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RIP John Ciambotti

John Ciambotti, bass player for the band Clover, passed away this week at the age of 67 from an abdominal aneurysm. Ciambotti and Clover backed up Elvis Costello on his debut album, My Aim is True, and reunited with him in 2007 to play the album live at fundraisers in San Francisco. He also found session work with artists including Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and Carlene Carter.

Ciambotti gave up touring in the late ’80s, and even turned down an offer to audition from the Rolling Stones after Bill Wyman quit. He instead turned to chiropractics. He opened his own chiropractic office and focused on catering to musicians and other entertainers.

Our condolences go out to John’s family and friends.

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    Bobby Ruggiero

    Bobby Ruggiero

    Glen Mont was one of my best friends. We helped each other out when we were on the low side of things. My name is Bobby Ruggiero Drummer. I didn’t find out about his passing until I got back from a Europian tour 3 months later.