In Memoriam|

Photo: Gene Horne* as Steel City Chief of Police Lou Braddock. (Photo by Mike Olafson) | The Memorial Service for Gene “Gino” Horne will be at Hoy-Baker Funeral Home Tuesday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m., 6345 North Ivanhoe Street, # 103, Commerce City, CO. Come and say farewell to a great guy. A truly talented soul that shared his abilities with everyone interested.

We’re All on this journey together, so you don’t have to know him to take time to acknowledge him!!

Clarence Cage: When Alana called me with the news of Gene’s passing I lost it!! Gene (Gino) played in bands that I’d formed as well as with The Sugar Bear Band. We were the best of friends. Usually easy to get along with and always wanted to sound the best we could regardless where!

Dedicated, dependable and with a very unique way of playing bass. He would “Pat” his strings creating the most percussive sound imaginable! An all around great guy who loved his daughters, music, friends and motorcycles as much or more than any friend I’ve ever had. I truly wish this was just a bad dream, but every time I think about it, my heart hurts for my buddy, and I know that his being no longer in pain doesn’t seem fair…as much I hurt now. Selfish… yeah, I know. But, when you suddenly lose something or someone that means a lot to you, simple labels like selfish, etc., mean very little! I miss you already buddy, and I hadn’t seen you in a few months. It’s hard but, like I tell everybody else…just try to remember the great memories of gigs we played together, those nights with that Blunt after loading up or that BBQ we always talked about but never really got around to.

Rest easy, My Friend, and I’ll See You on the other side – just hopefully not too soon, huh?!

*Photo: Gene Horne as Steel City Chief of Police Lou Braddock. Fights crime on the outside- but also the corruption from within. Who can he trust? (Photo by Mike Olafson)

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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…

If you want to know more about any of the musicians we lost this past week, please check out http://www.wikipedia.com

December 2021
1: Grand Jojo, 85, Belgian singer; Alvin Lucier, 90, American composer (I Am Sitting in a Room, Music On A Long Thin Wire).

November 2021
30: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, 66, Indian lyricist (Sirivennela, Swarnakamalam, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana), lung cancer; Martin Wright, English guitarist (Intastella) (death announced on this date).

28: Alexander Gradsky, 72, Russian rock singer, musician, and composer, stroke; Laila Halme, 87, Finnish singer (“Muistojeni laulu”); Meñique, 87, Panamanian singer and songwriter.

26: Stephen Sondheim*, 91, American composer and lyricist (West Side Story, Company, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), nine-time Tony winner; Bichu Thirumala, 80, Indian lyricist (Thrishna, Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu, Kadinjool Kalyanam) and poet, heart attack.



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