Vale Robert Gillespie

vale robert gillespieDetroit guitarist Robert (Bob) Gillespie died on June 17 after a long illness.

He played lead guitar and provided backing vocals in a slew of outstanding bands including The Rob Tyner Band, (1976-78), The Torpedoes (‘78-80), The Motor City Rockers  (with Jimmy Marinos of The Romantics), Powertrane Featuring Scott Morgan and as a longtime sideman to Mitch Ryder

He appears on the "Ann Arbor Revival Meeting" album with Powertrane and special guests Deniz Tek and Ron Asheton.

Gillespie wrote songs with Rob Tyner, The Torpedoes’ Johnny Angelos, Mitch Ryder and Jimmy Marinos. He is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Roxie, and brother Don.


Tags: rob tyner, mitch ryder, scott morgan

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  • Guest - Chris Ghiardi

    Check out Gillespie's Detroit Daggers project in YouTube. Stellar playing and songs include 3rd Stone from the Sun, some surf and the jazz standard Caravan where he approaches Danny Gatton heights.

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  • Guest - Chris Ghiardi

    The Detroit Daggers footage on YouTube really showcases Robert's guitar work.

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  • Guest - carl gustafson

    Robert was my friend. I guess I'll see him at The Garden Party. Carl.

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