stuff and always respected the hell out of him.

Good guy and good musician.