Monday, September 10, 2007
R.I.P.- Hughie Thomasson 1952-2007
I just got word on Dime that Hughie Thomasson passed away at his home Sunday night in Florida from an apparent heart attack. Hughie was a damn good man. I feel blessed to have known him the little I did. He was always the nicest guy when we would be with Skynyrd. Many times Hughie sat with us down at the Hotel bar. Once I was half bitching about how Skynyrd needed to start staying in super 8's because I couldn't afford to keep staying in the fancy Hotels. He told us that all we needed to to do was call him and tell them what city's we would be seeing Skynyrd in and he would have us added to there package so we could get them great rooms at super discount prices.
I can't believe he's gone. No one Will ever sound like Hughie on guitar. There's one hell of a show being put on, on the South Side of Heaven Tonight. God Bless You Hughie Rock n Roll is gonna miss you.
From the Official Lynyrd Skynyrd web site. http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com/news.php?id=43
I've included a single song in this post. For those of you out there that have ever seen a Skynyrd show with Hughie you knew that they were gonna go into Sweet Home by the intro that Hughie would do right before hand that turned into a Hughie solo. The begining of that intro was taken from this unreleased Skynyrd song Sign of the Times. Give it a listen.