Monday, October 09, 2006

Sad news - passing of Jeff Alborell

I have been informed that Jeff Alborell, former bandmate of Glenn Frey’s, passed away on October 4 in Birmingham, Michigan. In Detroit in the 60s, Alborell and Frey were in the band The Four of Us (Alborell was the bassist). Later, the two split from the group and formed a new group, The Heavy Metal Kids. When Frey wanted to leave Detroit behind and head to California to “make it,” Alborell went with him. You can read more about that time in Detroit here (scroll down past the photo of the Mushrooms to get to the part regarding Alborell).

He was 59.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Jeff. He useed to play a fender bass vi in a group called the pharaohs way before the four of us. In addition to Jeff, it included mike doback (lead guitar), jim bayliss (drums and vocals), and wayne short (guitar). I made a bunch of trips with them when they played at th Pony Tail and the Dilworth Hotel in Petoskey. I still use a classical fingerstyle exercise he taught me.

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Blogger soda said...

Thanks for sharing that about Jeff. It sounds like that was quite a time back then.

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