Don Gardner passes away ..
Posted by ric allen on 9/6/2018, 2:41 am
Longtime Philadelphia singer and drummer Don Gardner, half of the Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford duo .. has died at 87 ... according to his FB page. This post from longtime friend Bettye LaVette .. Bettye LaVette |
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He was my third oldest living friend. He passed away last night. He was Don Gardner of Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford. (Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa.) He hired me when I was seventeen years old to be the featured singer in he and Dee Dee's band. I was in the band for 2 years, the only band I have ever been in, in my life. Don produced the biggest record I have thus far ever had, Let Me Down Easy, written FOR me, by Dee Dee Ford. I learned SO MUCH from him. He was one of the best singers, and drummers, that I have ever known. I love him so much, and I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. Rest in peace. — feeling sad with Donald Gardner.