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Mike Neer


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:08 pm    
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I am just reading the news for the first time and I can't believe it. Mr. Emmons, you were in a class of your own and you will never be forgotten. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

My condolences to each and every one of you who are feeling the pain of this loss.
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Ron Sodos


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:10 pm     Buddy Emmons
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Buddy was the reason I started playing steel. His blue album with Judy Collins back in the 60s. I was praying it wasn't true that it was a hoax. What a heart break. Met him a few times including watched him play close up at Jeff Newman school many years ago. He was and will always be the best that ever lived.
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Bill Schmidt


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Queen Creek Az, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:10 pm     big e
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Simply the best , R.I.P. Buddy Emmons
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Bill Schmidt


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:11 pm     big e
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Simply the best , R.I.P. Buddy Emmons

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Sonny Curtis


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Columbus, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:11 pm     My dear friend
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My heart is truly broken. The greatest steel guitar player in the world. We have lost a great friend.



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Tom Wolverton


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Carpinteria, CA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:14 pm    
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It is a sad day for us. He touched all of us so deeply. There just something that comes thru his notes. Prayers and hugs to his family.
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Mark Greenway


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Lake Kiowa, Texas
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:24 pm    
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This news was painful. Buddy was so talented. He was my favorite player of them all. RIP You will be missed and never forgotten.
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Allen Hutchison


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Kilcoy, Qld, Australia
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:31 pm    
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Very sad news indeed Sad
RIP Buddy & thanks for the music.
My sympathy to family & friends.
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Ray Jenkins


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Gold Canyon Az. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:32 pm    
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Big E,Hal Rugg ,Weldon Myrick, Jimmy Day, Jimmy Crawford Jeff Newman Buddy Charlton,Tom Brumley ,John Hughey.The beautiful sounds of the Heavenly Steel Guitars!!!!!
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Chris Templeton


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:34 pm    
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Paul King


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Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:35 pm    
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In 1981 I saw Buddy Emmons for the first time at the ISGC in St. Louis. I was a immature 21 year old but I have never forgotten the feeling of seeing him for the first time.I followed Buddy down through the years and he made the biggest influence on me playing steel guitar. Today is a day I knew would come and have dreaded it. He and Peggy are together again for sure. How I ache to hear him play one more time. Thanks Buddy Emmons for all the music you have left us with to enjoy. For me, steel guitar will always have a bigger void than it ever has. RIP Buddy Emmons, you may be gone from this earth but there are so many musicians who looked to you as someone who set the standards very high. Life goes on for all of us but it will never be the same without Buddy Emmons.
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Craig A Davidson


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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:36 pm    
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I think hearing Buddy play made us all want to go home and play better. At least he inspired me to do so. I saw him several times in St. Louis, once in southern Illinois, and once with Johnny Bush at the Midnight Jamboree. In Illinois I got to get up and sing the back-ups in Four or Five Times. I would go to St. Louis and ask him questions and he was never too busy to give me answers. For sure the Foremost Steel Guitar Player Ever. RIP Buddy.
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Dale Rottacker


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Tacoma Washington, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:39 pm    
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Sad sad day Sad Sad Sad ... Buddy was as good as it got!!!
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Skip Ellis


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Bradenton, Fl USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:41 pm    
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Just found a great pic I took of Buddy and Peggy together - I'll try to get it scanned tomorrow and posted. It was taken at the convention in about '77 and he was loaded down with cameras.
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Bobby DeMoss


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Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:42 pm     R.I.P. Buddy Emmons
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The Worlds Foremost Steel Guitarist.
Forever!
Worst news of my life.
R.I.P. Mr. Buddy Emmons
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Dan Chroninger


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Sparta, Wisconson, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:50 pm    
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I will always remember the advice Buddy gave me back in the seventies. I ask him how do you do that fast picking, To which he replied I don't know they say I do it wrong, then he went on to tell me, no one ever paid me to play fast instrumentals, so learn to play behind the singer, or you will starve to death in this business, and he was so right
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John Davis


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Cambridge, U.K.
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:55 pm    
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This is how I prefer to remember him at Wembley UK



Rest in peace Buddy, you set the standard for all of us to aspire to.
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Ken Mullett


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Nappanee, Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 2:59 pm    
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I just saw the posting on Facebook by Bill Stafford that Buddy Emmons has passed. I am completely shocked and saddened. My condolences to all of the family.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 3:03 pm    
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Farewell to a giant. He will live on in memory and in the enormous impact he had on the instrument and on many people's lives.
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Johnny Cox


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 3:07 pm    
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My heart is broken today. Rest well my friend.
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Ron Whitworth


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 3:08 pm    
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I am in shock.
I just checked in here to see what was going on
& saw this post & my heart just sank.
So very sad - just breaks my heart to hear of this.
He gave us so very much & no one will ever replace him!
I am thankful we do have so much of his music recorded
to remind us of where the high mark is set.
Go rest in peace.
Ron
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Patrick Layher


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Buffalo WY, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 3:08 pm     Buddy
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Great music in Heaven tonight!
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Bill Ferguson


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Molino, FL USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 3:13 pm    
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I have been unable to respond. My heart is very heavy.

Buddy and I have been friends since the late 70's.

He has always been so gracious to me in every way.

I will always treasure the videos that he has allowed me to share with the world and will continue to share. Buddy would want that.

RIP
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Ben ODell


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 3:15 pm     Big "e"
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SO.....So.... SAD. He was a maker. And Make he did. Don't guess there is a record of how many hits he made.
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Jim Walker


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2015 3:16 pm    
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R.I.P Big E... Say hi to Bobby for me...

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