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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Chico Banks RIP

From Bob Corritore Blues News




UPDATE

from Bob Corritore comes an update. ChicoBanks died today. It is unfortunate in this day of the internet that sometimes news travels faster than reality. I am sorry that I jumped the gun on this. Here is what Bob wrote today:

  • More Info on Chico Banks: News has come in Chico Banks apparently died just today Word from Katherine Davis via Chris James is that Chico was pronounced brain dead yesterday and died this afternoon. Apparently yesterday's word around Chicago of Chico's passing was premature, but was nonetheless circulating throughout the city. After receiving Michael Freeman's notification, we did a web search and found other listings of Chico's passing before we published our newsletter notification. We apologize for our part in spreading inaccurate news on such a hurtful subject. We just pass on what information comes to us and we always list our sources. Let's hope that Chico is at peace now, and that those of us who cared about him can heal and focus on celebrating his life's contributions. Rest in peace, Chico Banks.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My parayers go out to Chico's Family and Friends. I was shocked when I heard the news. He was talented and much too young too die. He will be missed down here - heaven must be rocking now, Foxy Lady

Anonymous said...

I live in the UK and visit Chicago as much as I can, Chico was a "must see" on every visit. He will be missed by Blues fans the world over.

GJ

Anonymous said...

r.i.p uncle chico
youll be forever missed.....

Anonymous said...

Hey Chico I just will take the memories of jammin and funkin with you. this is "TINY" from Tyrone Davis' "PLATINUM BAND" KEYBOARDIST
FROM 1993-1998. THE YOUNG AND TALENTED LEAVES MUCH TOO SOON YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED...