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Walter Stettner

Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 14 Feb 2017 8:48 am     Reply with quote

Just learned that German Steel Guitar Pioneer Red Saxon passed away after lengthy illness. One of the first to pioneer Pedal Steel Guitar in Germany, he played with "Drifter's Caravan".

RIP, Red!

My condolences to his family, Walter
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Jim Reynolds

Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 27 Feb 2017 10:03 pm     Reply with quote

This is the guy I've been trying to find for years. He was a friend of my wife and I, my first tour to Germany 1963-1966. He play steel in the band I worked with. Just was putting pedals on it, and I could tell some great stories on him. The last time I seen him was my second tour to Germany in 1972-1975. His cousin and us were very good friends (Teddy Schell) played bass. There was a friend that played drums also in the Drifters Caravan with him, Rocky. They played for Dave Dudley for 19 years. Thanks so much for posting this.
Mullen Discovery, Red Burl/Cashmere Birdseye, Polished End Plates, Pedals & Knee Lever, Morrell 8 String Lap Steel, 1 Peavey Nashville 112, Katana 100, Ibanez DD700, Almost every Lesson Jeff Newman made. 1947 SJ Gibson Guitar, Washburn Special Edition Guitar, 1963 Original Hofner Beattle Bass bought in Germany 1963, and a 1973 Framus Bass.
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