Hush Magazine (Spain) celebrated their 15th Anniversary with a special Tommy Bolin Issue (Issue 34). Included are new interviews conducted by Trace Keane with Kenny Passarelli, Bobby Berge, Johnnie Bolin, David Givens, Otis Taylor, Stan Sheldon, Jim Dandy, Billy Cobham, Jim Fox, Russell Bizzett and more, along with many rare photos of Tommy and memorabilia. Hush Magazine is printed entirely in Spanish.
Trace Keane has provided many of the interviews translated into English and we have posted them on this site. Please take this opportunity to read them, as so often happens new historical facts pop up that add to our understanding of Tommy’s history. Thanks again to Trace for the hard work he put in to help the issue come to life, and to Hush Magazine.
The issue was available for sale online but is currently sold out. They intend to print more in the future and we will post a notice if that comes to pass.
Hush Magazine has posted a Hall of Fame page that presents a bunch of great photos of stars checking out the issues of Hush that have featured Tommy Bolin. There are some fun ones, check them out if you get a chance.
READ ENGLISH VERSIONS OF THE INTERVIEWS:
MARK ANDES »
Mark Andes has been the bass player for Spirit, Firefall, Heart, Canned Heat, Jo Jo Gunne, Dan Fogelberg and others. Special thanks to Brion Taylor of Microsoft for putting Trace in touch with Mark.
JOCK BARTLEY »
Jock Bartley replaced Tommy Bolin in Zephyr and later became lead guitarist with Firefall.
BOBBY BERGE »
Bobby Berge was a founding member of Energy with Tommy Bolin on guitar, and played with Tommy as the second drummer in Zephyr, on many demos and jams, and on Tommy’s albums Teaser and Private Eyes.
RUSSELL BIZZETT »
Drummer Russell Bizzett is best known to fans of Tommy Bolin for his drum work on Tommy Bolin & Friend: Live at Ebbets Field 1974, one of the cornerstones of the Tommy Bolin Archives catalog.
JOHNNIE BOLIN »
Johnnie Bolin is the brother of Tommy Bolin and was drummer for the Tommy Bolin Band, DVC, Chill Factor and currently Black Oak Arkansas.
DAVID GIVENS »
Bassist and a major creative force in the band Zephyr, which featured founding member Tommy Bolin on guitar from 1968-1971.
GREG HAMPTON »
Greg is the producer of Whips & Roses I & II and the upcoming Tribute CD. He has worked with stars such Alice Cooper, Lita Ford and Science Faxtion with Bootsy Collins. His current band is The New Czars.
JIMMY HASLIP »
Bassist Jimmy Haslip played in the final lineup of the Tommy Bolin Band up through the night when Tommy passed away. He is world-renowned and has played with some of the top musicians in the world.
JIM DANDY MANGRUM »
The founding singer for Black Oak Arkansas who scored hits such as “Jim Dandy to the Rescue” and “Hot and Nasty” in the 1970s.
REGGIE MCBRIDE »
Reggie McBride played bass in the first lineup of the Tommy Bolin Band and on Tommy’s Private Eyes album. He has a distinguished career and has played with some of the top musicians in the world including.
KENNY PASSARELLI »
Kenny has had a stellar career as bassist for Joe Walsh’s Barnstorm, Steven Stills, Elton John, Hall and Oates and many more top bands.
PRAIRIE PRINCE »
Prairie Prince is a founding member of The Tubes. He played drums on “Savannah Woman” and “Wild Dogs” on Tommy Bolin’s Teaser album.
OTIS TAYLOR »
Otis Taylor played with Tommy Bolin many times starting very soon after Tommy arrived in Colorado. Otis is currently riding a long wave of critical popularity for his outstanding modern blues albums.
Thanks to Trace Keane for his hard work making this project happen.