Please feel free to leave comments and your memories of TJ. I would like to share them with his wife, Anita.
as awesome as TJ was a musician …he was that much better a human ….one of the truly nice guys
Great pictures Dallyn. I have enjoyed your posts over the past few years …but have yet to meet you! Gotta fix that soon. Thanks so much for sharing, always!
I am so incredibly sad to learn of his passing. I was extremely honored to be on stage with him for In The Pocket shows and he was so genuinely nice to me! My heartfelt condolences to his wife and family, friends and colleagues!!
I had the pleasure of attending the gig at WCL where Tj was a part of.
It was an amazing night and I know he had blast! We sure will miss
Tj tremendously and all my love goes out to sweet Anita.
Tom and I grew up around the corner from each in Pennington. We were friends when the British invasion hit and both of us saw music as a creative means to express ourselves. The 60s was a time for dreaming and the musicians we listened to seemed to hold the key. He had a small music room at home and turned me on to the sounds of Sam and Dave and Wilson Pickett while my friends were listening to Herman & the Hermits and the Beach Boys. Sometimes we’d fool around jamming a little, he on his fender guitar and me on drums. I remember the time he visited and gave ME tips and hints on MY drum set (and he was a guitar player). I realized then and there he was a natural and gifted musician – his knowledge and ability for music was far deeper than mine would ever be. He was a few years ahead of me in school and I remember attending “canteens” in our high school lunchroom where he’d perform. He had the gift many of us aspiring “rock stars” wished we had – because when he played he was HOT. I remember those dance nights well – the Galaxies and later Duke Williams and the Extremes – they were exciting times. Rock and rock it seemed was alive and well in those early days. I’ll always cherish the memories of his visits. One day in 67 we both greeted the same lady as “Aunt Mary” – but we were mostly friends. Not all of our dreams came true – but I’ll always think of him as the guy from our high school that chased his dreams and really DID and make it big. I hope his strings always remain tuned.
I had the great pleasure of working with TJ on a professional level and I had the honor of being his first wife. He was an amazing person in all ways. He was so talented and such a lovely spirit. One of the kindest people I have met in my life. He will always be in my memories.
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