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Bassist Tom "T-Bone" Wolk (Hall & Oates, SNL), RIP

Old 03-01-10, 01:38 PM
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Bassist Tom "T-Bone" Wolk (Hall & Oates, SNL), RIP

Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, who played bass for nearly 30 years with Daryl Hall and John Oates and also recorded with Elvis Costello and Billy Joel, died Saturday (Feb. 27) of an apparent heart attack. Wolk was to have performed with Hall and Oates today as part of the one-year anniversary show for NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."

Wolk's age is unknown at deadline. A Yonkers, N.Y., native, the musician played bass on Kurtis Blow's early rap classic "These Are the Breaks" and between 1986 and 1992, served as the bassist for the "Saturday Night Live" house band, where he became familiar for his omnipresent black top hat. Wolk also collaborated and recorded with Carly Simon, Rosanne Cash, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jewel and Shawn Colvin throughout his career.

But he was best known for his tenure with Hall and Oates, which began with the 1981 album "Private Eyes" and continued until the present day. In addition to his bass work for the duo, Wolk also served as a co-producer on several of their projects.

Funeral details have yet to be announced.
http://www.billboard.com/news/hall-o...ory?tag=hpfeed

Wow. I wonder how old he was, probably in his early 60s.
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One of those guys you always see in the back playing with just about everyone. He played with Elvis Costello around time of King of America (far left)



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He was one of my favorites and a definite influence on my playing.
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Wiki says 58. Way too young.
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I was never a fan but I knew his name from all the equipment ads he did in the Guitar mags. I did know he worked with tons of artists.

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I definitely remember him from SNL in the late '80s. I heard "Family Man" the other day and took notice of the bass in the song for the first time -- I didn't know it was him.

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My second favorite musician named T-Bone
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My second favorite musician named T-Bone
#1: Walker or Burnett?
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Always reminded me of The Undertaker

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Howard Stern was talking about him today, I guess he used to do the Birthday shows and always put the band together, and he "formed" the band for Howard that ended up becoming Conan's house band...
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#1: Walker or Burnett?
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