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Tom T-Bone Wolk dies of heart attack

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Musician Tom 'T-Bone" Wolk died of heart attack on Saturday. The 58-years-old bassist collapsed on Saturday night in Pawling, NY hours after a studio session. He had been recording a solo album. He was due to perform on Monday for the anniversary show of NBC"s 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon', with Daryl Hall and John Oates.

He had been playing bass guitar with Daryl Hall and John Oates since 1981. He originally got the gig after playing bass on the first gold rap record, 'These Are The Breaks', by Kurtis Blow in early 1981. This gave him the chance to audition for the Hall and Oates band and 23 years later he became the resident musical director and often times co-producer of their records.

Wolk was the in-house bass player for the popular show 'Saturday Night Live" for 4 years, between 1986 and 1992. He had also worked with Carly Simon, Jellyfish, Rosanne Cash, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jewel, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin and Billy Joel over the course of his career.

Shocked Daryl Hall said, “T-Bone was my musical brother and losing him is like losing my right hand. It"s not if I will go on, but how. T-Bone was one of the most sensitive and good human beings that I have ever known. And, I can truly say that I loved him."

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