Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pepper Gilchrist, Bassist and Singer, Dies at 55 in Lancaster CA

MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- Pepper Gilchrist, step brother to renown songwriter and record producer Kenneth Howard Smith, died last night at the age of 55 years old, from complications of liver and kidney failure in Lancaster, CA.


 "Without music," a famous philosopher once wrote, "life would be a mistake." The death of a great musician can create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed.

This memorial site was created to honor and remember Pepper Gilchrist and all those who've made their mark in the world of music.

 The 1960's rock group Purple Olive from Rosamond California, known for their wide range of musical compositions and productions from rock, country, jazz and garage band including the recordings of "Lost My Baby To The Highway" and the classic jazz fusion of "Pepper's Song" released on D-Town Records in 1984 with Pepper on bass, keyboards and lead vocals. Pepper's repertoire was always a mixture of his own compositions and covers of other songwriters: he had a special talent for interpreting other people's songs, always delivered in his soulful, fiery and passionate vocal style with his attacking, urgent, rhythmic bass guitar accompaniment. The family will miss Pepper and his music will live on.  A real gentle person and a creative person with a great voice.

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