R.I.P. noted Temptations bass player Kerry Turman

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    (April 24, 2017) – The Twitter posting from Temptations leader Otis Williams let the world know the bad news:

    The Temptations lost a dear member of our family, as bass player Kerry Turman has passed away. Rest In Peace, much love, much respect. 

    Turman was known in music circles as a fantastic musician, who cut his teeth as part of the killer band that Roy Ayers put together in the late 1970s. He played for years in the Ayers band, and later with legendary drummer Gene Dunlap, before joining the Temptations as their bass player in the late 80s, a position he has held ever since.

    Turman’s work can be heard on such notable albums as Ayers’ Starbooty and Fever as well as the Temptations’ 1997 smash Phoenix Rising and their most recent recording, Still Here.

    (April 24, 2017) – The Twitter posting from Temptations leader Otis Williams let the world know the bad news:

    The Temptations lost a dear member of our family, as bass player Kerry Turman has passed away. Rest In Peace, much love, much respect. 

    Turman was known in music circles as a fantastic musician, who cut his teeth as part of the killer band that Roy Ayers put together in the late 1970s. He played for years in the Ayers band, and later with legendary drummer Gene Dunlap, before joining the Temptations as their bass player in the late 80s, a position he has held ever since.

    Turman’s work can be heard on such notable albums as Ayers’ Starbooty and Fever as well as the Temptations’ 1997 smash Phoenix Rising and their most recent recording, Still Here.

    No cause of death for Turman, age 59, was immediately known. He died in a Cape Girardeau, Missouri hotel room during the night following a performance with the Temptations and the Beach Boys. The two groups are on tour together.

    Thanks to SoulTracker Colton for letting us know

     
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