Tuesday, January 09, 2007

RIP "SNEAKY PETE" KLEINOW, whose graceful and accomplsihed pedal steel playing graced many a favorite album of mine, including efforts by the Flying Burrito Brothers, of which he was a co-founder; The Band, John Lennon, Little Feat, etc., etc.,- and most notably (at least for me) the drop dead gorgeous steel solo in Harry Nilsson's cover of Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross" on the Pussy Cats album. He also, unbeknownst to me, was an accomplished stop-motion animator, having worked on at least one JBS Favorite film: 7 Faces of Dr. Lao. How very sad to find out that he had suffered from Alzheimer's towards the end and was living under assisted care.

Here's his Wikipedia entry, with an astonishingly long list of musicians he'd played with.

Here's his official website.

Time keeps on slippin'...

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