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Skip Edwards

 

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Post  Posted 18 Nov 2021 5:33 pm    
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It's with a heavy heart that I have to say my old and dear friend, Keith Allison has passed away.
Keith had a storied career in music...co-writer with Mark Lindsay on "Freeborn Man", bassist with Paul Revere and the Raiders, a recurring presence on
"Where The Action Is", a handful of acting roles (Phantom of the Paradise), guitar with Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart - the first Monkees revival incarnation, and many others.
I was on those DJBH tours, and Keith was a highlight of every tour. We first met while doing gigs with Johnny Rivers in '75, and have been close friends ever since.

A true gentleman, a bon vivant, a great storyteller, husband, father and friend.
I'll miss him greatly for a long time...
My sincere condolences to his wife Tina, son Ryland, and all who knew and loved him.
Vaya con Dios, mi amigo...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LouK2xpWlzQ


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Ron Pruter

 

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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 18 Nov 2021 7:16 pm    
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I remember him. If I remember right, he was "discovered" on Where the action is when, looking like Paul McCartney, people, mostly girls, saw him in the background crowd and started calling the show. I think I remember Dick Clark telling that story. Is that so Skip? Howdy, BTW. Sorry for your loss. Ron
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Michael Johnstone


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Sylmar,Ca. USA
Post  Posted 18 Nov 2021 9:52 pm    
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Sorry to hear this. I met him back in the summer of love when I was on "Where the Action Is" with another "Keith" who had that record "98.6". I last ran into K.A. at the Malibu Inn around 2006 at a Leon Russell gig. Great guy and good solid musician. R.I.P. Everybody's leaving us. Make it stop.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 19 Nov 2021 4:50 am    
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Sorry to hear this Skip. Rip Keith.
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Skip Edwards

 

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LA,CA
Post  Posted 19 Nov 2021 6:25 am    
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Thanks, guys. Ron, you're right about that.
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Jason Stillwell


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Soper, OK, USA
Post  Posted 23 Nov 2021 6:06 am    
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I just discovered Keith a few weeks ago while listening to Dwight Yoakam's Greater Bakersfield show on his SiriusXM channel. Keith was a great talent with some wonderful stories to tell.
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Pete Finney

 

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East Nashville Tn.
Post  Posted 23 Nov 2021 1:14 pm    
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I remember seeing Keith on "Where the Action Is" when I was a kid, and knowing that somewhere in there he joined Paul Revere and the Raiders. Later I heard a lot of great things about him from Michael Nesmith and Mickey Dolenz; he was a big behind-the-scenes presence in the early Monkees days, co-writing some songs and playing on some of the tracks Nesmith produced.

He was scheduled to be a special guest at the Los Angeles/Greek Theater finale to the recent 40-show Monkees farewell tour I was a part of, but his declining health made that impossible. That was less than two weeks ago. I'd really been looking forward to meeting him.

RIP Keith
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Bruce Heffner

 

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Payson, Arizona
Post  Posted 23 Nov 2021 2:50 pm     Friend
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Sorry for the loss of your friend Skip

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Ron Pruter

 

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Post  Posted 23 Nov 2021 7:26 pm    
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I think he worked with Freddy Weller also. Skip, yes/no?
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Skip Edwards

 

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LA,CA
Post  Posted 23 Nov 2021 11:22 pm    
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Yeah, Ron... they were in the Raiders together.
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Lee Thompson

 

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LA, CA
Post  Posted 25 Nov 2021 9:23 am    
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Thanks for sharing this Skip. Very sorry for your loss
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Dave Mudgett


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Central Pennsylvania and Gallatin, Tennessee
Post  Posted 28 Nov 2021 2:36 pm    
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I was really into Paul Revere and the Raiders when I was very young and rarely missed Where the Action Is. That's where I first became aware of Keith. Of course, Freeborn Man is a classic. RIP Keith and condolences to his family and friends.
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Bob Watson


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Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post  Posted 29 Nov 2021 2:05 am    
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Skip, I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Keith Allison, passing away. I was a big fan of Paul Revere and The Raiders back in the day and I always love to listen to and play Freeborn Man. It sounds like he had a very exiting career, may his memory help you through your grief.
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post  Posted 29 Nov 2021 10:32 am    
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Sorry for your loss, Skip.
California Country-Rock from the late sixties is one of the best music genres for me.
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Chris Templeton


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Post  Posted 29 Nov 2021 2:51 pm    
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What a track record:
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/keith-allison-mn0000370145/credits
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