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RIP Brian Rading

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by oheare, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. oheare

    oheare Gold Member

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    Brian Rading passed away a few days ago after a battle with cancer. I have no other details, what I have is from Facebook.

    Brian was the the original bassist for The Staccatos/Five Man Electrical Band. He also played with Ian Tamblyn, Powerhouse, Cyndela Whitney, Bobby Vee, Andy Mason, many others.

    I was going to call him to ask about the bass line to "Absolutely Right" this week...
     
  2. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

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    Sad to hear. i listened to the Staccatos growing up and the others.
     
  3. mhammer

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    Which reminds me, what is Dean Hagopian doing these days? Prior to his DJ and acting days, he was apparently the lead singer for the Staccatos.
     
  4. oheare

    oheare Gold Member

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    Yes, he sang in the Staccatos, but I've *no* clue what he's up to. But Google does -- he moved into acting, and has been in a bunch of TV shows and movies, including Jesus of Montreal and Scanners, among others.
     
  5. Ken Stevenson

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    Brian was a great guy & consummate pro. He played with energy & passion & was funny as hell to boot. Sad news for sure.
     
  6. henryohenry

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    So surprised and very saddened to hear of Brian's passing. A man of many talents.
     
  7. oheare

    oheare Gold Member

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  8. rwe333

    rwe333 Gold Member

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    This was a shame. Cyndela Whitney - who Brian Rading worked w/ in Crucial Moments along w/ Brian Sims - just passed away also.
     
  9. oheare

    oheare Gold Member

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    Damn. Thanks for the info, Wayne.
     
  10. oldfartatplay

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    I am genuinely sorry to hear of Brian's passing. I met him several times and he was a friendly, upright man.
     
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