Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dick Wagner, Guitarist for Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Has Died

Posted by on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Dick Wagner, the hugely talented guitarist/vocalist who played on several important records by Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, and Peter Gabriel, among others, and who led Michigan psych-rock group the Frost and the Bossmen, died today in Arizona of respiratory failure. He was 71.

The Detroit Free Press has a solid obit here. RIP, Dick Wagner.

 

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lark 1
I believe Dick Wagner was the lead guitarist on Lou Reed's Rock n' Roll Animal. I think he did the intro to the live version of "Sweet Jane" (live). Awesome.

A talented man.
RIP Dick Wagner.
Posted by lark on July 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM · Report this
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I'm 71 and I like it
Love it
Like it
Love it
Seventy-One
Cough
Seventy...
Spit..cough..arrrgggggg...

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on July 30, 2014 at 6:52 PM · Report this
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RIP. What a legacy and catalog of songs
Posted by Kelly O on July 30, 2014 at 11:02 PM · Report this
Tingleyfeeln 4
I checked out the first Frost album because of this. Fucking brilliant. How in the fuck had I never heard them until now?
Posted by Tingleyfeeln on July 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM · Report this
In2ishn 5
A real talent. And thank you for choosing my absolutely favorite Alice song as your video. Of course "Halo Of Flies" is the best for blasting inside a vehicle while roadtripping to a show
Posted by In2ishn on July 31, 2014 at 4:40 AM · Report this
Dougsf 6
@4 whoa he was in Frost? Had no idea there wasa connection there. RIP.
Posted by Dougsf on July 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM · Report this

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