Get Back in The Groove – Missing Man Formation concert for Lutz Büchner in the last place where we played together Auster Bar Hamburg. Lutz is greatly missed!
Musicians: Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Frank Delle tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ
Jon Hammond 1974 Boston
Update: I’m really sad that my friend who took this photo back in ’74, I just found out that he died July 3, 2005 in a private plane accident – Dale Allen Grubbs – I wondered what happened to Dale for a long time – we went to Berklee College of Music together, I just found his obit recently, RIP Dale – Jon Hammond *Note: anybody who is in touch with Dale’s family, pls. send my deepest condolences:
“Clear Lake optometrist killed in plane accident” —
“Dr. Allen was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 15, 1953. He graduated from high school in Lawton, Okla., and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, later graduating from Boston State with a degree in philosophy.
Allen, who lived in Friendswood, received both his optometry degree and a Ph.D in Physiological Optics at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge University in England.
He taught at the University of Houston from 1990 until 1997 and practiced as a private optometrist in Clear Lake, specializing in infant and children’s vision care until his recent retirement earlier this year.
He also started and was working at Tropical Sea E, a company which provided continuing education for optometrists in tropical locations. He enjoyed travel and loved scuba diving in the Caribbean.
He is survived by his son Jeremy, his mother Francis Grubbs and his brothers, Marshall and Wayne Grubbs.
The memorial service was held at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood.
21-year-old Jon Hammond while attending Berklee College of Music in 1974 – photo by Dale Grubbs — at Berklee College of Music – Boston, Massachusetts
— in Boston, Massachusetts
I hope Doc Lonnie Smith is OK – I heard he canceled a show – Jon Hammond – photo by master photographer Lawrence Gay
Kicking it off in the Hilton Anaheim Lobby at The Winter NAMM Show
Oslo, Norway — So great to be guest of Lord Mayor Per Ditlev-Simonsen – long-time Mayor of Oslo! – Jon Hammond
traveling to Oslo, Norway with Per Ditlev-Simonsen and Oslo, Norway bye bye
Oh man…very sad news: RIP Marty Balin!!! Founding member of the good old Jefferson Airplane, bummer!!! Really sad to hear Marty has passed – enjoy this film I shot of KBC band in Golden Gate Park some years ago
– Marty was a beautiful cat, my deepest condolences to the Balin / Buchwald Family and all the Airplane and Jefferson Starship musician Family – I was very lucky to be there when Jefferson Airplane emerged, some of their first concerts for Bill Graham Presents and Berkeley Folk Festival when Signe Anderson / Signe Toly Anderson was on the band – RIP Marty. sincerely, Jon Hammond
Big Happy Healthy Birthday Wishes to my long-time golden friend Zuzana Ceralova Petrofova!!!
Have a beautiful time Zuzana and please send our love to Ivana and all your beautiful Family & Team Petrof Pianos – official!!! Sincerely, Jon Hammond & Jennifer – c u again soon!
Breakfast with Ron, rest in peace Ron Polte manager of Quicksilver, Ace of Cups, Wild West Fest – Jon Hammond
— RIP my friend Ron Polte – manager of Quicksilver, Ace of Cups, Wild West Fest – Jon Hammond
(my band opened for Copperhead on one of the very few live gigs they played in 1972 at The Longbranch Saloon)
Tam Junction and Piatti Mill Valley Restaurant – Breakfast with Ron, rest in peace Ron Polte – Jon Hammond : *Note: We had a lot of fun in
the old days at 759 Harrison Street San Francisco when we shared rehearsal space with The Quicksilver Messenger Service at Bruce Hatch’s San
Francisco Radical Laboratories aka SF Rad Lab in years 1968 / 1969 (not to be confused with radiation lab folks! I am still in touch with
QSM guitarist Gary Duncan, sending my condolences Gary! – JH
L to R Lutz Büchner, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond, Michael Leuschner
Topics Missing Man, Lutz Büchner, Saxophonist, Get Back in The Groove, Auster Bar, Hammond Organ, Hamburg