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Richard Vogt

Iowa, USA
Post Posted 23 Oct 2017 1:46 pm     Reply with quote

A very good friend of mine passed away today,Fred Long was a steel guitar player around the Des Moines,Iowa area later on he shared this gift playing in church.Fred lived his life loving the steel guitar.His last few months Fred took ill and failed each and every day,the lord took him home today RIP Fred you will be missed.
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Houston, TX USA
Post Posted 24 Oct 2017 1:28 pm     Fred Long Reply with quote

May you Rest In Peace old friend
"Keepin' the steelin' going strong"

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Kevin Mincke

Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA
Post Posted 29 Oct 2017 5:34 pm     Reply with quote

i visited Fred at his home a couple times. Very nice gentlemen and we shared stories of when we were both in law enforcement. I was going to call him last week but got busy. I then thought if I go to the Waterloo IA show this weekend I'll stop & see him. I happened to see this on the forum first. Shocked, but knew his health was fraile. Till we meet again old friend!
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Billy Phelps

Katy, Texas
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 3:13 am     Missing you so much Reply with quote

Fred was a dear friend and I miss getting the phone calls from him, asking me to record a track for him to play ( The Waltz Of The Angels was my favorite ). We would talk for about an hour about his wife, life and steel guitars.
I miss you and my prayers go out for you and your family and friends.
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