In Memoriam: Gregg Sutton

Gregg Sutton

Photo by Todd Everett

Sad news to report as Gregg Sutton, who played for people like Andy Kaufman and Bob Dylan, has passed away. He was 74 years old.

Growing up on Long Island, Sutton was childhood friends with comedian Kaufman and would serve as his musical director throughout his career including the Carnegie Hall performance. Several years later he would join Bob Dylan’s band for a tour, which resulted in the live album Real Live.

Following that outing, Sutton became a member for the L.A.-based country rock band Lone Justice. He joined to group after their debut release but is featured on the second and final album, Shelter, on which he co-wrote the songs “Dreams Come True” and “Inspiration.”

Sutton also performed with KGB (with Carmine Appice), Barry Goldberg, Mick Taylor, and more. He was a talented songwriter that contributed songs to a plethora of artists.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Gregg Sutton.

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