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Bill Watrous

Post by Bonearzt » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:02 pm

Sad to hear that the great Bill Watrous has passed away this evening.

May he rest in peace!!


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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by Neo Bri » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:21 pm

Wow. I didn't hear about this. Sad to hear. I know what I'm having my students listen to this week...what a player. Thanks for letting me/us know.
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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by LarryPrestonRoberson » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:29 pm

Aw man, there goes another great I had hoped to meet! Sadly, I was just think about this the other day...
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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by Posaunus » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:33 am

Bill Watrous passed away peacefully at 7:30pm (PDT) on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Bill was admitted to the hospital recently, and tests discovered he had several medical complications that had caused his declining health.

Please pray for his wife, Mary Ann, and his son Jason as they grieve the loss of their beloved husband and dad.
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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by blast » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:27 am

Very sad. A legend gone.

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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by Matt K » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:10 am

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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by Tarkus697 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:34 pm

Heard this last night and was greatly saddened. I’ll be cranking up some Manhattan Wildlife Refuge this evening for sure.
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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by Kbiggs » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:20 pm

Very sad, indeed. Another legend.
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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by King2bPlus » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:38 pm

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... f+my+heart

Posted this rarity to YouTube earlier. RIP Bill.
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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by hyperbolica » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:57 am

When I was in school (70s/80s) Watrous came to a local state college and put on a clinic. He made a huge impression on me. I always think of him in one of his paisley tunics and that John Lennon haircut. And of course his effortless range and the way tuneful solos just flowed out of him.

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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by Doug Elliott » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:09 am

Wow.... that's some really nice playing. Thanks for posting it.

I have some tapes from the early ITW's and ETW's in the '70's but I don't know what condition they're in.
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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by Bonearzt » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:02 am

He came out to El Paso in '81 I believe and gave a clinic/talk at UTEP that just blew everyone away! Such a generous & outgoing man!! He could've talked & answered questions all day!
Then got to hear him that night in a club with a combo backing him up, just unbelieveable musicianship!!

What a guy!!

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Re: Bill Watrous

Post by Savio » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:20 pm

Rip Bill Watrous.
I listen him both playing and telling stories long time ago. Memories that will always stay. A true legend!
And inspiration!!!

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